September 7 @ 10:00 pm $5
Sexy. Funky. Dancey.
Formed in the fall of 2015, Envy Alo has drawn comparisons to jazz-funk trio Soulive (drummer Alan Evan’s mastered the band’s debut EP “One Time”) and the concise, catchy funk recipe of Vulfpeck. The sound is built on the foundation of double duty keyboardist Aaron Pettine, who plays punchy bass leads on his left hand while adding tasteful Hammond organ with his right. Locked in with the syncopated style of drummer Nate Etter, the two create an environment ripe for the chops of guitarist Kevin Hinder. Hinder’s bright tone and unapologetic creativity, fine-tuned in the halls of James Madison University’s School of Music, brings to mind elements of jazz pioneers John Scofield and Jimmy Herring.