Friday, December 12, 2008

JUST A LILBIT: Artist Spotlight

From time to time I like to give shout outs to musicians whose work I love! However, on rare occasions I get to showcase talented musicians I know and love. This is one of those such occasions...

I was 1st acquainted with, the band, 'Just A LilBit' back in May of 2007 , in a little NJ hot spot named Makedas.
Just A LilBit's musical talent, energy and chemistry with each other & the crowd, was electrifying. They possessed this a crazy commitment to keep the crowd engaged & aroused as they made love to & through their music. It was truly a unique experience that tingled the senses... and it's one I'd like to share with you.
It was a lovely soulful evening filled with poised excitement. I was about to virtually sit down with The Quinster to talk about Just A LilBit. A sexy compilation of their original songs set the mood as creativity filled the air. The interview was going to be hot, undaunted by this cold December's eve. Let us begin:

Question: Who is 'Just a LilBit'?
Answer: We are diverse group of individuals from different places that all have the same goals and destiny. Just a LilBit believes in having a good time no matter what! That's what the music is about, you know... If you had a crappy day oh well may as well not dwell on it try 2 be happy! And some joy and inspiration is sneaked in there too.

Question: When & How did you all meet?
Answer: A majority of the band (keys, sax, percussion) met and played together while we were in college. Berklee College of Music in Boston back in 1996. Ej was the 1st to move to NYC, then Quin. Quin moved, hooked up with EJ, Mo, Moreno and started writing the hits ur already know and love.

Moreno Brown & Jordan Scannella

Question:How long have y'all been creating together?
Answer: I'd say that's a tough one because we have over a ten year history. Hmmm it's been like 2 years officially though.

Question: Just a lilbit of what?
Answer: (lol) drinking, smoking, late bills, oh wait u mean music LOL ! Sexy soul, fiery latin, dirty crunk, hint of rock, and a touch of jazz. Just a lilbit of everything you want love and probably don't get enough of.

Moises Dumsele

How would you describe your style?
Answer: Not your average, cookie cutter let's get together and jam BS. Next level, let's party, let get crunk, and let's make magic.

"Creative is doing your own thing and not worrying about what others think..."

Question:What artists have you been listening to over the past month?
Answer: Sy Smith, Bebel Giberto, Scareface, Goodie Mobb, old school house, DJ Screw, John Coltrane, Hank Mobely, Herbie Hancock, Marvin Gaye, Led Zeplin, Frank Zappa. I love Beady Belle and Nancy Wilson, James Brown, Sam Cooke, classic r&b, classic rock, Rage Against the Machine, local gospel drummers from Baltimore, Earth Wind and Fire, The Dells, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Cameo, Prince and the Revolution, Nirvana, AC~DC, the Raconteurs, Mike Smith, Chris Dave, John Mayer, Max Roach, Buddy Rich, D'angelo. I'll stop there. Hopefully you get the direction that I'm going.

Brother EJ & The Quinster

Question: Who are your greatest influences?
Answer: Earth Wind and Fire, Santana, Giovanni Hidalgo, there isn't one person in particular; too much good music out there. My band mates are some of my greatest influences. They push me to be the best at what it is I am trying to do If I really had to narrow it down though I would say my very 1st teacher in Chicago IL Don Skoog he made learn my instrument in totality: the history, how am adding on to it, and that its future is only limited by where I decide to take it.

Paula Green

Question: What do you consider to be Creative? Soulful? & Sexy?
Answer: Creative is doing your own thing and not worrying about what others think about what it is your doing. That's how anything that becomes hot ever does. Soulful and sexy are the outcome you (get when) one's confidently doing his or her own thang!

Question: Which one are you?
Answer: More soulful than sexy any day because I am always in my own head thinking about the music and how it may affect people. But I'd say I'm easy on the eyes :-) too.

"...Just a lilbit of everything you want, love and probably don't get enough of..."

Question: What are some of your upcoming events & projects?
Answer: Currently working on an ep featuring our own compositions, as well as a couple of our favorite covers. We have a show coming up at Groove (NYC) this Saturday, December 13th from 6-9pm. Come to that show and you'll get a real taste of what Just a LilBit is 'all' about!

Question: Where can we buy your music?
Answer: No where yet. Coming very soon to itunes and cdbaby.


Upcoming Shows:

December 13th
125 Macdougal (Corner of W.3rd)

January 9th
New Brunswick, NJ
19 Dennis St

January 16th
Bloomfield, NJ
562 Bloomfield Ave

February 14th
The Williamsburg Music Center
Brooklyn, NY
A night for lovers

Enjoy! ~ Let me know if you get a chance to check them out!
That Girl, Ang



wow loved the interview,they are very talented which is rare in this day and age .honey hope your ok my dear.have a good wknd dear.
muah x


darling wishing you happy holidays and a blessed new years for you and your loved ones.