Blazing vocals, screaming horns, and a hard hitting rhythm section are the hallmarks of the group’s sound. Leading the charge is the group’s vivacious singer Amber Knicole. She has been likened to everyone from Chaka Khan to a young Sharon Jones and described as Beyonce’s wild step sister, but one thing is for certain: She is just as well known for her jazzy, gospel-influenced vocal prowess as she is for her captivating stage performance. From Soul Train lines to hula hoop choreography, gravity defying back bends to near-cringe-inducing leaps off the drum riser in 6-inch heels this lady has a knack for leaving audiences enthralled.
::10:45pm Deja Fuze::
Established in 2009, in Buffalo, NY, Déjà Fuze is a band set on high gear that emanates a progressive, electric, fuzion sound, in the vein of Lotus, Jeff Beck, and Yes. They have played shows all around the Western New York, and Western Carolina area since their inception, turning heads as they did so. Some Sort of Green, their first full-length album is set for release, and the group is ready to once again oscillate your frequencies.
::12am Jahman Brahman::
Jahman Brahman is a five-member collaboration originating from Columbus, Ohio in 2007, and currently residing in the mountains of Asheville, NC. The musical intuition of each member overcomes the restrictions of any particular genre as they pioneer the musical trail with a sound completely their own. The name Jahman Brahman emerged from each member’s goal to achieve the ultimate state of musical cohesion; each instrument connected to one another to create a piece of music from the heart of one. They’ve described their particular style as shred ‘n’ flow, a dynamic sound with a wide breath of influence, but a focus on rich, fluid, progressions of energy. Providing the low end, Nate “Brother” Brown brings his own style of funked out and super fresh bass grooves. Layered on top are Daniel Combs' transcendent key strokes and myriad of effects, which highlight Justin Brown’s full and conscious lyrics. Drummer Chuck Knott gives the sound its steady concrete pulse providing the heartbeat for Casey Chanatry’s riveting guitar-work. Combined, Jahman Brahman leaves the listener with a message on life, love, and the wonders experienced being part of an extraordinary musical family. Each member holds a unique passion toward many different audio paths, with influences ranging from classic rock to electronica; from punk to jazz. Instead of conforming, they ascend music through the coalescence of their diverse styles, taking risks that unfold into powerful jams and creative compositions.