The Dirty Culprits
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The Dirty Culprits

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The best kept secret in music


"Very sellable to fans of the genre."

<Review of song "Farmer John">

Very sellable to fans of the genre. A-
Quite a funk-infused feel at the beginning, boiling down to a gentle simmer at the end. Definite jazz lines with the wind instrument varying in tone and the more than adept band backing up the stirling performance, building up phrases. An understated jam out from the keyboards in the midddle (2:40) brews the song in a "Riders From The Storm" way.
Though I am not a jazz fan myself, I found myself toe-tapping to this and appreciating the nuances of tone that these musicians make. All up, A- Jazz. Who needs the vocals? Not this group.

- jambro
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
February 20th, 2006

"Great interplay"

<a review of the song "farmer john">

I just love that groove, and that great funky organ. The fantastic horn parts in this song also do not disapoint. This is a fun, expertly executed instrumental jam that refuses to get stale, evolving continuously with little repetition. Listen to it if you have the slightest tolerance for instrumental jazz, it will thrill you. Great interplay!

febuary 19th, 2006 -

"This is chillout"

<review of our song "Farmer John">

This song is to be played in an underground coffee shop with a bar that sells everything!
This is Funky jazz and i love it all the way!!! I admire the way that you have produced this it sounds like you need a well earned break. This is just soooooo smooth i love it completly.

- Ska_Slug
Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom
February 19th, 2006 -

"soul jazz"

<review of our song "farmer john">
Great playing on a standard soul jazz composition. All musicians are tight and know how to comp and solo. I love the sax's harmonic direction and tasteful note choices. Then the keys come in with a new direction, playing very rubato for a change of pace. Bass and drums are keeping a nice foundation, using dynamics for an ebb and flow effect. -

"Web Awards"

Track of the Day on 20Feb2006 in Funk
Best Drums in Funk, week of 20Feb2006
Best Bass in Funk, week of 20Feb2006
Best Keyboards in Funk, week of 20Feb2006
Best Programming in Funk, week of 20Feb2006
Best Production in Funk, week of 20Feb2006
Best Melody in Funk, week of 20Feb2006
Best Beat in Funk, week of 20Feb2006
Best Mood in Funk, week of 20Feb2006
Most Original in Funk, week of 20Feb2006
Chill-Out Track overall, week of 20Feb2006
Chill-Out Track in Funk, week of 20Feb2006 -


As a new band, The Dirty Culprits are working on their first album but have put out a sharp five song demo. The Dirty Culprits released one of the demo's tracks "Farmer John" on the popular indie site and received numerous awards and enthusiastic reviews.


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The Dirty Culprits began back in the fall of 2004 with a phone call to bassist Birch Pereira. A Seattle soul club, "The Scarlet Tree" was looking for a weekly Funk act, so Birch assembled four of his favorite gigging musicians together to start a band that could play the classics (like tunes by Sly Stone
and the Meters) but also explore original musical concepts. Landing the weekly gig, The Dirty Culprits built up a rapport and musical sensitivity to each other, though the gig was cut short by the Scarlet Tree's untimely demise. Picking up and moving on, The Dirty Culprits took their sound, repertoire, and fans and hit the road, playing throughout seattle and the northwest.