KEXP Presents: True Loves w/ The Witness, & Bakelite 78

Fri Sep 14 2018

9:00 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)

Tractor

5213 Ballard Avenue NW Seattle, WA 98107

Ages 21+

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The True Loves, an 8 piece instrumental Soul group out of Seattle, WA that got their start during the summer of 2015 when drummer, David McGraw, began organizing jam sessions with bassist Bryant Moore and guitarist Jimmy James. The group would organize at a venue, in most cases the infamous Seamonster Lounge, and improvise grooves and melodies on the spot for hours on end. The band performed (and still occasionally does) under the name “Horse & Tiger Presents” – from gig to gig the players rotated in and out until a solid lineup was reached. Guitarist Jimmy James met Grace Love, a heavy hitting vocalist with a deep and true feel and uncanny ability to improvise song lyrics on the spot. Songs started flowing and soon after the band was in the studio recording their debut album ‘Grace Love & the True Loves’. The album features such radio hits as ‘Fire’, ‘Nobody Sweeter’ and the classic ballad, ‘Mean to Me’ and was #19 on KEXP’s Top 100 Albums of 2015 list.

In January of 2017, the True Loves went back into the studio to record their debut instrumental album ‘Famous Last Words’ which was released in July of the same year. The album features high-energy bangers and mid tempo groovers that showcase what the band does best: unrelenting pocket and groove. To promote the album release, the band headlined a sold-out TimberFest featuring the vocal talents of Daptone Records Saun & Starr and Seattle’s very own Adra Boo of Fly Moon Royalty. Reeling from a recent sold-out headlining show at the Tractor Tavern, the True Loves are looking to get back into the studio and out on the road to new music fans nationally and internationally. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for what the band releases next and where you can next see the band live.

“When I’m on stage, I’m trying to do one thing: bring people joy. Just like church does. People don’t go to church to find trouble, they go there to lose it.” –James Brown, godfather of soul

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KEXP Presents: True Loves w/ The Witness, & Bakelite 78

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  • The True Loves

    The True Loves

    Retro-Soul

    Bringing together undeniable grooves and classic soul sounds, The True Loves are comprised of incredibly accomplished musicians who have touched the hearts and souls of music listeners and concert goers all over the PNW. The focus of the ensemble is clear: create modern Soul music that never loses sight of the originators yet remains steadfast in pursuit of that 'next fiery groove'. Get ready to fall in love all over again as The True Loves are proud to announce the debut of brand new material sure to get you on your feet and hit you in your soul.

  • The Witness

    The Witness

    Music

  • Bakelite 78

    Bakelite 78

    Rockabilly

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KEXP Presents: True Loves w/ The Witness, & Bakelite 78

Fri Sep 14 2018 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:00 PM)

Tractor Seattle WA
KEXP Presents: True Loves w/ The Witness, & Bakelite 78
  • Sorry, you missed this event.
  • Check out other similar events on TicketWeb.

Ages 21+

The True Loves, an 8 piece instrumental Soul group out of Seattle, WA that got their start during the summer of 2015 when drummer, David McGraw, began organizing jam sessions with bassist Bryant Moore and guitarist Jimmy James. The group would organize at a venue, in most cases the infamous Seamonster Lounge, and improvise grooves and melodies on the spot for hours on end. The band performed (and still occasionally does) under the name “Horse & Tiger Presents” – from gig to gig the players rotated in and out until a solid lineup was reached. Guitarist Jimmy James met Grace Love, a heavy hitting vocalist with a deep and true feel and uncanny ability to improvise song lyrics on the spot. Songs started flowing and soon after the band was in the studio recording their debut album ‘Grace Love & the True Loves’. The album features such radio hits as ‘Fire’, ‘Nobody Sweeter’ and the classic ballad, ‘Mean to Me’ and was #19 on KEXP’s Top 100 Albums of 2015 list.

In January of 2017, the True Loves went back into the studio to record their debut instrumental album ‘Famous Last Words’ which was released in July of the same year. The album features high-energy bangers and mid tempo groovers that showcase what the band does best: unrelenting pocket and groove. To promote the album release, the band headlined a sold-out TimberFest featuring the vocal talents of Daptone Records Saun & Starr and Seattle’s very own Adra Boo of Fly Moon Royalty. Reeling from a recent sold-out headlining show at the Tractor Tavern, the True Loves are looking to get back into the studio and out on the road to new music fans nationally and internationally. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for what the band releases next and where you can next see the band live.

“When I’m on stage, I’m trying to do one thing: bring people joy. Just like church does. People don’t go to church to find trouble, they go there to lose it.” –James Brown, godfather of soul