Sun Hop Fat is Oakland’s own Ethiopian groove throwdown. 1970’s East African funk combined with Mulatu Astake’s Ethio Jazz, are brought to life by this West Coast ten piece that is finding its owns psychedelic soul under the canopy of another era. Growing like wildfire, Sun Hop Fat offers a live dance experience which delves into the vintage sounds of the Swinging Addis period. A rhythm section churns; horn section pops and murmurs, through it all an unearthing is discovered, a collection of voices that seeps electric honey. These ten voices, provide a soundscape rich enough to plant a garden in.
While primarily a Motown band, there is no limit to what Harry & the Hit Men might try the night you catch them. Rooted in the spirit of psychedelic jamming, their music brings to life such classic songs as; Bernadette, Get Ready, Heatwave, Heard It Through the Grapevine and Nowhere to Run. Once they’ve captured your imagination, half the band becomes a horn section, and proceeds to blow it up. Harry & the Hit Men’s focus is to combine the magic of Motown with whirlwind improvisational grooves.