Mojo Green, Whee play Miners Foundry NYE
KNOW & GO
What: The Miners Foundry and Paul Emery Music present New Year’s Eve Funk Party
When: Thursday, Dec. 31, Doors 8 p.m, Show 9 p.m.
Where: Miners Foundry Cultural Center, 325 Spring St., Nevada City
Tickets: Tickets are $25 for General Admission and $30 for Limited Reserve, plus ticketing fees. General Admission tickets are for the dancing section and are not guaranteed a seat. Ticket includes one free drink.
Tickets are available online at http://www.minersfoundry.org, by phone (530) 265-5040, or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.
The Miners Foundry and Paul Emery Music present New Year’s Eve Funk Party on Thursday, Dec. 31, featuring funk and soul power group Mojo Green with special guest Whee The People.
Mojo Green, hailing from Reno, Nev., is a seven-piece horn driven soul funk machine playing their own version of high-energy horn driven dance music.
Sharing the stage with some of the nations top touring bands and gracing the stages of the top West Coast music venues and festivals, Mojo Green is quickly becoming a soul funk household name.
Over the last two years, Mojo Green has played over 200 shows taking their high energy, hard hitting, crazy dance party to storied venues such as The Great American Music Hall, The Sierra Nevada Big Room, The Sweetwater Music Hall, Harlow’s, The Crystal Bay Club Crown Room, and the historic Celebrity Showroom at the Reno Nugget.
Their touring schedule has given them the honor of sharing the same stage with powerhouse National acts like Lyrics Born, The Funky Meters, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, The Motet, Trombone Shorty, Orgone, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Turkuaz,The Monophonics, Tea Leaf Green, Nigel Hall w/ members of Lettuce and gained them the reputation of being one of the best live acts around.
Over the past couple of years, they have also had the opportunity to take their unique sound to major festivals such as Burning Man, The Hangtown Halloween Ball, The Squaw Valley Funk Fest, The Bounce, For the Funk of It, Mateel Summer Fest, and The Ridgestock Music Festival.
Made up of: Frank “Fletch” Fletcher on drums and Trevor Rice on bass laying down the tight and funky grooves that lay the foundation, Tim Bain on guitar adding some tasty rhythms and blistering lead lines, a powerhouse heavy horn section composed of Kevin Thomas on bari sax and Monty Adams on trumpet, John Bennum on trombone and Jenes Carter adding her soulful and sexy vocal leads, Mojo Green plays a style of dance music that is extremely funky and very sexy.
Opening the show are Whee the People from San Francisco.
Whee mixes classic soul, with contemporary pop, and delivers it with the energy of an indie rock band. They call it Indie Soul. T
heir debut album, “The Beautiful Revolution” is a fun, feel good soundtrack for anyone who wants to keep their head on the sunny side of life. In the current vein of Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson & Andy Grammer, with lyrics reminiscent of Stevie Wonder or Michael Franti.
Independently produced and arranged by frontman Tommy Daly (The Fly’s, Mozart, Sweet Mountain Honey), “The Beautiful Revolution” is meant to add a little “Good to your News Feed”, and proposes the idea that making some change can actually be something fun!
Starting with a foundation of Indie Rock and Indie Pop grooves by drummer Beau Askew, and adding a ton of funkiness and soul by bassist Dave Minor and Jacob Aginsky on keys, these simple, feel good Pop songs come to life with the positive and uplifting lyrics and vocals of Tommy Daly. Ticket includes one glass of champagne. Food available for purchase from Bull of the Horn Taqueria.
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