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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 CityEasy MagicFlowers & 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 quartet, 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), Mark Burin (guitar), and friends.

the Secret B-Sides  

Date City Venue
02/13/16 Asheville, North Carolina The Altamont Theatre
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $15 advance / $20 door / $25 VIP. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Address: 18 Church Street. Venue phone: (617) 501-1983. The evening will begin with a chocolate sipping ceremony, hosted by Silvermoon Chocolate. After the chocolate comes a musical performance by chocolatier, Aradhana Silvermoon, and her husband, Truth-I. The chocolate voiced songstress and her poetic eMCee husband create acoustic Hip-Hop with their band, also known as I,Star. the Secret B-Sides will follow, performing their love flavored album ‘Flowers & Chocolate’ from beginning to end, and finishing with a mix of newer and unreleased songs. All ticket holders will recieve a complimentary copy of ‘Flowers & Chocolate’ on CD. Buy Tickets
02/14/16 Columbia, South Carolina Art Bar
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $5. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 1211 Park Street. Venue phone: (803) 929-0198. Come out on Valentine’s night for live music with Preach Jacobs (local DJ, eMCee, and founder of Cola-Con) backed by Asheville, North Carolina’s favorite “baby making” Soul band, the Secret B-Sides.
04/16/16 Asheville, North Carolina Highland Brewing Company
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: FREE. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Address: 12 Old Charlotte Highway / Suite H. Venue phone: (828) 299-3370.

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The Secret B-Sides at the Diana Wortham Theatre for the filming of PhilanthroPEAK.