Known in Western North Carolina as a top Soul band, the Secret B-Sides create “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 escapes. 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 trio, or accompanied by any number of collaborators, this band is on the planet to help Earthly beings get together and have 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), and friends.
|07/08/17||Decatur, Georgia||Java Monkey|
|Time: 8:00pm. Admission: FREE. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 425 Church Street. Venue phone: (404) 378-5002.|
|07/11/17||Las Cruces, New Mexico||The Black Box Theatre|
|Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 430 N. Main St.. Venue phone: (575) 523-1223.|
|07/12/17||Tucson, Arizona||Club Congress|
|Time: 8:00pm. Admission: FREE. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 311 East Congress Street. Venue phone: (520) 622-8848. Juan Holladay, the lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter of the Secret B-Sides, was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. Thus, it is with great pleasure that the Secret B-Sides perform at the Hotel Congress, one of Tucson’s most legendary venues. Also, we are extra-honored to share this bill with Tucson’s own Street Blues Family!|
|07/13/17||Flagstaff, Arizona||Hops on Birch|
|Time: 9:00pm. Admission: FREE. Address: 22 E. Birch Avenue. Venue phone: ( 928) 774-4011.|
|07/14/17||Boulder, Utah||Boulder Herritage Festival|
|Time: 9:00pm. Admission: FREE. Age restrictions: All Ages.|
|07/15/17||Escalante, Utah||Kiva Koffeehouse|
|Time: 10:00am. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Hwy 12, milemarker 73.86. Venue phone: (435) 826-4550.|
|07/16/17||Boulder, Colorado||The Laughing Goat|
|Time: 10:00pm. Admission: $5 to $15 sliding scale. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1709 Pearl Street.|
|07/17/17||Bartlesville, Oklahoma||Maloney House Concert|
|Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.|
|08/29/17||Black Mountain, North Carolina||Pisgah Brewery|
|Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 150 Eastside Drive. Venue phone: (828) 669-0190. This is the first annual Summer Soul Party, featuring original Soul, Funk, R&B music by local groups. In addition to the Secret B-Sides, the Summer Soul Party will include sets from Window Cat and King Garbage! More details to be announced.|