The New Funky
Tom McGuire & the Brassholes return with a soulfull ode to the late Bill Withers
Glasgow funk powerhouse Tom Mcguire & The Brassholes return with their highly anticipated latest track Super Solid Soul Vehicle! With multiple sold out shows across Glasgow, support slots with funk and soul legend Craig Charles, and a viral track dedicated to wrestler Ric Flair under their belt, the group are set to enter into an exciting second phase.
As an ode to the late Bill Withers, the track was written shortly after his death a year ago. The song is a tribute of sorts to the man, but also to his outlook and ethic in music. Keep it simple, let the the soul and the song do the talking. And connect with yourself and with music and rejoice!
It’s an authentic Withers-esque cut of down-the-middle, joyous, grooving funk. A testament to simplicity over overthought, to feeling over thinking. What matters is the heart and soul in the moment. Tight horns over in-the-pocket rhythm section grooves and soulful vocals, delivered from the heart with the vibrancy and energy that has come to be expected of Tom McGuire, a live performer at heart.
The bands music is full of vitality, the sound of a new niche being cut, classic popsensibility with high musicianship values and rewarding arrangement and rich production. But at the root, soulfull song, telling stories and sharing experiences of joy, turmoil, loss, celebration, sadness, happiness, confidence, frailty. All told hyper distilled and deliveredin finely honed funk pop parcels of aesthetic joy. Tom isnt pulling punches on this run. Playing every song like it's the last time any song will ever be played by anyone anywhere, the music performed by this band matters.
Fans of Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers and Vulfpeck will be quick to jump on the hype train that is following the iconic Glasgow act.