Archive for July 19th, 2010

Oli Silk – All We Need

International Artist of the Year Nominee producer/keyboardist Oli Silk steps back into the fray and elevates the bar with  All We Need marking his third and most auspicious musical offerings to date. The old adage ‘third time’s a charm’ comes to mind as Silk ramps up the fun and the funk with this infectious assemblage of sparkling originals that truly showcase his burgeoning talent.

Silk lays the grooves fat and funky on tracks like ‘LA to London (The Return Journey)’ sets a strong hook on ‘Get Out Claws’ a piece that boasts the classic Bob James Rhodes sound and sure to be a hit. ‘Latin Haze’ smokes up guitar licks supplied by Marc Anotine, the track ‘Tokyo’ brings trumpeter and label mate, Cindy Bradley out front and center for a fun and infectious romp and rounding out the set Shannon Pearson wraps her silky smooth voice around the R&B gem ‘Didn’t Know About Love,’ which could very well find a home at Urban AC. Pure pleasure from across the pond!!

Having established himself as a fixture on the American Smooth Jazz radio and touring scene with his prior Trippin N’ Rhythm projects, Silk may well want to begin speaking with a real estate agent as ‘All We Need’ will surely elevate the demands for his time and talents here on American soil.

Source: Trippin N’ Rhythm

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Chris Mann Interviews Brian Culbertson

CM – Brian I’ve been a fan of yours since about 1995 and a HUGE fan since I was lucky enough to catch you at the Capital Jazz Fest in 1999.

BC – Oh nice!

CM – I remember it was a great show. I think you played on the Sunday – maybe even the first set – and everybody was revved up and raring to go while you guys were doing the sound check, so we could see how it was going to go.

BC – All right!

CM – I caught you on Twitter this morning and I’ve noticed while I’ve been researching that you have a very strong web presence, Brian.

BC – Well I’ve tried to be on there as much as I can. Really we have these tools now as artists to be able to connect directly with the fans and we’ve never really had that before so there’s a whole new way of being connected and self marketing I guess. I love it because you don’t have to wait on the big record company machine to spin their big wheel and take a month to do anything.

This way I get to go direct – it’s instant! It’s a lot of instant feedback which I actually love.

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