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Mr. Council, The Hempsteadys - Soul & Ska Saturday Spectacle!

Soulful singing, inspiring lyrics, dynamic interplay, and musical diversity are all ways that one could describe the sounds and messages of Mr. Council and his band. Mr. Council delivers original R&B with authentic groove and a rock edge. Tonight they're bringing a stacked lineup for that deep, soul drenched pocket.

Cuality Council - lead vocals
Elizabeth Lauren - backing vocals
Fred DiLeone - Fender Rhodes
Terrel Brown - Hammond B3 Organ
Mark Lyon - guitars
Brendan Wolfe - bass
Tavari Parker - drums
Michael Knobloch - percussion

Two terrific local bands that explore two branches of music designed to get you off your ass and dancing all night. The Hempsteady's deliver the goods in an old-school meets next-wave Ska style. Here's the skinny on them:

“The Hempsteadys [are] a high-energy, fun-centric performance unit whose through-the-roof stage act became an in-demand soundtrack for dozens of New London Saturday nights. Need a party? Find out where The Hempsteadys are playing. Problem solved.” - Rick Koster, The Day

“If you like old school ska, boy have we found a gem for you! The vocals are gritty and add just enough ‘punk essence ‘ to keep it from being reggae. The horns (and specifically the saxophone) are all incredible. If it’s one thing we thing we need more of in punk music these days, it’s more saxophone” - Dying Scene

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