It’s safe to say that Thundercat (aka Stephen Bruner) is somewhat nerdy.
Not content with honing his virtuoso bass skills and building his fusion collection, he also holds a torch for videogames, so it’s hardly surprising to hear that he was so moved by the recent death of former Nintendo President Hiroshi Yamauchi that he wrote a track to commemorate it.
Entitled ‘Bowzer’s Theme’, it quickly reminds of the golden age of gaming (forget GTA V for a minute, OK) with some gorgeous harmonies no doubt provided by Bruner’s pianist co-writer Ruslan Sirota.
Bruner has also laid out plans embark on his very first headline tour of the U.S. and Canada this winter, and you can take a look at the dates below.
11/13 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
11/14 Portland, OR – Bunk Bar
11/16 Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
11/17 Seattle, WA – Barboza
11/19 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
11/21 Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern
11/22 Toronto, ON – Wrong Bar
11/23 Montreal, QC – Le Belmont
11/24 Boston, MA – The Sinclair
11/25 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
11/26 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
12/05 Los Angeles, CA – The Echoplex