Jam Cruise 14 Official Pre Cruise Show Featuring The New Mastersounds With Special Guests

The Funky Biscuit Presents

Jam Cruise 14 Official Pre Cruise Show Featuring The New Mastersounds With Special Guests

Aaron Lebos Reality

Monday January 4, 2016

8:00 pm

The Funky Biscuit

Boca Raton, FL

$25.00 - $40.00 General Admission $30.00 Day Of Show

This event is 21 and over

The New Mastersounds
The New Mastersounds
In the late 1990’s, guitarist and producer Eddie Roberts was running a club night in Leeds called “The Cooker.” When The Cooker moved into a new venue with a second floor in 1999, there was space and the opportunity to put a live band together to complement the DJ sets. Simon Allen and Eddie had played together in 1997 as The Mastersounds, though with a different bassist and no organ. Through friends and the intimate nature of the Leeds music scene, Pete Shand and Bob Birch were added on bass and Hammond respectively, and The New Mastersounds were born. Though it was raw, and more of a boogaloo sound at first, it was powerful from the start. Their first rehearsal was hot enough for Blow it Hard Records to release on two limited-edition 7” singles in 2000.

Fast-forward 15 years and the recorded catalogue boasts 24 more 7” singles, 9 studio albums, 2 live albums, 1 remix album and 3 compilation albums, released variously in UK, USA and Japan, where they continue to tour extensively. Joe Tatton, another veteran of the Leeds scene, joined back in 2007, replacing Bob Birch on organ and piano.

As a band, and as individuals, they have collaborated or jammed with an impressive array of musicians DJs and producers, including: Lou Donaldson (Blue Note), Corinne Bailey Rae (EMI), Quantic (Tru Thoughts), Carleen Anderson (Young Disciples / Brand New Heavies), Keb Darge & Kenny Dope (Kay Dee Records), John Arnold (Ubiquity), Mr Scruff (Ninja Tune), Snowboy (Ubiquity), Fred Everything (2020vision), Andy Smith (Portishead), James Taylor (JTQ), LSK (Faithless), Lack of Afro (Freestyle), Page McConnell (Phish), Grace Potter, Karl Denson (The Rolling Stones / Lenny Kravitz), Melvin Sparks (Blue Note Records), Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis & Maceo Parker (JB’s), George Porter Junior, Zigaboo Modeliste, Art Neville (The Meters) and Ernest Ranglin.

As an example of the respect this band commands, Peter Wermelinger - DJ, collector, and author of the crate-diggers’ bible The Funky & Groovy Music Lexicon - places the 2001 NMS track ‘Turn This Thing Around’ in his all-time top-ten tunes, along with the likes of Eddie Harris, Funkadelic, and Herbie Hancock. The New Mastersounds are at the very top of an elite selection of acts that bring the true soul out of funk.
Aaron Lebos Reality
Aaron Lebos Reality
The Aaron Lebos Reality is a powerful and unique original music group from Miami, Fl., whose music encompasses styles of Jazz, Funk, Rock, R&B and World Music. Since forming in 2012, Aaron Lebos Reality has exploded in South Florida attracting both the highest-level musicians and the mainstream audiences. With 2 albums out and the 3rd coming in September 2016 the group is currently touring, opening for national acts and still maintaining regular local shows in South Florida. Aaron Lebos is a well-known, versatile guitarist born and raised in the South Florida area. He received his Bachelors from the University of Miami and a Masters at Florida International University, both in Jazz Performance. Aaron developed much of his versatility playing gigs, touring and recording in the diverse South Florida music scene. He currently also plays with some of the biggest names in South Florida such as Nicole Henry, Tony Succar and The Spam All-stars as well as doing many other gigs and sessions.

The group is made up of Eric England-Bass and Rodolfo Zuniga-Drums, who on their own are some of the most in demand musicians in South Florida and beyond. They have been friends and played together for years in various groups but joined together in early 2012 for a new project with a new sound and magic happened instantly. The new sound is contemporary and progressive yet accessible and ever developing. Aaron Lebos Reality shows are high-energy bolts of music that have no explanation other than sounds that go straight to the soul of the listener.
Venue Information:
The Funky Biscuit
303 SE Mizner Blvd
Royal Palm Place
Boca Raton, FL, 33432
http://funkybiscuit.com/