BEST FUNK ALBUM 2012 nominee of Offbeat’s Best of the Beat Awards and BEST ELECTRONICA ACT 2010 nominee of the Big Easy Awards is emerging out of a city that is inundated with musical vibrations. Gravity A exhilarates New Orleans’ rich musical tapestry with their fresh, dynamic energy and innovative sound. The quartet (established in 2004) is inspired by the soulful jazz expressions and second-line fusions of their hometown, yet still draws heavily upon the eclectic possibilities of electronic progressions. Gravity A has become the torchbearer for the city’s late night soundtrack featuring the unmistakable sound of true New Orleans funk, tight drum n’ bass breaks and intoxicating trance. The band’s unique sound is highly dependent upon the musicians’ passion for live instrumentation and improvisation, which often lends itself to a rambunctious adventure grooving through sunrise. As opposed to Newton’s well-known gravity b, Gravity A has taken their name from the force responsible for the cohesion and semblance of all subatomic matter. At a Gravity A show in New Orleans or beyond, this force is intense and irrefutable. The dance floor is transformed into a frenzy as the polar vibrations of Gravity A’s magnetic rhythms and far-reaching frequencies resonate amongst the bopping feet, shaking hips, and smiling faces.
Gravity A has performed live sets with:
Blackbyrd McKnight (P-Funk), Dr. Fameus (Allen Aucoin of the Disco Biscuits); Mike Dillon (Les Claypool’s Frog Brigade); Big Sam; Johnny Vidacovich (Astral Project); Tim Sullivan; Kirk Joseph (Dirty Dozen); Big Sam; Khris Royal; Michael Skinkus; Jon Gross; Michael Burkart; Billy Iuso; Tim Green (local saxaphone legend).
Gravity A has opened for/ headlined after:
Dr. Fameus (Allen Aucoin of the Disco Biscuits), Break Science, Nadis Warriors, Bonobo (live band), Ooah, Orchard Lounge, Pnuma Trio, Signal Path, EOTO (members of String Cheese Incident), Lotus, Lyrics Born, Dubconscious, Girl Talk, Breakage (UK), Marcus Intalex (UK), Freaky Flow, Rebirth Brass Band, Mike Dillon’s Go-Go Jungle; Groovesect, The Trio, Earphunk, Will Bernard Trio.
Members of Gravity A have appeared on stage with:
Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey; Robert Walter (Greyboy All-stars); James Singleton (Astral Project); The Lee Boys; Leo Nocentelli, Fred Wesley; Allen Aucoin (Disco Biscuits), Russel Baptiste, Blackbyrd McKnight (PFunk), UPRISE, Reggie Scanlan (Radiators), Willy Green (Neville Bros.), The GK Duo; Groovesect; Brian Coogan, Earphunk, Big Freedia, Partners n Crime, Katy Red, Earphunk.