People Get Ready are “Highly Recommended” by David Byrne

Yesterday, musician David Byrne sent a note to fans via his website email list about this week’s show, Specific Ocean, with Steven Reker and People Get Ready. Here’s what he had to say:

October 16, 2012


A few years ago, I toured with some wonderful musicians and dancers. Among them was Steven Reker, whose group, People Get Ready, just released their debut, full-length digital record today (Oct. 16) on Brassland Records. Good group, good songs, but there’s more…

I saw an earlier iteration of the group at the Kitchen here in NY. They integrate dance, movement, performance, music and singing in a way I haven’t seen before, and it’s very promising. It is something I’ve been trying to do in recent years as well, and People Get Ready are taking it to places I haven’t seen before. What makes a live show way different than what you can hear on a record? Well, this is the answer:

People Get Ready do regular club gigs around town from time to time, but at NY Live Arts (Oct 18-20) they’ll be bringing the whole show—something they don’t do that often.

Highly recommended.

I am sorry I’ll miss the shows, as I’m on tour on the West Coast.

David Byrne
San Francisco