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.

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


About Alex McClain

Writing is a gift of mine that I enjoy sharing with others. What I love more than writing is the actual story, finding others who share the same passion as I do and discoverin g a certain creative energy in others. This is what keeps me inspired. Finding these people and telling their stories. I'm a senior at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, fl. I'm a communications major with a concentration in print journalism. If you're interested in contacting me for any freelance work or you're interested in me writing about you for my blog email me at alexandra_mcclain1989@yahoo.com

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