Soulful, jazzy funk band continues to make a name for themselves
Smooth Dialects, described as “a sexy group of panty-droppin’, booty-poppin’, soul-fillin’, jazz-jivin’, funk freaks that even yo mama can get down to,” are a Chattanooga-based group opening for The Motet at the Revelry Room this Sunday.
The group’s soulful sounds come from vocalist Maria Sable, guitarist Josh Sable, bassist Ryan Crabtree, drummer Devonte Coleman, pianist LeBron Arnwine, and saxophonists Josh Dunlap and Jovan Quallo.
Although the group formed in August 2011 with Maria and Josh, they decided to add to their sound with an arrangement of instruments until they hit the sweet spot with their self-titled album. According to Maria, “In the music business, you have one shot. That’s why we never put out demos or recordings. We wanted our first effort to be our best.”
The album consists of twelve original songs “from funk to reggae, from soul to swing” with songs such as “To the Beach,” “Wait for Me Lover” and “Until Then.”
Marie’s voice is a powerful yet smooth vocal that sustains their Jazzy image. Their acoustic performance of “I Remember” captures their silky smooth and groovy concept and can be found on their YouTube channel. Take a listen, and then head down to the show.
The Motet w/ Smooth Dialects
Sunday, 9 p.m.
41 E. 14th St.