Durand Jones & the Indications
Southern Soul Spinners, Doug DeLuca
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
This event is all ages
Durand Jones & the Indications
“My grandma always heard me singing at home, and she said, ‘I’m gonna put your ass in the youth choir,’” remembers Durand Jones. “I was reluctant. But one day the organist could hear me in the choir, and said ‘boy I’m gonna give you a song.’ So I sang the song… the whole church just flipped out. People were running and jumping and afterwards they were giving me money and stuff. Man it was really cool. That’s when the realization came that maybe I could make something of this.”
In the fall of 2012, Durand Jones left small-town Louisiana for the foot-hills of Indiana. Alto saxophone in tote he enrolled in the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. “Being a singer was never part of the plan,” Jones admits. But soon enough Jones found his way in front of a rowdy rock-n-roll band belting out a rambunctious rendition of “Dock Of The Bay,” to a basement full drunken undergrads. That rowdy band unfolded into the Indications – comprised of drummer, Aaron Frazer, guitarist Blake Rhein, bassman Kyle Houpt, and organist Justin Hubler.
Inspired by a handful of dusty and obscure 45s baring names like the Ethics, the Brothers of Soul, and the Icemen, the Indications set out to make a record steeped in heavy drums, blown-out vocals, and deep grooves. Gathered around a Tascam 4-track cassette recorder and a case of Miller High-Life, the group spent their Sunday evenings recording into the early hours of the morning.
Their fiery single, “Smile” caught the ear of regional record-man Terry Cole of Colemine records, who swiftly pressed up a batch of 45s. Initially a sensation among record collectors, Durand Jones & The Indications began to receive recognition from music fans of all kinds.
“When Durand Jones & The Indications debut album was released, we had no idea what the world would think,” explains Terry Cole owner of Colemine Records. "After all, the record, albeit finely crafted, was conceived in a dingy Indiana basement on a shoestring budget of 452 dollars and 11 cents (we kept receipts). They didn't have ‘buzz.' They didn't have a following. They didn't have the measured flash of more polished operations. But as the final mixes spun off of the master reel, we knew what they did have was one remarkable soul record. To our delight, the record was a smash and their no-frills LP continues to fly off the shelves."
“Easily one of the best deep soul albums we've heard in years.” – DUSTY GROOVE
“… soul music that's so much of the old school that it might as well drive a car with fins.” - MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
"The album is beautifully produced...Jones absolutely dominates the songs with his powerful, soulful and ever-evolving voice.” - SPILL MAGAZINE
Southern Soul Spinners
The Southern Soul Spinners is a group of record collectors that have been putting on tip top shows in the greater Los Angels area for the last 7 years that feature a unique blend of all kinds of SOUL music. Sweet soul, lowrider soul, oldies, mid-tempo soul, Northern soul....call it what you want; if its soulful the Southern Soul Spinners crew play it. Strictly vinyl records is what they play. They have opened up for such soul acts as Archie Bell and the Drells, Motown Legend Brenda Holloway, Joe Bataan, Mike and the Censations, The Younghearts and more! The Southern Soul Spinners are Ruben Molina, Soulera 5150, and Joshua Whittemore. They each bring their own flavor but always keep the dance floor moving.
Doug DeLuca is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist living in Los Angeles, CA. Born and raised on the East Coast, DeLuca grew up steeped in music. Yet in 2010, with a business degree from the University of Vermont, his dreams of a creative life were nowhere in sight; held back by insecurity, self-comparison, and a fear of failure. His own career on hold, DeLuca wound up supporting other musicians as a member of the industry, joining the marketing team at VEVO in 2013. After spending a year seeing artists come through the office, he finally mustered up the courage to give it a go himself, and quit his job. He moved to Los Angeles in 2015 to pursue a music career full time.
In 2016, he met producer Louis Bartolini, and the two instantly clicked. Album standout “Good Feeling” was written in one night. The sound they developed as a result of that track, is textured by big backing harmonies, raw instrumental riffs, and an intentionally imperfect live feel - capturing rhythmic elements of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s soul music.
His first single “Hit Your Mark” was released on September 1, 2017. The video premiered on Grimy Goods and was covered by Buzzbands. Grimy Goods named him an artist to watch in 2018. His follow up single "Gimme Love" was released in January 2018, including sounds by bassist Nate Light (JR Rotem), vocalist VIAA (Anderson Paak, Willow Smith), and guitarist Karl Kerefoot (Lord Huron).
His debut EP, "Hit Your Mark", will be released in April 2018.