A Little Funky Music Never Hurts!
Somehow it seemed appropriate that the last Extended Play Session of 2014 brought in the funk! The studio guest that night was the funk rock reggae band, The Get Right Band, all the way from Asheville, North Carolina. Just before the holidays went into full swing, we were treated to some hip-shaking fun.
The studio was packed to the gills which made it a little difficult to shake shake shake as much as we wanted, but I saw some serious chair-dancing happening!The band was born just four short years ago, and they have been touring the East Coast of the United States as well as the Caribbean since then. Guitarist/vocalist Silas Durocher and bassist Jesse Gentry have been playing together for a long time; they became a trio with the addition of Jian-Claude Mears on drums.
There is a strong reggae beat in their music – listen to ‘Love Won’t Come Around’ on their most recent release, ‘Bass Treble Angel Devil’ – but I believe that even people who do not enjoy reggae will like The Get Right Band’s sound. The blend of funk and reggae works for this listener.
As I sit and write this review (which is not coming easily because the show was three weeks ago), I am listening to their music and having a hard time sitting still. They have an infectious beat that cannot help but bring smiles to their fans’ faces. As I glanced around the room during their show, I saw ear-to-ear grins on almost every face (if not every one).
They performed a wonderful cover of Prince’s ‘Kiss‘ along with their original music. That got most of the audience on their feet!
If you want to have FUN at a concert, smiling until you think your face will crack, go see The Get Right Band. I doubt you’ll be sorry you did.
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Posted on January 4, 2015, in concert reviews, music, Uncategorized and tagged Alternate Root Magazine, boston, concert review, Extended Play Sessions, funk music, Jesse Gentry, Jian-Claude Mears, music, reggae, Silas Durocher, The Get Right Band. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.