Mojo Green - Heavy Horn Funk and Soul
Mojo Green, a seven piece outfit from Reno, Nv, is quickly becoming known as one of the premier funk and soul bands on the west coast.
Over the last two years Mojo Green has played over 200 shows taking their high energy, hard hitting, crazy dance party to storied venues such as The Great American Music Hall, The Sierra Nevada Big Room, The Sweetwater Music Hall, Harlow's in SacTown, The Crystal Bay Club, and the historic Celebrity Showroom at the Reno Nugget. Their touring schedule has given them the honor of sharing the same stage with powerhouse acts like The Funky Meters, The Motet, Trombone Shorty, Orgone, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Turkuaz, The Scott Pemberton Trio, The Monophonics, Tea Leaf Green, Nigel Hall w/ members of Lettuce, and gained them the reputation of being one of the best live acts around. Over the past couple of years they have also had the opportunity to take their unique sound to major festivals such as Burning Man, Hangtown Halloween Ball, The Squaw Valley Funk Fest, The Bounce, For the Funk of It, and Ridgestock.
Their debut album 'Funk in Public', which was released in early 2013, has been well received by both fans and the media alike, while also earning an award for Best Album of Northern Nevada for 2013 by the Reno News and Review. They plan on releasing a follow-up to Funk in Public sometime in early 2015.
Made up of: Frank "Fletch" Fletcher on Drums and Trevor Rice on Bass laying down the tight and funky grooves that create the foundation, with Tim Bain on Guitar adding some tasty, deep funk rhythms and blistering lead lines, a powerhouse heavy horn section composed of Kevin Thomas on Bari Sax, Monty Adams on Trumpet and John Bennum on Trombone with Jenes Carter adding her Soulful and Sexy vocal leads, Mojo Green plays a style all their own that is extremely funky, very sexy and of course super danceable.
Tim Bain - Lead Guitar and Vocals
Monty Adams - Trumpet, Rhythm Guitar and Vocals
Trevor Rice - Bass Guitar and Lead Vocals
Kevin Thomas - Bari and Tenor Saxophone
Jenes Carter - Lead Vocals and Dance Machine
Fletch Fletcher - Drums
John Bennum - Trombone
The Mojo Family
Tupu Laufou - Saxophone
Trevor Hollingsworth - Saxophone and Flute
Tom Gordy - Drums
Derek Haight - Saxophone
Debut Album Review - Aug. 2013
Funk in Public Voted Best Album of 2013: Reno News and Review - Best of Northern Nevada
Funk in Public Album Review: Laura Davis Reno News and Review - May 2013
"How would you like your mojo, if you could have it made to order? Scrambled, over-easy, maybe poached … what about green? Just as green eggs don’t sound strange in the imaginary world of Dr. Seuss—in the musical world of local outfit Mojo Green, that’s also the unconventional color of choice, used to describe the band’s inherent instrumental sexiness."
Oliver X - Reno Tahoe Tonight - May 2013
“Mojo Green plays a style of throwback dance music that is irresistibly funky and very sexy.”
Spencer Rouse - Chico Enterprise Record - Aug. 2012
“Dirty dance funk with dynamite vocals,driving rhythms and smokin horns!”
Sam Martin - Grateful Music and Phish News - June 2011
“The band is an Afro-Funk band at it's core but what makes it so unique is the infusion that it employs as it transforms easily from a horn heavy funk ensemble into a jammed out version of Herbie Hancock meeting Phish circa 1997.”
Jimmie Blanchard - Phish and Dead.com - Feb. 2010
“People hear jam band and think of the Grateful Dead, Phish, Widespread, etc.. I can tell you that Mojo Green is none of these and all of these. Encompassing the jam band spirit, the band takes it into a new direction making the sound all their own.”
Oliver X - Reno Tahoe Tonight - Oct. 2009
“Pocket grooves tighter than Inca ruins. Crackling horns and an Afro Beat inflected fusion of jazz, jam & funk, with melodic guitar interplay and wicked leads, makes the Mojo Green Project a monster festival act in the making.”
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