Backup Planet is a progressive funk-rock band exploding out of Nashville, Tennessee. To see Backup Planet perform live is to simultaneously travel back in time and forward into the future. Their truly unique sound emanates from a place that seems familiar, yet unchartered. Elements of jazz, funk, roots, blues, electronic, and progressive rock all emerge during the course of their shows. Their sound draws from so much you've heard before—'70s rock and funk, high-energy improv, a touch of pop, and a sliver of metal. But the members of Backup Planet mix and match those elements—with just a hint of modern tech to burnish a sturdy nucleus of retro-minded organ and guitar—in ways that never fail to astonish. With a fantastic repertoire of original songs, they're able to build fluid sets interspersed with extended improvisation. Audiences can sense when a group takes major risks onstage; the elements of surprise and unpredictability foster a level of joy unparalleled in other types of musical performances. Masters of this process, Ben Cooper, Gavin Donati, Blake Gallant, and Chris Potocik, are doing all of the above while their rapidly growing fan base cheers in approval and shouts for more.
Ajeva (a-jay-vuh) is a Progressive Funk machine from St. Petersburg, FL. Composed of Reed Skahill (lead vox, guitar, keys), Taylor Gilchrist (bass), Dean Arscott (percussion,keys,guitar), , Travis Young (drums), and recent additions Mark Mayea (lead keys) & Skyler Golden (lead guitar), Ajeva has been playing all over Florida and the South-East since March 2013 spreading their message of unity, peace and FUNK! With catchy vocals, infectious grooves, and a high energy live show Ajeva has the sound & vibe that will keep you watching and listening.
Americana that combines intricate composition and raw improvisation, allowing the music to become its own living organism. Our goal is to create an immersive experience that fully connects the band with the audience.