Stirring up a mix of classic modern pop and rock tunes into a tight Neo Vintage party soundtrack— Lolo Gervais takes tunes of one style and then recreates them into roaring 20's, swinging 30's, New Orleans funky boogaloo style, swanky 50's & 60's, classic early Motown & beyond. Everything is fair game as they bend musical genres into a tightly arranged and slightly demented musical buffet. Vocalist Lorraine Gervais belts out over the backdrop of a mean ragtime/boogaloo/funky stride piano, standup bass, horn riffs, gypsy guitar & slammin drumbeats — creating a great party wherever they end up. From clubs & party events and festivals in the Sierra Foothills, San Francisco, Sacramento or on out to the Western reaches of Colorado and beyond, the band is a one of kind powerhouse of musicianship, wit and energy.
Think Michael Jackson meets Louis Armstrong, the Clash as a jazzed up sing-along groove, Daft Punk, Sting and Paula Abdul running headlong into a funky old school swing. Classic disco as soulful gospel, or Pharrel Williams, Huey Lewis and Train getting all dressed up with a touch of old school Jackson 5 or African Highlife grooves laid over the top. Whether you’re snapping your fingers or doing an outright shimmy right down to the beat, jazz and pop grooves are intertwined like a mad rhythm ride down a party track you want to go to.
Lolo Gervais began in 2015 after Lorraine Gervais & Jacob Aginsky, as kindred musical spirits who've separately worked alongside the likes of Zap Mama, Mavis Staples, Pink, Chris Isaak, Etta James, Taj Mahal, Charlie Hunter & Pete Escovedo, realized they both loved taking modern tunes and antiquing them into a vintage jazzy 20's thru 60's vibe. With Jacob’s arranging skills, new becomes old and yet new again— from Pop to Prohibition Era and back around to Mad Men swank and soul, and the band goes off into musical territories few others dare. Voted Best Local Performing Artist for 2015, Lolo and & the boys are very excited to officially release 3 new Cd’s this summer!
Categories: Music , All Shows
This event has general admission seating.