Down to the Bone at Times Square
Type: Entertainment & Performances, Music & Concerts
August 28, 2012
Showtime @ 8:00PM
Doors Open @ 6:00PM
Tickets $25.00 in advance, $30.00 day of show
Down to the Bone is Stuart Wade as producer, writer,
and mastermind behind an entire acid jazz project, working with other talented musicians and co-writers to bring together a project of good grooves. The band began at the tail end of 1995, when Wade decided to take a track from the soul band he was in at the time, Think Twice, and remix it to give it a more raw and stripped down feel. Riding the success of the remix ("Joy is Free"), Wade soon teamed up with Think Twice keyboard player Simon Greenaway and eventually released DTTB's first full-length, From Manhattan to Staten (1997), a title Wade created to pay homage to his influences from across the pond. He was astounded by the huge audience response to the album after it won significant airplay on U.S. radio. What began as international homage quickly transformed into international popularity - the album reached No. 2 on the National U.S. Billboard Jazz Chart, and DTTB was the top-selling independent jazz artist of 1999.
After two more releases straddling the turn of the millennium, Wade signed to Verve Records for his fourth album, Crazy Vibes and Things (2002). However, he soon moved on to Narada/Blue Note imprint, where he recorded three albums: Cellar Funk (2004), Spread Love Like Wildfire (2005), and Supercharged (2007). His 2009 release Future Boogie dropped in the U.S. on the Shanachie label. With the release of each of these projects, DTTB became more and more established, and Wade found himself playing a steadily increasing number of live shows for crowds of enthusiastic fans, particularly in the U.S.
DTTB's latest album The Main Ingredients came out in 2011. The disc takes the band back to its original roots, with 10 tracks still steeped in groove but with a heavy dose of 21st-century glaze. As the title suggests, The Main Ingredients amalgamates all the base ingredients that got the band from Wade's early concept to the massive success it is today, yet purposefully sprinkled with some surprise spices to keep the sides interesting, funky, and on the edge. In all, the project is a funk and groove feast sure to invigorate the taste buds of all who crave music that makes you move.