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Currently out of Boone, NC, Supatight delivers a high energy live performance that is funk driven and appeals to a wide variety of audiences. While specializing in hard-hitting funk, their music incorporates elements of reggae, soul, jazz, and comedic country. Supatight blends intricately timed grooves with improvisational components resulting in an authentic, full sound, drawing diverse styles from every member of the band.
Supatight formed in Durham, NC in 2008 with the original lineup consisting of Tyler Mack (Vocals/Bass/Trumpet), Mikey Domanico (Rhythm Guitar), Max Palmer (Drums), Nigel Kher (Saxophone), and Torrey Beek (Lead Guitar). The original members were spread out at different Universities across NC, allowing the band to build a following from the mountains to the coast. The band relocated to Boone, NC in 2011 where they added Matt Powers (Keys), Will Miller (Drums), and Charlie Evans (Lead Guitar). While sticking to the fundamental funk orientation the band was founded on, Supatight continues to evolve, producing fresh new grooves that have audiences dancing up and down the east coast.
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What Marina Orchestra has aimed to accomplish is very simple: bringing people together through music and dance. And without any underlying notion of irony or cynicism, you can feel good about what you’re letting loose to..so don’t even try to fight it!
Marina Orchestra is inspired by music from all over the world, and there is an inherent jubilance that the sun-soaked eleven piece group radiates. It’s exotic, yet familiar. It’s a love of global music filtered through the ears of “indie rock” kids. It’s ripe with homages and a well-rounded respect for the whole history of music. But mostly, it’s a party.
The Marina project came about when Knoxvillian Justin Powers decided to channel his deep-seated love of African and Caribbean music into a band that would shake things up. There was an entire world of blaring brass instruments, dancing back up singers and wild handed percussionists that he longed to see on stage every night. Soon enough the ever expanding Marina Orchestra was quickly finding a way into everyone’s schedule. “The only reason I do this, is to look up and see the whole room dancing,” says Powers, “That’s all that I need.”
A self recorded demo in 2011 was released to satisfy fans, while they recorded their first full length album, “Take on the Silence” which will be available June 2012. They’ve shared the stage with acts such as: Future Islands, Rubblebucket, The Extraordinaires and Fine Peduncle. They’ve appeared at South by Southwest 2011 and have been described by Metro Pulse as “a ragged but enthusiastic – and funky – kind of worldbeat rock that absorbs inspiration from all over the world but doesn’t limit itself to strict imitation.”
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DEEP FRIED 5:
Out of their hometown of Nashville, TN- Deep Fried 5 has been crafting funky, soulful music exploding with groove and attitude since 2008 & haven’t looked back since. With original tracks, reminiscent of 60s and 70s funk and soul, the music takes you back to when it was pure…
“These dudes have moved to the top of the chart in our heart with a sound that finds the more commercial aspects of late-’70s soul — you know, when it was bumping uglies with the beast that was about to become disco.”
-Sean Maloney of the Nashville Scene.
The group continues to grow and expand, pushing the envelope of a new progressive funk sound that has undertones of jazz, rock, soul, r&b, and blues; winning the affection of all different genres of music fans. In late 2009, they began working on their first album: a 14-track, self-produced record at the Groove Compound Recording Studios in Spring Hill, TN. After releasing the album “Saturday Night Funk, Sunday Morning Soul”, the band began rapidly building up a funky fan base around the southeast and midwest, spreading the “Deep Fried’ sound. As of late, the band has been battering up their next album entitled “Right Around the Corner” that should be ready to come out of the fryer in June 2013.
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