Hartley’s Encore is a buzz-worthy funk/soul band from Albany, NY. Their mission: making music that's equal parts soundtrack to your Saturday night and bacon for your Sunday brunch. Frequently FUNKY—and always soulful—H.E. is the house band at your dance party for the apocalypse. They have shared the stage with such greats as Eric Krasno (of Soulive/Lettuce), were selected as a “[Band] You Should Know," by NYSMusic.com in its 2017 year-in-review, and recently completed recording and mixing their self-titled debut record (EP) with iconic drummer/producer Alan Evans (of Soulive) at (his) Iron Wax Recording Studio. The band is now preparing the record to be released in April 2018, and have a string of shows scheduled in the Capital District and NYC (through Spring-Summer 2018) to celebrate the achievement, starting with this Official release party/show on April 27, 2018 with Victory Soul Orchestra!
Victory Soul Orchestra is an 8 piece instrumental funk ensemble modeled after Ethiopian jazz great Mulatu Astatke. Horn fronted and organ grinding, Victory Soul plays arrangements both grimy and soulful. Not a bad way to drink beer and get your dance on.