Benjamin Ess & Soul Wave

Soul Wave - the Brain child of Ben Senterfit aka Benjamin Ess or "El Sueco"- has risen from the Collective of musicians known as the CueZone family and is layin' it down for all who appreciate the groove, the word, and the soul. Deeply steeped in roots music, Soul Wave collapses the boundaries between well written original material and retrofitted hip-shaking funky-45s. Influenced by such visionary musicians as Bill Withers, Curtis Mayfield and William DeVaughn, the band brings it for the funk purists, the soulful crooners, and of course the beautiful women of the world. Holding down the rhythm section is Kurt "KB" Reber on bass and David Petry aka "DP Dubois" on drums, who hold a line thats a little too funky for your mom but just right for your body. Jarad "Daddy Snuggs" Astin - organist of the high flying Boogaloo Communicators rounds out the quartet and at times holds down the bass when the band performs as a trio. The musicians have an ituitive chemistry that stems from time they all spent playing in the CueZone Records original flag ship group United Dope Front. Three part harmonies, solid lyrics and rip roaring solos create a triple threat that in undeniable and can hit you on a number of levels. The band is currently recording their second release for CueZone Records due out in June of 2006.

Benjamin Ess - A professional vocalist in a nationally recognized A cappella group by the time he was 16, Mr. Ess has been performing on saxophone, guitar, and vocals with dozens of acts for almost two decades. He has toured nationally with United Dope Front, The Wayfarers ( a cappella), and Zuba - sharing the stage with Bela Fleck, MMW, Galactic, & Michael Franti. His groups have opened for such venerable artists as Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Maceo Parker, Original Parliament, and Les McCann. More recently Mr. Ess has teamed up with fellow musician Jarad Astin to form CueZone Records. The two have assembled a collective of musicians & visual artists, producing, recording, and releasing 16 CDs in the past three years.