The Get Right Band w/ Opal Strings LIVE @ Ambrose West 8-24-2018
THE GET RIGHT BAND is “hip-shaking, earthquaking pure funk fun” (The Alternate Root). They are one of Relix Magazine’s “On The Verge” picks, Home Grown Music Network’s 2015 “Best New Band of the Year,” and were voted “Best Progressive Band” in Western North Carolina by Mountain Xpress readers.
The band is built on the musical brotherhood that guitarist/vocalist Silas Durocher and bassist Jesse Gentry have formed playing music together since middle school. Durocher, who is a trained composer and has been commissioned to write for symphonies and chamber groups, possesses guitar chops that can soothe or rage and a charismatic swagger as a frontman and a singer. “Durocher has an impressive range and rich clarity to his vocals—think a more soulful Dan Auerbach” (Connect Savannah). Gentry’s virtuosic bass playing “catapults from elastic to nasty” (The Mountain Xpress). With the addition of Jian-Claude Mears, a drummer with “precision, passion, and an inescapable momentum” (Live For Live Music), the group’s sound has become an unstoppable force.
For this show, The Get Right Band will join forces with Opal Strings–Mariya Potapova, Kara Poorbaugh, and Franklin Keel. When the two groups come together the instrumentation is violin, viola, cello, guitar, bass, drums, and vocals–and the sound is unique and compelling.
These are raw, personal songs performed with passion and honesty. The Get Right Band brings a danceable groove to the material and the emotive strings bring a sweetness and a depth–and then sometimes they switch roles.