Celebration is composed of singer Katrina Ford, multi-instrumentalist Sean Antanaitis and drummer David Bergander, with a number of additional rotating members: Walker Teret plays bass, sometimes guitar, percussion and backing vocals, Tony Drummond, plays keys, percussion and backing vocals, Tommy Rouse plays guitar and percussion, Ed Harris plays guitar, bass and keys.
In the beginning the band as a three piece’s sound was centered around the unique output provided by all the instruments played by Antanaitis in the studio as well as live. He would play all of the music in the band including organ, Moog, bass pedals, guitorgan and electric keys, leaving Ford on vocals and Bergander on drums. Their first two records were produced with David Sitek of TV on the Radio. In addition to producing, Sitek also contributed guitar parts and synths. Other noteworthy members on the albums include Martin Perna and Stewart Bogle who contributed flute and sax into the mix.
Singer Katrina Ford also performed backing vocals on TV on the Radio’s song “Wolf Like Me” off their album Return to Cookie Mountain.
Their 2011 record, self produced “Electric Tarot: Hello Paradise”( Friends Records) is the result of home/ hometown recording with additional members. The tarot theme is woven into the meanings and content of the music itself.
“Tomorrow’s Here Today”, “I Got Sol” and “Blood Is the Brine” are part of the on going Electric Tarot series, new songs will be posted as mastered. Sharing in the “now”. They are available for free or pay what you can. The singles will eventually be released together on vinyl.