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Known in Western North Carolina as a top Soul band, the Secret B-Sides produce “solid gold baby making music.”
With the release of albums like Welcome to Soul City, Easy Magic, Flowers & Chocolate, and Live on the Mothership (not to mention lost EPisodes) the Secret B-Sides consistently create plush musical escape pods for listeners everywhere. B-Sides albums also feature sincerely sexy slow-jams, thoughtful brass and woodwind arrangements, as well as articulated rap verses from some of the region’s best eMCees: Agent 23 (AKA Secret Agent 23 Skidoo), Preach Jacobs, Chach (AKA Chachillie), and Red!nk.
Whether performing live as a quartet, or accompanied by any number of collaborators, this band is on the planet to help Earthly beings get together for funky good times. And, despite rumors to the contrary, the Secret B-Sides are still all about flying saucers, dinosaurs, and love.
Since conception, the Secret B-Sides have opened in direct support for Lee Fields & the Expressions, Soulive, +he Foreign Exchange, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Talib Kweli, Dead Prez, Dwele, and many more, including a very special performance as the backing band for Gift of Gab, from Blackalicious.
the Secret B-Sides are: Juan Holladay (vocals and guitar), Shayne Heather (bass guitar), Robin Tolleson (drums and vocals), Jeff K’norr (keyboards and vocals), Mark Burin (guitar), and friends.