Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Jordan Valentine & The Sunday Saints

It's easy to get distracted by a powerful horn section but somehow Jordan Valentine's bold voice soars above it and makes a huge impression in this 60's soul/r&b/funk style band. She has been lauded as the next Sharon Jones (by the Boston Phoenix), some big shoes to fill, but I wouldn't be surprised if this band starts making a name for itself, armed with a robust debut album filled with catchy original tracks that could convince anyone they were written decades ago when this type of music was immensely popular.  The recent revitalization of soul and motown music by modern bands makes this the perfect time for Jordan Valentine & The Sunday Saints to unleash their music to a wide audience, with everyone--critics, bloggers, and fans alike--paying attention to this genre just as much as any other. 
From what I've read, their live shows are where they really shine and have previously blown local critics away. What good timing to come across this band as they will be the opening act for the highly praised Fitz & The Tantrums this Thursday, the 20th, at the newly opened Brighton Music Hall. Buy your tickets here or at the Paradise or Orpheum box office. Come prepared with your dancing shoes, Boston, this is the one time I doubt you will be able to resist moving to the music. 

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