Broca's Area, Thunder Body at Funk 'n Waffles - Downtown
Broca's Area is a four piece future soul band based out of Hartford, Connecticut that is a unique blend of hip-hop, R&B, and soul music. Pushing the envelope of these styles towards jazz gives you the multi-dimensional, polyrhythmic band that is Broca's Area. Serving their audiences with their soulful lead singer (Mary Corso) who delivers warm breathy vocals reminding you of the classic school of neo-soul. The core band arrangements are a keyboards-bass-drum trio that’s bringing tight grooves influenced by the Blue Note catalog. Broca's Area presents its audiences with high energetic performances of original compositions and unique covers honoring some of the greats from J Dilla to Jill Scott. This is what makes Broca's Area diverse and multi-dimensional. Broca's Area has shared the stage with bands such as Mad Satta, West End Blend, Mammal Dap, Funky Dawgz Brass Band, Kenny Hamber, Midnight Snack and many other artists in the scene.
The band was just recently named by the 2015 CT Music Awards for Best R&B/Soul/Funk and Best New Band and nominated for Best Hip-Hop Band and Song of the Year "Who is to say" for the record they put out in April of 2015. Their debut EP "Clarity" is now available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon mp3 and bandcamp.
Thunder Body is analog roots reggae, futuristic gospel, and psychedelic madness. Thunder Body is an adventure in sound, a sweet soul experience. There is no other band like Thunder Body.
Thunder Body consists of Matthew O’Brian (former lead singer and guitar player in Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad), playing drums and singing, Rachel Orke (former GPGDS) on analog keyboards and melodica, Dennis Mariano and Sam Snyder on guitar, Jeremiah Pacheco on bass, and Brian Blatt on “Science”. Thunder Body is a timeless new direction in music.
Formed in spring 2010, Thunder Body has shared the stage with Third World, Ozomatli, John Brown’s Body, Rubblebucket and many others. The band offers a self-titled 5 song EP, with a full-length studio recording to be released in the fall. In July, Thunder Body will embark on a journey out to the West Coast, ending with the Poudre Valley Reggae Festival in direct support of the Wailers.
“This was some of the most tripped-out reggae I've ever heard. It was so slow & gooey that it kind of felt like a 'chopped & screwed' version of classic island tunes… a true force of reggae…[Brian Blatt] brought the perfect amount of psychedelic weirdness and pushed this band into a realm that not many bands occupy.” - Chicago Jam Scene
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