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CannedBeats, February 21, 2018 in Soundboard
Forq is an instrumental quartet with an aggressive sound and a penchant for sonic exploration. This all-star band based has just completed their third album - Thrēq- which was released on August 4, 2017. Originally founded by keyboardist Henry Hey (David Bowie, Empire of the Sun, Jeff "Tain" Watts) and bassist Michael League (Grammy-winning founder of Snarky Puppy), Forq is joined by guitarist Chris McQueen (Snarky Puppy, Foe Destroyer, Bokanté), drummer Jason "JT" Thomas (Roy Hargrove’s RH Factor, Marcus Miller, D’Angelo) and bassist Kevin Scott (Wayne Krantz. Colonel Bruce Hampton). Their group sound draws from various musical paths of its members. Henry Hey is the keyboardist and co-leader of groundbreaking instrumental quartet, Rudder, and some of that sound can be heard in the music of Forq. Drummer Jason Thomas has a musical history rich in authentic Texas blues and swampy funk. Guitarist Chris McQueen brings his singular sonic approach coupled with highly melodic soloing. Kevin Scott produces a low-end force that is influenced by his southern roots and his vast and eclectic music experiences.
Tonight at the Rex in Toronto, Tomorrow in Syracuse.
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