Tremont Music Hall

Lee Fields & The Expressions

LUNCHBOX RECORDS' 7th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!!!

Lee Fields & The Expressions

The O-Getters, Yardwork

Fri, December 7, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$13.00 - $15.00

This event is all ages

$3 underage surcharge for those under 21

Lee Fields & The Expressions
Lee Fields & The Expressions
After his rediscovery in the mid 90s, his faithful have featured him on a slew on singles, a full-length on Desco Records entitled "Let's Get It On', a full-length on Soul Fire entitled "Problems", and on Sharon Jones's critically acclaimed album, "Naturally". Most recently, he has featured on a number of tracks by French house producer, Martin Solveig. Suprisingly, many of of those songs have become top ten hits for Solveig and have turned Lee Fields into a bonafide celebrity in France and other parts of Europe. Yet, outside of a rabid cult following, his story remained untold in America.

When Truth & Soul rose from Soul Fire's ashes in 2004, the first mission of label owners/producers Jeff Silverman and Leon Michels, was to record a sweet soul record that would be modeled after the near perfect formula that bands like The Moments, The Delfonics, and The Stylistics had created. But with a decidedly modern bent. The two producer/songwriters were perfect for the job, having dedicated their talents to the likes of Adele, Iggy Pop, Amy Winehouse alongside Just Blaze, Ghostface Killah and Jay Z

Turning their attention to Lee Fields, the duo wanted an album full of music that was both tough as nails and sweet as honey. They wanted ballads laced with lush strings and smooth vocal harmonies layered over a hard-hitting rhythm section. Michels and Silverman enlisted the service of a the group of New York studio musicians that have provided the back drop for records by The Dap Kings, Amy Winehouse, Bronx River Parkway, El Michels Affair and TV on The Radio. Those musicians include Leon Michels, Homer Steinweiss, Quincy Bright, Nick Movshon, Thomas Brenneck, Toby Pazner, Aaron Johnson, Dave Guy, Michael Leonhart, and members of legendary doo-wop group, The Del-Larks.

Four years later and Lee Fields & The Expressions have successfully created a unique and personal sound that can hold court with the bands they set out to emulate. However, what they've created in the process goes beyond just a carbon copy of a sweet soul music from the 60's and early 70's. The formula has remained the same but the style has been adapted for the ears of youngsters whose experiences with soul began with Amy, not Al, Otis and Marvin. Thirty years of retrospection has colored this cross-generational melding of the minds. It sounds odd on paper, but the results are classic: hip hop-reared record collectors come full circle to produce an album of beautiful soul music with one of the progenitors who made it all possible.
The O-Getters
The O-Getters
Jumping head first into the Stax Record collection with reckless abandonment.

We started this band with one idea: Play the great R&B and Soul tunes that we love and let the people have fun. It started just as an idea between two friends who were tired of playing ear bleeding punk rock and wanted to play music with fervor and musicality. Once we had the idea, we needed a name. It didn't take us long to come up with the O-Getters ( If you need to ask, you probably won't g
et it). Once we had the name we needed the musicians. We found some musicians from some of the best bands in Charlotte and started jamming night and day. With a core group of five dedicated musicians, we started gigging in the Charlotte metro area and continue to bring authentic Soul music to the masses.
Yardwork
Yardwork