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Gravity A / Bio

Michael Fouquier- Drums

Andrew Meehan-Keys

Danny Abel- Guitar

Devin Kerrigan- Bass

BEST FUNK ALBUM 2012 nominee of Offbeat's Best of the Beat Awards and BEST ELECTRONICA ACT 2010 nominee of the Big Easy Awards is emerging out of a city that is inundated with musical vibrations. Gravity A exhilarates New Orleans' rich musical tapestry with their fresh, dynamic energy and innovative sound. The quartet (established in 2004) is inspired by the soulful jazz expressions and second-line fusions of their hometown, yet still draws heavily upon the eclectic possibilities of electronic progressions. Gravity A has become the torchbearer for the city's late night soundtrack featuring the unmistakable sound of true New Orleans funk, tight drum n' bass breaks and intoxicating trance. The band's unique sound is highly dependent upon the musicians' passion for live instrumentation and improvisation, which often lends itself to a rambunctious adventure grooving through sunrise. As opposed to Newton's well-known gravity b, Gravity A has taken their name from the force responsible for the cohesion and semblance of all subatomic matter. At a Gravity A show in New Orleans or beyond, this force is intense and irrefutable. The dance floor is transformed into a frenzy as the polar vibrations of Gravity A's magnetic rhythms and far-reaching frequencies resonate amongst the bopping feet, shaking hips, and smiling faces.

Gravity A has performed live sets with:

Blackbyrd McKnight (P-Funk), Dr. Fameus (Allen Aucoin of the Disco Biscuits); Mike Dillon (Les Claypool's Frog Brigade); Big Sam; Johnny Vidacovich (Astral Project); Tim Sullivan; Kirk Joseph (Dirty Dozen); Big Sam; Khris Royal; Michael Skinkus; Jon Gross; Michael Burkart; Billy Iuso; Tim Green (local saxaphone legend).

Gravity A has opened for/ headlined after:

Dr. Fameus (Allen Aucoin of the Disco Biscuits), Break Science, Nadis Warriors, Bonobo (live band), Ooah, Orchard Lounge, Pnuma Trio, Signal Path, EOTO (members of String Cheese Incident), Lotus, Lyrics Born, Dubconscious, Girl Talk, Breakage (UK), Marcus Intalex (UK), Freaky Flow, Rebirth Brass Band, Mike Dillon's Go-Go Jungle; Groovesect, The Trio, Earphunk, Will Bernard Trio.

Members of Gravity A have appeared on stage with:

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey; Robert Walter (Greyboy All-stars); James Singleton (Astral Project); The Lee Boys; Leo Nocentelli, Fred Wesley; Allen Aucoin (Disco Biscuits), Russel Baptiste, Blackbyrd McKnight (PFunk), UPRISE, Reggie Scanlan (Radiators), Willy Green (Neville Bros.), The GK Duo; Groovesect; Brian Coogan, Earphunk, Big Freedia, Partners n Crime, Katy Red, Earphunk.

Venues on the road:

Alabama: Zydeco (Birmingham, AL); Base Camp (Birmingham, AL); Music Box (Mobile, AL); Soul Kitchen (Mobile, AL); Alley Bar (Montgomery, AL); Moe’s Bar (Tuscaloosa, AL); The Keg: Hangout Late nights (Orange Beach)

Arizona: Flagstaff Brewery (Flagstaff, AZ)

California: The Mint (LA); Boom Boom Room (SF); Moe's Alley (Santa Cruz); The New Parish (Oakland); Crazy Horse Saloon (Nevada City); Whiskey Dick's (S. Lake Tahoe); Rojo's (S. Lake Tahoe)

Colorado: Cervantes’ Otherside (Denver, CO); The Fox Theatre (Boulder, CO); Lazy Dog (Boulder, CO); The Summit (Durango, CO); Hodi's Half Note (Fort Collins, CO); Three20south (Breckenridge, CO); Fly Me to the Moon Saloon (Telluride, CO); The Barkley Ballroom (Frisco, CO).

