Union Street Band's sound can be described as ' a celebration of the essential spirit of music-making'. Union Street's distinctive and unique assets result in a well packaged show that is rhythm-oriented and packed with rich soulful vocals. Expect a mix of original tunes along-side covers including vintage Reggae, Neo-soul, Afro-beat and tasty Caribbean dance tunes.
Wammie nominated singer/songwriter Eme Awa, refreshes classic soul hits from Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, Issac Hayes to mention a few. With sultry soul singer Odielia Muir's universal style, Union Street Band presents a performance full of exuberance and danceability. Other influences include, Jill Scott, Sade, Bob Marley, Fela Kuti, Prince, Snowboy and Roy Ayres.
USB's live performance ability has made them worthy of sharing the stage with the likes of Jeffrey Osborne, Nester Torres, Angela Bofill and Najee.
Union Street Band is:
Eme Awa - Vocals, Guitar:
Odielia Muir - Vocals:
Michael Hicks - Keyboards, Fender Rhodes:
Steve Smith - Drums, Percussion:
Tanash - Guitar:
Rashad - Percussion, Congas, Djembe:
Ary Zogdoule - Bass, Vocals:
USB is supported by a host of collaborators including poets, horn players , rappers, and various talented instrumentalists.
USB members have performed at prestigious venues like The Kennedy Center, Strathmore Hall, The Black Cat, 8x10. Other venues include, Cada Vez, DC 9, Club 5, Bohemian Caverns, Andalu's, and countless Festivals, Private Parties and Corporate Functions.
Partial Song List:
No Agreement - Fela Kuti:
Lady Oh - Union Street Band:
By Your Side - Sade:
There's Nothing Like This - Snowboy:
Xstacy - Union Street Band:
Keep It Together - Union Street Band:
What's Goin On? - Marvin Gaye:
Do Your Thing - Isaac Hayes:
Strawberries - Union Street Band:
Joy And Pain - Maze:
Musicology - Prince:
Water - Fela Kuti:
Waiting In Vain - Bob Marley: