The Get Right Band | Shake | New Music Review

Article Contributed by Ryan Neeley | Published on Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The music scene in Asheville, NC has been thriving as of late; however, the "word is out" so to say, and it's becoming increasingly difficult to stand out in the musical hotbed of the Carolinas.  The Get Right Band has the entire puzzle pieces needed to do just that, and their new EP Shake demonstrates a tasty mix of funk, reggae, rock, solid songwriting, and hip-swinging selections that leaves the listener thirsty for more from this three-piece group.  The EP opens with a very seductive, blues infused Voodoo Doll, with vocalist/guitarist Silas Duroucher adding bells to the lyrics along with haunting guitar solos and a crisp, solid backbeat from bassist Jesse Gentry and percussionist Chris Pyle (who is also the son of legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle).

From then on out, though, the gloves are off and the album conveys a dance-heavy style that touches on many different genres, but The Get Right Band does so with ease and without a heavily produced or "canned" sound.  The song Chromaticize has a throwback dance party style representing boogie in pure 70's style, but one of the highlights on the five-song EP is the reggae-infused Touch The Holy, reflecting the dexterity of the trio.  The straight-forward funkiness of this group has been turning heads on the east coast and in The Virgin Islands, and they seem to be headed in the right direction towards bringing their sound to the masses.  According to their bio, "The party is coming and it’s coming for you…we’ll bring the boogie, you bring the crew."  Shake by The Get Right Band brings you a taste of the party, and leaves you yearning to see what these three can do live.