Absoulute - An artisinally crafted blend of Soul, Funk, Old School R&B served up with a large side of Brass

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December 29 - 9:30 - 1:00 - Joxer Daly's in Culver City

We always have a great time here and we're looking forward to returning with some great new material!

Always a BLAST playing a Joxer Daly's!

November 2, 8-11(PM) - the Venice Beach Bar

One of our favorite places to play; looking forward to being back!

Great fun playing at the Venice Beach Bar!

October 20 (PM) - Joxer Daly's in Culver City

We had a great time here in August and we're looking forward to coming back.!

Always a BLAST playing a Joxer Daly's!

October 20 (AM) - My Pediatrics Clinic Opening

Celebrate the clinic's GRAND OPENING with food, snacks & beverages!

720 Alamitos @ 7th St.

September 29 from 8PM to 11PM at the Venice Beach Bar

We've looking forward to heading back to the Venice Beach Bar for a few months now. Always a great time there!

We LOVE playing at the Venice Beach Bar!

August 10 from 9PM to 1AM at Joxer Daly's in Culver City

Our first trip to this legendary west-side watering hole. They've got a new stage and PA; it'll be a gas!

Bob, Al, Ted, Gerald, Dan, Jeff, Tomo, Leon

August 3 from 5PM to 7PM at Private Party in Malibu

New group of folks in Malibu

July 4 from 3PM to 7PM at Private Party in Marina del Rey

Same party we did in '17'

June 16 at Private Party in N Hollywood

Rumor has it celebrities will be in attendance :)

June 2 from 6PM to 10PM at Private Party in Marina del Rey

We're doing the very same gig that we did last summer...unfortunately it's not open to the public.

May 1 from 9:00 - 12:00AM at Tower 12 in Hermosa Beach

April 11 from 9:00 - 10:00PM at Patrick Molloy's Sports Bar in Hermosa Beach

March 24 from 8:00 - 11:00PM at the Venice Beach Bar in Venice

March 10 from 7:30 - 9:30AM at Loyola Marymount University

Dan, Hannah Dan, Hannah, Bob Leon Gerald Everyone Everyone

January 24 from 9:30-10:30PM at Patrick Molloy's Sports Bar in Hermonsa Beach

December 31 - NYE at The Pacific Mariner's Yacht Club

December 1 - The Venice Beach Bar 8-11PM

October 7 - The Venice Beach Bar 8-9PM

Bob, Hannah, Dan, Gerald, Al Gerald, Leon, Tomo Bob, Hannah, Dan, Gerald Gerald, Al, Leon, Tomo, Jeff Leon, Tomo, Jeff Bob, Hannah, Dan, Gerald Al, Gerald, Leon, Tomo, Jeff Bob, Hannah, Al, Dan

July 4 - The Pacific Mariner's Yacht Club 3-6PM

June 3 - The California Yacht Club 6-10PM (photos courtesy of Bronny Daniels sailing.com)

Leon, Al Gerald at the mic, Tomo Al, Jeff, Gerald, Tomo, Ted, Steve Leon, Al Leon, Al, Gerald, Jeff, Tomo, Ted

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Song List

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Title

Artist

25 MilesEdwin Starr
BeginningsChicago
Black FridaySteely Dan
BodhisattvaSteely Dan
But It's AlrightJJ Jackson
Cut The CakeAverage White Band
Dance To the MusicSly and the Family Stone
Does Anyone Really Know What Time It IsChicago
DominoVan Morrison
Drift AwayDobie Gray
Everybody's EverythingSantana
Get Down TonightKC & Sunshine Band
Got to Get You Into My LifeThe Beatles
Higher GroundStevie Wonder
Hold On I'm ComingSam & Dave
Hot Fun In The SummertimeSly and the Family Stone
I Can't Get Next To YouThe Temptations
I Feel GoodJames Brown
I Want To Take You HigherSly and the Family Stone
I Wish Stevie Wonder
I'll Be AroundThe Spinners
It's Your ThingThe Isley Brothers
JosieSteely Dan
Knock On WoodEddie Floyd
Land of 1000 dancesWilson Pickett
Let's DanceDavid Bowie
Let's Stay TogetherAl Green
Living In AmericaJames Brown
Living In the USASteve Miller Band
LowdownBoz Skaggs
Make Me SmileChicago
MoondanceVan Morrison
Mustang SallyWilson Pickett
My Old SchoolSteely Dan
Nothin From NothinBilly Preston
PegSteely Dan
Poke Salad AnnieTony Joe White
Put It Where You Want ItThe Crusaders
RespectOtis Redding
SeptemberEarth, Wind & Fire
Shining StarEarth Wind & Fire
Signed Sealed DeliveredStevie Wonder
Sittin on the Dock of the BayOtis Redding
So Very Hard To Go Tower of Power
Soul ManSam & Dave
SpookyThe Classics IV
SuperstitionStevie Wonder
Sweet Soul MusicArthur Connely
Tenth Avenue Freeze OutBruce Springsteen
TequilaThe Champs
Thank U 4 Lettin Me Be MyselfSly and the Family Stone
The ChickenMaceo Parker
The LetterJoe Cocker
The Midnight HourWilson Pickett
The Thrill Is GoneB B King
Touch MeThe Doors
VehicleThe Ides Of March
What's Goin OnMarvin Gaye
Will it Go Round in CirclesBilly Preston
You Can Leave Your Hat OnJoe Cocker
You've Made Me So Very HappyBlood, Sweat & Tears

Background

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The members of Absoulute have been playing around southern California individually and in groups for many, many years. We're about making great dancing/partying/listening music featuring our horn section. If you can sit in one place during one of our shows, contact your family physician immediately--there's something wrong with you! We're focused on the real deal -- old school soul, funk, rhythm & blues with a touch of jazz or rock...as long as it's got some soul!

