Mwansa Mwansa And HBO3 play with a whole lot of soul


 A handful of people enjoyed a whole lot of soul on a cold an stormy night, Jan. 2 courtesy of HBO3 and vocalist  Mwansa Mwansa at the Slice.Mwansa Mwansa singing with soul. Phopto by Richard Amery

 I only caught  the first set which included  soulful, poppy ’60s and ’70s  tunes including  “ I Can See Clearly, “ Valerie” and a gorgeous version of ‘ People Get Ready.”

 Mwansa Mwansa   sang with absolutely gorgeous soul as James Oldenburg played pretty guitar solos. Bassist Paul Holden and drummer Brad Brouwer  provided a tight knit rhythm section. One highlight was James Oldenburg’s jazz tinged original song “Right Time.”
 They also did an excellent version of ”’90s classic Fast Car.” 

 They ended their first set with an excellent version of  the Alabama Shakes’ “ Hold On.”

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 14 January 2015 12:23 )