Delaware: East End Cafe (Newark, DE)

Florida: Spirit of Swanee Music Park (Bear Creek/ Purple Hatter's Ball: Live Oak, FL); 1904 Music Hall (Jacksonville, FL); Dunedin Brewery (Dunedin, FL); Pandora's (Grayton Beach, FL); RocBar (Jacksonville Beach, FL); Blazzues (Pensecola, FL); The Engine Room (Tallahassee, FL).

Kansas: Jackpot Saloon (Lawrence, KS)

Georgia: New Earth Music Hall (Athens, GA)

Louisiana (outside New Orleans): Jefferson Street Pub (Lafayette, LA); Chelsea’s (Baton Rouge, LA); The Green Room (Covington, LA); Artmosphere (Lafayette, LA); Sadie's (Lafayette, LA); Luna (Lake Charles, LA); Chelsea's Cafe (Baton Rouge, LA)

Mississippi: Proud Larry's (Oxford, MS); Two Stick (Oxford, MS); Martin's (Jackson, MS); Dave's Dark Horse (Starkville, MS); Bennie's Boom Boom (Hattiesburg, MS); The Chimney’s (Gulfport, MS); Mezzo’s (Ocean Springs, MS)

Missouri: Plush (St. Louis, MO); Broadway Oyster Bar (St. Louis, MO); Record Bar (Kansas City, MO)

New Jersey: The Saint (Asbury Park, NJ)

New York: Brooklyn Bowl (NYC); Sullivan Hall (NYC); Bar 9(NYC); Spike Hill (NYC)

Nevada: Hard Rock Cafe (Vegas)

North Carolina: One Stop (Asheville, NC); The Garage at Biltmore (Asheville, NC); The Rocket Club (Asheville, NC); Emerald Lounge (Asheville, NC); The Blind Tiger (Greensboro, NC)

Pennsylvania: The Fire (Philadelphia, PA); The Khyber (Philadelphia, PA); The Warehouse Cafe (Pittsburgh, PA); The Shadow Lounge (Pittsburgh, PA)

South Carolina: Gottrocks (Greenville, SC); Reverb (Greenville, SC); The Daily Dose (Charleston, SC).

Tennessee: Hi Tone (Memphis, TN); Young Avenue Deli (Memphis, TN); Newby's (Memphis, TN); Cahootenany's (Johnson City, TN).

Vermont: Club Metronome (Burlington, VT); Nectar's (Burlington, VT).

Virginia: The Hot Spot (Waynesboro, VA), Cajun Experience (Leesburg, VA).

Festivals:

Camp Bisco 2013

Hangout Music Festival 2012

Bear Creek Music Festival 2009, 2011

Voodoo Music and Arts Festival 2007, 2008

Buku Project 2012, 2013

French Quarter Festival 2008, 2011

Aura Music Festival 2011

Big and Hearty Music Festival 2010

Trinumeral Music and Arts Festival 2009

Purple Hatter's Ball 2009, 2011, 2012

New Orleans Venues:

Tipitina's; House of Blues; The State Palace Theater; The Blue Nile; Hookah Cafe; The Howlin' Wolf; The Maple Leaf; Maison; Tulane University; Liuzza's by the Track; Handsome Willy's; The Shiloh; The Hi Ho Lounge; Banks St Bar; and finally the Dragon's Den (this venue has stood out as Gravity A's spiritual home).

General Info

Band Members
Michael Fouquier- Drums and Cymbals; Andrew Meehan- Keys and Sythns; Devin Kerrigan- Bass; Danny Abel- Guitar;
Artist Name
Gravity A
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/gravitya
Active Since
11/04
Genres
Electronica / Funk / Jazz

Contact Info

Location
New Orleans, LA
Manager
Reeves Price (Winter Circle Productions)