Water Seed continues to establish themselves as the essence of contemporary funk and jazz hailing from the streets of New Orleans. Progressively authentic, yet innovatively versatile, Water Seed has adamantly blended the genres of soul, gospel, funk and blues that adhere to their complex musicianship and tender dexterity.
Founder Lou Hill (drummer, composer & vocalists) cultivated Water Seed out of Atlanta, where they toured extensively across the country to develop Water Seed’s an emerging resume.
With a variety of performances at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, New Orleans Essence Festival, The Richmond Jazz Festival, New York’s renowned The Apollo Theater, Tipitina’s in New Orleans and a three month residency in Russia – just to name a few – the band obtained a national following through it’s funkalicious grooves, smooth keys, early 60’s soul and gospel-esque melodies that have mesmerized audiences. Flautist Cinese, along with lead vocalist Berkley the Artist and vocalist Shaleyah, have also propelled Water Seed to establish its unique genre binding sound along with preservation, keen artistry, and composition.
The band’s extensive discography has stacked to over 250,000 downloads, album sales and music streams. Their last two projects, “Water Love 1” and “Water Love 2,” have debuted in the top 20 iTunes album charts.
Along with an immersive fanbase, Water Seed continues to emerge as one of the best independent funk/soul bands with the release of their fifth studio album “We Are Stars.” Water Seed’s latest project constitutes a musical journey that’s packed with soulful melodies; a mix of classic jazz and seasoned Orleans-esque sounds straight from the Bayou. With songs such as the album opener “Open Sesame,” early 60’s island groove “Work It Out” and the hit lead single, “Bollywood,” Water Seed resonates a sound that continues to grow among audiences to get on their feet and dance the night away.
Water Seed provides funkier elements on “We Are Stars” with songs “Arithmetic,” “Simple Truth” and “Funktamis,” accentuating late 70’s synths, elaborating horns and energizing grooves. The album itself elicits more of Water Seed’s funkier compositions and progressive songwriting that elevates the band’s music identity and effective sound.
Water Seed’s continued focus on strong musicianship and innovation, allows this band to redefine the sound of contemporary funk and soul, while finding new grooves for fans and audiences to get funky. .
On June 29th, we’ll be offering two free exclusive tickets to see Water Seed perform their new album, "We Are Stars," at The Bitter End, one of the oldest music venues in New York City, with a signed copy of their album. The show will be apart of Water Seed's spring/summer tour, kicking off next month.
Make sure to catch Water Seed live in a city near you and download/stream, “We Are Stars,” today! Tour dates and locations shown below.
6/2. Cafe DaVinci. Deland, FL
6/3. The Atlantic. Gainesville, FL
6/7. 1904 Music Hall. Jacksonville, FL
6/8. Vinyl at Center Stage. Atlanta, GA
6/9. AM Booth's Lumberyard. Huntsville, AL
6/10. Blue Canoe. Tupelo, MS
6/16. Chop Shop. Chicago, IL
6/17. Two-EE's Winery. Huntington, IN
6/18. Player's Pub. Bloomington, IN
6/19. Be Here Now. Muncie, IN
6/20. Urban Artifact. Cincinnati, OH
6/21. Nighttown. Cleveland, OH
6/22. Spirit. Pittsburgh, PA
6/23. Livery. Benton Harbor, MI
6/24. PJ's Lager House. Detroit, MI
6/27. Sauf Haus. Washington, DC
6/28. Tipping Chair Tavern. Milldale, CT
6/29. Bitter End. New York, NY
6/30. Plough & Stars. Boston, MA
7/1- World Café- Philadelphia, PA
7/2. Emilio's. Richmond, VA
7/4. Town Pump Tavern. Asheville, NC
7/6. Preservation Pub. Knoxville, TN
7/7. Acme Feed & Seed. Nashville, TN
7/13. Seven. Santa Barbara, CA
7/18. Hotel Utah. San Francisco, CA
7/19. Crazy Horse. Nevada City, CA
7/20 through 7/22. Peppermill Casino. Reno, NV
7/23. Lagunitas. Petaluma, CA
7/25. Winston's. San Diego, CA
7/27. Pour House. Oceanside, CA
7/28. Hotel Cafe. Los Angeles, CA