CEG Presents New Year's Eve!
Knower with special guests Ghost-Note feat. MonoNeon, Robert Sput Searight & Nate Werth
KNOWER are hot futuresonic funk-pop. The LA duo represent the best of drummer-producer Louis Cole and Genevieve Artadi. Currently touring their fourth album 'Life' , they opened for The Red Hot Chili Peppers this 2017 and continue to take over with their cross over of dub-step grooves, deep harmonies and funky vocals into an incredibly imaginative off-world experience. Their all star 5-piece rotates Thundercat’s sideman Dennis Hamm (Keys), Sam Gendel (Sax), Sam Wilkes (Bass), Rai Thistlethwayte (Keys), Jacob Mann (Keys), Thom Gill (Guitar) combined with Louis Cole (Drums/Vox) and Genevieve Artadi’s iconic hot funk vocal style inspired by the late Prince to Michael Jackson.
An entirely DIY act since formation in 2010, KNOWER’s viral videos, discography and live visual experience has become an international internet phenomena. Clocking millions of views, their live band sesh hit over 4 million views. Videos “F*** The Make Up Skip The Shower” feature on GTA V’s Fly Lo FM, to “THE GOVT. KNOWS” lyric that will stick with you forever. Featured on Montreal Jazz Festival 2017 lineup, they’ve performed at Stockholm Jazz Festival, Toronto Jazz Festival, Quincy Jones Presents, to Snarky Puppy Family Dinner albums. Known for their live show to take their infectious energy to another level, Quincy Jones best sums up why you can’t miss them, "KNOWER WILL BE LEAVIN' YA'LL ON YOUR KNEES, BEGGIN' FOR MORE."
If the Grammy Award winning band, Snarky Puppy, was a heart, drummer Robert Sput Searight and percussionist Nate Werth serve as its explosive pulse. World renown for their artistic communication through rhythm, this dynamic duo debuts their own project, expanding their percussive voice into a night of melody through innovative grooves and captivating artistry.
Robert Sput Searight is one of the most influential drummers and producers in modern music. Hailing from a family of musicians in Dallas, Texas, Searight came up alongside artists like Erykah Badu, Norah Jones, and Roy Hargrove at the world-famous Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing Arts. He won a Grammy Award at age 18 with his own group, God’s Property, who changed the face of Gospel music with their debut album. Since then, he proven to be unparalleled in versatility as a drummer, keyboardist, and producer. Artists like Snoop Dogg, Erykah Badu, Celine Dion, Justin Timberlake, P Diddy, Timbaland, Myron Butler, and Kirk Franklin employ Searight’s talents regularly.
As the undeniable secret weapon of Snarky Puppy, Nate Werth is both rooted in tradition and constantly innovating in the percussion world. His creative approach to sonic possibilities and rhythmic interplay has been integral to the sound of the group, and has earned the respect and support of percussion big-wigs like LP founder Martin Cohen. Performing and recording credits include Screaming Headless Torsos, David Crosby, Q-Tip, Lalah Hathaway, Susana Baca, The Lee Boys, Turkuaz, Myron Butler and Levi, Jamison Ross, and The Metropole Orchestra, and many more. Having studied Indian, African, and Latin American traditions extensively abroad, Nate brings a unique sound palette to every musical environment, his deep sense of groove, passion and eclectic style, result in a distinct musical voice that propels him across musical borders