What a great name! Booking was a breeze. Researched quite a few bands looking for the right combination of talent and seamless integration with my intimate gala. Bam! This band was perfect! Nikki's voice is incredible -- silky & powerful, yet nuanced enough to pull you in close. Band was equally talented gliding thru standards like Girl from Impanema and more. Exactly what I wanted for this night. They also look good together. Can a group be both classic and modern? Yes! They are very inexpensive for what you get -- three hours, five members and a sound much bigger than the price. Came all the way from Nashville. We'll see them break big soon and we knew them when.
The band consists of formally trained musicians active in the Nashville area, vocalist Nikki Elias, bassist Tyler Enslow, Drummer Jed Smith, Keyboardist Jeff Goodkind, and saxophonist DeVante' Buford. Regulars in the Nashville music scene, they can be found at Sambuca in Downtown Nashville most Thursday nights and Gray's on Main in Franklin Saturday Evenings.
Their new electric jazz album, Abstract Notions, sports a feature from Jeff Coffin of Béla Fleck & The Flecktones and David Matthews Band, and is currently available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and CD Baby.