Our goal is to take everything we play to the next level, where we’re taking our audience on a journey with us
Burlingame, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) June 10, 2011
San Francisco’ s beloved Organ Trio BASSment announces the continuance of their Northern California tour with a return performance to Gordon Biersch Brewery in San Jose on Friday, June 10 at 8:00 p.m. One of the most unique and versatile bands to come out of the Bay Area in recent years, BASSment combines jazz, blues, funk, soul, and everything in between to create a tasteful mélange of musical chemistry. Known for their amazing talent and energy, BASSment will be performing with special guests Lonnye Dotson and Andre Barton, an immensely soulful and talented singer and powerhouse saxophonist respectively.
“Our goal is to take everything we play to the next level, where we’re taking our audience on a journey with us,” said Kevin Wong, who plays bass lines with his left hand while simultaneously playing chords, melodies on the organ with his right hand. “Everything we play is organic and interactive, with moments so uplifting that they are borderline spiritual. The amount of talent in this band is unbelievable, and because everyone really feels every note, the amount of fun we have onstage is contagious.”
Admission to this show is free and they will have several different live CDs & DVDs available.
“I’ve never met anyone who wasn’t completely blown away by this band,” says booking agent Giorgio Cafiero.
They have recently recorded a few tracks at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, and will soon be recording an album of all original songs at Sound Arts in San Francisco.
Lonnye Dotson (vocals)
Andre Barton (saxophone)
Kevin Wong (organ/bass keys)
Dante McClinton (drums)
For more information, call (650) 444-6768 or visit http://www.sonicbids.com/BASSment.
One of the most unique and versatile bands to come out of the Bay Area in recent years, BASSment combines jazz, blues, funk, soul, and everything in between to create a tasteful melange of musical chemistry. Known for their amazing talent and energy, BASSment is an up and coming modern "organ trio" style ensemble based in San Francisco that is blowing minds one performance at a time.
Some of their influences:
The RH Factor, Lettuce, Soulive, Herbie Hancock, Maceo Parker, Tower of Power, Parliament Funkadelic, Sly & The Family Stone, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, D’Angelo, Billy Cobham, CQMD, Jimmy Smith, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Hiromi, Robert Glasper, J-Dilla, Bilal, Ledisi, Melvin Seals, Sheila E, Mara Hruby, Goapele, Jill Scott, Martin Luther, Kim Burrell, Anthony David, Joshua Redman, Kenny Garrett, Medeski, Martin & Wood, John Scofield, The Roots, A Tribe Called Quest, Black Eyed Peas, Squarepusher, Zapp& Roger.
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