Maternal figures, lock up your progeny, for Nooky Jones is on the loose, bearing a notoriety for successfully crooning just about every human being in their vicinity while simultaneously sexing the place up. The group dropped into Studio 5! on Wednesday to crank out a serious spate of smooth jams that would’ve made even Gary Busey chill out and enjoy himself. With the brilliant urban syncopation from the drums and bass, the intellectual skat of the keys, the dutiful brass section, and, of course, the passionate vocal melody percolating through it all, Nooky Jones weaves a deadly cool sound that demands nothing less than absolutely all of your attention. Fluxing between milky smooth downtown grooves, hip-hop imposition, and jazz-esque instrumental constituents, the band makes you want to fall in love with the object nearest to you, simply so that you’ve got an excuse to purchase a bottle of wine and feel all tender inside.
Nooky Jones consists of some of the best soul-spittin’ musicians the Twin Cities has to offer, including vocalist Cameron Kinghorn, keyboardist Kevin Gastonguay, bassist Andrew Foreman, trombonist Ryan Christianson, trumpeter Adam Meckler, and, last but not least, one of this writer’s former drum instructors, the massively talented Reid Kennedy on drums (Kennedy also wrote most of the tunes himself). Be sure to follow these guys on Facebook and Twitter, where they’ll be announcing upcoming shows, releases, and a hell of a lot more. They'll be performing this Saturday night at the Cabooze in Minneapolis. Doors open at 9 PM, with Nooky starting their half hour set at 10 PM. They'll be followed by Black Market Brass and More Than Lights. The show is 18+, with advanced tickets at $8 online, and $12 at the door. Don't miss it!
Provided below are links to Nooky Jones’ video for "The Way I See You", as well as their Facebook page:
"The Way I See You" Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06Knh3LNZ9U
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You can see the Flickr pix from that show here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kfai-fm/sets/72157650124332899/
The video will soon be here: https://www.youtube.com/user/KFAIRocks
-Article by Seth Hynes-Marquette