Saturday, February 27th, come feed your soul addiction with Nadir Omowale and Caleb Gutierrez! Two bands of straight soul and funk with non-stop music spun by DJ Joe G. Get there early to get your drink on and be ready to party!
The music that flows from the mind and soul of Nadir Omowale simply defies genre classification. R&B, Rock, Funk, Hip Hop and Jazz are spun into such a heady mix through his recordings and performances, that the listener no longer has any interest in limits or labels.
Nadir’s music represents the evolution and celebration of an ancient blues credo, in that it tells stories from the heart, for the heart. It is also a reflection of all that is funky and joyful.
Caleb is one the hottest male singing artist in the Motor City. He has style, good looks, charm, humility and an incredible voice. For years we have heard that distinctive voice resonating throughout the concert halls and nightclubs of Detroit as the popular lead singer of The Infatuations. But now Caleb has chosen to embark on a new solo career backed by an exceptional group of musicians who have come together.
Nadir and his outstanding live band bring their blazing brand of Funk Rock to CJ’s Lounge, 9901 N. Main St, in Whitmore Lake for one special night, on Friday October 23. No Cover, Doors open at 10:30 PM, following a private party at the venue.
“Come enjoy a delicious dinner at Captain Joe’s before the doors open,” directs Nadir, “because you will need that fuel for the dance floor! We are gonna light up Whitmore Lake on Friday night!”
SURPRISE!!!! FUNK PARTY AT BLACK LOTUS TO TEST THE NEW LIVE MUSIC ROOM
Nadir Omowale and the Funk Squadron: Christopher Spooner, Steve Caldwell, Jeff Rebrovich, Tunnel Seven and Jason Bonaquist promise to burn down the new stage.
Special guest appearance by RocNation artist Mayaeni and Special Guest DJEmily Rogers
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2015 AT 9PM
In early June, Nadir and the band converged on the legendary Studio A at WDET radio in Detroit for a live recording and interview on Ann Delisi’s Essential Music. The band fired off smoking versions of “Daddy’s Cane” (from Nadir’s award-winning debut Distorted Soul 2.0) and “Go It Alone” (from 2012’s critically acclaimed disc The Book of Jonah). Click the player below to hear, share or download the performance and interview.
Nadir – vocals, guitar, interviewee
Tasha Lord – vocals
Steve Caldwell – guitar, vocals
Christopher Spooner – bass, vocals
Jeff Rebrovich – keyboards
Raphael Merriweathers, Jr. – percussion, vocals
Jason Bonaquist – drums
Ann Delisi – host
Alex Trajano – engineer
Nicole Fritz – 2nd engineer, editor
His music is a harmonious blend of R&B, funk, jazz, hip-hop, rock and soul. On his latest album, “The Book of Jonah,” Nadir reveals a fantastic collection of songs with a positive message about everyday life.
” ‘Belly of the Whale‘ really sums up the record,” says Nadir. “It gives us the message that it may feel like the end of the world but it’s not. It’s just another day in the belly of the whale.”
“The Book of Jonah” is Nadir’s third full-length solo CD, and he’ll celebrate its release with a performance Friday at PJ’s Lager House.
“A lot of the songs are really inspired by some of the things we’ve been going through here in Detroit and Michigan,” says Nadir, whose full name is Jonah Nadir Omowale.
“It’s not as overtly political as my 2008 record when I was mad at George Bush and angry all the time. This one is a little more hopeful, and even with all of the turmoil that we and the rest of the nation — and the rest of the world, really — have been going through, I see a lot of positive signs and a lot of positive things happening.”
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Nadir and the band lay down the early morning funk with this performance of “Go It Alone” on Detroit’s Fox 2 Morning Show. The incredible band is (left to right): Jeff Rebrovich on Keyboard, Steve Caldwell on guitar, Jason Bonaquist on drums, Tasha Valdez Lord on vocals, Nadir on vocals and guitar, Ray 7 on percussion, and Christopher Spooner on bass.
Special thanks to Taqqee Khabir for manning the mixing desk; to Steve Caldwell and Nextwave Media Lab for going above and beyond the call of duty with the audio assist; to Nancy Schoenheide-Phares for being the best publicist in Michigan; to the folks at Fox 2 for having us on, and for Toast Ferndale for the great post show victory breakfast.
Be sure to check out the full set at The Book of Jonah Album Release Party on Friday, October 5, at PJ’s Lager House.