MAY 17TH 2015


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    Cherry Royale

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    “Funk is about the chemistry between not only the people playing the music, but the people listening as well.  Once you feel that chemistry, it’s absolutely undeniable. You can’t react against it.”
    Cherry Royale is a sonic blend of various musical backgrounds tied together by a mutual, life-long love of music.  From high energy, sweat-drenching funk to sophisticated and sexy psychedelic soul, Cherry Royale’s mission is to move you, whether in mind, body or soul..Formed in 2011 between members of widely respected, groundbreaking underground groups such as DubConscious, Entropy and Collective Efforts, Cherry Royale  released their debut EP “Say What?!” in February 2013 and is currently touring throughout the U.S. and working on their full length studio album, slated for release fall of 2015.
    The band:
    • Alvetta Newby-Jones – vocals
    • Matt Jennings – keys
    • Solomon Wright – basses
    • Richard Jones – drums
    • Slappy – guitars, vocals
    “It’s funk music…”
    Cherry Royale has recently shared the stage with Soulive, Trombone Shorty, Mike Dillon’s Go-Go Jungle, Lettuce, Orgone, Brownout, Euforquestra, Afrolicious and Yo Momma’s Big Fat Booty Band.
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    Jelly Bread

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    Jelly Bread’s musical alchemy blends a dash of alt-rock with soul and funk, yet is thoroughly steeped in Rock-Americana. The band’s chameleonic playlist is highlighted by dual vocals, four part harmonies, in-the-pocket drum and bass grooves, swampy lap steel guitar, dirt under the fingernails guitar licks, and take-’em-to-church organ that is downright appetizing. Jelly Bread has emerged with a high-energy calling card that melds elements of desert twang and the urban tones of funk & rock, balanced by exceptional songwriting and storytelling.
    Jelly Bread has been delving into more extensive touring this past year. This past year, Jelly Bread has been tapped to perform opening duties for the likes of Robert Cray, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Dragon Smoke (members of Galactic), The Motet, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real, Pimps of Joytime, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds and performed on a bill featuring Bruce Hornsby and Railroad Earth. The band has appeared at premiere festivals to include Joshua Tree, Strawberry and High Sierra Music Festivals.
    Over the course of the 2013 summer, in between touring, Jelly Bread spent time recording at Imirage Sound Lab with Tom Gordon who has worked with the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Collective Soul, Dr. Dre, Boyz II Men, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, among many others.  After months of dedication, the band emerged with a their latest EP titled “Lessons Learned”.
    The EP, which includes the head-nodding, signature energetic funk and rock soul listeners have come to expect from Jelly Bread, maintains the honest storytelling of the more Americana influences Jelly Bread has been rooted in since its inception.
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