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BUMP CITY

Tribute to Tower of Power

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If you've wondered about Tower of Power please visit their website

For over 40 years, Tower of Power has been creating their own kind of soul music. Since 1968, Tower of Power has delivered their unique brand of music to their fans, appearing before sold out crowds as they tour the world each year. Tower’s sound can be hard to categorize, but the band's leader and founding member, Emilio Castillo, has labeled their sound as "Urban Soul Music."

BUMP CITY

Blessed by former Tower horn player, Mic Gillette, who writes horn parts for the band and sometimes plays with them, BUMP CITY brings it to the stage in a big, powerful brassy way, as only a true horn band can. Together for years, working as a R&B, soul & funk cover band under the name REUNION, band leaders Billy Sims and Matt Martinez decided to give the tribute band concept a whirl.

From their signature namesake, to What Is Hip, Still A Young Man, Don't Change Horses and So Very Hard To Go, BUMP CITY covers all of the best known hits from the band that came out of the San Francisco Bay Area in the heady days of the early 1970's. Along with all the rock bands, of that era, a couple of brass bands emerged. Tower is the standard bearer, but was followed closely by LYDIA PENSE & COLD BLOOD. In her honor, BUMP CITY performs a couple of Cold Blood best known tunes.

Bump City's rhythm section lays down a groove just like Tower. The band’s horn section mimics the unique sound, and they approach everything, from writing and arranging to mixing and performing, that is totally Tower's. Combine all of that with with two outstanding lead vocalist and you have one of the most dynamic group to ever hit the stage.

Please visit Tower Of Power's website, they are an inspiration to us all.

http://www.towerofpower.com/

Mic Gillette

Original Member of Tower of Power

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