"They'll make you move your body despite your best attempts to resist, because these guys put on one of the best live shows in Seattle. Frontman Gravy—who soulfully sings and saunters with surprising magnetism—heads an 11-piece group that delivers rock-solid funk with a Northwest quirkiness, performing both original material from Us Is What Time It Is, released this past spring, as well as Motown favorites and the inevitable freewheelin' jam sessions. The band sold the hell out of the Tractor for their May album-release party
"We love your Us Is What Time It Is" CD so much that we're going to feature it on the CD Baby front page for a day, and in our Editor's Picks section from now on...We're *really* picky about what we feature. We receive about 300 new albums a DAY, (over 300,000 total), and yours is one of the best we've ever heard."
"...this album is all you need for your summer 2009 soundtrack. Does it have the key ingredients Tight guitar? Check. Pockets as deep as tar pits? Check. Hot shot horn section? Check. Powerful, sliding around the groove, heartfelt soulful vocals with awesome background singers? Check. Mix in some psychedelic soul organ and you've got a recipe for a helluva good time with "Us Is What Time It Is." Eldridge Gravy and his small army of music makers play some funky soul in the style of Sly Stone, The Dap Kings, and Galactic. It's infectious, funky....rock solid funk: deep, hot, & dirty."
"... But live funk? Holy f**king George Clinton on a cracker. I hadn't seen people get down like that since Ratatat was in town. Eldridge Gravy & the Court Supreme had me doing dance moves I didn't know I was capable of. And the great thing about this kind of concert is the people around you immediately become your friends. I went to the show alone but it didn't matter—my new dance buddies and I got down just fine. Eldridge Gravy & the Court Supreme is a funk U.S.E., which is the biggest compliment I can give. I don't know how they stack funk-wise, but any band that has me doing abridged Electric Slides on the dance floor is f**king awesome. A cover of Kurtis Blow's "The Breaks" cemented the night."
“Ok, this band right here--it's a Force of Pure Funktivity. I give a lot of attention to the local hip hop scene here in Seattle, but let me be real for a second--the truth is, the best live act in this city might just be Eldridge Gravy and the Court Supreme. They're 100% funk & soul. It can take an act of god to get a crowd dancing in this town, and I haven't been to a Eldridge Gravy show where I haven't seen people shaking their thang. This 10-piece band is like a party on stage--wailing horn section, catchy bass lines, kick-ass backup singers, crazy costumes, and the crown jewel...Eldridge Gravy's make-it-look-easy, burning, yearing, soulful vocals. Unless you got a cast-iron ass, there's no stopping yourself from shaking your rump once the Gravy hits the stage.
"I haven’t been able to stop listening to the album, “Us Is What Time It Is”. In the sea of recent Deep Funk revival, it’s refreshing to hear a band bring more of the P-Funk & Sly Stone dance funk vibe back...No matter how you slice it, the Court Supreme have risen up to reign as Seattle’s premier funk outfit. And that’s all before you consider the soul and power of Eldridge...Do yourself a favor, go see these guys live, and pick up a CD in the meantime. You won’t regret it."