Best known for their sizzling live performances, the fo/mo/deep groove is rooted in the experimental school of the 70s…a time when jazz, soul and funk were one and the same. Seeking to defy the ordinary, this diverse collective of seasoned pros keeps things stirred up with unpredictable energy that moves.
The music harkens back to the days when super groups hypnotized the world with bass driven ensembles and a full-bodied sound that reigned supreme. fo/mo/deep plays music like it’s meant to be…hot, incalculable and emotionally satisfying and fun for all ages.
fo/mo/deep released their most eclectic work yet, “TheGroovyGoodness” on June, 2014. Brent Black of Critical Jazz wrote “A release as deep and rich as the cover art, I’m hooked….”
Both “A Beautiful Bang” (June 2012) their 2nd CD release AND their first CD, “Eclecticism,” (August 2010) was received with rave reviews. Rob Young of The Urban Flux declared, “Their unique groove uncoils with a twist of eclectic jazz/funk rhythms that’s not heard often enough these days.”
Formed back 2007 by Bassist/Bandleader, Ron “Fatkat” Holmes, Jr., they are now known for their intelligently energetic and unpredictable shows, created a formidable reputation for this jazz-funk-world infused band.
Amazingly, their music masterfully transfers the insatiable energy of the band’s live performances to the recording studio. The songs engrave the canvas of the record with sizzling bursts of improvisation, while also capturing the emotional essence of more delicate instrumental conversations.
Tastefully varied but cohesively melded, the music lives in the moment.
fo/mo/deep members include:
Ron Holmes, Basses
Keith Newton, Saxes / Flute
Andre Scott, Drums
Josh Boyd, Piano / Organ / Keyboards
Some of their notable performances include:
Blue Wisp Jazz Club, Cincinnati, OH
Capital Jazz Fest, Columbia, MD
Columbus Arts Festival, Columbus, OH
Columbus Jazz & Rib Festival, Columbus, OH
Comfest, Columbus, OH
Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival, Gahanna, OH
Crown Jewels of Jazz Heritage Festival, Cincinnati, OH
Easton “Sounds on the Town" Summer Concert Series, Columbus, OH
Festival of the Vine, Kettering, OH
Heritage Concert Series, Columbus, OH
Jazz Café' at Music Hall, Detroit, MI
Jazz in the Park Festival, Forest Park, OH
Jazz in the Park Music Series, Milwaukee, WI
Lansing JazzFest, Lansing, MI
Nighttown, Cleveland, OH
Opening for Roy Ayers in Baltimore, MD & Columbus, OH
Opening for Mavis Staples at Rhythm on the River Series, Columbus, OH
2nd Annual Shoreline Jazz Festival, Muskegon, MI
Something Else Jazz Club, New York, N
South by Southwest Festival (SXSW) 2013, Austin, TX
The African American Culture Festival, Raleigh, NC
West Virginia Wine and Jazz Fest, Morgantown, WV