DB Infusion | Instrumental Group

Danny Berdichevsky's Infusion is a dynamic, high energy instrumental band which blends jazz rock fusion with elements from Latin, Flamenco, Classical, Middle Eastern and African music to produce a rich, melodic and highly original sound.

...The musical proficiency of this dynamic band combined with their invention and passion invariably results in an extraordinary experience for their audiences...

Lucie Rejchrtova

...Infusion's brand of instrumental jazz has developed a more confident sound...

Robert Allen - Classic Rock Society
DB Infusion | Instrumental Group's Bio

Over the years Danny has formed various bands from “Requiem”, one of Israel’s first hard rock bands and “Augmented”, jazz rock fusion, to his London based Gypsy Jazz duo, “Collage” and “Wizards of Wonderland” (WOW) where he incorporated elements of World music into rock. He has worked with very diverse musicians covering a wide range of styles.

The concept of Infusion was born over the years as Danny worked with more and more different musicians from diverse musical backgrounds and delved deeper into the many musical forms.

It became ever clearer to him that he would like to record and perform music:

  • that reflects the different styles he plays
  • where he could involve musicians he has worked with to make music which is honest and original
  • where musicians can express themselves sharing true ability and individuality

Especially in the present musical climate where set song formulae, sampling and synthetic sounds prevail. Infusion is innovative, honest and in constant evolution.

DB Infusion have:

  • had two album releases on itunes and Amazon that feature guest artists from bands including Softmachine, ELO, Supertramp, YES & John Hackett.
  • had features in Record Collector, Jazz Wise & Drummer Mag.
  • been booked several times to play at The Spice of Life venue by the Bookings Manager of Ronnie Scotts, featuring guest John Etheridge.
  • performed recently with Composer / Arranger John Altman (Monty Python, Titanic The Movie, Bjork ).

In October 2019 they will be playing support on two separate dates for Dutch group Focus at the Stables Theatre & Also For Jazz Group Softmachine at the Robin 2 venue.

Testimonials

“If anyone fancies getting high on pure, present-day jazz and fusion, then go and see the one and only db-Infusion.

I had a double stroke of luck one October night in Hertfordshire’s inconspicuous Letchworth Garden City, having seen my favourite two bands sharing one stage. Db-Infusion were on the same bill with the legendary Focus, which was a very promising combination.

And indeed, the Plinston Hall rocked that night, at several points nearly taking off towards the skies of progressive jazz/rock paradise.

With hypnotising arrangements and brilliant performance of Gonzalo Carrera on keyboards, Danny Berdichevsky on guitar, Ollie Usiskin on drums and Ben Hillyard on bass Db-Infusion delighted the audience with powerful songs from their well-acclaimed album Dreamscape, such as “Yo Yo” or “Its 1 of Those Days”.

They also caused a stir by Isaac Albeniz’s Asturias and a breath-taking fusion version of Rimski-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee.

The musical proficiency of this dynamic band combined with their invention and passion invariably results in an extraordinary experience for their audiences.”

Lucie Rejchrtova

“The Saturday night of the Wath Beer festival turned out to be, for me, probably the most exciting night’s entertainment the CRS have put on this year, not just in terms of the quality of the musicianship but the sheer diversity of the material performed.

First up were our good mates Danny Berdichevsky and Gonzalo Carrera, ‘Acoustic Infusion’.

Their virtuosity is well known to us and it was interesting to see that all the irritating chatter from the bar abated once they got into their stride.

They played a dazzling set opening with a beautiful, mesmeric piece called Asturias and including some of the DB Infusion favourites such as Yo yo, Mi Conchita and The flight of the Bumblebeat.

How many other support acts have boosted two such talented musicians? Following them would be a daunting task.”

Dave Winstanley – Classic Rock Society

“Infusion’s brand of instrumental jazz has developed a more confident sound.

Danny Berdichevsky leads the band on electric and spanish guitars with Gonzalo Carrera on keyboards, Ollie Usiskin on drums and Lakis Economou on bass.

The band played a number of tracks from their acclaimed album Dreamscape. These tracks gave every member of the band a chance to shine. With Danny leading the way on guitar and Gonzalo exercising his fingers with piano keyboard.

Highlights of the set were the better known pieces Asturias and the band’s regular crowd pleaser Flight of the Bumblebeat. Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov composed this piece over a hundred years ago – he could never have imagined how his little interlude would be rearranged as a dazzling piece of jazz/classic/rock fusion.”

Robert Allen – Classic Rock Society

“Celebrating his 85th birthday today, The Lord Of The Rings and Star Wars baddie Christopher Lee will hopefully still have enough puff for the candles on his cake.

At the Excel Centre in East London yesterday the great actor gave rousing renditions of a number of songs from his new album Revelation, including My Way, Jazz / Flamenco, and even a spot of heavy metal.

Christopher Lee was backed on stage by DB-Infusion a progressive jazz rock band led by one of the most amazing drummers I have seen in recent years, a young man in his early twenties, Ollie Usiskin, who is sure to follow in the footsteps of Charles Connor and Jeff “houseman” Clemens.

This guy has everything, he has pulling power, image, style and technique. He owned the stage during the group’s rendition of “Yo Yo” but he then exploded during the heavy metal version of “The Toreador March.”

TimWalker – The Sunday Telegraph

“I really enjoyed the gig at the National Theatre!  Great band, great musicians with excellent dexterity combined with very beautiful melodies and a nice mixture of flamenco, jazz rock and fusion.

One of my favourite songs of the evening was dark and blue. I predict a great future for these guys.”

Mike Gibbs (Arranger & Conducter for Pat Meetheny, Jaco Pastorius, Peter Gabriel, Mahavisnhu Orchestra.)

“This was one of those magical gigs that fully lived up to its billing.

First on stage were the brilliant DB INFUSION.

Support bands often get a raw deal, and often have to put up with people laughing, shouting, buying drinks and generally not paying them attention – but not tonight. From their lively opening piece Yo-Yo, this exciting jazz/rock/fusion outfit had the crowd spellbound, and by the end of their set were getting rapturous applause.

Gonzalo Carrera is well known to CRS, having played with almost as many bands as Martin Hudson has had birthdays (sorry, couldn’t resist that!). He’s a great guy, and it is a mark of his talent as a keyboard player that tonight he was no way overshadowed by Oliver. Listening to his excellent work on a manic Flight of the Bumblebee (which works really well given the fusion treatment) was a pleasure.

His mate Danny Berdichevsky is equally talented on the guitar and contributed some breathtaking playing, his flamenco influences surfacing on the enchanting Jerusalem; to hear these two maestros on pieces like Little Drops of Rain (which they dedicate to percussionist Steve, who sadly died in a car crash) and Dark and Blue made this a memorable evening for me and, I’ll bet, many others.

They were offered fine support by the excellent Ollie Usiskin on drums and the intricate bass work of Rob Statham, and went down a storm with the crowd – they must be one of the most talented bands ever to have played a support slot for the CRS: let’s hope we see them headlining one day!”

Dave Winstanley – Classic Rock Society

 

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