Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Friday May 11th : SEE-I + Eliquate

Friday, May 11th - Moe's Alley
w/ SEE-I
($15adv/$20door)(8:30pm)(21+)(Facebook Event)(Moe's Alley)

SEE-I featuring 8 members of THIEVERY CORPORATION BAND
plus special guests ELIQUATE
Appearing Live at Moes Alley
Friday, May 11th
9 Piece Reggae, Funk, Soul & Hip Hop From Washington D.C.
9:00 PM, Doors Open 8:00 PM, $15/20

Moe's Alley presents the return of SEE-I featuring 8 members of THE THIEVERY CORPORATION band. Special guests ELIQUATE open the show.
Don't miss this Friday night Funk, Soul, Reggae & Hip-Hop party!

Rootz & Zeebo on vocals (of Thievery Corporation Band)
Rob Myer on sitar and guitar (of Thievery Corporation Live Band and Fort Knox Five)
Hash Vyas on bass (of Thievery Corporation Band)
Frank Mitchell on sax (Thievery Corpation Band)
along with other accomplished players.

SEE-I is an 9-piece funk ‘n’ soul reggae band from Washington, DC. SEE-I comes from a 1970′s roots angle and there are many other influences that can be heard in the music ranging from blues to rock, latin, soul, funk and brazilian beats. This makes sense because of the variety of bands that the SEE-I band members hail from. 5 of the 9 members are part of Thievery Corporation and other bands represented include All Mighty Senators, Fort Knox Five, Sin Miedo, Thunderball, Wailin’ Love, Nayas, International Velvet, Soul Brazil and others. All of these experiences and influences combine on stage to create a unique sound that can best be described as a reggae jam band. SEE-I delivers a positive vibe that keeps the dancefloor packed and grooving all night with smiles on everyone’s faces.

The story begins with two brothers, Rootz and Zeebo, who found their way from college in North Carolina via the Caribbean only to end up in Washington, DC. It was in the cultural melting pot of the Nation’s capital that they developed their creative and musical talents. In the heady days of the late 1980s, the brothers Steele would launch the project that has defined their lives: See-I. They quickly became a fixture of DC’s burgeoning Reggae scene crossing paths with Reggae aficionado Eric Hilton who was determined to include them in his future projects. Hilton was opening the Eighteenth Street Lounge and associated record label, and brought Rootz and Zeebo on board. Throughout the 90’s and into the coming millennium they would go on to record, perform and tour with Thievery Corporation.

Then in 2005 Zeebo and Rootz started a regular Wednesday night gig at the Eighteenth Street Lounge that would see them coalescing one of the greatest live bands the city has ever seen. Slowly gathering momentum, guest musicians and members – from the Thievery Live band and the Chuck Brown band amongst others – the See-I live band would grow into a nationwide touring phenomenon, and are now considered one of America’s premier Reggae party bands.

See-I's unique blend of classic roots reggae with a good blend of funk and soul has rocked dance floors from coast to coast. The deep experiences & influences of this 8-piece group have created a sound popular sound at ski resorts, beach towns & concert halls alike. Eric Hilton of Thievery Corporation even said, "They’re unique musically and I think that’s why people gravitate to them so much". See-I is original roots, rock reggae from the nation's capital!

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