Seed Is . . .
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Seed Is . . .

Norfolk, Virginia, United States | SELF

Norfolk, Virginia, United States | SELF
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"Port Folio Weekly"

“The stage is their canvas and when Seed Is begins to paint with eight separate
brushes, eight separate visions and eight different strokes of genius the result is
one of the most masterful works of art one could ever hope to experience.” - Ivan Sanchez

"The Punchline"

The formidable group . . . make the funk/soul/jazz fusion look easy and with a
few women up front evoking the style of Billie Holiday, erykah Badu and Lauryn
Hill, the whole thing becomes unbearably pleasant. - Editorial Staff

"Sound Check - Local Music with a Worldly Sound"

Local Music with a Worldly Sound

Seed Is... offers up wide appeal and a completely unique sound thanks to their melange of musical styles that has been defying genre boundaries from their inception. This nine-piece group from Southern Virginia cites "funk/soul/rock/rap/folk/jazz/go-go/reggae" to describe their sound and names influences from James Brown to Metallica. "Feelin' Fine," from their appropriately titled album "Music for the Masses," opens with a reggae feel, but is quickly joined by a horn section and the song slides into a more R&B style chorus. This song emits true musicality, showing thoughtful songwriting and talented musicians. Seed Is... is a highlight of local music . . .

Seed Is... - "Feelin' Fine"

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"Music for the Masses" - Recorded Live Second Release

"Seed Is . . . " - Self Titled First Release

Both albums are available @



In the past few years the taste of today’s music lover has broadened, where rockers are now listening to everything from Lupe Fiasco to Kanye West and hip hoppers are sampling everything from My Chemical Romance to John Mayer. With this in mind, individuals from completely different backgrounds, came together to create the only band thus far with the ability to satisfy them all. Seed Is . . . has created an original musical arsenal that encompasses the full spectrum of musical tastes. Some might say, Isn’t it hard to categorize a band that displays so many musical styles so well?, but if you ask any “Seedling” their response would simply be, “Why do you need to? It’s all good . . .”

Playing with the likes of James Brown, Steel Pulse, and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Seed Is . . . has always turned every diverse crowd into instant “Seedlings”. Seed Is . . . has the ability, to make a man wearing a business suit loosen his tie and groove until he is shirt-less, to make a barefoot Phish fan flail around in circles to their heart’s content, to make b-boys take over the dance floor with old skool break dance battles, to make a tattooed rocker bang his head so hard he sprains his neck, or to make a raver reel to the effects of musical ecstasy.

After reviewing their debut CD entitled Seed Is . . . an local DJ exclaimed, “Damn, there are at least two good singles that can be released on every type of radio station in this market.” That statement alone says it all about Seed Is. . . You can sell the most units and pack venues by being able to tap into every type of market, drawing fans from every ethnic, financial, and cultural background. Seed Is. . . has done this and will continue to in the future.

Seed Is. . .'s formula for musical success is it's ability to draw from the diverse backgrounds of all of it's members. The Seed Is. . . family consists of, soulful bassist and vocalist “Nikki” who conveys the soulful delivery of Nina Simone and raw emotion of Ani Difranco; opera soul vocalist “Anwei” who is a downtown Katheleen Battle; conscious spoken word artist “Mike Peace” who possesses the timeless relevance of Gil Scott Heron and the skills of KRS One.. ; the “Green Thumb Horns” channeling the straight funk of Earth, Wind and Fire; and finally the earthy guitarist and vocalist “Biggs” who is influenced by the likes of Chuck Brown and Peter Tosh.