Come celebrate Mardi Gras with two great local bands!
With a distinctive take on New Orleans Funk, classic and contemporary Soul and Swing, Soul Purpose is a “smokin’ band whose joyous renditions of R&B, Soul and Swing will lift your heart, gathering the boisterous energy of a dancing crowd and channeling it into a melodic explosion.” (The Huguenot Herald.)
Recently named “Best Local Band” by the readers of Hudson Valley Magazine, Soul Purpose enthralls from the first note with powerhouse vocals, bold horns, lush keyboards, and blistering guitarwork with the rhythmic reference and underlying pulse for the band provided by expertly played bass and percussion.
Lead singer Sara Espinosa is joined by Dr. Lori Morris, alto and tenor saxophone, percussion, and vocals; Rich De Crosta, trumpet, flugelhorn, percussion and vocals; Cue Gerhards, guitar and vocals; Francis Ralston, bass and background vocals; Bill Beveridge, keyboards; and Phil Nestor, drums.
Brasskill is a lively 14-piece party brass band whose mission is to get your party out on dance floor. Bringing funky decibels to parties, festivals, parades and other merry gatherings in Hudson Valley and surrounding areas, Brasskill’s high-energy live performances feature driving percussion section, shiny, melodic horns, innovative band choreography, LED lights, and the finest thrift store sparkly attire that one can find. The band’s wide-ranging repertoire includes music from the New Orleans second line tradition, punk and pop covers, international grooves, as well as original compositions and arrangements.
Tickets $25 advance, $30 door