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Sounds Like: Derek Trucks, soul-live, Funky Meters, Jimmy Smith, Me'Shell Ndegeocello
Label: Slapping Cat / Curve of the Earth
Manager: Richard Briganza & Martin Avery: Crack Management
Bio: Bees Deluxe is a full-tilt, acid blues/funk/rock collective comprised of Boston-based musicians. Their unique repertoire includes over three sets of floorboard-stomping originals and 60s, 70s, and 80s covers from Little Feat, The Meters, Billie Holiday, Derek Trucks, Donny Hathaway, Amy Winehouse...See Full Bio
“Bees Deluxe have released another funky, bluesy, jazzy CDs. Trouble In Paradise is another offering of fun stuff from this outfit. The Bees Deluxe’s usual band leader, guitarist Conrad Warre, provides plenty of funky licks and cool phrasing. Keyboardist Jon Gamble keeps the organ and piano percolating with swirling chords and tasteful touches. Bassist Joe McEachern plays a smooth, solid low end. Drummer Patrick Sanders lays down all sorts of clever beats and snappy smacks. Opening number “That’s What I’m Living For” lurches forward with a purposeful funk drive. Bass and drums knock it forward with swift, funky persistence. Gamble presses out of his keys all sorts of organ swirls, smoky, rocking, jumping on the groove with a confident stride. Warre’s guitar jumps in with abundant riffing and mean phrasing. This number leaps forward like a rattlesnake jumping out of its coil. . . . . .”