Soul Selects Presents Solid Bronze at Studio 17
Celebrating the release of their new record Mt. Fuji
HOPEWELL, NJ (January 20) – Soul Selects presents jazz-funk band Solid Bronze celebrating the release of their new vinyl LP Mt. Fuji at Studio 17, an art and music gallery at 17 Seminary Avenue in Hopewell, on Saturday, February 11, 2023.
Doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance on Eventbrite. Please go to https://soulselects.com/tours and click on the Eventbrite link.
Solid Bronze began as a recording project between Trenton natives Ian Everett (bass, songwriting) and George Miller (drums) and grew into a small ensemble playing its way through levels of funk, jazz, and psychedelia.
After releasing their acclaimed 2019 debut The Fruit Basket, Everett and Miller grew the live band to accommodate the full-bodied funk of the record. Known on stage as Solid Bronze with the Rhythm Band, the group now features Tommy Heutmaker on guitar, Mark Gallagher on baritone saxophone, Eric Johnson on keyboards and Nilah Montgomery on vocals. This lineup recorded Mt. Fuji in 2020. It was released by Soul Selects on cassette, CD, and digital formats in June 2022. The vinyl LP edition will have its official Soul Selects release on February 11, 2023, at the Studio 17 show.
On Mt. Fuji the band explores new horizons to find tasty rhythms outside of The Fruit Basket. While still focused on groove, Solid Bronze is closer to Weather Report than Funkadelic. The album’s rhythms are sometimes so deep in the pocket that it calls for the listener to reach around for them. The lyrical themes serve the song but also exist on their own and present a point on which to meditate. Mt. Fuji is the next step in Solid Bronze’s musical journey. Come along for the ride.
Soul Selects is a record label in Hopewell, NJ. Artists on the label include dub music collective Blanc du Blanc and Irish poet Paul Muldoon’s rock band Rogue Oliphant. For more information, please visit www.soulselects.com