New Noise Magazine is pleased to be bringing forth the premiere of “Members Only” by prolific songwriter Ben Pagano. Joined by his band, The Space Machine, the new song is heavy on the bass, bellowing a melody itself while Pagano slowly dives into the song’s vocal melodies, letting the guitars find their space behind. The steady rhythmic foundation is simplistic in beat, but utilizes intricate patterns to give the song a dynamic punch. “Members Only” is sure to bring a brightness to the middle of the week.
“[Members Only] was written in response to our current presidential situation. It’s a hopeful song reminding everyone that one day he will be gone and forgotten. Recorded at Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen in Brooklyn, NY. Produced by Oliver Ignatius featuring Tom McCaffrey on guitar, Ethan Meyer on drums, and Michael Benham on bass.” – Ben pagano
Ben Pagano is a pianist/keyboardist, singer/songwriter, and actor based in New York City. He studied method acting at Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute starting in 2006, and since has performed in numerous Off Broadway plays. He recently was seen as “The Monster” in the critically acclaimed immersive play, Houseworld.
Ben Pagano and his band, The Space Machine, have just released their second album Forms named for it’s conceptual focus on the spectrum of human emotion and forms of being. The album is extensive in its genre coverage and displays an impressive blend of jazz, pop, funk, folk, soul and psychedelic rock whilst maintaining a cohesiveness that defines Ben Pagano & The Space Machine.
Pagano and his band are currently working on their third album, expected to be finished by the first half of 2018.
Photo by Alex Norelli