DBST is an impassioned and energetic neo-soul band formed in Olympia, Washington with wild electronic leanings- yet they maintain the full interplay and instrumentation of a traditional band. Centered around the fluid yet commanding vocals of song-writer and front-man Sam Pohl, the band works to construct an encapsulating and textured aura of sound; seeking to connect and resonate with every listener in the audience. The band formed loosely in 2011, cutting their teeth in small clubs in their home town and released their first full length album, Kamaliens, in 2014. After many forms and iterations, the band truly discovered their voice in 2016, when they decided to bring their act to larger venues and wider audiences. The members of DBST come from varied musical backgrounds and disciplines, lending to a unique and often category defying sound, but their common ground is what really shines through- they want to make music that MOVES people.
Hoping to invoke emotions from within you and bring them forth into a bright white light, Mr. Feelgood & The Firm Believers use their truly unmistakable sound to create a catalyst that drives one to think about their life and the people in it in a fresh, golden perspective. The four-piece strongly believes that music can be used as a powerful tool to shape the way people view themselves and the world around them. Feelgood aspires to make people feel from their inner core to the tips of their fingers the same way they do while creating their music. So get off your seat, shake the burdens from your shoulders and start moving your feet, because this group knows how to make you feel good. Are you a Firm Believer?
The Gentlemen Amateurs are a live wire, 6 piece band with onstage energy to spare. They honed their craft in garages and basements across the east bay and have recently graced the stages of many Bay Area venues, including The Great American Music Hall, Bottom of the Hill, and The Starry Plough, with artists such as Eric McFadden, Angelo Moore and Katdelic.
The Gents retain an organic musical aesthetic and a dogged do-it-yourself work ethic, opting for sweat and grit over the smoke and mirrors of modern production. Their songs are bright and upbeat, with soul-inflected hooks, tight grooves, and snappy brass. They have the raw energy of rock, the sweetness of soul, and the sophistication of jazz, all drizzled over a bed of funk. Fronted by the disarmingly talented Sam Jackson, the Gents present a sound that is fresh, funky, and frayed around the edges.
In September 2016, they released their first full length album, entitled Get Up | Get Down.2