The Temperance Movement stopped by the DFW Acura Music Lounge to perform two songs, which you can watch below.
Featuring frontman Phil Campbell on vocals, Nick Fyffe on bass, guitarists Luke Potashnick and Paul Sayer, and drummer Damon Wilson, the members of the Temperance Movement previously played with Deep Purple, Jamiroquai, Ray Davies, Klaus Voorman, the Waterboys, James Brown, and Jack Bruce. But when the five friends got together for a jam at Audio Underground in North London in 2011, everything they'd experienced as sidemen, session men, and in previous bands coalesced into alchemy. Instantly, the Temperance Movement was born.
A word about the name: for a rock band to name themselves after the original "Temperance Movement" – the 19th-century social call for abstinence from alcohol – it must be a booze-soaked ironic gesture. Not so.
"Phil had the name, and when he said it, we all just liked the sound of it," Potashnick said. "For us, it has a broader meaning. It makes me think of living in a temperate society in the sense of people looking after each other, trying to be a little bit better to each other, more understanding and kind -- temperance in that sense. It fits with what we want to do, which is make music the right way, make it honest, make it true."
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