reverend fuhry is the originator of the beyond-o-matic
name and policeman of it's philosophies. he is vocalist, and player of
such instruments as the electric accordian, thebeatles, the long stiff
finger of doom, the cross5 guitar, flute, melodion, harmonium, and whatever
else he can get his grubby cheap fingers on. He very much believes in the
concept of music without great expense of equipment, and favors finding
instruments in society's trash bin, or building them out of refuse. he
holds an extremely loose rein over the other players in a live situation
and produces the beyond-o-matic recordings from the miles of jam tapes
they produce. fuhry is a veteran of NY bands Page 83 and Johnny Skilsaw.
the former space king stenzel is a vocalist for a
NYC hardcore band that was forcibly converted to keyboard player upon his
arrival at jamaelot. He embraced the new role with aplomb, quickly turning
his lack of musical knowledge into an advantage. showing a deft hand for
random cheap keyboard arrangement, his keyboard area represents an array
of intertwining cables, AC adaptors, milk crates and duct tape that reminds
one of a charming european village. kurt's viking heritage has also served
him well in the image department. as a player, stenzel sculpts subtle soundscapes
that soar and divebomb through the full range of human hearing. his primary
influences are jethro tull and devo.
glenn "free" wilcox, formerly known as glenn "love"
wilcox, is the original drummer/percussionist of beyond-o-matic. he very
much embodied the spiritual nature of the group. often, he would sit for
20 minutes with his eyes closed, and then start to gentle tinkle on the
cymbals and sing in his deep, calm voice. dubbed "the spiritual center
of the universe" by reverend fuhry, glenn lent his music talents and attitude
to the first two beyond-o-albums. at this point the reluctant space traveller
returned to his ancestral home in rockland county to be nearer to his tribe.
the spirit of glenn lives on and, by golly, will live again in beyond-o-matic.
glenn was formerly cymbalist in the six and violence, space king's NYC
franktus is the current percussionist of beyond-o-matic
who has played more notes in a few months than glenn did in a few years.
a "human percussion section", franktus whirls over the beyond-o-percusso-rig
with emotion befitting a water sign like himself. a great listener and
fully functional musician, frank brings his anarchist philosophies to bear
on the sound. manifesting 35,000 years of homosapien insanity, franktus
is bringing a new dimension to the beyond-o-sound. Also known as the artist
formerly known as frank from ictus, franktus is currently working on a
45 minute extended work of humanifusion featuring an all star cast of bay
a professed lover of ginger and avid music collector
and all-around guy with good taste, gresalfo rounds out the virgo contributor
series with his nooding, vocalizing linndrumming and general presence during
the "aquior" and current sessions. dave also directed and filmed the beyond-o-video
for "@ the cusp" and is currently working with stenzo on the "edit the
reverend" project. gresalfi has been a quiet presence for years, and afficianados
of 80's synth pop will remember him as lead vocalist for "the earthlings"
of "i know your sign" fame.
sir joe power
sir joe is a frequent contributor to beyond-o-matic
percussion. a loyal soldier who has filled in admirably during glenn's
excursions and as supplement to glenn and franktus, joe is a solid musical
presence and fine jamaelotian who added solid grooves to many beyond-o-moments.
one of the triumvariate of virgo beyond-o-contributors. coinor of the beyond-o-saying
"it is what it is". player on "sonic reclaimator". former member of bula
matari and resin. current member of slender.
mr. clarke was a key contributor to the sonic reclaimator
era beyond-o-matic. playing on several recordings, he infused life into
an oft-depressed situation. player of the long stiff finger of doom and
thebeatles, as well as vocalist. former head of boring sponge and bula
matari. currently residing in brooklyn playing with key wilde. english
bastard. convicted drug user.
spooge, a professional photographer and reluctant(?)
occasional contributor, has played percussion for beyond-o-matic a handful
of times to great effect. an original jamaelotian and understandor of the
beyond-o-way, spooge shot the back cover photo for 'the flight of luis
garcia', and played percussion on the victoria theatre gig and the cocodrie
gig in april of 96. sam employed his drum corps background during these
excursions into the audio world. also ownor of computaelot.