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The Brown Edition / Press

“Voted Best of Olympia two years in a row, it's easy to see why when you catch The Brown Edition in action... Hoots and hollers and serious booty shaking was how the crowd showed their appreciation for the all the soul, funk and good vibes the band dished out.”

"Soulpocalypse, a 12-track masterpiece... For me, track two, "Chicken Shack," was particularly fun to listen to, with a lot of grooviness and feeling. There were highs and lows of a myriad of instruments - layers of trumpet, sax, drums and melodic vocals, melding with bass lines and keyboards - that just kept coming. I found myself wondering what the next lick, lyric and song would sound like. "After satisfying my curiosity and giving the rest of the album a good listen, it was clear I, as a listener, was deliberately led down that path of curiosity, that each piece of the song was a teaser for the next."

“The band has been together just shy of a year and in that time they’ve become one of the most talked about bands in Olympia and their Wednesday night gigs at the Royal have become the hump day dance place to be.”

“Self-described as "all the soul, funk and jazz your ass can handle," the Brown Edition's music keeps listeners happy because it keeps them glued to the dance floor. Whether during their weekly set at the Royal or other gigs around town, the band gets people to move their feet.”

“ A groovy, smooth jam isn't always easy to come by. Even in Olympia - the land of bands - a funky base line can sometimes be as hard to find as a conservative blogger. But not any longer. Olympia band the Brown Edition has been pumping up the funk. Anchored by lead singer Miguel Pineda's talented vocals, this eclectic six-piece ensemble brings down the house with funk, soul and everything in between. The Brown Edition has been known to shell out 20-minute-long groove-infused masterpieces at the drop of a hat. The band draws a crowd, and as soon as that bass line starts popping the crowd starts hopping. They play every Wednesday night at the Royal Lounge. Go, join the party. Just don't forget your dancing shoes. - BC”