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Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings is a NYC based R&B band. They started making music in 1996. Known as the 'Soul Providers' back then, the band performed live funk and soul music at clubs around Manhattan. Band members Philip Lehman, Sharon Jones and Bosco Mann were deeply inspired by blues, soul and Motown. They two always wanted a band and a record company of their own. So they formed the Desco Records label.
Later Lehman and Mann parted ways. In 2000, The Dap-Kings emerged as a new band. It had Mann (bassist), Jack Zapata (baritone-saxophone), Leon Michels (tenor-saxophonist), Anda Szilagyi (trumpeter), Homer Steinweiss (drummer), Earl Maxton (keyboardist), Binky Griptite (guitarist), Fernando Velez (percussionist) and Sharon Jones (vocalist) as founding members.
Stone, already an established vocalist in the clubbing circles in New York came up with a conceptual studio album, Dap Dippin' with Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. The band recorded the album in Barcelona and released it in limited quantity. Both Mann and Jones were unsure how their "retro funk" would sink in. But to their surprise, the album was received very well. It got praises from fans and good reviews from the critics.
In the next few years the band's lineup changed slightly. Replacements like Tommy Brenneck (guitarist), David Guy (trumpeter) and Ian Hendrickson-Smith (tenor-saxophonist) added talent to the band. Together the nine piece band started experimenting with the funk genre. They also experimented with other genres such as pop and electric blues. The album Naturally (2005) was a proof of it. The album became famous for the brilliant cover of 'This Land Is Your Land.' This Woody Guthrie song also became the opening track for the films Up in the Air (2009) and Dark Matter (2011).
Around 2006, The Dap-Kings played as the backing band for Amy Winehouse and Mark Ronson. This kind of collaboration was new for the band, but it gave them exposure to pop music, live touring and collaborative recordings. As a result, the band gained more inspiration and released the album 100 Days, 100 Nights (2007) which was a big hit. It featured a number of hit songs including I'm Not Gonna Cry, Genuine, Settlin' In and The Collection Song.
In 2010, the studio album I Learned The Hard Way came out. The record showed the band's potential to make fusion music. This persuaded alternative and mainstream acts like Beck, John Legend Prince and Michael Bublé to make music with them. In collaboration with these artists, the band released Soul Time! (2011). This was their first compilation which mostly featured non-album singles.
The band has been touring from time to time throughout its career. It has established itself as an influential live soul act. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings has played at all major R&B festivals. Their live performances are staged regularly in sports arenas. Even special sports events like the Hollywood Bowl have seen them perform during half-time. The band has also performed a number of times at the Sydney Opera House and the Apollo Theater, NYC.
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings tickets are always in demand. Their music has been used in television shows such as For Colored Girls and How to Make It in America. Three of their songs Money, Keep On Looking and The Reason are played in the video game, Sleeping Dogs. The band has also performed live on a number of late night shows. Recently they were seen on the Colbert Report, the Tonight Show and The Tavis Smiley.
The latest album by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings titled Give the People What They Want was released in 2013. It has ten amazing tracks which have stomping beats and rhythmic anthems. The band's songwriting has also improved. Numbers such as Retreat!, We Get Along and Stranger To My Happiness are examples of it. The album got great reviews for its outreach and wide range appeal. It was called 'exactly what the fans want.'
Give the People What They Want will be supported by a North American tour that will begin in late summer and will go on till early fall. If you want to attend a concert by this band, get your Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings tickets today.