226 Broad St.
Nevada City, CA 95959
9:00 p.m. Saturday, June 1, 2013
Spencer Williams, aka Spends Quality, is not only the founder/owner/CEO of CFO Recordings, but a multi-talented musician, MC, and producer. As an integral-part of his hip-hop group Sonicbloom, Spends released 3 albums that he engineered, co-wrote and produced as a beatmaker and vocalist. After a 7-year run with the group, Sonicbloom decided to take a hiatus to focus on solo projects for the group’s 5-members. Spends not only took this time to begin writing songs for his own project and continue producing songs for other artists, but also to sign an array of new artists to his record-label, CFO Recordings. Continuing to create his own unique brand of hip-hop music that was developed during the Sonicbloom years, Spends combines thoughtful, soulful lyrics, with strong melodies and top-quality beats featuring a blend of live instrumentation and sampling. Now, in 2011, Spends Quality is not only working with his own beats, but also with producers N8 the Gr8 and Mr. Tay to put together his debut project, “Time Peace.” Expect features and collaborations with other CFO artists, including J.Kendall, Hunter Blackwell, and Adam Fission. J.Kendall
J.Kendall, born in Oakland, CA, first started playing music in the church, learning saxophone at 11. He then went on to play in the Berkeley High School Jazz Program and later studied music at Sonoma State University. On a chance encounter, during his time in college, he met Spencer Williams of CFO Recordings, and they immediately began creating music together. J.Kendall went on to be an integral part of the hip-hop group Sonicbloom, producing and recording songs and touring the west coast while perfecting his craft as a producer/singer and preparing for his solo career. In late 2010, J.Kendall joined forces with N8 the Gr8 and Maryann to create the songs that would become his first solo project, due to be released September 2011 on CFO Recordings. Look forward to his new album which includes tracks that range from classic r&b, to upbeat club hits, to next-level electronic neo-soul J.Kendall is an enduring force of West Coast soul harmony, mixing innovative production skills, saxophone riffs and a velvet voice to create art with timeless love and authenticity. Born in Oakland, his musical education began in church, progressed to Berkeley High and Sonoma State, and expanded to well-received West Coast tours with jazz-hop group Sonicbloom. Sharing shows with a spectrum of stellar acts, from Cali hip hop legends like Souls of Mischief and Lyrics Born to world-renowned names such as The GZA, he learned the ropes of stage presence and rocking a crowd while continually evolving his songwriting and vocal skills. With a restless ability to transcend trends, genre limitations and shifting circumstances, J.Kendall explores strains of R&B, Club bangers and Electro Soul with a new voice and fresh perspective. Scott Nice
Since first discovering the sounds of Motown at age 5, Scott Howard, a.k.a. Scott Nice, found his passion for music at a young age. He was playing the drums and writing anthem rock ballads (in secret) by age 9. Growing up on the East Coast, a suburban kid skateboarding in some grimy urban areas, he was heavily influenced by hip-hop, particularly DJ Premier’s crew. Post high school, circa ’97, he relocated to the West Coast with a pair of Technics and a a new-found addiction for mixing and turntablism. Later through his interest in the healing and esoteric arts, Scott became acquainted with the tribal and the shamanistic sides of music, and it’s abilities to move the body through ancient pulsating rhythms. These rhythms brought him to a study of the tablas, and his music reflects a wide and varied world percussion background. As a result, his productions are marked by heavily syncopated beats backed by a full diaspora of layered sounds and complex textures. Always a fan of the mashup, he gains inspiration from combining disparate genres and cultural pieces together to form something fresh, balanced, new and alive.
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