Ripe Prove Their Funky Grooves Are The Pick Of The Bunch
Upon first listen to Boston's Ripe a couple of years ago, it was quickly apparent that they were imbued by a particularly potent musical chemistry - drawing on an eclectic range of music influences, they effortlessly and seamlessly conjured up a brand of 'dance/pop-funk/party-rock' that proved irresistibly addictive in its groovy sophistication. Powered by the soulful power of Robbie Wulfsohn's distinctive voice, Ripe overflows with funky guitar licks, blazing solos, fat bass lines and dynamic percussion that comes crowned with the shiny effervescence of their glorious horn section; not only will they have you unable resist hitting the dance floor, they will also elicit admiration for the ambition, intricacy and flawless execution of their supremely polished arrangements.
No surprises then to realize that along with being feted in their hometown, they are in the process of winning over crowds across the U.S. - most recently supporting G. Love & Special Sauce on tour - while continuing to add numerous festival invitations to their future schedule. Here giving a superb reminder of just why they had us groovin' away at first listen, Ripe take to the Audiotree studio for a stellar session of the best funk-pop-rock that you are likely to hear, and you can be sure that this is just the beginning for the Boston seven-piece.