Free Show with On The Spot Trio – Jan 3

Posted by on December 20, 2013

On The Spot Trio

Event:          On The Spot Trio

Location:      Red Room

Date:           Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Time:           Show at 10:00 PM

Cost:            FREE

Free Red Room show with On The Spot Trio

  On The Spot Trio is: : Kristopher Yunker Hammond Organ, Bass Keys, Rhodes & Clavinet. Jeff Wilson: Drums. & Danny Mayer: Guitar.
Since they began performing, On The Spot Trio has been a regular at Bay Area clubs like Moe’s Alley, Don Quixote’s Music Hall, and The Crepe Place in Santa Cruz, Calif. The band has also graced the stages of The Boom Boom Room, Pier 23 and The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. They’ve hit the festival circuit, giving dance-hungry crowds the music they desire at the Zayante Hoedown, River Vibes Music Festival, Savor The Summit Festival and the River Ranch Music Festival. And in the past year alone, they have completed multiple successful tours throughout the country, sharing the stage with major influences and friends such as: Eric Krasno (Soulive), Stanton Moore (Galactic), Russ Lawton (Trey Anastasio Band), Joey Porter (The Motet, Juno What), Ray Paczowski (Trey Anastasio Band), Nigel Hall, (Soulive), Sam Kininger (Soulive), and Big Sam Williams (Dirty Dozen Brass Band), to name just a few. The Trio has also been booked alongside acts such as The Ray Paczowski & Russ Lawton Duo, Wil Blades, 7 Come 11, Teddy Presberg Quartet, Boca do Rio, Juno What, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Orgone, Particle, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, & Soulive!

 

Since they began performing, On The Spot Trio has been a regular at Bay Area clubs like Moe’s Alley, Don Quixote’s Music Hall, and The Crepe Place in Santa Cruz, Calif. The band has also graced the stages of The Boom Boom Room, Pier 23 and The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. They’ve hit the festival circuit, giving dance-hungry crowds the music they desire at the Zayante Hoedown, River Vibes Music Festival, Savor The Summit Festival and the River Ranch Music Festival.

In the past year alone, they have completed multiple successful tours throughout the country, sharing the stage with major influences and friends such as: Eric Krasno (Soulive), Stanton Moore (Galactic), Russ Lawton (Trey Anastasio Band), Joey Porter (The Motet, Juno What), Ray Paczowski (Trey Anastasio Band), Nigel Hall, (Soulive), Sam Kininger (Soulive), and Big Sam Williams (Dirty Dozen Brass Band), to name just a few.

The Trio has also been booked alongside acts such as The Ray Paczowski & Russ Lawton Duo, Wil Blades, 7 Come 11, Teddy Presberg Quartet, Boca do Rio, Juno What, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Orgone, Particle, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, & Soulive!

On The Spot Trio spent December 2009 in the northeast using two successful shows in Vermont to fuel a ten-day campout at Playonbrother Studios in Hatfield, Massachusetts. With Alan Evans of Soulive at the helm, On The Spot Trio’s debut album “Straight Out The Garden” came to fruition filled with warmth and groove. Evans recorded, mixed, co-produced, added percussion and some rhythm guitar on every track on the album. Soulive’s own Sam Kininger makes a guest appearance, playing alto sax on the tune “Arugula.” “Straight Out The Garden” was released in the US in March 2010 by U&L Records, in Japan in August of 2010 by P-Vine Records, and has created a serious buzz in the Bay Area music scene and beyond.

On The Spot Trio has become tight, funky, efficient, and are constantly pushing each other to new heights. Whether they’re playing originals from their album, or covers (ranging from The Meters to Michael Jackson), these guys share a joy for music that’s quickly evident onstage. A particularly tasty drum fill from Nelson elicits a wide grin from Mayer. Yunker’s organ wizardry causes Nelson to break out in a perma-grin that spreads beyond the edge of the stage into the audience.

“We have so much fun playing music, we try our hardest to bring 110 percent every time we play,” says Mayer. “Our goals for every show are to find those divine moments of inspiration, and to make sure people are smiling, dancing, and having a good time!”

~By Graham Haworth


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