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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States | SELF

Knoxville, Tennessee, United States | SELF
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"Sound Off Competition Finalists"

The lineup for the second edition of the Square Room's Sound Off competition has been set, with 25 bands making it through the first round of cuts. The first night of the contest, on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Square Room, will feature the Ibiza-style soundscapes of electronic trio Arpetrio, alt-rockers Johnny Astro and the Big Bang and Pegasi 51, and R&B/funk ensembles Soulfinger and Dishwater Blonde. The winner of that set, based on judges' scores and audience response, will move on to the final round in March.
- MetroPulse-Knoxville


"Sound Off Competition Finalists"

The lineup for the second edition of the Square Room's Sound Off competition has been set, with 25 bands making it through the first round of cuts. The first night of the contest, on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Square Room, will feature the Ibiza-style soundscapes of electronic trio Arpetrio, alt-rockers Johnny Astro and the Big Bang and Pegasi 51, and R&B/funk ensembles Soulfinger and Dishwater Blonde. The winner of that set, based on judges' scores and audience response, will move on to the final round in March.
- MetroPulse-Knoxville


"Soulfinger Frontman Tim Spencer Prepares for CD Release With James Brown and Sharon Jones"

Soulfinger Frontman Tim Spencer Prepares for CD Release With James Brown and Sharon Jones
Metro Pulse
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Soulfinger
When: Friday, Aug. 6, 2010, 11 a.m.
Where: Knox ivi, 17 Market Square, Knoxville
Cost: Free
Age limit: All ages

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When: Friday, Aug. 6, 2010, 6 p.m.
Where: Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Drive, Knoxville
Cost: Free - $8
Age limit: All ages

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Furl The local R and B ensemble Soulfinger is celebrating the release of its first CD, Soulfinger Party, with a Friday full of performances, starting with the 11 O’Clock Rock show on knoxivi.com at 11 a.m. The main set will be at the Alive After Five series at Knoxville Museum of Art at 6 p.m.; later that night—the exact time depends on how quickly they can sell some CDs and pack up their gear—the band will play at Smokey’s Sports Pub in Fountain City. Here’s some of the music that inspired singer/keyboardist Tim Spencer.

James Brown
Hell (Polydor, 1974)

It’s super-funk, the funkiest of the funk to me. Before each song there’s a gong sound. I don’t know why James Brown did that. This is absolutely one of the funkiest albums I’ve ever heard. How do you handle so much funk?

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
Any one of their albums, though the newest one isn’t one of my favorites. It’s mostly soul music; the other albums have great, great, great funk and R and B stuff. They’re basically a role model for what we wanted to do, which is write our own songs and produce them in our own studio, which is what we did with the EP.

Lee Fields and the Expressions
Lee Fields almost sounds straight-up like James Brown. His band is all young white kids in their mid-30s. He’s from North Carolina and went up to New York, that’s where his band is mostly from. He brings a lot of Southern funk and R and B influence. He’s tough—his band is hot and super-funky. Not like Bootsy Collins but like mid-’70s James Brown. We really like that, heavy horns and solid bass.
- Metropulse-Knoxville,TN


"SOULFINGER PARTY EP TO BE RELEASED"

The Knoxville Museum of Art’s Alive After Five series presents Soulfinger on Friday, August 6 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm.
Proudly influenced by the “hot buttered” Soul and Funk of the classic Memphis sound, Soulfinger is spearheading a neo-classic soul movement. That movement reaches a new benchmark with the release of their “Soulfinger Party EP” at this Alive After Five performance.
This seven-member band boasts over a century of collective musical experience. Soulfinger is comprised of Tim Spencer on vocals, keyboards, and harmonica; Danny Michel (guitars); Jaimie Meade (guitars); Pee Jay Alexander (trumpet); Jason Hutchens (saxophones); Phil Senseny (bass); and Larry Dunsmore (drums).
For more information about Soulfinger, visit www.myspace.com/soulfinger2.
- City of Knoxville


"Soulfinger "Party" Lives Up to it's Name"

Soulfinger's 'Party' Lives Up to Its Name
By Matthew Everett (Contact)
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Soulfinger Party EP

Soulfinger’s live shows often take on gigantic proportions, stretching deep into the night with a sweaty combo of funk and R&B classics and original songs. This EP, the band’s first recording, is a quick introduction to Soulfinger, but it’s no less intense. It is, after all, a party—the title doesn’t lie. The eight-man band, led by convincingly gruff singer Tim Spencer and horn player Pee Jay Alexander (also of the big local R&B ensemble Aftah Party, and formerly of frat-funk favorites Gran Torino), shows that they can lay it down smooth (“Not Takin’ It Back”) or hard (“Do It!”), or even kind of dirty (“Grits N’ Gravy”). Spencer even demonstrates an appreciation for history with the epic “The Funk Is Back in Town,” based on James Brown’s 1972 Knoxville arrest.
- Matthew Everett-MetroPulse


"Soulfinger"

And the Best Band Name of the Week goes toâ Soulfinger . In addition to having a, ahemâsuggestive moniker, Soulfinger will be working their digital magic at Brackin's Blues Bar in Maryville tonight.
Matthew Everett-Metro Pulse - Metro Pulse


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Tim Spencer-vox,keys, Danny Michel-Guitar, Jamie Meade-Guitar,Pee Jay Alexander-Trumpet,Antoine Williamson-Trumpet,Dave Eckman-Saxophones, Chris Cureton-Bass Guitar, Deontea Mitchell-Drums