Soul Understated (St. Louis)
Billing: Soul Understated ft. Mavis 'SWAN' Poole
Mavis 'SWAN' Poole - Lead Vocals
Jeremy 'BEAN' Clemons - Drums
Rashaan Carter - Bass
Jon Thomas - Piano/Rhodes
Shelton Garner - Guitar
Al Strong - Trumpet
Soul Understated is among the most dynamically talented discoveries in music since the Motown era.
The brilliance of their sound lies in combining a sultry vocalist (Mavis ‘SWAN’ Poole), a melodic drummer (Jeremy ‘BEAN’ Clemons), and a mothership of all-star musicians. With musical sensibilities that include jazz, soul, funk, gospel, and hip hop, the influences on their sound are as varied and timeless as the music they create. The final product embodies the rich melodies of Earth, Wind & Fire; the enchanting tones of Ella Fitzgerald; the down-deep soul of Donny Hathaway; and the exhilarating swing of Count Basie, with a hint of hip hop all infused into one harmonious body. Anyone who seeks bona fide musicianship is sure to find something that pleases the musical appetite.