There are two bands under this title: an American funk band from the 60s/70s and an American rock/soul band from the 00s.
**1** Late 60's/Early 70's Funk Band: An excellent bit of funk that sounds a heck of a lot like early Kool & The Gang! It's no surprise, too, because the album was produced by Gene Redd, has a few Kool & The Gang covers (like "Funky Granny" and "Who's Gonna Take the Weight"), and was issued on the related Red Coach label. The group are head and shoulders above most other early 70s ensemble funk groups – and have a very tight instrumental approach that was only matched by a few other combos, like the early Fatback Band or K & The G. Tracks include "Gold Smoke", "Funky Granny", "Who's Gonna Take The Weight", "Mama Said-Papa Said", and "Funky Gene-Ra-Tion". - Dustygroove.com
**2** The Everyday People is a band from Austin. Playing a funky amalgam of rock and soul, the collective has propelled from local bar band to nationally touring outfit in a remarkably short time.
Their music is a soundtrack built with diversity and an infectious sound that would make a perfect backdrop to any of today's hit dramas such as Entourage or The OC. The song 'Austin' released on the band's first EP has already grabbed the attention of industry insiders and was quickly picked up by producers of MTV's The Real World in April of 2005.
The Everyday People subsequently released the EP, "Complicated" which was met with high praise by fans and critics alike. Their dynamic stage presence and high-energy performances have garnered the band new fans every step of the way.
A simple yet catchy fusion of rock and soul, their music fits under many umbrellas and has been well received by an equally diverse crowd. Soaring acoustic guitar lines, clean powerful vocals and compelling lyrical arrangements bring their music to towering heights. This new breed of radio-ready rock has music fans everywhere beginning to take notice and The Everyday People seem to be leading the way.
The band is made up by four parts of equal talent including Jeffery David on acoustic guitar and vocals, A.D. Hernandez on lead guitar and vocals, Chris York on bass and vocals, and Mitch Cheatham on drums. The band has shared the stage with artists from Bubba Sparxxx to Bob Schneider and Nappy Roots.
Now finishing up their highly anticipated first full-length album, Catch Me.
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