For the past sixteen years Commercial Art has been pleasing crowds and building a following in Houston’s hottest nighspots. Their ability to make fans want to return has led to record breaking extended engagements.
1993-1995…….Maxie & Jake’s
1997-1999…….Maxie & Jake’s
2000-Present….Remmington’s at St Regis.
One of the predominant traits of great bands is their ability to perfect a distinct and easily identifiable style. Commercial Art has defied this convention completely. Rather than sticking with one musical category Commercial Art has developed a show with complete disregard for musical genre and integrity, often combining the most unlikely forms of music. Commercial Art deftly mixes the best elements of pop, funk, Cuban music and various other styles ,into an ecclectic soup that jumps from The Stones to Eddie Palmieri; from Chaka Khan or Sade to Hank Williams.
Apart from their regular appearances at nightclubs, for several years the band has been playing festivals such as The International Festival and the Great Taste of Houston. They have also had the opportunity to open for national acts at The Cynthia Mitchell Pavillion and the Aerial Theatre. These festivals and concerts give the band a chance to showcase their origainal material. They have opened for Willie Nelson, Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers, and George Benson among others.