Lightajo is JamMetal from Memphis, TN. Since the band’s inception in 2007, the focus has been to provide audiences with a unique and genre-shifting musical experience. Armed with a jazz-virtuoso pianist, a funkmaster bassist, an intergalactic drummer, and two space-sound/ska/shred guitarists, Lightajo guarantees an unprecedented blend of reggae, funk, pop, jazz, & metal.
Throughout their short existence, Lightajo has shared the stage with nationally acclaimed musicians such as the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and MOFRO. Playing in and around Memphis, the band has quickly developed a loyal following of music aficionados and dancing gypsies.
As the intense psychedelic effects of Lightajo music begin to reach an increasingly larger audience, they appear to be poised for legendary success. Carefully crafted songs laced with progressive improvisation are mixed with the occasional off-the-wall cover, subject matter ranging from Rage Against the Machine to Ween.
It is exciting to watch a band grow into stardom from very modest beginnings, and to witness a Lightajo performance imbues such feeling. While being a humble group of individuals, their music speaks loudly. Leading musical innovation in the Memphis scene, phrases commonly associated with Lightajo shows include “face-melting” and “mind-bending” …