First Listen: Sympli Whitney wants us to “Get Enuff”

(January 21, 2017) Whitney “Sympli Whitney” Marshall brings a wealth of experience to this music thing. Her background includes the familiar and the somewhat unique. She was raised in Springfield and Farmington, Massachusetts to parents who are both Baptist Ministers, so Sympli Whitney’s CV definitely includes time singing in church. It was during her college years at Ball State University that Sympli Whitney started to emerge as a lead singer in her own right, fronting a funk band called Big Bang Theory and in a nice piece of serendipity, she actually got to share the stage with George Clinton, who had a hit with Parliament titled “Big Bang Theory.” That was certainly a highlight, and it appeared that it might be the last of Sympki Whitney’s musical highlights as her interest in criminal justice led her into the civilian workforce and then into the military.

(January 21, 2017) Whitney “Sympli Whitney” Marshall brings a wealth of experience to this music thing. Her background includes the familiar and the somewhat unique. She was raised in Springfield and Farmington, Massachusetts to parents who are both Baptist Ministers, so Sympli Whitney’s CV definitely includes time singing in church. It was during her college years at Ball State University that Sympli Whitney started to emerge as a lead singer in her own right, fronting a funk band called Big Bang Theory and in a nice piece of serendipity, she actually got to share the stage with George Clinton, who had a hit with Parliament titled “Big Bang Theory.” That was certainly a highlight, and it appeared that it might be the last of Sympki Whitney’s musical highlights as her interest in criminal justice led her into the civilian workforce and then into the military.

She returned to New England and music upon her discharge, and amassed a list of accomplishments that includes drawing positive reviews for her appearance on BET’s Apollo Live, being featured on three tracks on Indie Soul United 2 – including a remake of Stevie Wonders’ “Black Man” - in 2014 and releasing her latest record Ryze of the Phoenix in 2016. She recently released a three track EP of songs remixed by Colin Watson. One of the cuts is “Get Enuff,” a party song about somebody who has had too much of the work week and is more than ready to hit the town. “Get Enuff” is a throwback to 1980s era synthesized funk. Give it a listen before going out this weekend, and you might feel like dancing in the mirror and putting on those baggy slacks and padded jackets - if they still fit.

By Howard Dukes

Sympli Whitney – “Get Enuff”

 
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