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Homepage: http://www.maintainband.com
Location: San Fernando Valley, CA United States
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MAINTAIN has crafted infectious songs with great hooks and harmonies and their musicianship is way above the norm.

MAINTAIN, LA/San Fernando Valley’s most original soul/funk band, releases their first full-length record “Soul Music” on their own Enfield Records label late 2007.

This highly anticipated album features 11 tracks including 9 original songs, 1 instrumental and 1 cover of the Isley Brothers “Climbin Up The Ladder”. "The album is titled “Soul Music” because we feel it’s the phrase that best encompasses our music,” says guitarist/vocalist Jason Gutierrez. The MAINTAIN expression of “Soul Music” is more in-tune with the organic roots of the original genre which covers a very broad range of soulful, rhythmic and poetic music. The MAINTAIN sound is a breath of fresh air in a scene filled with "neo-soul" bands who seem to be copying a certain sound & production style that has become very formulaic. The songs MAINTAIN have created have blossomed over the years without any pre-conceived concepts or formulas. This is a real band, that has been together for 7 years, expressing themselves the only way they know how: they write and play what they know and feel. The self-produced album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Jason Gutierrez at his Enfield Studios in Reseda CA.

Gino Garofalo: Bass & Lead Vocals
Jason Gutierrez: Guitar & Vocals
Rahsaan Dorsey: Keys & Vocals
Jon Biggs: Drums

Dan Hastie (Orgone/Breakestra/Plantlife/Projections): Keys on “Be Ready” and Synth on “Trees”
Coree Van Bebber (Superboss/Soulfinger): Vocals on “All Unite” and
“Some of the Things”


For additional information, please contact Deanna Slais at (805) 405-1184 or dcslais@yahoo.com
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