Neck of the Woods Presents
THE REVIVERS, The Champions INC, Burnt.
406 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA, 94118
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
The new album, "Soul Clap", was released Jump Up! Records in 2012. It's also available on iTunes, as well as all Inciters shows.
One of the West Coast's finest Northern Soul bands – THE INCITERS! An overpowering 11-piece dance floor soul band that has brought the house down from LA to Chicago and all across Europe, releasing 3 albums to date on Grover/Elmo Records in Germany and " DOING FINE" which was recorded in Chicago and released by JUMP UP in 2000. The band's newest album, "Soul Clap" on JUMP UP was released February 2012.
THE INCITERS play Northern Soul music, a genre that originated in the north of England in the 1960s, taking inspiration from America's Stax and Motown greats like the Temptations, Stevie Wonder and the Supremes.
Northern Soul takes the Motown/Stax ethic but adds a stronger back-beat with more adventurous production, and THE INCITERS continue this tradition in grand style on their new 11 track album SOUL CLAP. With 11 members wielding drums, bass, guitars, a full horn section, and three strong female vocalists, THE INCITERS have no problem filling a room with the powerful sound of soul. The four vocalists — Betsy Jane Kniffin, Andrea Button, Aimee Gruber, and Jessica White Cloud — lead the band through finely crafted original songs as well as traditional soul music that will get you out of your seat and start to dance. Their choreography has an improvisational character to it as each of the singers cues off the moves of the others. THE INCITERS first formed back in 1995 and had a successful 10-year run before breaking up in 2005 – leaving behind a massive following in Europe that demanded their return year after year. In 2009, they got their wish as original member / bandleader Rick Kendrick went to work putting the band back together. THE INCITERS re-formed with some new, younger faces and picked up right where they left off. Right after the group reformed, they embarked on another successful European tour, released a teaser 7" single on Scorcha in Germany, and then got to work to record their comeback album for 2012 – SOUL CLAP!
The Revivers are a collection of veteran musicians from the southern California Ska/Reggae scene featuring members of The Debonaires & The Skeletones. Their dedication to “reviving” the sounds of early Jamaican Reggae from the late 60’s and early 70’s can be heard in their authentic renditions of classic hits and obscure rarities. Regrouping in 2009, they have already shared the stage with such Reggae legends as Michael Rose, The Mighty Diamonds, Ska pioneer Eric “Monty” Morris, as well as contemporary favorites Hepcat, and The Aggrolites. They were recently given the honor of being the backing band for The Wailing Souls, Ras Michael, and Angelo Moore of Fishbone. With an EP release for Fall 2010, followed by a west coast tour, they are an exciting new force in the Reggae/Ska scene not to be missed!
The Champions INC
Our goal: to create music that could be spun along side our favorite reggae and soul songs from the sixties without missing a beat.
Come on out and Dance!
These days Burnt is performing as a 3-piece rock-steady reggae group. This current line-up, after 6 years of tours up and down the West Coast (from TJ to Victoria BC), has refined the sound down to raw throat, bassheavy soul, and a heartbeat groove for your dancing pleasure.