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The Diplomats of Solid Sound
July 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Diplomats of Solid Sound are a funk and soul group from Iowa City that performs with a modern garage band twist. Since the release of their first 7-inch single, “Bullfrog Boogaloo,” in 2001, The Diplomats have been mining America’s vast deposits of soul music to create a sound all their own: a spare-but-spicy groove sired equally by progenitors such as Booker T., James Brown and The Funk Brothers.
The Diplomats have four full-length albums: “Instrumental Action Soul” (2001), “Let´s Cool One” (2003), “Destination Get Down!” (2005), and “What Goes Around Comes Around” (2010). With each release, The Diplomats Of Solid Sound grew in sophistication and depth as they ingested the sounds of ’60s soul, R&B and deep funk. Their albums captured the band in its natural habitat: a dimly lit bar where people appreciate a good smoke, a vodka gimlet and a funky little combo that knows how to get the cats and kittens out of their seats and onto the dance floor. Their 2010 album, “What Goes Around Comes Around,” confirmed their standing as one of the more prolific funk and soul groups of the contemporary scene.
The band has shared stages with Sharon Jones, Robert Walter, Wilco, The New Mastersounds and The James Taylor Quartet and toured in Italy, France, and Spain. Prepare for a supercharged new set of prime cuts guaranteed to get you out of your chair and dancing!