Before there was “The Finesse” there was “Wes and the Arabian Finesse”. This early version of the group featured a younger, more raw music library and a few different musicians. This never-before-heard live recording is a new release from the vault at RAKIBIRD.
Personnel: Wesley Brunner, Rani + Raji Alowairdi and featuring Brandon Walters on lead guitar.
It’s the inaugural episode of my podcast “Xtreme Dinking with Raji”. My special guest this week is Meteorologist Drew Williams, the friendly Packer-loving Texas gentleman. We had a nice chat about homebrewing beer, Seinfeld and working in the local television business among other things.
“The Finesse – In The Key of G” is the full-length album release concert shot and edited in HD. The show was dedicated to our late friend and mentor Douglas “G” Greenhalgh, after whom the album is titled.
While digging through the vault I found an original Hi-8 analog tape of the Chaps crew filming episode #3. No other unreleased/raw video of these sessions exists but this one, and what a gem it is!
It became clear quickly that this episode was probably the least organized of them all after watching a bit of this tape, but it has provided some of the most ridiculous and random moments to enjoy now!
Starring: Kevin Schmidt, Ryan Peterson, Joshua Kuter, Geoff Pope, Raji Alowairdi, Christopher Kuter.
CALF is an original game we created that is a lot like golf, but without the golf course. The game is played in the middle of winter in commercial parking lots. It originally began in the Oakwood Mall parking lot, but the round was cut short when mall security had us removed.
Starring: Daniel Cook, Rani Alowairdi, Christopher Kuter and Raji Alowairdi.