First Listen: The Lauren Dukes Band gives us the "L-Boogie"

Photo Credit: Anna Sutton - Blushing Rose Studio

(November 6, 2021) Funk has always been a group effort. When you have a great vocalist like Lauren Dukes – and she’s a dynamo – you need to have a top flight band and backing vocalists just to keep up. And that is just what you see and hear on the video  for “L-Boogie,” the second release from her self-titled EP that dropped in early September. “Hectic Love Week,” the lead single from Lauren Dukes, should not be slept on. It’s a mid-tempo, percussively funky number about a couple that seems to run the break up to make up  cycle on a weekly basis.

(November 6, 2021) Funk has always been a group effort. When you have a great vocalist like Lauren Dukes – and she’s a dynamo – you need to have a top flight band and backing vocalists just to keep up. And that is just what you see and hear on the video  for “L-Boogie,” the second release from her self-titled EP that dropped in early September. “Hectic Love Week,” the lead single from Lauren Dukes, should not be slept on. It’s a mid-tempo, percussively funky number about a couple that seems to run the break up to make up  cycle on a weekly basis.

The hard charging Dukes moved on to “L-Boogie,” and it is a funky, brassy bit of truth in advertising that finds the singer letting you know that it’s going to be a party when she steps on the stage and caresses the mic. The song is four plus minutes of a rollicking, funky good time. Dukes know that she’s got a band that is every bit as skilled with their instruments – both individually and collectively – as she is with hers. She generously allows each of them to showcase their talents on the video and they do not disappoint.

Each member of The Lauren Dukes Band works tight and well as an ensemble and each showcases creativity and a unique style as improvisors. They should all be mentioned: Carla Denise, backing vocalist, drummer Andy Sutton, guitarist Nic Byrd, Ola Timothy on bass, keyboardist Moses Hall, percussionist Rick King, trumpeter Fred Cantu and Aiden Dehn on saxophone. Check out Lauren Dukes and The Lauren Dukes Band on “L-Boogie” here.

By Howard Dukes

P.S. We’re not related. She’s WAAAAY too funky to be related to me.

Lauren Dukes Band - "L-Boogie"

 

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