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

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November 9 - 8:00 - 11:00 PM - the Venice Beach Bar

Starting with this gig, we're switching to Saturdays. Party night, people!


October 19 - 9:30 - 1am - Joxer Daly's

We'll be back with our high octane blend of classic soul, funk, rock and Jack Daniels on Saturday the 19th!


October 11 - 8PM - 11 - the Venice Beach Bar

Great new tunes from Aretha, the Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder and more!


September 13 - 8PM - 11 - the Venice Beach Bar

And we're bringing our black cat for good luck!


August 23 - 8PM - 11 - the Venice Beach Bar

Swing by Venice and enjoy another fun-filled romp with us before the summer fades into a pleasant memory!


July 27 - 9:30 - 1am - the Joxer Daly's

We'll be back with our high octane blend of classic soul, funk, rock and Jack Daniels this Saturday!


July 12 - 8PM - 11 - the Venice Beach Bar

Come and hangout with the band at our favorite home-away-from-home on the west side!


June 14 - 8PM - 11 - the Venice Beach Bar

With guest singer Dave Uselton and new trombone player, James McGovern


June 1 - 6PM - 10 - Private Party

Our third time back to this annual event. Love it!

May 18 - 8PM - 11 - the Venice Beach Bar

Back to VBB! Woo Hoo. Got some new toonz for y'all!


April 12 - 8PM - 11 - the Venice Beach Bar

Back to VBB! Awesome


March 29 - 9:30 - 1am - the Joxer Daly's

Antonia and Gerald have some new material and special guest, McCrea Adams on keys!


March 15 - 8PM - 11 - the Venice Beach Bar

We're going to start featuring Antonia's fantastic singing...starting...NOW!


March 9 from 8 - 11AM - Loyola Marymount University

We played at a 5K fund-raiser for the LAX Coastal Education Foundation

@ Loyola

February 8 - 8PM - 11 - the Venice Beach Bar

We always have a great time here and we're looking forward to returning with our new trumpet player, Antonia!

Great fun playing at the Venice Beach Bar!

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!

January 19 - 9:30 - 1:00 - Joxer Daly's in Culver City

Gonna be a funky good time returning to Joxer Daly's'!

Always a BLAST playing a Joxer Daly's!

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!

December 14, 8-11(PM) - the Venice Beach Bar

Once again, we're back at our favorite watering hole in Venice; Gonna be a blast!

Great fun playing at the Venice Beach Bar!

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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25 MilesEdwin Starr
25 or 6 to 4Chicago
Ain't No Mountain High EnoughMarvin Gaye & Tami Terrel
Ain't No SunshineBill Withers
Black FridaySteely Dan
BodhisattvaSteely Dan
But It's AlrightJJ Jackson
Chain Of FoolsAretha Franklin
Cut The CakeAverage White Band
Dance To the MusicSly and the Family Stone
Dock of the BayOtis Redding
Does Anyone Really Know What Time It IsChicago
DominoVan Morrison
Drift AwayDobie Gray
Everybody's EverythingSantana
Free RideEdgar Winter Group
Get Down TonightKC & Sunshine Band
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 a Woman be a Woman and...Dyke & the Blazers
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
P.Y.T.Michael Jackson
PegSteely Dan
People Got To Be FreeThe Rascals
Put It Where You Want ItThe Crusaders
Rescue MeFontella Bass
RespectOtis Redding
Rikki Don't Lose That NumberSteely Dan
Sarah SmileHall & Oates
SeptemberEarth, Wind & Fire
Shakey GroundThe Temptations
Shining StarEarth Wind & Fire
Signed Sealed DeliveredStevie Wonder
So Very Hard To Go Tower of Power
Son Of A Preacher ManDusty Springfield
Soul ManSam & Dave
SuperstitionStevie Wonder
Sweet Soul MusicArthur Connely
Tears Dry On Their OwnAmy Winehouse
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
UptightStevie Wonder
VehicleThe Ides Of March
What's Goin OnMarvin Gaye
Who's That LadyIsley Brothers
Wild NightVan Morrison
Will it Go Round in CirclesBilly Preston
You Can Leave Your Hat OnJoe Cocker
You Haven't Done NothinStevie Wonder
You've Got the LoveRufus
You've Made Me So Very HappyBlood, Sweat & Tears


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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!

Antonia E. Barton

Trumpet, vocals

Antonia's involvement in music began very early; she started violin at age 5 and quickly developed a passion for music. Captivated by the raw power and tone of brass instruments, she traded in her violin for a trumpet at age 10.

When only sixteen years old, she began performing professionally - fronting several local big bands as lead vocalist, as well as sitting in the trumpet section. Though she is young, Antonia has performed at many iconic venues including Catalina Jazz Club, The Dresden, Hotel Cafe, and The Viper Room. Last summer, she was given the honor of playing at The Library of Congress with one of her big bands.

Antonia also runs her own original music project, the Runtime.

McCrea Adams


McCrea, a man of mystery, has been in Los Angeles at least 4 months. Little is known of his prior life.

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.

Gerald Davis, Jr.

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 Jeffries


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 C

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.

Dan Gonda

Saxophones, flute

James C. McGovern


James, the band's newest member, is a brass player raised in Los Angeles. He studied at and graduated from Cal State Northridge in 2019. He has played on cruise ships and theme parks across the country and currently is producing and playing live with a vareity of groups in the Los Angeles area.


Bass, vocals

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