The Neal Roston Band
Tuesday, December 6th, Doors open at 8:00 pm. $7 at the
door. Keep the drinks flowing, and we’ll keep the grooves going all night!
Hailing from the Bay Area, Project Queue’s members comprise a very unique background that creates the perfect harmony of Fusion, Funk and Soul. With infectious grooves and melodies that take you for a ride, Project Queue turns any venue into a funky, driving, high-energy party. Willy Jordan on drums (who’s played with acts like John Lee Hooker, Elvin Bishop, Charlie Mussellwhite, Angel Streli, Joe Louis Walker, Volker Strifler, Carlos Santana, Eric Lindell, Doyle Brammall, and Brotherhood of
Groove) and Andy Levine on bass (who holds a PhD in Groovology) lay down some of the tightest grooves you’ll ever hear. Jonathan Lancaster (an award winning, conservatory trained musician) chimes in on saxophone with a sound heavily influenced by artists like Hank Mobley and Pharaoh Sanders, while Neal (a classical pianist) drops some insanely funky lines on keys. John McCartney (toured with Tina Turner, Al Green and Rick James) sprinkles in driving hand per- cussion and Kimberly (a bluegrass specialist and classical virtuoso) adds soaring fiddle melodies to the mix. Founder,
The Redman is a fusion, funk and rock connoisseur, having studied music composition at the University level, delivering a high-energy style reminiscent of Tommy Bolin.
Stefanie Keys is an original artist. Soulful Rock. 60s rock influenced her songwriting in her youth. Becoming an accomplished blues singer, her passion as a front woman is clear. Acoustic solo, or with a band, she has stories to tell, and her voice pulls you in.
Stefanie Keys is an Indie Rock Artist. Based in Northern California, while the singer toured with Big Brother & The Holding Co. for 5 years, Keys Has been developing the flavor of her own music over the past 15 years. The diversity in her group bring neo soul to the Rock roots of her original voice and songs. Her Bay Area based group is funky, and smooth. In Nashville, working with local artists Richie Owens & The Farm Beareu, the sound is southern, folk rock. . Stefanie is compared with Lucinda Williams, Jill Scott, and Grace Potter. Dave Shul ( guitar, vocals, co-writer) is a producer, songwriter, and a world-class guitar player. His 15 years touring internationally with Michael Franti and Spearhead, co writing the first 5 Spearhead records, this San Francisco native has played with prestigious artists, Dave Matthews, Jack Johnson, Billy Preston, and many more. Funk and Fusion roots, Rock, Pop, Reggae, Americana. Dave Shul’s musicality is brilliant, diverse and entertaining - he is the producer of Stefanie Keys’ 3rd
release “Open Road” available on CD Baby and iTunes. Dave Jess is a fourth generation native of San Francisco. DJ is a bass player who has worked with
several award-winning producers and many accomplished musicians and artists in the Bay Area for over 30 years. He has a sensibility and touch that make him a natural fit for Stefanie Keys’ music. Ronnie Smith is a drummer who was reared in the gospel singing churches of the East Bay of Northern California. With more than 25 years studying the great players he surrounds himself with (Billy “Shoes” Johnson, Will Kennedy, Gaylord Birch to name a few), Ronnie is a thorough musician, always focused on perfecting his art - arranging, singing, and crafting parts that are cohesive with the
music. His playing is versatile from R&B to Gospel, Blues & Pop. With a deep love of music he is a “front man” who shines brightly.
Raleigh Neal II is a keyboard player, composer, arranger and writer. His creativity and vision are clear and energetic. He has worked with many artists and talents from his D.C. roots and around the globe. His work is well known by everyone - from India Irie, to Paulette McWilliams, Pheobe Snow
and Rodger Daultry. His contributions to community as a mentor and teacher keep him grounded:
THE NEAL ROSTON BAND www.nealroston.com
Influenced by the late Beatles, early Elton John, David Bowie and John Coltrane amongst many others, the Neal Roston Band delivers inspired original tunes that demand to be heard repeatedly. Layers of harmony, interesting changes and catchy melodies over hard-driving grooves create an atmosphere of endless possibilities.
$5 adv $7 door