The New Mastersounds

The New Mastersounds are a four-piece band based in Leeds, England, whose modern take on vintage soul-jazz, funk and rock draws influences from Jimmies McGriff, Smith, and Hendrix, as well as their most closely-associated mentors, The Meters. Try to imagine Grant Green and Lou Donaldson having a fight in a Hammond Organ shop while James Brown holds the coats, and you have some idea of what to expect from this band.

Their first single, One Note Brown, was released on Blow It Hard Records in 2000 and was passionately championed by acclaimed Northern Soul and funk DJ Keb Darge. To date, the band has released four studio records: 102%, This Is What We Do, Be Yourself, Keb Darge Presents… as well as The New Mastersounds Re::Mixed, and Live At La Cova. Also of note: their single, “Your Love Is Mine” featuring Corinne Bailey Rae, was used in the 2007 Warner Brothers movie Feast of Love.

Having toured throughout Europe, Japan and the USA, the NMS have earned global recognition as a key band in the ‘New Funk’ scene. But purists beware: their unique blend of funk, rock, soul and dance music is hard to sum up and doesn’t fit neatly into any one genre.

Headed soon to a city near you, The New Mastersounds deliver gritty grooves and deep rhythms in clubs, theater venues and festivals alike. Their live shows will get you up dancing and hold you there intoxicated by the funk until last call- when you’ll stagger home, sweaty and exhausted, on a wave of euphoria.

Led by guitarist and producer Eddie Roberts, The New Mastersounds feature Joe Tatton on Hammond, Pete Shand on bass and Simon Allen on drums.

Liebermonster

Half-man, half monster? Perhaps, but we're not talking about any senators from Connecticut. Liebermonster, a dynamic project featuring the funky, creative work of five Front Range musicians, will have you growling for more. Liebermonster's sound fuses irresistible funk grooves with influences from rock, Latin, jazz and electronica. You might even catch the occasional Yiddish folk or video game lick, carried over from Liebermonster's diverse backgrounds. Saxophone player Brandon Barski fronts the band with cleverly crafted melodies and harmonies. Guitarist Shane Lieberman (the man behind the monster) wails, adding often unexpected layers to the sound. Eric Bloom (keys), Carey Joliffe (bass), and Jim Copeland (drums) lock it in to form Liebermonster's tight, hard-driving rhythm section. Since opening for acclaimed funk group Soulive in May 2009, Liebermonster has brought raving audiences in Colorado to their feet.

Shane Lieberman (Guitar and Vocals)

Shane has been playing guitar, writing music and performing for over 15 years. He has toured the country with various bands and taken part in many recordings. Shane brought Liebermonster together in late 2008 and early 2009 to focus on original composition, musicianship, recording and making noise.

Brandon Barski (Saxophone and Vocals)

A veteran sax player of nearly 17 years, Brandon holds a B.A. in Music from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA. He has studied classical and jazz theory, composition, jazz performance, vocal performance, participated in numerous performing groups, and lent his talents to several albums. He is currently pursuing a career in video game music composition, and hopes to one day be well known as both a composer and session musician.

Carey Joliffe (Bassist)
Originally from New York, Carey has traveled the across the US, Europe and Asia with his bass in tow absorbing musical influences wherever he's gone. For the past 23 years music has taken him on a journey from Rock to Jazz to Funk to Bluegrass to Hawaiian to Reggae to Irish Trad to Electronica to Avant Garde Noise. Carey sights the Freemasons, Warner Brother's cartoons and beer as his biggest musical influences.


Eric Bloom (Keys)

Eric has taken a long musical path to Liebermonster that exposed him to everything from classical to jazz to Bossa Nova to Yiddish folk music. For now, funk is where the heart is, and Eric has found a good home with Liebermonster. Originally from Boston, Eric can be found dangling from a rope two hundred feet up a canyon when not jamming with these guys.

Jim Copeland (Drums)

Jim has been playing drums for over 20 years. He has immersed himself in many genres including jazz, funk, fusion, rock, reggae, blues, Latin and pop.

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The New Mastersounds w/ Liebermonster

Friday, August 23 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom

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