Forget every rule you’ve ever been taught about live music. Ignore every outmoded notion of what it is to be a ‘live’ band. Forget even what you think you think ‘live music’ actually means. What drives this band is a need to communicate with their audience in a way not possible with the format of traditional live bands. There are no ‘songs’ as such to perform, there’s no album to promote, there are no commercial imperatives at play.
The Bays only perform live, they don’t have a set-list and they couldn’t ever play the same performance twice. It’s all about the moment – an experience or an event that exists between the band and the audience for one time only.
During their performance, each member of The Bays feel for a progression in the music and is anticipating where the performance could head next – it could change and pursue a new direction in a second. Taking the concept of the DJ, who presides over a seamless continuum of music, The Bays drop sets like a live band creating a 90-minute DJ-mix. And reinventing the concept of studio remixing, The Bays are creating new tracks on stage and remixing these ideas live without any planning, verbal communication or commercial consideration.