The Pamlico Sound
The Pamlico Sound play original, high-energy big band funk in an updated version of the classic styles of greats like Sly and the Family Stone and Parliament Funkadelic. The interweaving lead vocals of Sarah Sariah (Sarah Robertson) and the Reverend EverReady (Will Baumgartner) are laid over a hard-grooving rhythm section and ornamented by the notorious Soul Shouters Horns (Baumgartner, Maus Nomdeguerre, Alex Cazet, and a rotating cast of trumpeters and trombonists). With lyrics reminiscent of the intelligence, humor and social consciousness of their legendary influences and a relentlessly upbeat drive to their musical arrangements, their songs lift listeners’ spirits into a rarefied atmosphere full of Funk’n Fun.
Based in Boulder Colorado, TPS have been driving fans onto the dance floor and happily out of their minds for a half-decade, and show no intention of slowing down. In late 2016, the band released the album Jive Church, getting airplay on stations such as KGNU and The Colorado Sound and available through all major online outlets including iTunes, SoundCloud, and Spotify. Exciting videos can be found on their YouTube channel. In the past year, TPS shared shows with top local and national/international acts, won the Bolder Boulder Battle of the Bands, and performed live on the radio at KGNU, KBCO and Radio 1190. Since the beginning they’ve received enthusiastic press from The Marquee, Westword, Colorado Daily, Colorado Music Buzz, BolderBeat, and more.
TPS have played many times at Boulder’s Fox Theatre and top-rated Denver venues like Cervantes and Ophelia’s, along with the Boulder Theater, the Bluebird and Oriental theaters, the Spread the Word Festival, and Upslope Getdown. They’ve been a notorious party band as well, playing huge parties all over Colorado.
TPS have shared shows with: March Fourth!; Orgone; Seun Kuti & Egypt 80; The ZAPP Band; Roosevelt Collier; Kung Fu; Sunsquabi; Euforquestra; Analog Son; The Magic Beans; Whitewater Ramble; Rowdy Shadehouse; Atomga; The Other Black; Envy Alo; and many more.
Marquee Magazine: “TPS bring the funk wherever they perform. Experiencing their unavoidable dance scene firsthand is a must.”
Colorado Music Buzz: “The audience is in an engorged feeding frenzy.” And as the Reverend EverReady says in their audience-interactive “Jive Church” theatrical experience, “The Funk Will Set You Free!”
Sarah Sariah – Lead Vocals, Percussion
The Reverend EverReady – Lead Vocals, Baritone & Soprano Saxes, Flute, Harmonica
Jimmy G – Guitar, Vocals
Alex Ronci – Drums
Pete Goldberg – Keyboards, Vocals
Maus – Alto Sax, Vocals
Alex Cazet – Tenor Sax
Groove a Licious – Colorado’s Mile High Mountain Funk connection is a 7-8 piece high energy Funk-Roots, Soul ensemble performing throughout the Front Range and selective areas within the state of Colorado. Based in the Denver metro and Boulder County area, the bands influences are rooted in the classic dance music of the 70’s and 80’s and incorporate contemporary sounds commonly heard at dance venues across the country. Groove a Licious comprises of a front female vocalist, guitar, bass, drums and keyboard with three part vocal harmony arrangements and its signature brass horn section. Standard horn configuration includes Tenor Sax and Trombone, but augments to scale for larger events, adding accompaniments such as trumpet and other variations upon request. Covering a full spectrum of crowd favorites, deep- funk cuts and soulful originals, Groove a Licious brings all the ingredients to make any event light up its audiences with smiles and booty shaken for a guaranteed fun filled dance celebration.
Brought together by our shared love of music and szechuan dipping sauce, the hughmans of Hugh Manatee started playing as one in early 2017 and immediately became an inseparable jamfam. Offering a fusion of rock, progressive, funk, reggae, and americana elements with an improvisational feel, we draw inspiration from a breadth of styles to create a unique and energetic sound that’s sure to get you groovin’.