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Aztec Sun “Funk with Soul” Band
July 26 @ 9:00 pm
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This funk band Cincinnati performance is FREE and will have you dancing the entire time.
“Funk with Soul” band AZTEC SUN has hypnotized the ears and feet of live music lovers since late 2012. No matter the scale of the venue, this Washington DC-based ensemble produces an upbeat and retro groove steeped in 70’s Funk and Soul with overtones of Jazz, Afrobeat and Motown-era pop.
Admission to this event is FREE! The performance starts at 9 p.m. so get there early to get a good seat. If you have any questions about the venue, MOTR Pub, please call 513-381-6687.
More about Aztec Sun
What started at DC’s One World Studios as a Funk-Rock 4-piece outfit assembled after a Craigslist ad quickly became a go-to band for live events, house parties and bars throughout Washington, D.C. Over time, band member departures and new arrivals saw AZTEC SUN evolve into a larger group modeled in the Funk and Soul traditions – with horns, group singing, coordinated outfits and synchronized dance moves.
Today, AZTEC SUN performs with a collective mindset, drawing a parallel between the communal nature of music and the community that has grown around the band. Thus, while the performers may vary from show to show, at its core stands a diverse and tightly-knit ensemble with a shared affinity for groove music.
AZTEC SUN’s infectious songwriting, rhythmic versatility and energetic performances have yielded rewards for the group, most notably being named Best Local Original Band by the Washington City Paper in 2016 and 2017 & 2018 (runner-up). These accolades, along with the group’s reputation as a well-oiled machine, have made AZTEC SUN an ideal local act to pair with internationally touring artists passing through the DMV.
To name a few: The Wailers, Rebirth Brass Band, Everyone Orchestra (Matt Butler with members of moe., The Bridge, Marco Benevento, Furthur, Soulive, Trey Anastasio Band and The Disco Biscuits), Lee Fields & The Expressions, Cory Henry and Shaun Martin of Snarky Puppy, Burning Spear, The Suffers, The Pimps of Joytime, Naughty Professor, and The True Loves.
The band marked the end of 2016 with the release of their debut studio EP, Set You Free. The self-produced project is both an example of the group’s melodic creativity and a preview of what the band had to offer. With this EP under their belt, 2017 saw the band taking their music to new markets and audiences with the same passion for spreading feel-good music.
In early 2018, AZTEC SUN recorded their first full-length album at IronWax Studios in Erving, Massachusetts with Soulive’s Alan Evans. As the band marks its 5th anniversary, this will be an opportunity to show the meaning of their “Funk with Soul” brand.