The Real Group
The Real Group The Real Group is a quintet that consist of accomplished musicians in the Murfreesboro, TN area. The members consist of Michael Hall (Piano/Keyboard/Vocals), Thomas Hoffman (Guitar), Cody Chelius (Mandolin), Silas Jackson (Drums/Percussion), & Chris Conrad (Bass). Most of the main influence of the group comes from Hal Leonard's 'Real Book' of jazz standards and classic tunes. They try and expand anything from swing, bop, blues, and ballads to Latin, funk, and fusion. Most of their playing style is known for taking original jazz standards, throwing a psychedelic fusion twist on it, and taking it in their own unique direction. Each member will respectively take individual solos while the band compensates the under lying groove. One or two instruments will play the head to exhibit the melody over the progression. The Real Group enjoys and appreciates the classic blend of jazz charts that 'The Real Book' has offered for the music community.