Al - Keyboards

A native of New York City by way of Washington DC and keyboardist since childhood, Al's early influences, like the Beatles, evolved as the years passed. He eventually discovered jazz and emersed himself in it through his college years.

Al achieved a degree of success with his DC-area progressive reggae band The Lionhearts. Moving back to New York in the 90's to raise a family, Al went on to lead local jazz trio 3AM and worked as a pianist with various local jazz artists like Frank Lowe (Alice Coltrane, Don Cherry) and Michael Marcus (Don Sickler).

In '97, Al moved to Los Angeles, Al quickly became involved with many great local musicians playing jazz, funk, rock and fusion. He took a gig with the Engelbert Humperdinck band in 2015, and toured the United States and Canada. Al has subsequently continued playing a wide variety of music throughout the LA area.

Bob - Trumpet, trombone

After earning his BA in Music, Bob began playing with the 101st Airborne Division Band in Vietnam 1967-68. After returning home, Bob played around New Orleans. Bob moved to Los Angeles in 1970 and worked in the music biz for 10 years playing and arranging music. He played with the group, Spiral Staircase, which had a hit record, "I Love You More Today Than Yesterday". He later left to go on tour with a 27 piece orchestra in the production of "The Jesus Christ Superstar Show". Bob later worked with the Wolfman Jack's' management company and wrote an oldies rock & roll show called, "Wolfman Jack - I Saw Radio". Bob toured with that same show and performed in So Cal and around the country in a wide variety of venues.

Bob has continued playing and writing on a regular basis with several Los Angeles big bands, latin bands, jazz combos and concert bands.

Gerald - Guitar, vocals

Musician, actor and writer, Gerald Davis first began to show an interest in the performing arts at an early age starting with the guitar. Strongly influenced by the popular music of the 1960s and 70s, he has always known that music would forever play an essential role in his future. Recognizing this interest early, his parents enrolled him in children's music programs at Virginia State University in his hometown of Petersburg, Virginia.

During high school, as his proficiency on the guitar increased, he soon found his musical tastes gravitating towards such artists as B.B. King, Carlos Santana and most profoundly Jimi Hendrix. He began performing in various bands throughout Virginia. He received both his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music Education degrees in Vocal Performance from Virginia State University. It is through his comprehensive classical vocal training and natural ear for mimicry that Gerald is able to achieve a wide variety of musical genres, whether pop, rock, blues, soul, country or opera.

Jeff - Drums

Jeff grew up in West Los Angeles and started playing drums when he was 8. He's played all styles of music but his real love is the GROOVE. So it's not hard to understand why he counts the music of James Brown, Tower of Power and similar funk groups as his favorites.

In his earlier musical endeavors, Jeff played in a variety of bands in the L.A. area. He was one of two dual drummers with a top L.A. band Maiden Head. He also played with another band called City Beat, some of whose original recordings were warmly recieved on the airwaves here in L.A.

Leon - Guitar, vocals

Leon, who grew up in Detroit, was steeped in the music of Motown and began playing guitar his first year in college. Initially interested in rock music, after a few years he became much more involved in funk, jazz and fusion. During the next 12 years he performed professionally with numerous groups in the midwest and south while teaching guitar. Leon played guitar in many recording sessions, recording numerous sessions with songwriters John Glover and James Dean (What Becomes of the Broken Hearted, You Don't Have To Be Star and other talented artists in the Detroit area. Several of his original songs were recorded and produced by Don Was. Leon's band also opened shows for groups such as Berlin and Leon Russell.

After moving to Los Angeles in 1987, Leon began working in bands in southern California and has played a variety of pop, funk, r&b and classic rock throughout the area ever since.

Steve

Saxophones, vocals

Ted

Trumpet

A native Angeleno, Ted started playing rather young and had success early on. He toured Europe with The Prophets and played jazz throughout the West Indies in the 70s. His talent led him to stints with Rufus (featuring Chaka Khan) and Michael Jackson.

Ted hooked up with Ray Charles in the 80s where he worked as the featured trumpeter into the 2000s. Ted has played all over the world and is the consumate highly-seasoned musician!

Tomo

Bass, vocals

Od gigginga u kući Bluesa .......... Agathinoj Čileanskoj Waffle House-u, tomo drži dno, s objema rukama, godinama. U javnosti je uhvaćen "slappin 'da bas" više nego što priznaje. Njegova glazbena karijera zapo�ela je kad je �uo "kuću izlazećeg sunca" pjevanog na nekom drugom jeziku ........ i nikada se nije osvrnuo ... ili je govorio još jednu rije� na engleskom. Njegova stru�nost u miluje dnu ga je natjerala da ostane na stražnjim vratima, na mnogim koncertima ........ i udanim ženskim kućama. Tomoovi roditelji nisu mu hranili ništa osim gljiva grašak dok nije stekao bas u "gadda da vida" .......... što objašnjava trenutni strah od zelenog povrća. Njegov prvi album sviran je na hrvatskom jeziku i dosegao je # 732 na hrvatskoj komunisti�koj glazbenoj ljestvici. Njegova karijera je spirala spuštena od tamo.

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