The Pamlico Sound, a funk/soul/psychedelic band from Boulder CO, first appeared in September 2010. In a short time they created a huge local buzz, becoming known as “Boulder’s premier party band” (The Marquee, April 2011) and playing clubs, theaters, festivals and special events across Colorado’s Front Range and beyond. The group displays fierce mastery of the funk and soul genres, dizzying musicianship, and above all a sense of fun and freedom which feeds their audiences’ desire to cut loose and dance.
In their first year, the band performed at the Bluebird Theater in Denver, multiple times at Boulder’s Fox Theatre, and at a string of monthly house parties which became notorious. From 2012 through May 2014, TPS played the Boulder Theater, more shows at the Fox, and numerous shows at Denver's Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, Bluebird Theater and Oriental Theater, among many other great stages. Throughout this time, they continued to get rave reviews in the press, including The Marquee, Colorado Music Buzz, and the Colorado Daily. Bands that TPS has co-headlined with or supported include: Orgone; Kung Fu; Analog Son; Rowdy Shadehouse; The Magic Beans; Technicolor Tone Factory; Yamn; Whitewater Ramble, and more.
The band took a one-year hiatus from June 2014 to 2015, where members went to other projects. After re-forming in the Spring of 2015 - featuring the supremely soulful sound of new female vocalist Ghana Queen (also of Denver's Funkadelic tribute band Hamhock and Bob Marley tribute Wake Up and Live) - and a new killer rhythm section, the group has leaped back onto the scene with renewed energy and fervor. TPS has also unveiled its new theatrical concept, a dynamic, audience-interactive "spiritual experience" they call "The Jive Church". There's nothing pious or heavy about the whole thing: to the contrary, it just makes the shows that much more fun (and often funny) and uplifting.
In less than a year since their comeback, the band has won the 2016 Oskar Blues/Bolder Boulder Battle of the Bands, staged a successful "Funkstravaganza" at Cervantes in Denver (with another in the works for June), filled the Fox Theatre with ecstatic fans, been included in the upcoming 2016 Spread The Word Festival, and gotten raves in the press.
At this writing, TPS are planning big shows at major venues in Boulder, Denver and beyond, and will be at fave venues, festivals and events all through the coming seasons and beyond. And at that party. Or is it that other party. Oh, maybe at both.
THE BAND: Will Baumgartner (aka The Reverend EverReady) – Vocals, Baritone and Soprano Sax, Flute, Harmonica. Ghana Queen – Vocals. Jimmy G – Guitar, Vocals. Mark Dabrowski – Bass. Curtis Collazo – Drums. Greg Leistikow - Keys. Paul Stadler – Tenor Sax. Thom Holum -- Trombone, Vocals.