Melvin Seals & JGB

Melvin Seals & JGB

FiKus

Sat, March 8, 2014

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Capitol Theatre

Port Chester, NY

ADVANCE: $35 / $25 / $20 DAY OF SHOW: $35 / $30 / $30

This event is 18 and over

This event will have a general admission standing room only floor and a reserved seated Loge and Balcony. Reserved Loge and Balcony tickets will NOT have access to the general admission floor.

Melvin Seals & JGB
Melvin Seals & JGB
Melvin Seals has been a powerful presence in the music industry for over 30 years with a long-established reputation as a performer, recording artist and producer. Melvin is most revered for his powerful, high-spirited, Hammond B-3 organ, and keyboards in the Jerry Garcia Band. Melvin spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define what has now become "Jam Band Music". From blues to funk to rock to jazz, Melvin Seals serves up a tasty mix with a little R&B and gospel thrown in to spice things up.
Melvin and JGB bring an intuitive, expressive style, soul, spontaneity and remarkable chops to the table. With acoustic and electric ingredients and unique combinations of Dave Hebert's guitar and vocals, John Paul McLean's savory bass, Pete Lavezzoli’s hearty drums and, of course, a heapin' helpin' of the wizard's magic on Hammond B-3 Organ and keyboards. Along with Shirley Starks and Cheryl Rucker on back-up vocals, the result is a most satisfying blend of natural organic grooves that challenges genre boundaries. Their chemistry is the focus from which they create a spontaneous and high art where the sky is the limit musically. They offer an exciting, often psychedelic musical journey that changes nightly and keeps the audience dancing and smiling (and some staring in amazement) for hours.
Adding his rock-gospel-soul-rhythm and blues touch with his funky style of playing, no wonder Jerry nicknamed him "Master of the Universe". Melvin continues to treat music lovers to his unique brand of melodic flavor with JGB. Come see and hear for yourself!
JGB Band is:
Melvin Seals - Hammond B3 and Leslies, Roland RD700 Keyboard, vocals
Dave Hebert - Gibson SG electric guitar, lead vocals
John Paul McLean - Bass
Pete Lavezzoli - Drums
Shirley Starks and Cheryl Rucker - backing vocals
FiKus
FiKus
FiKus combines progressive melodies with infectious grooves, electronic beats, and edgy vocals. They craft songs which invoke rock, funk, soul, dance, and jazz, all the while holding onto a recognizable sound of their own. While no two live shows are the same, you can always count on tight jams, anthemic choruses, a high energy dance floor and top notch light production. Still a young band, their songwriting skills and catalogue depth provide fans access to a universe of music which is both mature sounding and fresh.

With two self released EP’s under their belt (Mover Shaker, Plus+), FiKus is planning the release of their debut full length album for spring of 2014.
Venue Information:
The Capitol Theatre
149 Westchester Avenue
Port Chester, NY, 10573
http://thecapitoltheatre.com/