They look forward to meeting every Wednesday, sharing stories over dinner, and translating those tales into music in the practice room.
This line up creates energising and personality filled music and the arrangements work to ensure that each instrument has a chance to shine. In fact, both album reviewers and live audiences talk about this - how fabulous it is to be able to hear each instrument, how impressive that we leave space for each other, and how much fun we convey we're having... which is infectious for them too.
Well, when you enjoy being with people, respect what they do, and laugh with them a lot - it shows on a gig. That easy.
Mischief, stories, sentiment, groove. Not always in that order.