We are an informal (i.e. playing to parties and local audiences but not yet gigging regularly) fun 10 piece band rehearsing in Robertsbridge. We are a bunch of friends and good singers and musicians, approx. half of whom are professional or semi-professional, some of whom have been playing together for many years plus some who have joined in the last year or two to give us a great line-up including a very talented horn section.
Not all of us are local, though, so we are looking to add at least one local sax player (tenor / alto / bari - probably in that order, but would cheerfully add two) and potentially a second local trumpet player to add to the mix and enable us to rehearse seriously on a weekly basis - currently Tuesdays - in Robertsbridge.
We have recently played a mixed genre set (some rhythm and blues, jazz blues, Steely Dan) followed by a soul / dance set in a club setting, from which we recorded a number of tracks we can share.
If we have a preference it is to rehearse without notation and play without music, but we are all musical enough to play by bar number on certain songs if required.
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Sep 18 2018
- Active within 24 hours
- Level of commitment:
- Years together:
- Gigs played:
- Under 10
- Tend to practice:
- 1 time per week
- 64 years
Most recently we have been on a bit of a Stax soul kick, enjoying the horn lines, which has been great fun, but we fall easily into other genres, having most instruments at our disposal, although without ever moving into classical. As a band we have not really defined our music by category and enjoy performing difficult stuff from Jazz / Blues Steely Dan to Ray Charles to Caro Emerald, Soul and R&B from Aretha to Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett, Soulful Blues from Beth Hart, Beverley Knight, Amy Winehouse, Caro Emerald, Paloma Faith. We're not really pop and unlikely to go disco, but happy to reggae and ska and can still play that funky music at parties...
Members Of Band
Female and Male Vocals (backing vocals always welcome)
Piano, Hammond and Synth
Lead and Rhythm Guitar
Bass (No Upright Bass yet, if you know one)
Drums and Percussion
Just bring your instrument...we have our own rehearsal and recording space in Robertsbridge.