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Band/Artist Name: SoundProof Genie
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Story behind your band/artist name: "SoundProof Genie" brings to mind the image of a powerful energy in a bottle ready to explode. It's also a play on words as the "proof" is in the "sound". We have a female singer so Genie also could be heard a woman's name "Jeanie". There is also a bit of a nod to Bowie/Ziggy there.
Band Members: P.Script - Keyboards, Bass, Raynita J - Vocals, Bala Harper - Drums
What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : P.Script and Raynita J are both born and raised in the DMV. P.Script has played reggae, jazz, and neo soul at venues all around DC. Raynita J has sung in various groups from Baltimore to Woodbridge. Bala, originally from New York, spent his adult life playing drums for reggae and funk bands around the DC scene.
At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: P.Script has always admired and wanted to grow up to be a great bassist. So instead he plays the bass on the bottom keyboard of a two tier setup.
Raynita J once sang at the Apollo, which she says is the scariest performance of her life, but managed to survive the sandman.
Bala Harper (also a sound engineer) is the soundman of choice for famous jazz pianist Monty Alexander and has the largest Monty bootlegs in the world
Anything else we should know, or you want to share: SoundProof Genie is a fusion of nu soul with influences of jazz, psychedelic funk, hip hop, and emotively captivating lyrics. They have been consistently creating an original lane in music with each new song. It is rare to find a band with this mix of powerful creative lyrics and hard soul. These musicians have been playing live music in and around the East Coast for all of their adult life. They have recently joined forces to drive music, lyrics and vocals in new directions. The band is supported by two full Albums:
Evidence of Life (2018)
Remote Control (2017)
Featuring powerful introspective and soulful lyrics, music and vocals, SoundProof Genie is attempting to lace the best of various genres to reach a wide audience looking for a unique vibe. SoundProof Genie endeavors to be recognized for quality songwriting and performance appreciated by a wide audience.
Official Website URL: http://reverbnation.com/soundproofgenie
Facebook URL: http://facebook.com/soundproofgenie
Spotify Link: https://play.spotify.com/album/3wTOyKbLmArW4EfQ8JIOjU
Main Genre: R&B
Other Genres: Neo Soul, Psychedelic Funk