The Brain Damaged Eggmen Return At Resonance Festival 2018

By Jeffrey Greenblatt Oct 12, 2018 2:26 pm PDT

The 2018 installment of the Resonance Music & Arts Festival was held late last month in Thornville, Ohio. The multi-day event hosted a rare performance from supergroup Brain Damaged Eggmen, who returned to the stage for the first time since 2012.

Made up of Brendan Bayliss, Jake Cinninger and Kris Myers of Umphrey’s McGee with Marc Brownstein and Aron Magner of the Disco Biscuits, the jam scene all-star band interprets the music of Pink Floyd and The Beatles. The quintet originally made their debut aboard Jam Cruise in 2006 and went on to perform a handful of headlining shows before going on an unofficial hiatus after an appearance at the 2012 Summer Camp Music Festival.

The first half of their hour-plus set focused on the music of The Beatles. After opening with “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band,” the five-piece leaned on Abbey Road next delivering a portion of record’s famed suite. Brain Damaged Eggman would then cherry-pick material from the Fab Four’s catalog before shifting gears to the Pink Floyd songbook. The band sandwiched a pair of selections from Dark Side Of The Moon between “In The Flesh Part 1” and “Young Lust” from The Wall with takes “Comfortably Numb” and “Brain Damage” closing things out. Watch full show video captured by Roy Loeffler below:

Setlist

Set: Sgt. Peppers Lonely Heart’s Club Band, Mean Mister Mustard > Polythene Pam > She Came In Through The Bathroom Window > Baby You’re A Rich Man* > Dear Prudence, I Am The Walrus > I’ve Got A Feeling, In The Flesh Part 1 > Run Like Hell > Have A Cigar > Young Lust, Comfortably Numb, Brain Damage

* – w/ Nick Gerlach on saxophone

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