Lyrics: Shawn Jefferson
Music produced by Eastern Standard Time
|EASTERN STANDARD TIME, Washington DC's premier Ska-Jazz outfit, brings together top musicians from the Jazz and Ska scenes of the nation's capitol. The diverse musical backgrounds of the players--from Soul and Funk to Lounge and Exotica to Bop and Cool--make for a unique spin on a traditional Jamaican sound, appealing to everyone from the Ska massive to the Caribbean community to the Jazz enthusiast.|
Eastern Standard Time is a world-renowned act, with multiple tours of The United States, Canada, Europe and Russia to their credit. Their numerous recordings have brought them acclaim from as close as their own hometown--where they were dubbed "one of Washington's best bands" by the Washington Post-- to far flung areas of the globe such as Argentina, Indonesia, the Philippines, Russia, Slovenia and Venezuela, just to name a few.
Eastern Standard Time has been featured on TV specials such as MTV's "120 Minutes", on television talk shows and documentaries.
Eastern Standard Time is guaranteed to get your feet moving. Their unforgettable style and impeccable musicianship bring pleasure to the ears of all listeners. Their exciting live performances are an exceptional experience--not just a concert, but an event--proving that they can bring the house down, time and "Eastern Standard Time" again!
James McDonald: Drums, Lead & Backing Vocals
Lyrics: Aaron Evans, Constance
Music: Aaron Evans
all songs produced by Soul Element
|SOUL ELEMENT's main drive is to take its listeners to a point of no return, into the excruciatingly blissful realm of sound. This Washington, DC native band combines the influence of its home town's rock-hard, airtight Go-Go groove, with the precision timing and inexplicable space of 70's funk and disco, iced with a smooth layer of acid-jazz, and soaked in soul. Altogether, this tight-pocket-groove-monster's stage presence consists of the collective experience of eight musical innovators with backgrounds ranging from the roots of the brimstone and fire of the gospel church to the smoke filled lounges of the underground jazz scene. The mechanism known as SOUL ELEMENT has proven time and time again, its ability to make any crowd cry, shout, and most important of all, let loose and dance.|
I-Peace Unikue: Lead & Backing Vocals, Keyboards, Trumpet