24-Nov-2019 | The Eminent Stars
Bumpin' On - The Eminent Stars
The Eminent Stars
The Eminent Stars were founded by saxophonist Ben Mendes and drummer Toon Oomen, who share a common love for the great music of cities like New Orleans in the 1960s and 70s: Dr. John, Freddie King, The Meters, to name a few. Just mix up some soul, rhythm & blues, funk and blues and there you have a record that consists of authentic elements: live recorded, danceable, intriguing, vibrant and fresh!
"Bumpin' On" is the band's second album and was recorded live in a small boutique-studio in the heart of Amsterdam. Tons of vintage equipment and instruments were brought just to capture the authentic sounds & vibes of the new songs. The location added so much atmosphere that you can truly hear the nightlife of Amsterdam percolating throughout the songs. The setting was a great inspiration for Bruce James to write some truly beautiful melodies and lyrics.
From uptempo floor-filler "Bar Shift", to the moody cinematic flavored "Let's Get Together", feel-good rhythm n blues number "Just One Taste" or organ-dominated instrumental "Mrs Phillips", there's something for every soul fan. With its authentic, handmade sound of an era long gone, "Bumpin' On" shows the amazing ability of The Eminent Stars to write songs, create amazing grooves and give the listeners a real sonic treat!