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World beat may be a minor influence on Sweet HayaH’s sound, but its subtle undercurrent can definitely be discerned. With a mish-mash of Rock, Soul, Blues and World music.
As far as their penchant for the international, they not only sing songs in English, but in French and in Spanish as well—not to mention the second half of their name, HayaH, which is Arabic for “life.” But where their worldliness really reveals itself is in the stripped down, bare-bones, acoustic versions of the songs. (They have been known to play electric and acoustic sets).
The rhythms have a slight Latin and African bent to them. Meanwhile, the vocals evince a poetic timing and intonation that tie in smoothly with the music. This isn’t to say that Sweet HayaH aren’t a Rock/Soul band. They are. Lead vocalist Nehal Abuelata combines the soul of Aretha Franklin and the heart-on-the-sleeve cries of Janis Joplin.
The San Jose-based band is composed of Nehal Abuelata (lead vocals/keyboard), Devin Moreno (guitar/backup vocals), Josh Gardner (drums/backup vocals), and Aaron Marquez (bass/backup vocals).
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*THE JRO PROJECT*
The JRo Project is a family of musicians that prides itself in its
ability to move hearts and minds. The ingredients of a night with The
JRo Project include body moving grooves, conscientious lyrics, and a
performance from our hearts to yours.
In 2011, JRo gave birth to the The JRo Project, recording the debut album "New Skin" with amazing musicians in Boston, Massachusetts. In September 2011, JRo moved to San Francisco , California and joined forces with Pete Ruecktenewald, Colby Jones, Jesse Levit, Ben Hicks, and Cory Aboud to continue the adventure and add a new set of ingredients to the pot.
With an ever-changing sound, The JRo Project will continue to explore the possibilities of expressing the many emotions and views of the spectrum of love. From a worldly view to a more personal take on the topic, there may be a song just for you.
Joy Roster- Vocals
Colby Jones- Vocals
Jesse Levit- Alto Saxophone
Ben Hicks- Guitar
Pete Ruecktenwald- Bass
Cory Aboud- Drums
New Skin, 2011
*THE JAUNTING MARTYRS*
San Francisco band The Jaunting Martyrs has been feverishly tearing up Bay Area venues for over a year now, and show no signs of stopping. Their music kicks, caresses, screams, and bleeds .
The sound combines funk, blues, folk, surf, punk and an undying, eternal, authentic connection to the world of the circus.
It has been described as "both a quiet, classical bedtime story and traveling,
rambling, carnival party" by the San Francisco Bay Guardian and "natural
storytellers weaving magical prose around epic ballads" according to
Sara Grimes of the blog Untapped Cities. But the bottom line on this
group is that they’re really, REALLY good live.
The Jaunting Martyrs bring an unrelenting theatrical live performance and are only beginning to turn heads around town. In their short time the Martyrs have amassed a rabid, dedicated and wild San Francisco and East Bay fan
base with their at times insane combination of weird, clowny theatrical
performance and just good old fashioned, good feeling, hard hitting
American rock and roll.
"Never mind the baby faces… this is a savage band"
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