The Dream Team are an elite group of improvisors brought together and directed by Beardyman. They compose, produce and perform music live, in the moment and produce a new album of material every time they play. This is their first official release, a recording made on March 2nd 2016 at the Electric, Brixton.
In summer of 2013, while calibrating and refining his live-production system, Beardyman found himself distracted by the urge to make music with it. This album is the result.
“Distractions represents a Pokémon-like evolution not only for Beardyman as an artist, but also for the world of music as a whole. Just as Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile and Felix Baumgartner became the first man to skydive from the edge of space, Distractions demonstrates how something once thought impossible can be proven to lie within the realm of human possibility in a hugely inspiring fashion. I’ve no doubt that many musicians will be freshly motivated by Beardyman’s boundary-shattering efforts, but even when the pack begins to catch up to Distractions we can safely bet that the mind behind it will be restlessly exploring territories far beyond even this.” -