GI Blythe, one of the funkyist bands on the scene today, is offering a free holiday instrumental digital download written by leader and founder Geoff Blythe as a New Year’s gift for their fans. Their new single release “Unsure” is a great dance tune, perfect for all your holiday celebrations that is sure to get the party rolling and listeners out of their seats and into the festive mood of the holiday season. In the wake of a highly successful national radio campaign and last year’s triumphant CD release tour of the East Coast for their successful CD Lost in Space, GI Blythe will be offering further free song downloads in the months to come, so stay tuned! As many fans are already aware, GI Blythe is a group of seasoned musical pros from a variety of impressive musical backgrounds who’ve come together to fuse a high-energy hybrid of wit and horn-centric good-time funky Rock, amply established on Lost In Space and further confirmed with their new release “Unsure”.
Lost in Space is an exhilarating introduction to a band that has already piqued some discerning ears and raised some diverse eyebrows. And now “Unsure” extends that phenomena with the band’s trademark spot-on funkified/rocking drums, bad-ass bass, tight syncopated guitar rhythms and scorching high-flight horns. Just like the cuts on Lost in Space, “Unsure” just might bring you out of your chair. So be forewarned: before you put on this music be sure to put on your dancing shoes!
GI Blythe is a band of exceptional players from the U.K. and the U.S. that have outrageous chops and share a pure joy of making music that is both exuberant and street savvy. Several members of GI Blythe have worked together in various music settings over the years—including Dexy’s Midnight Runners and Black 47—and along with Geoffrey Blythe have collectively played and/or recorded with a number of diverse artists from Elvis Costello, Paul Simon and Nick Lowe to Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter and The Funk Brothers (of Motown fame), to name but a few. The band’s foundation is provided by drummer Crispin ‘the Pump’ Taylor and bassist Joe ‘Bear Claw’ Burcaw—and these guys cook! They provide a solid pocket that energetically propels the band and allows lead singer Archie Brown and the horns of Blythe and ‘Big Jim’ Paterson (trombone & backup vocals), along with the keys of Pete Levin and guitars of Larry Baeder, to alternately punch the rhythm section and float above the smooth ride effortlessly. Although the band’s players are accomplished pros, they retain a raucous, authentic post-punk attitude resulting in a sound that’s soulful, sometimes Jazzy (with tasteful flashes of dissonance—and a funky beat!), rockin’ and audacious—all at the same time!
In these sometimes ‘unsure’ times add some sure joy to this holiday’s jubilations by bringing in the new year with the sure-fire funky beat and celebratory sounds of “Unsure”!
Contact Info for GI Blythe: Janet Castiel, Redwood Entertainment, Inc., 212-543-9998