“San Francisco Soul” is the best term Royal Jelly Jive can find in describing their unique and intoxicating sound. Led by dynamic front-woman Jaleh, this sultry sextet rocks into uncharted musical territories with their infectious blend of modern and throwback sensibilities. Armed with retro horns, heavy grooves, and catchy songs that are impossible to resist, RJJ can pair with your fancy cocktail at a smoky jazz club and shake up the funkiest dance party.
Born out of Funk and Happenstance at John Lee Hooker's Boom Boom Room in San Francisco, Royal Jelly Jive has gone full-steam ahead in embracing music as their truest calling. From prominent festival stages all along the West Coast, East Coast and U.K., they continue to sweep crowds off their feet with a high energy live show that leaves crowds electric and ecstatic. Tour highlights include sharing stages with The Roots, Michael Franti, Lake Street Dive, Thievery Corporation and Avett Brothers, as well prominent slots at festivals such as Napa Valley’s Bottlerock, Portland Waterfront Blues Fest and Outside Lands. The future is Jelly.
Beginning on a small stage in a Redwood forest in Northern California, Speakeasē was started by musicians Adi Gobert & Daniel Erik. The two, equally steeped in the musical roots of blues, jazz, and funk, melded their vision and talents to grow the project into a 8-piece neo-soul collective.
Speakeasē has packed well regarded venues on the West Coast including The Independent, The Chapel, and Cornerstone. In 2019, they hit the festival circuit playing music festivals such as Lightning in a Bottle, Bear Music Festival and The Plunge.
Their debut album “DeerLion”, released in the winter of 2018, is stacked with some of the Bay Area’s best talent. Speakeasē’s sound defies conventional genre boundaries, blending soul, funk, blues, and R&B into a curated hot plate of musical vibrations that will be sure to move your soul and leave you dancing.
Their most recent work, Amplified, features producer J3PO and pushes the boundaries of fusion and modern R&B. Speakeasē is currently working on a second full length album due out late 2021.