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High & Mighty Brass Band, GrooveSession, Hoopty at Moe's Alley

March 22, 2018
8:00 pm
Moe's Alley, Santa Cruz

Brooklyn Brass meets Cali Funk at Moe's Alley wtih HIGH & MIGHTY BRASS BAND, GROOVESESSION & HOOPTY! $8 Advance, $12 Day of Show Doors 8:00 PM, Show 8:30 PM Patio Menu by Jerk House Santa Cruz: ABOUT HIGH & MIGHTY- There’s a reason that musical trailblazers from Galactic to DJ Logic have recently chosen to collaborate with High and Mighty Brass Band! and legends such as Dr. John, Rebirth Brass Band, and Trombone Shorty have chosen them to share the stage. Co-mingling band members from New Orleans, NYC, and a host of other cities across the globe, this dynamic krewe has the unique ability to combine classic New Orleans Funk and R&B with more modern Afro-Beat and Hip Hop influences. Their live performances are both fiercely entertaining and refreshingly inspiring, connecting the band with each and every audience member. Just catching a single performance will make it abundantly clear why HMBB! is known as “a party in progress!” ABOUT GROOVESESSION-The power of GrooveSession is a contagious verve in sound. Move your body, your soul, and your heart with music. Such a uniquely broad depth in their song writing, GrooveSession is a true stand out that you will remember. Made up of three master musicians, GrooveSession is led by an inspirational and talented singing drummer for the ages, Manny Sanchez, along with his younger brother, Ronnie Sanchez, on bass guitar with a signature fat tone and strong jazz fusion influence, to be rounded out and completed by their true other brother, the maestro Sarven Manguiat, who has chops, style, and phonetic flavor as verifiable as any player on the scene. Mind, body, and sound, GrooveSession brings a multi-genre blend of rock n’ roll that they simply call “movin' groovin' music.” Three part harmonies and tuned to 432Hz, this band is about the Earth’s natural vibration and healing properties that positive music and intention bring to life! Playing music they love and sharing their energy with a quest to end the jammin' famine. This completely do-it-yourself trio has been booking, writing, touring and playing across the USA for the past 10 years, performing over 2,333 dates while opening for and playing with many of today's greatest bands and musicians. Catch a session… Presently recording their fifth studio release “Free As You Wanna Be” due out by the end of 2017 following their highly acclaimed album, “California Hurricane”(2015). The group is definitely building momentum largely from receiving word of mouth recognition from fans across the country. GrooveSession is actively seeking support from high end agencies to assist them to get their music and show to the masses worldwide. ABOUT HOOPTY- Hoopty has just dropped their new album, People Power; a ten song intergalactic voyage through funky realms both known and unknown. Produced by Alan Evans from Soulive, People Power explores a wide palate of slamming grooves and sexy styles, from 70s pimp funk to low down Bonham, JB's to Jankolicious, Middle Eastern to spoken word. Horns, Hammond B3, Vocoder, Talk Box, gospel vocals, special guests: It's off the hook! Live or in Memorex, come down and get a taste, your funky palate will surely be satisfied! Hoopty is intoxicating 98 proof instrumental jazz funk. Simultaneously sophisticated and low down, slick and raw, tight and unhinged, Hoopty marries the depth and intrigue of jazz with the nasty simplicity of funk. Equally pleasing to the mind and the booty, Hoopty delivers infectious grooves for your butt, bebop for your brain, soaring solos for your soul and funky uplift for your spirit. Hoopty will cleanse your funky chakras! Since its inception in 2012, Hoopty has been storming stages with its tightly crafted original songs and exciting live performances, many times complimented by Go Go dancers and ecstatically grooving crowds. In addition to regularly performing at premier venues and festivals, Hoopty has also been in heavy rotation on internet radio stations like Funk Republic Radio, as well as on traditional radio stations like KSJS 90.5 and KZSC 88.1. Hoopty has been variably described as “Deep Funk favorites” (Jazz Times magazine), “sophisto-funk,” and as a cross between “Frank Zappa and P-Funk.” We describe ourselves as Neo-Vintage Funk: Drawing from the past, while pushing the funk forward. From the Mothership to Maceo, from the Meters to the Mahavishnu, Hoopty has drawn from the lineage of funkespians and conjured up its own kinky contribution. Come down and get funky with us!

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