Wave - the Brain child of Ben
Senterfit aka Benjamin Ess or "El
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.
Ess - A
professional vocalist in a nationally recognized
by the time he was 16, Mr. Ess has been performing on saxophone,
guitar, and vocals with dozens
of acts for almost two decades.
has toured nationally with United Dope Front, The Wayfarers
( a cappella), and Zuba - sharing the stage with Bela Fleck,
MMW, Galactic, & Michael
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.