Santa Fe, New Mexico (PRWEB) July 27, 2012
Santa Fe, New Mexico plays host to local bands on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, week 5 of the ever-popular free summer music festival, Santa Fe Bandstand. Hitting the stage from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 31, 2012 are local bands and extremely popular favorites, the Pleasure Pilots and Soulstatic. Santa Fe Bandstand is a free summer music festival on the Santa Fe Plaza, produced by Outside In Productions and a crew that strives to present the city with a wide range of performers, who represent the diversity and wealth of musical talent in this region. Performances take place Monday to Thursday, through August 16, 2012. All shows are free and open to the public. During evening performances, the first act begins around 6 p.m., the headlining act performs at approximately 7:30 p.m. . This event and the entire Santa Fe Bandstand free summer music festival line-up are featured on the SantaFe.com event calendar.
The Pleasure Pilots band is a popular New Mexico-based dance band playing rocking vintage rhythm and blues, swing and jump music. The Pilots are a six-piece band with a horn section. Instrumentation includes: guitar, piano and Hammond B3, drums, bass, tenor and baritone saxophones. The band specializes in recreating the roots of rhythm and blues.
The Pleasure Pilots won the Junior League of Albuquerque’s “Battle of the Blues Bands” on October 13, 2007.
Conceptually, the band draws much of its material from vintage rhythm and blues artists popular in the 1950’s and early 1960’s. (Louis Jordan, Jackie Brenston, Amos Milburn, Junior Guitar Watson, T-bone Walker, Fats Domino, Ray Charles, Albert King, among others). The primary focus of the music, however, is DANCE! The band has drawn very well in New Mexico, particularly among the “dance crowd.” Jay Paul and Randy Forrester of radio station KSFR’s “Gotta Dance” show have called the group “the best swing band in New Mexico.”
A review of the band’s first demo in the Santa Fe Reporter by Jonanna Widner stated, “[the Pleasure Pilots] are really, really good and do something a little different.” “The group’s confidence remains apparent throughout the disc. With the boogie-woogie piano, hearty horns and swinging arrangements, it’s clear that this is a band best seen live…” The group is planning to release their first full-length CD in summer 2008.
Soulstatic is a performance and dance band. This band features funk and R&B. and is comprised of some of the best musicians anywhere. It was founded three years ago and continues to strive for the very best sound and presentation. The band always comes to play. The Soulstatic family of talented musicians includes Mark Clark, Murali Levine, Donny Tesso, Jose Romero, Tony Buford and others.
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