Voice of the People

Voice of the People

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Jazzy, "feel good" music that you can groove to, Voice of the People is a hip-hop band with latin, reggae and blues influences! Performing with a live band separates VOTP from other touring hip-hop acts as does their unique sound! Smooth music sets the stage for an energetic & engaging performance!

Biography

Evolving from the "classic" Hip Hop scenario, Voice of the People developed its sound from the rapper and the DJ to a full live band to include; drums, bass, guitar, keyboards, saxophone and percussion. Forming in 2004, rappers Marley "The Messenger" Montano and Hector "Etch1ne" Galvez collaborated and independently released their first album, "What We're Feeling." Although the album featured musicians from the groups current roster, the band itself was not formed until 2005 when the groups DJ, Kenny "DJ Kenfolk" Johnson, took on the roll of drummer. Soon after, Bassist Ricky Abella and Guitarist Shen Hunt joined the ranks. Most recently, Shireen Taha has joined on saxophone as the first member of VOTP's horn section! Since forming as a band, Voice of the People has performed at numerous shows, festivals, concerts and conferences-such as the NAACP's Youth Power Summit in Miami and the 2006 Music Law Conference at the University of Florida. The band has become a local favorite in the college town of Gainesville, Florida & throughout the entire state! Separate from the traditional popularized club and party hip hop of today, Voice of the People's sound is soulful, jazzy and deep! *FYI - In addition to its 6 member core group, Voice of the People has a roster of guest musicians who appear frequently on stage for special performances and in the studio!

Discography

April 2005
Voice of The People - "What We're Feeling"

Set List

1) Opening Jam & Freestyles
2) LOVE ISNT PLANNED
3) CAVIAR DREAMS
4) IT'S DEEP
5) THE ONLY ONE I CAN'T FIND
6) OH LORD
7) HUSH
8) Instrumental Jam/Interlude
9) G.H.E.T.T.O.
10) TARGETS
11) COMING TO AN END
12) ALWAYS ON TIME
13) HEAD IN OUTERSPACE
14) TURN AROUND