Old-time R&B played by the red-hot Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics is featured tonight in the Crystal Bay Casino Crown Room, and “It’s About Time.”
It is the second Atlanta band to play Crystal Bay this week. Tinsley Ellis was here Monday. Ted Pecchio, the bass player in Ellis’ band, is a former member of the Soulphonics. He said the band is all about good musicianship and having fun.
Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics first full-length album, “It’s About Time,” was released last September. It appeared on the Heatseeker chart, which is about emerging bands. The song “My Dear” was featured as an iTunes Single of the Week, which led to 200,000 downloads. The album reached No. 4 on iTunes R&B charts.
The second single from the record, “Heartlite,” was a Starbucks “Pick of the Week,” and was downloaded 250,000 times.
Press materials say Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics roots are embedded in the rich sound and history of Georgia soul, beginning with the early 1950s and 60s R&B that became so well known around the world. Having performed countless gigs since 2005, and with a slew of 45 rpm singles already under their belts, the band has already contributed heavily to the steadily increasing awareness of genuine rhythm and blues music that exists today. It pack sclubs and festivals with their original brand of soul, all of which is written and recorded in Atlanta. Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics are taking it worldwide in 2012, with the release of “It’s About Time.”
Silver Bullet Thursday with Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics
When: 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1
Where: Crystal Bay Casino Crown Room