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Sun Hop Fat + Elektric Voodoo
Appearing Live at Moes Alley
Wednesday, July 24th
World/Rock/Jazz/Jam Double Bill
8:30 PM, Doors Open 8:00 PM, $8 Advance, $12 Day Of Show,

Moe's Alley presents a special co-bill with Sun Hop Fat + Elektric Voodoo.  

ABOUT SUN HOP FAT - For years Sun Hop Fat has been at the forefront of introducing the unique sounds of Ethiopian Jazz. Their music blends the rhythms of traditional American funk and jazz with harmonies and melodies from East Africa. Originally the band focused on covering arrangements from the “golden era” of Ethiopian Jazz, but now their sound includes many original compositions. This all-star band includes standout musicians from other popular San Francisco Bay Area groups.

Sun Hop Fat has developed a solid following throughout Northern California by playing a number of clubs and festivals. The ability of the band to captivate sit down jazz crowds as well as steal the spotlight in prime festival slots, encouraging crowds to get up and dance, makes the group flexible in its appeal and garners support from diverse audiences.

ABOUT ELEKTRIC VOODOO - Elektric Voodoo is a "World Beat Rock & Roll" band from southern California that blends classic afrobeat, latin, rock & roll, psych, jazz, blues and many other influences into it's own unique genre that tastefully straddles the line between modern and vintage.    

The band started when Scott Tournet (founding member of Grace Potter & The Nocturnals) started writing new material after leaving the Nocturnals.  "Musically I wanted to try something a little different than what I'd done before.  I wanted to make music with an undeniable rhythmic pulse but I really didn't want to make computer driven dance music as these past few years that seems to be much of what I hear."  To accomplish that, Tournet tapped into the rhythms of west Africa, Latin, and World music for inspiration.  What came out the other side though was not just a world music project.  

Tournet's old band, The Nocturnals, had a quite a successful career which saw them write, record, and perform with The Allman Brothers, Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Taj Mahal, Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys), Robert Plant, Mavis Staples, Bob Weir, and many more.  Through these experiences Tournet became schooled in song craft, soul, pop, blues, and classic rock & roll.  So when he began writing songs to go on top of these powerful world rhythms the influences from his past shone through.  What the listener is left with is a very unique sound that while immediately is very danceable, also offers innovation, song craft, and melody.  Elektric Voodoo is a band that can excite and exhaust a Saturday night audience while also engaging and challenging more focused listeners.  

Rounding out this powerful 7 piece ensemble with Tournet (vocals, guitar, harmonica) is Matt Bozzone (drums/percussion), Ty Kiernan (congas, timbales, percussion), Travis Klien (tenor sax, keyboards, percussion), Brad Nash (baritone sax, percussion) Willie Fleming (trombone, vocals, percussion), and Luke Henning (bass).

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