RETURNING TO THE FIRST CLUB THEY EVER PLAYED IN THE WEST OR EAST COAST!
*BooM BooM RooM*...
...BACK FOR THEIR 8 YEAR REUNION SHOW in SAN FRANCISCO!!!
*The NEW MASTERSOUNDS*
“Needless to say, the album is a full on funk monster… NO VOCALS, just awesome instrumentals....... Stand out tracks, for me, are the latin-tinged Tin Drum, the speed-funk Ain't No Telling (Bob is outstanding on this track!) and Pure......... Who's the Elvis fan??? MARVELLOUS!”
- Stuart Green (The Onion Club, UK)
“My favourite funk band on the planet”
- Pete Isaac (Jelly Jazz, UK)
“Pure vintage sounds. Another masterpiece for followers of funky souljazz”
-Alessio Berto (Clubbity, Italy)
In May 2004, having played with the NMS in Chicago, opening for the Greyboy AllStars at the House of Blues, Eddie and the band returned to the UK to play three gigs with Blue Note sax legend Lou Donaldson. Eddie MD’ed an exclusive set of souljazz / boogaloo tunes carefully selected for the UK audiences from Lou’s late sixties output.
After a busy summer Eddie took some time off from gigging in order to focus on the next NMS album project, which was recorded in November 2004. This is What We Do is released in April 2005,
simultaneously in the UK, USA and Japan. The US and Japanese versions feature a sax solo from guest performer Karl Denson whom Eddie had met at the Greyboys gig in Chicago.
Aside from promoting This is What We Do in the UK, Europe and USA, there are wider plans for 2005.
Around May, Eddie will be producing another New Mastersounds album featuring original arrangements of soul-jazz & boogaloo tunes by the likes of Big John Patton, Jimmy McGriff, Lonnie Smith, Lou Donaldson et al. He is also planning another collaboration with DJ Keb Darge for Keb’s KAY DEE label, schedules permitting. Meanwhile Eddie Roberts is pulling together another line-up to follow up his Roughneck project and playing plenty of real jazz in his residency at Matt & Phred’s in Manchester.
With a mash-up of blues, rock, funk and reggae, Wooster’s sound is, above all else, a passionate display of love for the groove. Lead by male/female vocalists Brian Gallagher and Caroline Kuspa, the band’s sound fuses Gallagher’s impassioned and raw vocal delivery with Caroline’s remarkable gift for melody that, when combined with the richness of her tone, creates only the most eloquent of harmonies.
Described as “One of Santa Cruz’ liveliest local acts”, Wooster prides themselves on creating the best live show possible. Each time the band plays is a celebration and the crowd is there to party.
*DJ K-OS (Digital Undeground)*
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