Jenni and David and the Sweet Soul Band has five seasoned musicians that have played with numerous groups in Humboldt county as well as nationally over the years. Our goal is to have fun, engage our audience and create a party feeling wherever we play. Come enjoy the outstanding vocals, soulful funk, and rhythmic blues grooves.
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Julie 707-442-7712 - David 707-798-1375
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Meet The Band
Jenni & David and the Sweet Soul Band
Hey, some things are meant to be...David moved to Humboldt County in December of 2010 and shortly thereafter joined the Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir. Jenni had been a member of the choir since 2008, noticed him at choir rehearsal and when she saw David at the Monday night open mic at Curley's Bar & Grill a few days later she introduced herself. They began rehearsing in Jenni's living room in May of 2011 and after about a month began performing as a duo at local restaurants and fairs. Early on they decided they would play as a duo until the right players came along, and they have...
Jenni Simpson: Vocals and bari sax
Jenni grew up in Oakland, CA surrounded by an amazingly varied tapestry of music. Big band, bluegrass and ragtime from her father; gospel and classical from her mother; funk, soul, R&B, modern rock and blues from the radio, friends, and the local record stores. Jenni began playing saxophone when she was 10 and continued to play through high school and college. She always enjoyed singing - in the church choir, along with radio, but when she attended a Bonnie Raitt concert at 18 her life changed and she knew she had to sing. Since that time she has been committed to expressing herself vocally and began writing and performing many of her own songs in 2006.
David Childers: Guitars and vocals
David began playing folk and bluegrass at age 17, evolved through folk blues and rock and roll and in 1969 was turned on to King Curtis and Memphis R&B. His influences include King Curtis, BB King, James Brown, The Meters, Chuck Berry, Litlle Richard. Ry Cooder, Maceo Parker to name just a few. David's philosophy is that the "groove" is paramount and everything else is frosting. He plays guitar and occasionally lap steel as well as handling the vocals along with Jenni.
Julie Froblom: Saxophone and vocals
A versatile performer, Julie has performed and recorded extensively in Northern California and abroad. Her background includes playing in several types of ensembles including classical, chamber ensembles, swing bands, pit orchestras, jazz ensembles, alternative music, as well as Bluesy, funky, soulful contemporary bands. She doubles on four types of saxophones as well as being a competent flute player. She holds a B.A. in music from Humboldt State University.
Justin Hobart Brown: Bass guitar
A Humboldt County native, Justin has a broad musical past that includes, rock, punk, funk and latin. Along with bass he has also been known to rip it up on the drums and guitar. Justin's been playing bass since he joined his first band at the age of 15. Justin recorded and toured with Kendra Smith on her "Five Ways of Disappearing" album and national tour for 4ad Records. Justin's a song writer, singer and mixed materials artist too. You'll see him sketching and drawing frequently almost everywhere.
Peter Krueger: Drums and vocals
Peter started playing and singing early in his life as a soprano in his church choir. Then at age 14 Peter started playing the drums. He was the lead singer and drummer in multiple bands from electric bluegrass to original rock bands in the LA area before becoming a recording engineer in Hollywood. He has had the opportunity to work with many well known artists and groups and has album credits on millions of records - the vinyl ones and worked on post production sound for television and movies. He has a unique left handed style and enjoys playing with the great musicians in the Sweet Soul Band.
Photo Credits to Peter Canclini
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Jenni & David and the Sweet Soul Band's Schedule
Note: We're currently recording our debut CD at the Precision Intermedia recording studio. We're also AVAILABLE for private parties!
Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 - Mateel Summer Arts Festival - Benbow, CA - Time TBA PM
Saturday, June 17th, 2017 - Bear River Casino - Loleta, CA - 9 PM - 1 AM
Friday, June 23rd, 2017 - Mad River Brewery - Blue Lake - 6 - 8:30 PM
Saturday, June 24th, 2017 - Speak Easy - Opera Alley, Eureka, CA - 9PM - Midnight
Friday, July 14th, 2017 - Fieldbrook Market - Fieldbrook, CA - 7:30 - 10:00 PM
Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 - Mad River Brewery - Blue Lake - 6 - 8:30 PM
Saturday, August 5th , 2017 - Buddy Brown Blues Festival - Piergot Park - Blue Lake CA 1:30 PM
Saturday, August 19th, 2017 - Redwood Curtain Brewery - Arcata, CA - 8 - 11 PM
Thursday, August 24th, 2017 - Mad River Brewery - Blue Lake - 6 - 8:30 PM
Saturday, August 26th, 2017 - Hops in Humboldt - In Fortuna's Rohnert Park from 1 - 5 pm - we will play one set
Friday, September 1st, 2017 - Humboldt County Fair - 6 PM - 9 PM
Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 - Private Party
Saturday, October 21st, 2017 - Six Rivers Brewery - McKinleyville, CA - 9 PM to 12 Midnight
Saturday, November 11th, 2017 - Arcata Farmers Market - Arcata, CA - 10 AM - 1 PM
Saturday, November 18th, 2017 - Mad River Brewery - Blue Lake - 6 - 8:30 PM
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