Natural Impulse
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Natural Impulse

Indio, California, United States | SELF

Indio, California, United States | SELF
Band R&B Soul




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Still working on that hot first release.



Natural Impulse is a band that developed its sound in the funk, soul, and fusion filled 70's. From our earliest days on 15th Street in Richmond, our number one rule has always been "Keep it fun and make it funky." Whether it's a hard funk jam or a smooth jazz groove we'll get you bouncin' in your seat or dancin' on your feet.

Natural Impulse gigged up and down the California coast, opening gigs for Billy Preston, the Four Tops, Eddie Money, Sons of Champlin, among others; and at such venues as the Keystone, Berkeley; Keystone, Palo Alto; Longbranch, Berkeley; the Catalyst, Santa Cruz, and too many others to name.

That promo 45 that we did back in the day (about 1977-78) took a trip across the Atlantic and ended up in England. The songs on the single were The Time is Right/She Went Away. For several years a recording company tried to get in touch with the band to no avail until...

Rick created a Facebook page 3 years ago. These producers managed to contact Rick and asked for permission to re-release the 45 as there had been a great deal of interest in it. Well, Rick did a lot of work to contact the band and get permission for the project to continue.

Two small pressings later, and a pressing for another 45 (We're Gonna Make It Through/Make It or Break It, and now this same production company (Soul Junction Records) wants a CD's worth of songs, both classic Natural Impulse from the 70's and new stuff. So...

The original members of the band have come together and are playing Bay Area nightclubs and concert gigs whenever time and distance allow. Our fans on both sides of the Atlantic are asking for more recorded music, so...

Here we are in 2014 writing, arranging, and recording those songs, plus new ones, for the upcoming CD. And, as always, Natural Impulse is keeping it fun, and making it funky!

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