MP3 8traC - Falling Up
8traC''s LATEST RELEASE takes it further with Urban-Soul-Dance-Pop precision. Don''t miss Chantel Mead on vocals
12 MP3 Songs
URBAN/R&B: R&B Pop Crossover, ROCK: Funk Rock
Who IS 8traC?
…Imagine stepping off the edge
and realizing you can fly, as long as you keep the beat…
Funk-Rock-Urban-Pop. A vision with soul, led by vocalist Chantel Mead, guitarist Derek VanScoten and drummer Chris Misner. This is 8traC.
While performing as a six-piece band, Chantel, Derek and Chris form the core inspiration and writing foundation of 8traC. They have been infiltrating their home turf of Colorado, and are spreading their wings to take on the nation starting this fall!
So where DID 8traC come from and what ARE they doing?!
8traC sprung forth from a deep connection to Motown and 70''s funk roots about two and a half years ago. Through a process of major change, evolution and inspiration 8traC has evolved into a hard-hitting original act with socially/politically conscious messages (not to mention slammin’ vocals, gut-wrenching guitar solos and ‘god help me if you don’t dance’ drums – not bad eh?!)
So, put all that together, add a few groovy tunes and - wham! 8traC has been in the drivers-seat this year with recent appearances alongside Kanye West, G. Love and Special Sauce, and Robert Randolph.
Check out the debut album, "Falling Up" released in August 2006 on Open Channel Records!
Where 8traC has been as of late:
Jazz Aspen (2006)
Carbondale Mtn Fair (2006)
SouthPark Music Conference (2006)
Spring Into Vail (2006)
Arts and Jazzfest: Grand Junction (2006)
New Belgium''s Ride the Rockies (2006)
Paonia Sunfest (2006)
Boulder Hometown Fair (2006, 2005)
Copper Mountain''s Lift Off (2005)
"A full fledged funk (group) with a host of guest musicians, 8traC blends
jazz fusion and rolling funk grooves. .. Complicated instrumentation shows
off the band''s magical musicianship and powerful songwriting skills. ...I''m
sure you''ll dig their funky groove". - J-Sin, Smother Magazine