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Cagle & Nash / Press

"Cagle & Nash are my music Super Heros! They should wear capes and have a big G Clef on their chests. They should ride around in the BASSMOBILE fighting music company executives and half assed rappers. Yeh!"

“Cagle & Nash's freshman release Soul Complete listed as one of the Top 10 Contemporary Jazz Releases of 2011 by D. Oscar Groomes - O's Place Jazz Newsletter. Mentioned in the same company as Freddie Hubbard, Keith Jarrett, Jeff Lorber, John Lee Hooker and Grover Washington Jr.”

“If you are seeking an album to calm your mood in a Sinatra-style, then the sound that Greg Cagle and Richard M Nash have produced would be made for you. Dream My Life Away is beyond slick, providing the sound of a big band you would expect to hear in a plush restaurant somewhere tucked away in a smoky city. Greg Cagle possesses a rich sultry voice, especially in the seductive track If Only, perfect for a romantic dance with your partner. With trumpet, flugelhorn and alto sax played to perfection, this is a beautiful song which will make your heart melt at the crisp sound. The snappy jazz-style remains throughout the eleven track album and a word of warning should be given, for your fingers will become dangerously sore after all the finger-snapping, that you won’t be able to refrain from doing. Cagle and Nash are a great pair, able to pen some of the finest jazz songs you will ever come across. And if the music wasn’t enough, Greg’s voice is truly something remarkable. CB”

“Performance: 5 Sound: 3 O's Notes: Greg Cagle (g, vocals) and Rick Nash (t) lead the charge on these eleven new contemporary vocal tracks. The songs are all new but they have a retro 1970s soul feeling with a touch of doo-wop and good background harmony accented by brass accents with a solid bass line from Joe Miers. Robyn Springer joins Cagle singing lead vocals on "Anyway You Wanna Go" and provides strong harmony as a backup elsewhere. This is a solid session with meaningful lyrics and music that sticks to your ribs. It is a new taste an old formula that works well. This team based in Charlotte, NC is worth listening to.”

“The overall vibe of Loungevity fits in the jet-set philosophy of the classic Space Age Pop and Lounge acts from the '50s and '60s. There are the lush horn and string arrangements, topped with Cagle's smooth baritone and accented by tight female background vocals. But Cagle & Nash also add a bit of funk and bite to the mix, drawing influences from late '70s acts like STEELY DAN and CHICAGO. Loungevity begins with the upbeat and radio-friendly "Straight to L.A.," a perfect track to start any day. "Black Tie Affair" tells tales of the good life, spent behind the bar with a cocktail in one hand and a stack of money in the other. "If Only" and "Mmm Paradise" draw influences from the smooth bossa-nova vibe, while "A Little Bit of Attention" is a full-on funk jam. All-around, Cagle & Nash tackle each genre with masterful execution, both in terms of songwriting and arrangement. The playing is top-notch and the record exudes a certain class and sophistication.”

““Greg Cagle and Rick Nash lead the charge...This is a solid session with meaningful lyrics and music that sticks to your ribs...This team based in Charlotte, NC is worth listening to.” - D. Oscar Groomes - O’s Place Jazz - review of Soul Complete”

“The overall vibe of Loungevity fits in the jet-set philosophy of the classic Space Age Pop and Lounge acts from the ‘50s and ‘60s. There are the lush horn and string arrangements, topped with Cagle’s smooth baritone and accented by tight female background vocals. But Cagle & Nash also add a bit of funk and bite to the mix, drawing influences from late ‘70s acts like STEELY DAN and CHICAGO. Loungevity begins with the upbeat and radio-friendly “Straight to L.A.,” a perfect track to start any day. “Black Tie Affair” tells tales of the good life, spent behind the bar with a cocktail in one hand and a stack of money in the other. “If Only” and “Mmm Paradise” draw influences from the smooth bossa-nova vibe, while “A Little Bit of Attention” is a full-on funk jam. All-around, Cagle & Nash tackle each genre with masterful execution, both in terms of songwriting and arrangement. The playing is top-notch and the record exudes a certain class and sophistication.”

“Okay, here's the thing. I was told by a well known author that I had 3 seconds to grab the readers attention. How fast can you read?? GO GET THIS CD!! Let me set the scene for you. I was sitting in my kitchen where I keep a CD player, (there's one in every room) I popped in Soul Complete and my mood instantly changed. I wanted to go and light my oil burner and dim the lights while I listened with hopeful ears. But I waited just in case I was jumping the gun.”

“FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Cagle & Nash release Soul Complete (Churchill-Nash Records ©2009, Classic Soul/R&B) “Every now and then you find a CD that has everything – Soul Complete by Cagle and Nash falls into that elite category...Soul Complete has a freshness and excitement about it that makes you look forward to each new track.” - John Holden (Pavlov Dee) 2CCR FM 90.5, Sydney, Australia Few contemporary bands can claim to have been making music together since the 1960s. But what is even rarer perhaps are musicians with a career spanning four decades that are just now releasing their debut album. Such is the case for the North Carolina based duo Cagle and Nash. After first joining forces in the late ‘60s at the age of 15 - a time when Motown and R&B ruled the airwaves - the two have teamed up once again for their first full-length album Soul Complete.”

“Even before the launch of their initial album, Cagle & Nash has become an Indie sensation.”

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