February 1 2010
You know what happens when you stay up all night looking for new music? You discover something really special, and that special is Atlanta's Soulphonics and Ruby Velle. While I was writing the previous post on The Constellations, I saw this intriguing name of The Soulphonics and Ruby Velle on the list of people The Constellations follows on twitter (told you I'm a music geek). Don't ask me why I stopped to check them out, I just did. Tell you what, I'm very glad I did stop and checked them out. What I heard was something fantastic, and soulful. Let's put it this way: they put the 'fun' back in funk.
The Soulphonics and Ruby Velle have been around the Atlanta music scene since early 2008, and recently have played with fellow Atliens, The Constellations. The singer name is Ruby Velle and she is backed by a solid lineup, including a three piece horn section (trumpet, baritone sax, tenor sax) and rhythm section (B3 organ, electric guitar, bass and drums). They will be dropping their single "Feet On The Ground" on February 23rd on Element Records. You can check out the song below in their mp3 player (the other song is pretty damn good too). If you are going to be in Atlanta on March 6th, you can catch them playing along with legend Lee Fields at The Earl (great venue by the way). I would love for them to play show with Milwaukee's Kings Go Forth (promoters/bookers make it happen)!