Jay Funk Dawg Posted March 17, 2012 Report Share Posted March 17, 2012 (edited) Nufunk.ca, in association with Do Right Music, presents one of the all-time great funk & soul vocalists Lee Fields, returning to Toronto for the Canadian launch party celebrating his new album Faithful Man, coming out March 13th on Truth & Soul Records. This canâ€™t-miss concert for anyone who loves classic soul takes place on Saturday, May 5th at The Great Hall -- a perfect vintage venue for this vintage singer. Opening will be Torontoâ€™s own Maylee Todd, who will be showcasing songs from her upcoming album. Lee Fields & The Expressions Live Faithful Man Album Release + Maylee Todd & Pegwee Power The Great Hall (1087 Queen St. W. Toronto) Saturday, May 5th, 9 pm $22.50 advance tickets available at ticketweb.ca, Play De Record (357A Yonge St.), Rotate This (801 Queen St. W.) & Soundscapes (572 College St.) BUY ONLINE HERE: http://tktwb.tw/AczpAA FACEBOOK EVENT: http://on.fb.me/vZnTol Listen to the albumâ€™s lead single â€œYouâ€™re The Kind of Girlâ€ here: http://soundcloud.com/truthandsoulrecords/youre-the-kind-of-girl Check out Lee's Performance at Toronto Jazz Festival last year: About Lee Fields & The Expressions www.leefieldsandtheexpressions.com www.leefieldsmusic.com There arenâ€™t many artists who keep their cool well into their fifth decade in the business, but R&B veteran Lee Fields is one. After over 40 years of of touring the world with his signature raucous yet tender voice, the music heâ€™s making today is the best of his career. Fieldsâ€™ new album with his band The Expressions, Faithful Man, will be released March 13th on Brooklynâ€™s Truth & Soul Records, a label which reinvents the Motown-style soul factory for a brand new era. The album interprets and pushes the formulas of great soul - thanks to Truth & Soul producers Jeff Silverman and Leon Michels and the high level of musicianship of everyone involved. These are the same individuals that co-wrote, produced, and played on Aloe Blaccâ€™s global smash I Need A Dollar, and have provided the backdrop for records by El Michels Affair, Adele, Liam Bailey, Ghostface Killah and Jay-Z, to name a few. Faithful Man is Fieldsâ€™ follow-up to the well-received 2009 album My World (Do Right/Truth & Soul). Born and raised in the small town of Wilson, North Carolina, Fields spent his teenage years singing in church and listening to the classic sound of â€™60s Memphis. By the late sixties, Lee was touring with foundational funk bands such as Kool and the Gang, Sammy Gordon and the Hip-Huggers, and Little Royal. In fact, Fields was nicknamed Little JB for his similarity to James Brown. From those beginnings, heâ€™s created a sound thatâ€™s all his own. With a catalog that ranges from funk to lo-fi blues, to contemporary Southern soul and collaborations with French house DJ/producer Martin Solveig, Lee Fields has done it all. With A Faithful Man, he takes it right back to the old school, with a modern take on a vintage sound, telling tales of love, heartbreak and blues in the time-honored way. And i f there were any doubt at all, take heed of Leeâ€™s own words: â€œTake it from me,â€ he says on one track, â€œI still got it.â€ Maylee Todd www.mayleetodd.com Maylee Todd is fast establishing a worldwide reputation as one of Canadaâ€™s most exciting young performers. With a quirky and charismatic stage presence, Maylee delivers an incredibly diverse repertoire of soulful indie-pop tunes â€” often inspired by tropical grooves, featuring such obscure instruments as the Paraguayan harp & laced with both infectious humour and a performance art aesthetic. In 2010, Maylee released her debut album â€œChoose Your Own Adventureâ€ on the Do Right! Music label in Canada, and quickly became an artist to look out for. The album has received glowing reviews from the likes of NOW Magazine and the Globe and Mail. Its lead singles â€˜Summer Soundsâ€™ and â€˜Aerobics In Spaceâ€™ have been played internationally on J-Wave Tokyo, Gilles Petersonâ€™s BBC Radio 1 London, and Radio Nova in Paris; â€˜Aerobics in Spaceâ€™ was featured on the limited edition Do Right Serato CV Pressing in June 2011 which quickly sold out. She has shared the stage with the likes of Janelle Monae, Aloe Blacc, Esthero, Little Dragon, and The Budos Band. In December 2011, Maylee will be performing a headline showcase at the prestigious Transmusicales Conference in Rennes, France. more info visit www.dorightmusic.com www.nufunk.ca Edited April 10, 2012 by Guest Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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