If anyone knows me, they know I have a taste for a wide variety of music. I pretty much listen to a little bit of everything. Granted there are some genres I listen to more than others, but in the end, good music is good music. As part of a recent internship I received with EU Jacksonville, I forwarded an email to check out a band by the name of JC Brooks and the UpTown Sound.
I had never heard of them before, but apparently they’re coming to my city (Jacksonville, Fla.) in May to do a performance at Jack Rabbits. So I decided before I made a decision to cover this event, I’d do a little research. Pulled up a few tracks on YouTube, visited their website and blog (on WordPress btw!) and turns out these guys have a pretty interesting sound.
If I could describe their sound, I’d say it was a mix of funk, R&B, and soul. On their website they’re labeled as “post-punk” soul. I get a very old school vibe from them, but it’s still relevant and fun for today’s time. Listening to them makes me think about the 60’s and 70’s funk and R&B era of music. Watching a few of their videos gave me the same impression visually. Any who I figured I’d pass this along to others who might be interested in their sound.
Check out their blog on WordPress to hear a few sample tracks and get some background on the band who is currently on tour. JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound on WordPress
Also check out their official website: JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound offical website