Jim Suhler and Monkey Beat with Sarah Grace and The Soul
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Jim Suhler and his band Monkey Beat have been on the music scene now for over twenty two years and have built a fanbase worldwide. The Dallas, Texas based group are known for their no holds barred approach to blues inspired rock ‘n roll and roots music. Their four Lucky Seven releases, two releases on Underworld Records and Jim’s solo acoustic CD ‘Dirt Road’ on Topcat records have shown an amazing depth of songwriting and playing, and their constant touring both in North America and Europe has garnered many admirers and accolades. The band has worked in the past with noted producers Terry Manning (ZZ Top, Led Zeppelin, Stax records, etc.), and Jim Gaines (Santana, Stevie Ray Vaughan) and Grammy Award winning producer/songwriter Tom Hambridge. Jim is also well known as lead guitarist with George Thorogood & the Destroyers since 1999, and has had his songs used in feature films (Spun, Wallace & Grommit) and is a multiple nominee in the prestigious Dallas Observer Music Awards, plus he is a member of BUDDY, Texas’ oldest music magazine Texas Tornado Hall of Fame.
Sarah Grace is a 16-year-old Indie/Roots singer and musical powerhouse from Houston, Texas. She was as a semi-finalist from season 15 of The Voice. Sarah Grace's powerful performance of "Amazing Grace" on The Voice, can be described as her signature moment, establishing her as a legitimate artist. The recording immediately shot to #3 on the overall iTunes charts, gained 1 million YouTube views, and lived on the Gospel/Christian charts of iTunes for several weeks thereafter. Universal Republic Records released her first four recordings via Apple Music exclusively.
Up until two years ago, Sarah Grace experienced synesthesia, a perceptual phenomenon which gave her strong sound-to-color associations. Although it has faded, she still has strong memories of certain songs, chords, and notes looking like specific colors as though music was “just like a painting.”
Sarah Grace was the first singer on The Voice to play trumpet and the first to play a Hammond organ. As a result, Hammond Organ invited Sarah to be an official artist in the Hammond family. Off stage, Sarah Grace attends the prestigious High School for the Performing and Visual Arts as a trumpet major and she performs in their orchestra, jazz and concert band ensembles.
Sarah Grace is no stranger to the stage, having performed over 100 shows in 2018, and currently touring nationally with her band Sarah Grace and The Soul, comprised of equally talented young musicians. They have won multiple awards including being named the "Best Newcomer" for 2019 by the Houston Press.
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