Gravity A

Gravity A

 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
BandEDMFunk

Nominated 2010 Best of the Big Easy Awards, this New Orleans Quartet performs Jazz influenced danceable jams. Jungle/ Drum and Bass, ReNew Orleans Funk, Hip-Hop, House, Rock, Dub... Sometimes heavy, sometimes chill, sometimes sweet and sensual, sometimes downright evil; always a good time.

Biography

Nominated 2010 Best of the Big Easy Awards
Developing out of a city that is inundated with musical vibrations, Gravity A exhilarates New Orleans' rich musical tapestry with their fresh, dynamic energy and innovative sound. This five years old quartet is inspired by the soulful jazz expressions and second-line fusions of their hometown, yet still draws heavily upon the eclectic possibilities of electronic progressions. Gravity A has become the torchbearer for the city's late night soundtrack featuring the unmistakable sound of true New Orleans funk, tight drum n' bass breaks and intoxicating trance. The band's unique sound is highly dependent upon the musicians' passion for live instrumentation and improvisation, which often lends itself to a rambunctious adventure grooving through sunrise. As opposed to Newton's well-known gravity b, Gravity A has taken their name from the force responsible for the cohesion and semblance of all subatomic matter. At a Gravity A show in New Orleans or beyond, this force is intense and irrefutable. The dance floor is transformed into a frenzy as the polar vibrations of Gravity A's magnetic rhythms and far-reaching frequencies resonate amongst the bopping feet, shaking hips, and smiling faces.

Gravity A has performed live sets with:
Dr. Fameus (Allen Aucoin of the Disco Biscuits); Mike Dillon (Les Claypool's Frog Brigade); Big Sam; Johnny Vidacovich (Astral Project); Tim Sullivan; Khris Royal; Tim Green (local saxaphone legend); Billy Iusso.

Gravity A has opened for/ headlined after:
Dr. Fameus (Allen Aucoin of the Disco Biscuits), Orchard Lounge, Pnuma Trio, Signal Path, EOTO (members of String Cheese Incident), Lotus, Lyrics Born, Dubconscious, Girl Talk, OoAh, Pantyraid, MiMosa, Breakage (UK), Marcus Intalex (UK), Freaky Flow, Rebirth Brass Band, Mike Dillon's Go-Go Jungle; Michael Kang; Steve Molitz; Alex B; Elemental Harmonics; System Obsolete; Groovesect; Zoogma.

Members of Gravity A have appeared on stage with:
Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey; Robert Walter (Greyboy All-stars); James Singleton (Astral Project); The Lee Boys; Uprise; Elemental Harmonics; The GK Duo; Groovesect; Brian Coogan.

Venues on the road:

Alabama: Base Camp (Birmingham, AL); Music Box (Mobile, AL)

Delaware: East End Cafe (Newark, DE)

Florida: The Engine Room (Tallahassee, FLA); Spirit of Swanee Music Park (Live Oak); Pandora's (Grayton Beach); RocBar (Jacksonville Beach); Blazzues (Pensecola).

Louisiana (outside New Orleans): The Green Room (Covington); Artmosphere (Lafayette); Sadie's (Lafayette); Luna (Lake Charles)

Mississippi: Two Stick (Oxford); Martin's (Jackson); Dave's Dark Horse (Starkville); Bennie's Boom Boom (Hattiesburg)

New Jersey: The Saint (Asbury Park)

New York: Sullivan Hall (NYC); Bar 9(NYC)

North Carolina: The Garage at Biltmore (Asheville); The Rocket Club (Asheville); Emerald Lounge (Asheville); The Blind Tiger (Greensboro)

Pennsylvania: The Fire (Philadelphia); The Khyber (Philadelphia); The Warehouse Cafe (Pittsburgh); The Shadow Lounge (Pittsburgh)

South Carolina: Gottrocks (South Carolina); Reverb (Greenville); The Daily Dose (Charleston).

Tennessee: Hi Tone (Memphis); Young Avenue Deli (Memphis); Cahootenany's (Johnson City, TN).

Festivals:
Big and Hearty Fest 2010
Gainesville, Florida

Bear Creek Music Festival
Live Oak, FL 2009

Trinumeral Music Festival
Deerfields, NC 2009

Voodoo Music and Arts Festival 2007, 2008

French Quarter Festival 2008

Purple Hatter's Ball 2009; Quincy, FL

New Orleans Venues:
Tipitina's; House of Blues; The State Palace Theater;
The Historic Blue Nile (aka Dream Palace circa early Radiators and Neville Bros); The Howlin' Wolf; The Maple Leaf; The Republic; One Eyed Jack's; 12 Bar; Tulane University; Liuzza's by the Track; Handsome Willy's; The Shiloh; The Hi Ho Lounge; a long standing weekly at Banks St Bar; and finally the Dragon's Den (this venue has stood out as Gravity A's spiritual home).

Lyrics

Bark at the Mailman

Written By: Michael Fouquier

Bark at the Mailman when he's walking down the street, he's gonna drop off your bills.

Discography

"Naissance"- Released on 10/05/07.
Live release expected in 2009.

Radio play on WWOZ and WTUL in New Orleans.
Gravity A is also video streaming on iclips.net.
You can also find Gravity A on archive.org.
New Orleans GravA fans get their fix through multiple bootlegs (Tipitnas, Blue Nile, Banks St., Dragon's Den...) that are in circulation.

Set List

Halloween 2009
10/31/09
The Blue Nile
New Orleans, LA

Set 1:
FBOL (fun bags on loan), Bilingual Song, Little Walter Rides Again*, The Goofy Song, Bark at the Mail Man

Set 2:
Dark Side of the Moon (Pink Floyd)** > 30 Mile Face Massage > Annie, We Should Be Glad > Spin This, Watching Myself Walk

*MMSW
**denotes full length album Dark Side of The Moon- Pink Floyd

Its an ongoing process for the project, coming up with fresh original sounds for every show. First set generally last about 60-75 minutes, with a second set lasting as long as it needs to ( a 2006 Dragon's Den show on 10-28-06 proved the bands stamina when they returned for over an hour long encore from 5:30 am til 6:30am playing the official sunrise set).