On The Spot Trio

On The Spot Trio

Fri · September 15, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm


This event is 21 and over

On The Spot Trio
On The Spot Trio
On The Spot (OTS) Trio started in 2006 as “a fiercely funky threesome of musicians from Santa Cruz, CA, determined to take decisive action in espousing the doctrine of soul jazz dance parties across the land.” Their inspiration is rooted in 1970’s soul jazz and funk, which has been steeped in a millennial soup of rock, jazz, afro beat, and improvisational groove. Alan Evans—producer and drummer of Soulive—produced and appeared on OTS Trio’s debut album, Straight Out The Garden (2010), and forged a creative bond with OTS during these sessions, which resulted in the Suction 45rpm (Colemine Records, 2012) and SHAG (2014). In a twist of fate, when Evans formed his solo project, The Alan Evans Trio, OTS guitarist Danny Mayer was asked if he wanted to join…

Join he did, leaving Santa Cruz for the Berkshires, and organist / keyboardist Kris Yunker followed shortly afterwards, when The Alan Evans Trio became the rock organ trio Playonbrother. As Evans shifted his focus back to Soulive at the end of 2014, Mayer and Yunker—now both in New England—reformed On The Spot Trio, fusing their boogaloo and soul jazz roots with a more modern, hard hitting afro beat tinged jam band vibe. Now, with their new drummer Andrew Cusanelli, a well as continued special guests including Johnny Durkin on percussion from Deep Banana Blackout, and Mary Corso on vocals from Broca’s Area, On The Spot has been establishing a Northeast/Mid-Atlantic presence playing at festivals, and opening up for bands such as Deep Banana Blackout as they work their way back West.
Venue Information:
The Main Pub - Grille, Taps, Music
306 Main Street
Manchester, CT, 06040