Down to the Bone are a funk / acid jazz / soul band from the UK, founded and produced by Stuart Wade. Their latest release is "The Main Ingredients" (USA/Canada: 19 Jul 2011, Trippin 'n Rhythm - Japan: P-vine - RotW: 24 June 2011, Dome).
Wade states: "it's all about the groove, that is what gets people dancing, their toes tapping and their heads nodding."
The live band lineup has consisted of many accomplished musicians, including . Tony Remy, guitarist, has toured with Lonnie Liston Smith and Craig David, whilst Neil Angilley (Keys) has also worked with Snowboy. Julian Crampton (Bass) was with Incognito and Adrian Revell (Sax) has toured with Jamiroquai. Paul 'Shilts' Weimar, who was in the horn section for The Brand New Heavies , Davide Giovannini -drums , Tim Smart -trombone , Jim Knight -sax….Jamie Harris – sax , Graeme Flowers – Trumpet , Phil Nelson –Drums , Simon Bramley- bass , Tommy Emmerton – Guitar and Neil Burditt - keys
In the U.S, for gigs, the band changes slightly, encompassing such musical talent asRufus Philpot (bass/live band leader) , Katisse Buckingham (sax), Dave Wood (guitar) and Iahj Hamden (drums) ,Quinn Johnson /Lao Tizer(Keys) and Chris Bautista/Gabriel Johnson(trumpet)
In the studio, Neil Cowley (keys) has appeared on the new Zero 7 album 'When it Falls.' He also had his own successful musical project with Zero 7, 'Fragile State.'but is now getting huge recognition as The Neil Cowley Trio.
Richard Sadler (bass and engineer and percussion) was one half of the AKA Project and Gentle Beings and is part of The Neil Cowley Trio.
Ian Crabtree , guitar and bass also co-writes with Stuart . Many of the live musicians also take part in the studio recordings .
The whole lineup of the project is very liquid so musicians chop and change constantly between live and studio chores.
The current , live ,U.K band is made up of:
Julian Crampton / Chris Dodd – electric bass
Jim Knight– sax
Tim Smart – Trombone
Ryan Jacob – Trumpet
Davide Giovannini – Drums
Ben Barritt – Guitar
Alex Bennett -keys
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