Machina Sol

Machina Sol


The Funk meets Afro-Caribbean rhythms, with blistering jazz solos riding shotgun. Inspired by The Headhunters, The Meters, and Cuba's Irakere--that's Machina Sol!


Machina Sol is a brand new project created by four veteran Bay Area musicians. The band combines jazz and funk with Afro-Caribbean rhythms to arrive at music that is truly a treat for the feet and the soul. The group draws inspiration from bands such as Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters, Irakere, The Meters, Fela Kuti, as well as folkloric music from Cuba and Puerto Rico. Members of Machina Sol have played and recorded with artists such as Michael Franti and Spearhead, Pete Escovedo, John Santos, Mickey Hart, Lauryn Hill, Joe Craven, and countless others. Now ready to step out on their own, the members of Machina Sol have composed a full and eclectic book of original music, incorporating hard driving funk, jazz harmony, rumba, bomba, samba and more. In addition, the band is equally at home putting their own stamp on a wide variety of standard (and not so standard) tunes. Most of all, Machina Sol is a band of four friends sharing their music together in pursuit of a new sound.

Set List

Number and lenghth of sets vary depending on gig.
Here's one 80 minute set of all original music:
No Time For Peace
Hope for Tomorrow
Close to Everything
Bewildered Heard
Congo Solo
Top Gun
Molten Bobma
Fall Down Machine

We have a wide variey of cover tunes. Here
Are a few examples:
Butterfly/Everything Scatter (Hancock/Fela)
Slippin in the Darkness (War)
Do I Do (Stevie Wonder)
Maria Cervantes (Noro Morales)
Mixing (Airto Moreira)