Juggernaut Eldridge Gravy & The Court Supreme Coming to PDX
Playing Doug Fir With Scott Pemberton
With his full-bore performance and smooth rapport with the audience, Eldridge Gravy's name has become synonymous with fun and good times in the Northwest. Heavily influenced by the li 2000 kes of Sly & the Family Stone, Funkadelic, and James Brown, the soul-funk outfit never leaves a dance floor dry, and always makes sure the crowd is having a blast.
A born showman, front man Eldridge Gravy leads a hot, gritty orchestra known as The Court Supreme, a twelve-member outfit that helps Eldridge Gravy easily work the dance floor to a fever pitch.
Formed in early 2006, as a one-off event, an instrumental band teamed up with a guest singer to learn some James Brown and Parliament covers for a moving-out party for friends. Waking up to a torn-up house, with shattered glass laying about, tables broken, and the landlord on his way for the final walk-through, it was clear everyone had a memorable night, to say the least. Thus, Eldridge Gravy & The Court Supreme was born.
Adding horns, keys, and back-up singers, the band soon became twelve women and men strong. Originals soon replaced the covers in their repertoire, as the band created a viscous blend of Sly & the Family Stone, Funkadelic, and James Brown, big influences on the group, while creating and maintaining a sound that was also distinctively their own.
Releasing their second full-length, Party Hard, at the Crocodile Cafe in the summer of 2011, the band delved further into the raw funk sounds they explored on their debut, while further implementing a wider range of styles. From up-tempo Northern soul stompers (“Into the Sun” and “Grow”) to New Orleans funk (“Bafftub Jim”), through slow-burning psychedelia (“Throat Dry”), Party Hard does just that.
Now, with two albums under their belt, and countless shows throughout the Northwest and West Coast, the only thing left for Eldridge Gravy & The Court Supreme is continue to make you want to sweat - and party.
Eldridge Gravy & The Court Surpeme
Playing with Scott Pemberton
Fri. Sept. 28 @Doug Fir Lounge
$10.00 advance | $12.00 at the door.
Doors at 8p.m | Show at 9