Thursday, 18 October 2012

Soulive at Ronnie Scott's

Another works outing to Ronnie Scott's estimable jazz club last Friday to see the world's greatest groovingest jazz-funk-rock-soul trio ever,  Soulive.
Absolutely fantastic! One of the best gigs I've ever been to; the lads done tremendous etc. They generate enormous energy and have such chemistry between them - the place was buzzing. If you are not familiar with their stuff there's loads on YouTube and on their record label website, Royal Family Records. Of course, as a founder member of The Bass Players' Union (now lapsed) I don't generally approve of this but their keyboard player, Neal Evans, who plays bass on the keys is rather good. I suspect half of his brain (at least) is a bass player. Alan Evans on drums is probably the coolest dude on the planet, and Eric Krasno on guitar can do no wrong.
Here's a video of Soulive, made for their Nipponese fans, which gives you a pretty good idea of what they are about. Note also that these guys are involved in a number of side projects - it's all there on the website.

(The usual negative comments about the cramped conditions and rubbish toilets at Ronnie's apply).

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