bluesativa

bluesativa

BandPopR&B

Bluesativa offers up a fresh combination of electronic-based R&B, with undertones of jazz, urban, and drum’n’bass. Combining sultry vocals, rhodes piano, guitar, bass, and live manipulation of electronic beats, the group is gathering a significant following across a wide demographic.

Biography

Bluesativa began 2 ½ years ago, in a Toronto basement. A series of events led to the five members coming together, including school, former bands and hometown friendships. After hitting the live stage in the summer of 2003, and settling into the final five-some that fall, the debut album was released in January 2004. Comparable to the UK’s Thievery Corporation and St.Germain, and USA’s Erykah Badu, Bluesativa is making headway on the Toronto electro-lounge scene. This year’s Toronto venues included the Molson Amphitheatre - House of Blues side stage, the Four Seasons Hotel and the Orbit Room, as well as a monthly residency at the Hush Underbar, and various out of town appearances. Bluesativa are currently focusing on the writing of the new album and a new video to be posted soon! Keep an eye on the calendar, upcoming dates will be posted soon.

Discography

Bluesativa's debut album had its independent release in January 2004. All tracks have received airplay on stations such as CKLN 88.1 and CHRY 105.5 in Toronto, and CKCU 93.1 in Ottawa.
The track Somedays has been remixed by various Toronto musicians, one of which (by Gene King), travelled overseas to become a favourite of Dj Ingela of Sweden.
Bluesativa's track Only Human, was also chosen to be part of the track listing for the Independents 4 Kerry multimedia CD - released in October of 2004.

Set List

Bluesativa has a selection of 25 songs for a set - each is tailored to the event. Most songs are original, with some covers in the mix as well. A gig can be a half hour set or three, one-hour sets. The live jam format allows for a lot of flexibility in the kind of events/venues we are able to play.