This is the groove for the get-down. The soul, the heft. The songs for singing. This is The Dark Matters.
The Dark Matters are a full-on soul band: horns, organ, voices. Heavy riffs from the guitar, a driving bassline, drums that make you leave your seat for the sweat of the dancefloor. We are students of the music we all need; digging deep into the record crates to find the melodies that mean something, the grooves that bring us together. Although this sound is rooted in late '60s Memphis, it is part of a movement of bands that continue to use real instruments to make meaningful music.
Formed in 2001 in the great state of West Virginia, Vern’s Pot O’ Chili has since become one of the states leading live acts. The band has performed in every major city in the state and has also made appearances at several festivals and state wide events.
Vern’s Pot O’ Chili has an extremely unique mixture of sounds ranging from reggae to bluegrass to hip-hop and funk which has proven time and time again to entice a crowd for the duration of their performances. The band comprises its set lists of mostly original songs, but influences include the styles of Toots and the Maytals, Galactic, Rasta Rafiki, Parliament Funkadelic, The Roots, Bill Withers, and Johnny Cash.
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