Secret Sessions Boston Presents:
Akashic Record, The Nth Power ft. Nigel Hall (with special guests!)
69 Kilmarnock Street
Boston, MA, 02215
Doors 8:00 PM (event ends at 1:00 AM)
This event is 21 and over
Akashic Record is Boston's premier funk machine. The concept and sound is inspired by the Hammond organ driven grooves of the soul jazz and funk outfits of the 60's and 70's. Playing consistently in the Northeast over the last 7 years, their floor shakin' live show continues to thrill capacity crowds night after night.
Akashic Record is lead by organist Beau Sasser (Melvin Sparks Band) and trombonist Brian Thomas (John Brown's Body, Lettuce, Soulive) and has been blessed to have welcomed a rotating cast of members including Johnny Trama, Timo Shanko, Louis Cato, Darby Wolf, Jeff Lockhart, and Ken Clark. Morphing into a quintet lineup in 2004, the group solidified with Tom Arey on drums, Mike Tucker on tenor sax and Jason Yost on guitar. This line-up recorded their debut release "New Days Ahead" and began to spread to funk throughout the Northeast.
The current line-up of Brian Thomas on trombone, Jared Sims on baritone sax, Beau Sasser on organ, Steve Fell on guitar, and Peter MacLean on drums recorded and released AR's most recent effort "Theosophy" in October of 2010.
Akashic Record has gone on to share the bill with legends Steely Dan, Michael MacDonald, Chicago, Earth, Wind and Fire, and Soulive. Special guests have included Darryl McDaniels (Run DMC), Melvin Sparks, The JGB, Tom Sholz (Boston), NEPHROK!, Sam Kininger (Soulive), Ryan Zoidis (Lettuce), Alan Evans (Soulive), Jarrett Cordes (PM Dawn), John Ellis (Charlie Hunter Trio), Gordon Beedle (Jimmy Smith) and Fareed Haque (Garaj Mahal).
The Nth Power
A panel of expert musicologists recently formulated an intricate mathematical equation in order to define the phenomenon that a new super-group based out of New Orleans has been creating:
Nikki Glaspie + Nigel Hall+ Nick Cassarino + Nate Edgar = The Nth Power
Drums Keys Guitar Bass
Seeing the newest, hottest musical project known as The Nth Power perform live is going to change your life. They will inspire you to dance, groove, make love, or just stand there with goose bumps. It is extremely challenging to define exactly what single type of music that The Nth Power represents and what musical genre they should be classified in. They will grab your attention and your imagination, taking you on a euphoric space cruise that visits the planets known as Funk, Psychedelic Rock, Jazz, Neo-Soul, World-Beat and R&B.
Very few bands currently pack as much punch in a four-piece, all-analog ensemble as The Nth Power. Here is their recipe: Start with Nikki Glaspie’s deep pocket, remarkable chops, incredible feel and sexy vocals. Next, mix in Nigel Hall’s energetic and soulful vocals and his innate ability to shred any keyboard-based instrument. Then add Nick Cassarino’s fluent rhythm guitar vocabulary, infatuating solos and magnetic vocals with Nate Edgar’s miraculous ability of holding down the deepest bass lines while simultaneously treating his listeners to wicked melodic fills.
The four N’s (Nikki/Nigel/Nick/Nate) all unanimously claim that they would rather play music together than do anything else in the world right now. When all the N’s find themselves together in the same room with their instruments in their hands, an overwhelming wave of love, passion, excitement, and creativity fills the air. To be a part of this vibe is a unique transformational and inspirational opportunity.
Each member of The Nth Power currently plays in a multitude of other professional music endeavors including Dumpstaphunk, Warren Haynes, Lettuce and John Brown’s Body, Big Daddy Kane and Jennifer Hartswick, to name a few. However, the magnitude of positive responses and encouragement that have followed The Nth Power’s recent debut performances is incomparable and insurmountable to any other music project they have ever been in. They are completely prepared to take this new project to the highest level of musical achievement and accomplishment possible!
The Nth Power is currently finishing their first self-released, full-length album titled, Abundance. They will be touring North America this spring, summer and fall in support of the album. For booking, press and sponsorship inquiries, please contact Andy Shapiro at 801.403.1359 / firstname.lastname@example.org