Black Lab is a rock band which formed in 1995 in Berkeley, California, United States. The band is lead by Paul Durham (vocals, guitar), who has been the only constant member of the band. The only other official member is Andy Ellis (keyboards, guitar), who has been in the band since 2000.
In 1998, Paul Durham and his rock band, Black Lab, released their Geffen Records debut Your Body Above Me to critical acclaim. The album yielded the top 10 rock and alternative single "Wash it Away," and the top 40 ac and pop track "Time Ago." Read more on Last.fm
hey everyone, i'm super stoked about the new Andy Ellis solo record and hope everyone will check it out -- go like his facebook page and get CDs or stream the record at https://andyellis.bandcamp.com/. andy wrote this up for black lab fans and i wanted to post it here:
Dear Black Lab Family,
The best 18 years of my life have been spent as a member of Black Lab. It’s been an absolute privilege having you support the music Paul and I have made. It is solely because of you we have been able to grow as artists and make music together this long, and because of you Paul and I have no plans to stop making Black Lab music any time soon!
Recently I was overtaken by a new inspiration, a calling to step up; it was music that had to come out, sounds I had to discover, songs I had to write, words I needed to say and ultimately sing; and now after years of sweat and soul-searching, the whole thing has finally come together - a solo album I can say I’m truly proud of!
So I’m humbly asking that you to take a listen and come on this journey with me; check out the music, send me an email on my website telling me who you are or come hang out on my social media; maybe even share my videos while I go through the process of trying to get this album out across the world; maybe even buy a song or a CD or a poster.
It is a rare gift to have people support your art at all much less support it for two decades, so for all of you I am truly grateful.
Thank you and hope to see you around.
May 29, 2018
hey everyone, the day is here. andy has released his new electro-pop solo album and it sounds incredible, and NOW this excellent lyric/music video for my favorite song off the album, "wasteland." check it out, get the album at his bandcamp page, and glory in the wall of sound!!
May 17, 2018
time ago. the video that started it all, c1998, courtesy of geffen records. (muted courtesy of universal music)
o' the hair, the eye makeup, the choker! #tbt
May 16, 2018
i'm playing a salon with friends next week in livingston. there's only a few seats left so let me know if, you know, you just happen to be in montana and want to come to this:
May 08, 2018
ok, bianca, you made me cry... thank YOU.
“Often in life we find we owe someone a debt of gratitude that can probably never be repaid. I have to send you a huge thank you. Your body above me has gotten me thru more than any therapist, spiritual journey, Awakening hike or bottle of vodka ever could have combined. I feel in love with this band and that album on the stage of slims in San Fransisco in the late 90s and I've literally been listening to it since. Like literally the same copy I bought from the merch table. Don't get me wrong I've ordered copies, listened to all the music you've made downloaded on to more devices than I can remember. But recently my mom died. I'm 37 years old. She was 57 and had breast cancer that spread. She died less than a year after her diagnosis. I drove 12 hours from my home in the Pacific Northwest to Reno and stayed in her hospital room for 10 days while she died. Two days later I had to return home to work. If you think a 12 hour drive is long, well wow does it feel like driving into hell when your suddenly alone with your grief. So again I relied heavily on my trusted friend. After all this album has gotten me thru kids and my husband's drinking problem, his years in the military, leaving home, to cross country drives and so so much more. So thank you. Thank you for making this thing of beauty that has helped me in so many ways. Thanks for celebrating some of my best days with me and pulling me thru some of my worst. Thank you.”
May 03, 2018
i’m not sure what the hell is happening here but it’s badass.
May 02, 2018
tuesday 1:30am at Yarrow’s, making crazy stuff w Steve Connell.
Apr 26, 2018
the view from here
Apr 06, 2018
Apr 05, 2018
ahh, the good old days, when you could show up to OAK 25 minutes before your flight left with a guitar amp in a tour case, they'd slap a late sticker on, and you'd still make yer flight. #TBT
speaking of guitar amps, my precious matchless hurricane is up for sale at reverb (https://reverb.com/item/11113241-matchless-hurricane-with-tremolo-1998-with-custom-ata-case). this is the greatest sounding amp ever made, the one i had onstage with me in '97-'98, and in the spirit of letting go of the past and streamlining my operation, i'm selling it.
will sign if you like <3
Mar 21, 2018
last week at the rialto with kt tunstall and philip sheppard.
Mar 16, 2018
so happy to be playing tonight with these peeps -- gonna be an amazing evening of stories and songs with KT Tunstall, Philip Sheppard, Kimberley Motley, and Steve Connell (with the relentless Aj Paron-Wildes making it all happen). if you're in the area i hope you can make it out to the Rialto Bozeman.
Mar 15, 2018
I'll be playing this Friday night at the Rialto in Bozeman with some friends of mine.
This is going to be an amazing evening of stories and songs, and I think it will blow your socks off.
All of us have donated our time to support Kimberley Motley, a lawyer who has been working in Afghanistan to carve out basic social justice and representation to women through her Identification Project -- providing marginalized women with basic identification so they can access the human rights, services and opportunities that are otherwise unavailable.
Kimberley is an incredibly inspiring storyteller, and the stories are going to be interwoven with the songs of KT Tunstall ("Suddenly I See," etc.), world renowned cellist Philip Sheppard and myself, featuring action-poet and man-on-fire Steve Connell. All of this brought to you #becauseofhatch.
If you can come I think you will be deeply moved, inspired and happy you did.
Tickets right here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/global-impact-series-hatch-rialto-tickets-42884223868?ref=eios&aff=eios
Mar 13, 2018
that neil is so cute.
Feb 19, 2018
i love psychedelic stoner doom. i just hope no one confuses us for them...
Feb 14, 2018
hey, here’s a lovely composition from andy from his new reel. check it out!
Feb 08, 2018
i love 'a new world,' but i think my favorite is 'a raven has my heart.' yes, it's dark and it's slow, but it says things i never thought i'd say, things i never thought i'd be able to say. 'raven' is my soul laid bare. #tbt