Thursday, November 1, 2012

Moe's Alley
Santa Cruz, CA

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Moe's Alley
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Phone: (831) 479-1854
1535 Commercial Way
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
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AFROFUNK EXPERIENCE Chunky rhythms mixed with tasty funk-to-metal guitar grooves and blazing horns is the deep soul sound of the Afrofunk Experience: Every night the band delivers home grown ORIGINAL BAY AREA FUNK, 7 years ago, Bassist Wendell Rand (along with singer Victor Sila Mutungi), started Sila and the AfroFunk Experience (SAFE) as a World Music ensemble, working in local clubs, but eventually playing many notable festivals like EarthDance and San Francisco's annual Stern Grove Festival. SAFE were also winners of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding World Music Album: “Black President” in 2009. After a decision to part with Sila, AFE transformed itself into the Funk music powerhouse that now tours the West Coast of the United States. The Musicians: Guitarist David James (Spearhead, The Coup) brings his sinewy style to counter the funk-metal stylings of lead guitarist Ken House (H.P. Riot). The precise drumming of Paul Olipant with Wendell Rand's muscular dance grooves keep the band tight while saxophonist, David Boyce (Broun Fellinis) and trumpeter Mike Pitre (Bohemian Knuckle Boogie) wail, their horns producing a sound that encompasses classic Wailers, afrobeat and R&B. On top of all this, recent addition Sandy House (Wade Love Band) adds her sultry voice and powerful stage presence. The ensemble's well-balanced instrumentation of dual guitars, bass, drums, percussion, trumpet, saxophone and multiple vocals ensures a wide dynamic range. ABOUT GROOVESESSION GrooveSession is a power trio out of Ontario, Ca. By every definition this band is sharing positive energy through music and dance. Great song writing and playing live is what these guys live for and it shows each time they take a stage. Building a reputation as the band that enjoys long sets with their fans fully engulfed and it doesn’t seem to matter the stage, room, club, sidewalk, parking lot, backyard or living room. GrooveSession brings a multi-genre blend of rock n’ roll that they call “movin groovin music” Hard working and e
Ticket Price: $6adv/9$ door
Door Time:8pm
Show Time:830pm
Ages:21 & Up

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