Boom Boom Room with Echo Street11 Mar
Black Nature Band + Echo Street (Santa Cruz) + Mobando (SF Latin Hip Hop) at the Boom Boom Room
Boom Boom Room
1601 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA
March 11th, 2015
After touring the world for several years as Damian Marley’s guitarist, Jason Bryant decided to dedicate his time to studying Buddhism. Four years later he emerged with a deeper perspective and passion to play Reggae, Funk, and R&B. He then moved to Santa Cruz and met Peter Sawyer, songwriter and guitarist for San Francisco’s improvisational rock icons Seconds On End. The pair became good friends and began writing songs together. Combining their melodies and lyrics with Bryant’s ethereal voice convinced the two that they should form a band; thus, Echo Street was born.
Soon after formation, Echo Street enlisted R&B/gospel keyboardist and vocalist Elliott Nguyen (Creme Brûlée). Nguyen is classically trained as an opera singer and capable of bringing serious funk on keyboards. Latin/Reggae/Funk drummer extraordinaire Jeremy Hoening (deSol, High Beamz) locks in with bassist Murph Murphy ( Stu Allen, Freddy Jones, Tracorum, Guitarmaggedon). Hoening and Murph create a big groove for the band and audience to ride on. The addition of the multi-talented Yuliya Eydelnant on vocals gives the band a seamless vocal blend.
Echo Street focuses on creating unique stage shows featuring relentless, danceable grooves interweaving Reggae, Funk and R&B. Echo Street’s unique fusion of Reggae, Funk and R&B has built up a loyal following in Santa Cruz with the band playing The Catalyst, Moe’s Alley, The Crows Nest, The Santa Cruz Music Festival, The Cannery, Whole Foods Green Fair, and UCSC’s Rock and Roll On The Knoll festival and are now starting to book shows throughout Norcal.
Loose spanish translation; MOBBING!!! Salsa, Hip-hop, funk, other dancey things. Founded by keyboardist Benezra Tergis in March of ’14, the group has already amassed an extensive repertoire of originals and covers in the Cuban tradition of dance music. Timba, hip-hop, and Cumbia are other musical contrasts that when blended together make this ensembles sound as at home with either a traditional salsa dancing crowd, or anyone looking for an urban flavor. Other members include Raul Peralez, Mike Scartezina, and Julian Fritz who along with bandleader Tergis are either current or past members of bands Los Rakas, Albino, Afromassive, Rumbache, and many many more.
Black Nature Band + Echo Street (Santa Cruz) + Mobando (SF Latin Hip Hop)San Francisco, CA Boom Boom Room with Echo Street
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