Hartley's Encore is proud to share the official video for "Eyes Open," the first single off of their (forthcoming) sophomore album "Neutral Ground."
Hartley's Encore is a funk/soul band from Albany, NY. Their mission: making music that's equal parts soundtrack to your Saturday night and bacon for your Sunday brunch. Frequently FUNKY—and always soulful—H.E. is the house band at your dance party for the apocalypse.
Their sound: (1) smart melodies & hooks; (2) funk/R&B grooves; (3) earworm horn lines; (4) electrifying solos. Think: Bill Withers + The Meters + Jamiroquai + Tower of Power + Soulive/Lettuce.
They have shared the stage with established icons, and stars of today’s scene, such as Los Lobos, Eric Krasno (Soulive/Lettuce), Adam Deitch (Lettuce/Scofield/Break Science/AWB), Erick “Jesus” Coomes (Lettuce/Dr. Dre/Snoop Dogg/Talib Kweli), Sam Kininger (Soulive/Lettuce), and the Nth Power, as well as future stars, and artists on the rise, like Brandon “TAZ” Niederauer, and Kat Wright.
The band was proud to release “Eyes Open” in April 2020. It was as their fourth single release since last April, coming on the heels of “Feels So Good,” “Burnin'" and "All To You," which have steadily racked up streams/plays, and continue to earn the band a growing fan-base (in new markets) since they dropped on in 2019. The band was (again) blessed to have iconic drummer/producer Alan Evans (of Soulive) record and mix the single at his Iron Wax Studios in Erving, MA. Evans worked with the band on all their previous releases including the Hartley’s Encore EP (released 4/20/18)...and is currently preparing for their sophmore album "Neutral Ground."
Hartley’s Encore was selected as a top “under the radar” band in New York (statewide) in 2019 and as a "[Band] You Should Know," in 2017 (both) by NYSMusic.com in their annual year-in-reviews. Their recorded material and high-energy live shows have received positive reviews: Flea Market Funk (Record Review); A & R Factory (Single Review); NYS Music (Record Review); NYS Music (Live Show Review); Times Union (Albany, NY); Spotlight (Albany, NY); NYS Music (In-Depth Interview).
Stay tuned for more fresh material to be released in Summer 2020, and make sure to catch them live in the near future at a show near you!
UNFORTUNATELY, ALL SHOWS ARE POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19.
-Luke Malamood: Lead Vocals/Keys/ Hammond Organ/Percussion💥
-Chris Oliver: Guitar/Vocals💥
-Jeff Nania: Saxophones/Perc./Vox💥
-Mike Gilet: Drums💥
-Erik Pravel: Drums💥
-Brad Monkell: Bass💥
-Zach Lauzon: Trombone💥
-Alex Gonzalez: Percussion⚡️
-Josh Gordon: Bass⚡️
-Phil Chow: Trumpet⚡️
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