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Darryl Anders~ AGAPÉSOUL "Believe in Love" CD Release Party with surprise special guests
November 28, 2012
soulful mix of R&B, funk & jazz
Wednesday, November 28
"Bringing real music back to the front where it belongs."
Larry Braggs/Lead singer Tower of Power
"In a time of "Microwave" music, Darryl Anders~AgapéSoul delivers a hearty home cooked meal. Believe in Love encompasses all of what Black Music has to offer, and then some."
DJ Malachi / Luv Luv Radio
"Believe in Love is a masterful work of true genius. You owe it to yourself to acquire this essential example of contemporary soul music!"
Paul Goldsmith / Select Soul Radio UK
Darryl Anders~AgapéSoul “Believe In Love” CD RELEASE PARTY (with SPECIAL SURPRISE GUESTS)
Darryl Anders~AgapéSoul is a Modern Soul band based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Led by bassist/producer Darryl Anders, and featuring a lineup of top Bay Area musicians, the band delivers a musical experience that is all about Love, Soul …and undeniably funky grooves, destined to stand the test of time.
Before stepping out as a bandleader, Anders built a reputation as a solid sideman with an impeccable sense of time, tone and a mile-deep pocket. His credits include gigs with funk and soul legends Tower of Power, Zigaboo Modeliste, and Booker T. Jones, as well as Grammy-winning songwriter Bonnie Hayes and two-time Grammy-nominee Ledisi.
Believe in Love, AgapéSoul’s debut album, showcases Anders’ musical vision as a songwriter. The album’s seven original songs and two covers are deeply soulful, uniquely classic, and speak to “the place of love that’s in all of us. Believe in Love is catching the ear of music lovers and radio stations and worldwide—quickly climbing to #1 on the UK Soul Charts and holding!
Right from the title track, AgapéSoul establishes its groove credibility, seamlessly weaving its way through funk, R&B, jazz and hip hop. The gospel-tinged "Don’t Say U Love Me," featuring vocalist Zoe Ellis, immediately connects you to a time when musicians played real instruments, songs had enduring melodies, and lyrics actually said something. Anders’ husky baritone and Vince Lars’ passionate sax-work on "Time Cannot Erase" place this sensual new classic high on the list of modern baby-making music. Indra Jones’ sultry vocals on the funky yet laid-back "Tell Me Where It Hurts" are just what the doctor ordered. Featured guest vocalist Martin Luther brings his celebrated soulful finesse to AgapéSoul’s cover of the Quincy Jones classic "If I Ever Lose This Heaven"— this is one song you will keep on repeat!
Truth is, if you’ve been missing real music, you'll love AgapéSoul. Besides being highly- skilled purveyors of soulful originals and definitive covers, AgapéSoul represents a movement that is at once innovative and deeply-rooted in a continuum; a new voice of music from the “True School.”
for more information visit agapesoul.com