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  • Uniform
    Genre: Funk
  • Uniform
    Genre: Funk
From hard hittin' funk with a message, to passionate grooves flowing with lush harmonies, 8traC is lighting new fires in the music world. Old School meets today in this fresh new outfit, with rich female vocals, enticing guitar, rootsy rhythm and bass, and hot horn lines. Having grown out of motown and 70s funk roots to become an original act with socially/politically conscious messages, 8traC is a slammin new act not to be missed.

Spearheaded by Chantel Mead (lead vocals) in 2004, the band was originally started as a Motown and Funk project, desirous of bringing the old school grooves we all grew up with back to life, with fresh new arrangements and re-harms. Within months, Chantel finally stepped up with her original material and a new sound evolved. Soon after, Derek VanScoten(guitar) and Chris Misner (drums) joined in the writing process and a nucleus of creativity was born.

8traC is a 6 piece band with integrity at the forefront. The music is vocally driven with poignant messages, and soulful vocals sung with precision. Add Derek's rich pallet of layers and textures, not to mention a very schooled background, coupled with Chris's extensive realm of rhythms and the groove is un-stoppable. And there's more - a tight horn section that is often harmonizing the lead vocals, and deeply soulful bass reminiscent of James Jamerson (The Funk Brothers) himself. This is the heart of 8traC.

Every artist finds their medium and then expands. Old school R&B roots provide the canvas for 8traC - life, experience, talent and love provide the paint - and the art, well you'll just have to check it out for yourself!!
  • Members:
    Chantel Mead - Lead Vocals, Derek VanScoten - Guitar, Chris Misner - Drums
  • Sounds Like:
    Funk, Soul, World beat, Groove
  • Influences:
    Influences run far and wide, but here are a few samples: curtis mayfield, jackson 5, aretha franklin, michael franti, tower of power, zuco103, michael jackson, marvin gaye, jimi hendrix, stevie wonder, the mars volta, george benson, quincy jones, ozomatli
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  • Profile Last Updated:
    10/24/09 08:14:40

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