Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Royal Family Ball at The State Room on May 19, 2011

Soulive, Lettuce and Break Science were in SLC in May, serving up their brand of jazzy funk soul music on a tour they're calling The Royal Family Ball. 

The show started with a DJ spinning some grooves and this progressed into Break Science which is a drummer/DJ combo.  The Lettuce horns joined the duo and took the sound to a really nice peak.  This music was much more "likable" than a simple traditional DJ set.  The live drummer kept the grooves very tangible and the whole thing was pretty sweet.  Unfortunately, I don't think we got a recording of it.

Soulive was up next and offered a Beatles Medley, ala their new Rubber Soulive Click record.

The highlight of the night, by a longshot, was Lettuce.  Lettuce is essentially 'Soulive with horns' and the funk was deep, approaching musical heights reminiscent of Karl Denson and the Greyboy Allstars.  If you dig the horny funky soul music, I HIGHLY recommend you listen to this set.

Check out the recordings below!


Soulive recording -flac format - by Ryan:

Lettuce recording - mp3 format - by Jmed:

Download mp3 the Break Science record:

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