R&B

The Humdingers

9 Prospect Hill Ave., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Adam Conner-Simons
Saturday, May 12 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

As seen in the pages of the Boston Globe…

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Come see the return of the Humdingers! Starting at 4pm we’ll be playing some dance-y soul/funk tunes at 9 Prospect Hill Avenue in Union Square.

The Humdingers (2018 edition) are:

Adam Conner-Simons (piano)
Emily Conner-Simons (vox)
Dan Curtiss (bass)
Jan Marie Dances (vox)
Greg Hum (drums)
Alex LaRue (guitar)
Jason Rosenman (trombone)
Tim Lewandowski (trombone)

Porchapalooza II: Steve Thomas & REAL INCOGNITO and Mambo Doble

25 Henderson St., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Karen Welling
Saturday, May 21 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

2–3 pm: Steve Thomas & REAL INCOGNITO — a 21st-century jump band with original genre-bending songs that draw on indie rock, jazz, reggae, R&B

2–4 pm: Mambo Doble: Latin/Brazilian jazz. Unleash your inner salsa and samba dancer . . . or just dance in your head.

The Black Souls

9 Morgan St, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Kim Ackland
Saturday, May 21 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

We'll be doing some songs at the tail end - around 3:30! The Black Souls are the newest project of well known Boston frontman Cam Ackland of the Prime Movers, Voodoo Dolls and Port Charles Quintet. Playing a mix of classic r&b, garage and soul, Cam and his wife Kim Ackland trade off on vocals interspersed with wailing harp. Rounding out the group: the twin guitar stylings of Tony Kaczynski and George Perkins, the pounding bass of Stow Kelner, and the primal drumbeats of Matt Burns.

Humdingers Redux and Whistlebo

9 Prospect Hill Avenue, Unit 1, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Adam Conner-Simons
Saturday, May 21 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

R&B/soul and jam-funk!

Jetty

771 Broadway, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Michael Spillane
Saturday, May 21 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Jetty marries indie and R&B with the experimental production techniques of french house, hip hop and more. The live performance brings the arrangements to life with the energy and improvisation of funk and soul.

Kemp Harris

165 Albion St., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Scotty Vercoe
Saturday, May 16 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Kemp Harris and his band pay homage to the best R&B, Motown and Soul as well as Jazz and Rock. Featuring Kemp on vocals, Scotty Vercoe - keys, Brian Verrochi - bass, Jim Lucchese - drums. May 16, 2-4pm

Souldelica

, (see map on right)
Band Contact: Bren Scott
Saturday, May 16 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

WE UNFORTUNATELY HAVE TO CANCEL TODAY's PORCH FEST PERFORMANCE! - Please enjoy the rest of the music and bands the city has to offer!!

Strawberry Jam & the Humdingers

9 Prospect Hill Avenue, #1, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Adam CS
Saturday, May 16 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

A five-piece band that specializes in jazzy, soulful re-imaginings of indie-pop-rock songs.

Featuring Adam Conner-Simons, Greg Hum, Jan Marie Olownia, Adam Ribaudo and Luke Walker

J.Boom

53 Tufts Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Julio Delacruz
Saturday, May 16 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

I am a DJ who plays multiple genres of music spanning the decades to present.

Florie Namir

84 Liberty Ave, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Florie Namir
Saturday, May 16 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Florie Namir is a classically trained composer and singer-songwriter from Israel. Her music is a blend of contemporary classical music, jazz, and blues. Her warm voice and unconventional lyrics will tell you stories of both a world traveler and a longtime New Englander. In this performance, she will play her original songs (with new releases) and some of her all-time favorites.
It will be a lot of fun!

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