With Derek, Josh, Ben and Nate making up the core of the group, The Park’s playground has grown to include some of the most talented and sought after guitarists, horn players, vocalists and emcees in the industry.
The Park’s musical range and diversity can be heard on a number of album releases supporting such artists as Darondo, Alice Russell, Grillade, Jesse Boykins, Big K.R.I.T., Bri Anne Michelle, Nino Moschella, Keelay, Ragen Fykes, Happy Mayfield, Chuck Prophet, Wallpaper and more.
Ben Schwier - Keys
Derek Taylor - Drums
Josh Lippi - Bass
Nate Mercereau - Guitar
“The park makes me sound live and all the way in technicolor”
“Beyond being one of the hardest working bands from the Bay Area, The Park is hands-down the most versatile. From straight-ahead soul to straight-ahead hiphop to the outer edges of jazz and international sounds, these musicians know what every chameleon also knows: adaptablity is the key to survival. I have always been impressed with their capacity to deliver a variety of music in a variety of settings. Props to The Park!!!”
-Weyland Southon -Hard Knock Radio -kpfa 94.1
”..the park, makin shit sound the way it’s supposed to sound”- Martin Luther
“Them critts the Tightest crits …they know what it’s all abooout! I’ve reached notes I didn’t know I could reach when singing with thease guys! I just wish I could always have them in my pocket ! I’m very thankful for knowing these magic music makers - I <3 the park”
- Alice Russell
“what are those guys on, doodoo balls”
“Love, passion and respect for music is what The Park brings to the party! Pros who can nail any style of music with energy and drive. I love playing them gatos!”
-Fanny Franklin - Orgone - Macy Gray