TrumpTight315 Promises to Suit a Good Soul Music Series Mood
If the words Trump Tight slips out in a card game, get ready for a big hand.
Somebody was dealt nothing but the trump suit.
The musicians in the band that plays at 2 p.m. Sunday in the third edition of the Syracuse Soul Music Series in the Carman Community Room added our local area code to the phrase when naming their outfit.
“The best hand dealt,” explained band founder and front man Eric Love Jones.
Jones put the band together in April 2014 with drummer Jamar Lacey. Then they found the right mix of key players.
“Our musical roots stem from gospel,” Jones said. “At one point or another, we’ve all played in church.”
To find their unique flavor, they blended their love of smooth R&B and funk.
In addition to Jones and Lacey, TrumpTight315 consists of Mike Passerelli Jr. on keyboards, Tony Brown on congas, Don Silva on guitar, Jimmy Lacey on bass, Dunham Hall on saxophone, Theo Curtain on guitar and Belinda “Belove” Jones on vocals.
“The band is well known for our beautiful harmony, comedic style and the ability to move the crowd,” Eric Jones says. “The crowd should be pleased with our choice of music, if you like anything from Motown to the Philly sounds, oldies but goodies. You can never go wrong with the classics.”
Registration is full, but there is a waiting list available on the event page.
This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts.