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ROBERT WALTER's 20th CONGRESS (+ guests)
Date: Friday, September 6th 2013
Time: 9:30 PM - 2:45 AM
Location: BooM BooM RooM
Category: Soul Funk

They're Back!

*ADRIAN HIBBS* (opens)

9:45PM 'til 2:45AM+

***** The '20th CONGRESS' BAND *****

This show is gonna rock!

This is a rare event to be certain.
'20th Congress' band are together again for this weekend only of gigs.


The band is bringin' it with the original heavy groovin', hard-hittin' money-maker-shakin' Funked out sounds of ROBERT WALTER'S 20th CONGRESS like you ain't never heard.
You can't fathom how freakin' super-charged-electric Funk will be comin' at ya offa the BOOM BOOM ROOM's stage when these cats hit it, so you best get your cold drink in hand and have a back-up near by cause this is a barn-burner show.


(Hammond B3 & Rhodes Piano)
(Bass & Guitar)
(Sax 'n FX)
(New Orleans Drums 'n FX)
Robert Walter is an accomplished keyboardist and composer. He plays Piano, Hammond B3 and Fender Rhodes. While touring extensively in the US and Europe, he has worked as a leader and sideman with many of the giants of American jazz and funk music. As a member of the classic band the Greyboy Allstars he has built a large and devoted following. He also works as a session musician, recording and collaborating with a diverse group of artists and on many film scores.

Robert grew up in San Diego, California where he studied music from the age of 7 and began performing in bands as a teenager. He helped form the the Greyboy Allstars in 1993 with Karl Denson, Elgin Park, Chris Stillwell, Zak Najor and DJ Greyboy. Influenced by soul-jazz and funk records from the 1960s and 70s, the band juxtaposed jazz improvisation and dance music. They continue to record and perform to a committed fan base. The Greyboy Allstars also served as the band for Robert's first solo record, Spirit of '70 which also featured saxophonist and Miles Davis sideman Gary Bartz.

In the late 1990's Robert started his own group Robert Walter's 20th Congress to showcase his composing. The band became known for it's live performances and toured throughout the 90s and 2000's. They recorded two albums, Money Shot and Giving Up the Ghost. Band members included Cochemea Gastelum (Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings), Stanton Moore (Galactic) Joe Russo (Furthur, Benevento-Russo Duo), George Sluppick (Mofro, Chris Robinson Brotherhood), Mike Fratantuno (Black-eyed Peas), Chuck Prada, and Will Bernard. During this period Robert also recorded There Goes the Neighborhood with jazz-funk pioneers Harvey Mason, Chuck Rainey, Phil Upchurch and Red Holloway.

Robert relocated to New Orleans in 2004 and became immersed the vibrant local music scene. He began collaborating with Johnny Vidacovich, Stanton Moore, James Singleton, George Porter Jr and many more. While in New Orleans he recorded Super Heavy Organ and Cure All as well as albums with Stanton Moore (III, Emphasis on Parenthesis, Groove Alchemy) and Anders Osborne (American Patchwork).

Robert currently lives in Los Angeles where he works on film music with composer Michael Andrews. They have done scores for Bridesmaids, Bad Teacher, Walk Hard (the Dewey Cox Story) Cyrus, Jeff Who lives at Home, She's Out of Your League, 5 Year Engagement and the title song for the Fox comedy The New Girl (with Zooey Deschanel).

After developing his sound in New York City and New Orleans, Adrian Hibbs graces Los Angeles with his pop-funk-soul sensibilities. As a versatile keyboard player and colorful arranger, his style is a concoction of rhythm, blues, funk, and saturated soul. He’s toured internationally, performed and recorded with such shows and artists as Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Isabelle Day, Stanton Moore, Anders Osborne, Buzz Feiten, MTV Awards, Summer Sonic Fest, Singfest, Cobra Starship, The Academy Is, Voodoo Fest, Carson Daily, Dashboard Confessional, The Cab & Plain White T’s and Panic! at the Disco. He released a self-titled EP “The Adrian Hibbs Project” in NYC produced by Scotty Hard (Wutang, MMW, Boogie Down Productions) and will release another EP “You’re Invited” in Fall 2011 with master drummer James Gadson. His musical influences run the gamut from Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Sly & the Family Stone to the Glenn Miller Big Band.

(of Digital Under Ground)


$20 (adv) -
Doors: 8:00pm
Show: 9:45pm 'til 2:45am+

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