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Quinn DeVeaux & The Blue Beat Review

Quinn DeVeaux & The Blue Beat Review

Brass Menazeri

Fri, November 23, 2012

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$15.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Quinn DeVeaux & The Blue Beat Review
Quinn DeVeaux & The Blue Beat Review

He calls his music “blue beat.” But what comes out when Quinn DeVeaux hits the mic might as well just be called joy. The Indiana native distills decades of American blues, country, soul, and gospel into a funky sound that feels as authentic as it does refreshing. With a voice smoother than a top-shelf single malt, he lends a convincing swagger to classic songs about love and loss...DeVeaux has a joyous sound all his own. ~ Ian S. Port of SF Weekly

Good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll has its place, sure, but isn’t always known for its "ahem“ musicianship. That being said, it’s great to hear such musically sound tight-knit in-the-pocket jazztastic ensemble demonstrate some solid chops. Another group whose appeal will span generations. ~The Owl Mag

“Every so often something comes across my desk that not only causes me to pick my jaw off the floor, but reminds why I began this effort. I don’t know Quinn Deveaux, but something inside of me implicitly resonates with what he is doing. This is one of those rare artists that reminds us that the essence of human soul is alive and well and living, in its most visceral form, in new independent music.” ~ Music Zeitgeist

Quinn DeVeaux & The Blue Beat Review put on an incredible live show. They were one of the surprise attractions at The Live Oak Music Festival. They had everyone dancing! ~ Fred Friedman, Booking Committee, Live Oak Music Festival
Brass Menazeri

The Brass Menažeri (pronounced "Menagerie") is the San Francisco Bay Area's Balkan Romani ("Gypsy") powerhouse Brass Band. We cascade through the music of the Serbian, Macedonian, Greek & Rajasthani Roma with wild rhythms, soulful vocals & hot improvisations. The energy is infectious—toes tap, bodies slam, sweat flies as vital energy radiates from the dance floor. The Brass Menažeri is a shining example of traditional Balkan repertoire combined with new sensibilities, innovative arrangements & original compositions at the hands & lips of American devotees. "Warning: listening to the Brass Menazeri is addictive—once they start, you can't stop." —SF Bay Gaurdian
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