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Event Archive - MOSES MAYES, The HERMIT & ARCTIC: Moses Mayes, Hermit, ARCTIC

Fri. November 7th 2008 8pm @  The Media Club (No Minors) 8pm
$10 advance
Tickets at: imuproductions.com
Presented by: I.M.U. Productions
. Friday, Nov 7th I.M.U. presents MOSES MAYES w/ special guests The HERMIT & ARCTIC @ The Media Club, 695 Cambie . Doors 8pm

MOSES MAYES - Classic funk grooves, slick guitar riffs, punchy horn lines, old school keys and turntable cuts - this is Moses Mayes. A sound defined by the vision of three students of groove that encompasses elements of past and modern funk fusion, the music of Moses Mayes has been moving people on the dance floor and from their stereos across North America for nearly 10 years. Their performances have earned them a reputation as one of the best live acts in the scene, playing to festival and club audiences and leading the new funk fusion sound. Add 3 full length releases, a Western Canadian Music Award and thousands of CD sales and you have an accumulation of years of experience in orchestrating grooves and exploring sonic frontiers. "Second Ring", the third full-length album from Moses Mayes, features classic dance-funk grooves and signature jazz horns combined with guest vocals by Sherry St. Germain, Ariane Jean and PHATT al, each of whom adds their own flavour to the Moses sound. The result is a fresh new take on modern dance music with great songs that incorporate elements from the genres of funk fusion, jazz, house and pop.

The HERMIT is an award-winning 5-piece organic indie/pop/electronica band founded by drummer/songwriter/producer Hamish Thomson. Their indie debut "Flying Out Of Solitude" garnered multiple WCMA nominations which led to a record deal with Nettwerk Records, and the follow up, 2005's critically-acclaimed "Wonderment", featured guest vocals by Martina Sorbara, Allison Shevernoha, Shelley Campbell, C.R. Avery & Frazey Ford (Be Good Tanyas). The Hermit recently completed their third album "Turn Up (The Stereo)" with co-producer Krish Sharma (Rolling Stones, Perry Farrell). With a recent #1 video on Bravo's Top 30 Countdown and opening spots for Ivy and Apostles of Hustle, The Hermit is finally getting their due.

ARCTIC conjures up a rich live experience by recording live guitar loops and constructing each song before the audience. Layers of haunting melodies cascade on top of richly improvised arrangements, with intertwining vocals and guitar melded into a chilled and airy soundscape.

Moses Mayes

Moses Mayes is a seven-piece instrumental ensemble that has developed a reputation for their outrageous live shows, which combine classic jazz-funk fusion with the irresistibly modern edge of house. Groove-based and exceedingly high energy, this Winnipeg act has opened for James Brown. Influenced by ?70s groove gods such as Herbie Hancock and Tower... more info

Hermit

The Hermit Mixes ambient textures and layered rhythms to create a fresh new sound... In the words of Hamish Thomson, the inspiring and floating ambient tracks on "Flying Out of Solitude" are "mood music for people to daydream to and create their own visuals". The textured loops and deep melodies of The Hermit's debut album soar and pulse thei... more info

ARCTIC (Acoustic Looping POP)

ARCTIC began as a solo expedition from the North, but has expanded into a cross-Canadian adventure. The project emerged from frontman Marcus Martin's desire to never, ever be in another band again. After a childhood spent on the land in the isolated Northwest Territories of Canada, the guitarist travelled to the metropolis of Toronto and became ... more info
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