By infusing a musical equation that mixes genres, tempos, melodies and abnormal beats, MathGames! takes you on an innovative musical adventure. Band members Alex Austin (Bass) and Greg Fundis (Drums) provide a funky musical backbone as new member Jesse Clayton (Keys and Electronics) submerges you in a futuristic groove. Together the band transforms light into sound and takes everyone in the crowd deep into space. While traveling dimensions, Fareed powerfully moves sound in undefined ways by switching styles with his multiple guitars including the mezmerizing Moog guitar.
Together, MathGames! breaks down music at fundamental levels and smoothly rearranges it into something never defined before, blending funky jazz and modern instrumentation to take you out of your head and out of this world.
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“This show was incredible. The variation in sound over the course of the show was staggering.”
Frazier, Chicago Jam Scene
“The dust started stirring early on Saturday, May 26th as Summer Camp 2012 was moving forward at full speed. We first made our way down to the Jagermeister Starshine Stage for Fareed Haque’s MathGames!. If you are not yet familiar with this band, than you are missing out on an innovative and impressive musical adventure. Fareed’s guitar leads the group of tremendously skilled musicians who mix musical styles from funky jazz to electronica, which must be why MathGames! is known for “Taking you to space while time traveling dimensions.” Thier sound is beautifully unique and it will will without a doubt mess with your brain while making you wiggle at the same time.” – Ashley Downing, The Roving Festival Writer
“Across the park, Fareed Haque & MathGames practiced their trigonometry and algebra with the folks of the Starshine Stage. Greg Fundis’ work on the drum kit was pretty much unsurpassed by another drummer the whole weekend while Fareed’s renowned talent paved a path of stellar exploration.” – Mike Kaiz, Summer Camp Music Festival 2012 Review, Jambands.com
“Stemming from Haque’s compositions based upon out-of-the-box ideas like the fibonacci sequence, MathGames!’s primary jam-vehicle is funky jazz-fusion that grooves to the highest degree.” – Greg Molitor, Music Marauders
Fareed Haque – Classical & Moog Guitars
Greg Fundis – Acoustic & Electronic Drums
Alex Austin – Electric & Upright Bass
Jesse Clayton – Keys & Electronics
Craig Pessolano – Visuals
MathGames! History & Background
MathGames! was formed in 2010 as side project for Fareed Haque, Greg Fundis, and Alex Austin. By bringing together a wealth of knowledge in multicultural music and genres the MathGames! sound was formed. The band remained a trio until the spring of 2012 when Jesse Clayton, former keyboard player of “The Macpodz,” joined the band. Jesse adds complexity to their sound and adds an unmistakable energy to the band. MathGames! will continue to flourish with music that is progressive, multidimensional and fun.
Matt Kolinski: Hoplite, LLC