Monophonics and Euforquestra, On the PATIO: Michelle Sarah Band Feat. DJ Williams (KDTU), Dan Africano (John Brown’s Body), Chris Beck (Jaden Carlson Band), Eric Imbrosciano (Jaden Carlson Band)

Monophonics and Euforquestra, On the PATIO: Michelle Sarah Band Feat. DJ Williams (KDTU), Dan Africano (John Brown’s Body), Chris Beck (Jaden Carlson Band), Eric Imbrosciano (Jaden Carlson Band)

Thu, September 13, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:15 pm

$25 Day of Show

This event is 16 and over

Monophonics
Monophonics
“One of the best live soul bands I have ever seen!” – Al Bell (Record producer, songwriter, executive, and co-owner of legendary Stax Records)
Raised amid the rich musical culture and history of the San Francisco Bay Area, Monophonics proudly carry the torch through the generations into today’s musical landscape. Holding on to tradition, but by no means purists of any kind, they play their own brand of music known as “Psychedelic Soul.”
The 2012 release of Monophonics last album In Your Brain saw the band pulling influences from such acts as early Funkadelic, Sly and The Family Stone and the The Temptation's Norman Whitfield produced records. With the new album, Sound of Sinning (out now on Transistor Sound Records), the band has grown in all areas of record making and felt a need to explore other important influences. While the group has come to cherish these inspirations, with Sound of Sinning they started venturing beyond, to the groups that were inspiring those soul acts to embrace the psychedelic sound of the 60's and 70's. Bands such as The Zombies, The Beatles, Beach Boys and Pink Floyd. Even with the experimentation of new musical territory, they display the sound that people know and love about Monophonics. Touching on Northern soul, doo- wop, rock and roll, Psych pop, and cinematic music, Monophonics show off their diversity while remaining true to their roots. Overall it's heartfelt music and old school vibes, without losing sight of the present. This is music steeped in that timeless feeling when people could write and produce songs that you could listen to over and over again. Sound of Sinning was produced by Kelly Finnigan & Ian McDonald and recorded on an old Tascam eight-track 1/4” tape machine at Transistor Sound Studios in San Rafael, CA.
Monophonics is Austin Bohlman (Drums), Myles O’Mahony (Bass/Background Vocals), Ian McDonald (Guitar/Background Vocals), Ryan Scott (Trumpet/Back- ground Vocals/ Percussion) & Kelly Finnigan (Keys/Lead Vocals) along with a rotating 2nd horn usually filled by Nadav Nirenberg (Trombone) from Ikebe Shakedown and Breakdown Brass.
Euforquestra
Euforquestra
Eufórquestra (pronounced yoo-FOHR-keh-struh, think euphoria+orchestra) is energy and rhythm personified. An ever-evolving sound that has been influenced by music from all over the world with an emphasis on funk, pocket and groove. For over a decade the band has been igniting dance floors across the country, blending the roots of funk, soul, afrobeat, reggae and dub to create a sound that “explodes, dances and melts in your ear with sheer bliss” (Chris M. Slawecki; AllAboutJazz.com).

Eufórquestra’s fifth full-length record, FIRE, was produced by Kyle Hollingsworth (of The String Cheese Incident) and captures the passion and musical maturing of these road warriors. Over the course of 14 tracks, the band takes you on an hour-long adventure that will touch your heart and mind, and keep your fingers and toes tapping. A handful of special guests, including Elliot Martin (John Brown’s Body), Gabriel Mervine and Kim Dawson (The Motet) and Mr. Hollingsworth himself, put their own touches on the band’s already cohesive sound that is “tight and engineered to a fine, funky precision.” (Jeremy Frazier; Chicago Jam Scene) The result is a record that is distinctly modern, maintaining one foot in the future and firmly planting in the musical roots traditions of the past.

With almost 1,000 shows under their belt, Eufórquestra shows no sign of stopping. A perpetually heavy tour schedule keeps the band and fans happy, as performing live in front of an audience has always been the band’s top priority. As noted in a live show review by Grateful Web, “...the boys seem to play like the apocalypse will happen at any second and they want to die doing what they do best...”
Michelle Sarah Band
Michelle Sarah Band
Michelle Sarah is a powerful singer and songwriter known for her explosive vocals, relentless creative energy, and dynamic blend of soul and funk. Born in Toronto and raised in Guyana and the United States, her musical foundation was forged in the church and is rooted in gospel-an influence that shines through during each of her performances. With her powerful voice and stunning stage presence at the forefront, Michelle Sarah has earned high praise from countless musicians and her ever-growing fan base.

After moving to Colorado in 2017, Michelle has firmly put down her roots in Denver, assembling an all-star band featuring members of Karl Denson's Tiny Universe and John Brown's Body to back her on the road. With her solo project's new lineup, the captivating songstress finds herself supported by guitarist DJ Williams (KDTU), bassist Dan Africano (John Brown's Body), keys player Eric Luba (Analog Sun), and drummer Eric Imbrosciano (Jaden Carlson Band).

Michelle has performed with many of the top acts in the live music scene today, cultivating an enviable list of collaborations with key players in the soul, funk, jam, jazz, and EDM genres. She has previously performed with members of the Grateful Dead, Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Meters, Galactic, Pretty Lights, Lettuce, The Motet, Soulive, and many more, and sat in with nationally renowned artists like Parliament-Funkadelic, Warren Haynes, Robert Randolph, and The New Mastersounds. She has also performed with at iconic venues, such as Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheater, and sung at high-profile events including Bonnaroo, New Orleans' Jazz Fest, Jam Cruise, Gathering of the Vibes, Wanee, and others.
Venue Information:
Cervantes' Other Side
2637 Welton St.,
Denver, CO, 80205
http://www.cervantesmasterpiece.com/