The Pamlico Sound play authentic, high-energy big band funk in an updated reading of the classic styles of greats like Sly and the Family Stone and Parliament Funkadelic. The interweaving lead vocals of Ghana Queen (LaSha Afarko) and the Reverend EverReady (Will Baumgartner) are laid over a hard-grooving rhythm section and ornamented by the notorious Soul Shouters Horns (Baumgartner, Maus Nomdeguerre, Paul Stadler, and Alice Hansen). With lyrics reminiscent of the intelligence, humor and social consciousness of their legendary influences and a relentlessly upbeat drive to their musical arrangements, the group lifts listeners’ spirits into a rarefied atmosphere. Based in Boulder Colorado, TPS have been driving fans onto the dance floor and happily out of their minds for a half-decade, and show no intention of slowing down. In late 2016, the band released their EP “Jive Church”, which has been getting airplay on local stations such as KGNU and The Colorado Sound. Also in the past year, TPS has shared shows with such great local and national/international acts as Euforquestra, Analog Son, Orgone, and Seun Kuti & Egypt 80; won the 2016 Bolder Boulder Battle of the Bands; and performed live on the radio at KGNU, KBCO and Radio 1190. As stated in Marquee Magazine, “TPS bring the funk wherever they perform. Experiencing their unavoidable dance scene firsthand is a must.” And as the Reverend EverReady says in their audience-interactive “Jive Church” theatrical experience, “The Funk will Set You Free!”
Originating in Denver, Colorado, The Jive Tribe is a band that embodies the spirit, vibe, and attitude of Colorado's colorful culture. By taking inspiration from a wide variety of different artists and genres, The Jive Tribe has managed to craft a sound and style that is unique and very difficult to describe. Different musical backgrounds, training and performance styles have given the band a unique musical diversity and the ability to combine genres such as Jazz, Funk, Rock, R&B, Soul, Blues, Hip-Hop, and Psychedelia. This melting pot of different creative ideas and perspectives has led to a new sound and genre of its own which the band has come to call Jive. The band is excited to announce the debut release of their new, unique and mindbending sound on their penultimate album, Jive. Available NOW on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play , CD baby, and all other major digital distribution softwares, and trust us this album is surely not something to miss, so get your copy now! We will also have hard copy CD's, T-shirts, Hats, Stickers, Posters, and a limited run of Jive. on Vinyl available on our website soon. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming show, hope you enjoy the tunes, Jive on.
Friday, July 14, 2017
Doors: 8:30 pm | Show: 9:00 pm
Tickets on sale 10 a.m. Friday, May 12, 2017 at foxtheatre.com.