Thursday, March 18, 2010

8 Switch

saw this funk cover band 8 Switch yesterday.

Dope show.  Remind me of Orange Whip, insofar as they play long 2-3 hours & bring great energy, have 1 lead female, physically small, singer with huge strong voice; & a bunch of dudes.  8 Switch's focus is 70s funk like Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire.  Also similar to OW, 8S did maybe 15% hip hop songs also, Notorious BIG's "Big Poppa" & Young MC "Bust a Move".  I see 8S site says they also have 1 self-titled album for sale with their original funk songs.

8 Switch advantage might be that the instrumentalists "go in" more on solos, & they have horn instrumentalists.  OW's advantage is that they cover more ground, 70s - 10s pop, broadly, from ZZ Top to Dr Dre/Snoop Dogg to Billy Joel to Duran Duran (song list).  So with OW prolly any of your homies will enjoy something they play, whereas 8S folks would have to not dislike funk music.  But for me they're both great, you can't go wrong with either.

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