"We are a live Hip-Hop movement with roots from Funk & Jazz. From the horns, to the keys, to the strings, to the kick drum we come to get yo heads bobbin and booties movin, bringing an organic element back to hip-hop music. Poetry in motion.”
Nimbleslick is a full service entertainment company offering artist management, artist booking and event production. We specialize in up and coming artists, established artists, and producing unique, engaging events for both artist and fan, and an eye for technological innovation with regards to our client's careers and success. With a combined total of over 50 years in the entertainment industry, our staff is eager to work with you in developing your project.
A fresh rock/reggae vibe is flowing out of Montgomery County, MD, and its name is Dale and the ZDubs. Their songwriting delves into the relationships, dreams, failures, and people that have inspired or slept with the band. DZD’s hard hitting rock tone combined with their reggae groove makes you want to jump up and move yo’ body! And sometimes Dale takes his clothes off on stage. Hips are gyrating, dreads are flailing, and beer is flowing like wine as vocal harmonies and radical solos from guitar, bass, saxophone, and drums take over the room. Be on the lookout for performances up and down the East Coast, and check out the sophomore LP Clear the Smoke.
Skymatic offers a fresh take on electronic hip hop music with live violin, guitar and synth/piano. The project is a culmination of years of classical training and experience writing and performing in a wide variety of musical genres. Consisting of Phil Ross (Production/Guitar/Synth) and Hannah Wilder (Violin/Vocals), the duo's sound is best encompassed by the description "melodic electronic," but it blends elements from multiple genres. Steeped in the cultural diversity that is Atlanta, the duo has been able to seamlessly blend violin-infused electronic with hip hop beats to create a fresh, authentic sound.
Skymatic has shared bills with DJs/Producers including Figure, Minnesota, NitGrit, Wick-It, ill.Gates, Phutureprimitive, Manic Focus, Thriftworks and Up Until Now as well as live electronic groups including Floozies, EOTO, K Theory, Blackbird Blackbird, Govinda, Random Rab and Dirtwire. The duo was one of two regional acts to play the main stage at Imagine Festival in Atlanta, sharing the stage with Unlimited Gravity, Rusko, Caspa, Adventure Club and more.
With captivating live performances, Skymatic has quickly risen to become a regional favorite among the electronic community as well as all music lovers alike. With tours that have taken them from Dallas to Miami to New York and Chicago, Skymatic spread their wings and hit the road hard in their first year and half of performing together, playing over 75 shows across the country. The duo has also enjoyed press including features on GoodMusicAllDay,EDM.com, TrapMusic,net, YourEDM.com and many more.
Fusing genres such as rock, funk, livetronica, reggae, metal, and jazz, Strange Machines have set high standards for their musical aspirations. Combining soulful melodies and catchy hooks with intricate instrumentation and upbeat improvisation, they have created a unique and progressive sound that radiates with listeners and keeps audiences captivated from beginning to end.
Strange Machines have an impressive resume, playing to packed rooms and upping the ante with every show. They have shared the stage with national-touring acts such as Dopapod, Deep Banana Blackout, Turkuaz, Kung Fu, John Brown's Body, Lotus, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Lettuce, Consider The Source, Spiritual Rez, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and more. Strange Machines have carved out their own niche in the northeast music scene and show no signs of slowing down, ever pushing the sonic envelope.
Trae Pierce, known for his searing bass riffs on slide, is a four-time Grammy Award winner and recipient of the NAACP Image Award. In 2010, Pierce was inducted into the Alabama Hall of Fame for his musical achievements spanning over three decades. Formerly touring with the Blind Boys of Alabama, Trae received three Dove Awards.
Heavily influenced by Victor Wooten, Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and John Patitucci, Trae’s talents have allowed him to tour, record and produce music with many artists. Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, James Brown, Ben Harper, Robert Randolph are just a fraction of the artists Trae worked with before touring with the Blind Boys of Alabama and innovating his latest project: Trae Pierce and The T-Stone Band.
Trae Pierce and The T-Stone Band has co-billed with bands such as Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band, Kip Moore, The Main Squeeze, The Lee Boys, Spiritual Rez and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band. The band’s rock, blues, funk and hip-hop fusion shares similarities with Tedeschi Trucks Band and Trombone Shorty. The band is a compilation of Trae’s favorite musicians after thirty years of touring, and this bass-oriented project looks forward to their schedule for the upcoming year—performing at major venues worldwide.
"Since forming in the Rustbelt of Cleveland, OH in 2010, Broccoli Samurai has been taking the club and festival scene by storm. The band's synth-laden, drum and bass influenced, progressive electronica has been thrilling audiences throughout the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast markets, winning them a massive and fiercely loyal fanbase. Eager fans pack dance floors and late-night festival sets with smiles across their faces, waiting to get lost in the band's ambient soundscapes, anticipating every bass drop that will force them to move with reckless abandon. Broccoli Samurai's line-up includes founding members Ryan "Bruce" Hodson on keys and synth, and Chris Walker on drums and percussion. Accomplished bassist Josh Sebo anchors the rhythm section, while guitarist Bryan Dolan weaves in and out, exploring new sonic territory.
The band has played countless festivals such as The Werk Out, BIG What?!, Domefest, Paradise Music and Art Festival, Rootwire, The Mad Tea Party Jam, The Ville, SummerDance, Disc Jam, Night Lights Fall Music Festival, The Gathering At Chaffee's, Utica Music and Art Festival, and Hyperion Fest. Broccoli Samurai has directly supported and toured with many known bands including Dopapod, Papadosio, Lotus, Conspirator, The Werks, Ozric Tentacles, BoomBOX, Big Gigantic, Rusted Root, O.A.R., Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Aqueous, and BIG Something. Broccoli Samurai's extensive tour schedule has them playing high profile venues and major cities regularly, and the band will be increasing the number of performances and expanding their reach into the West Coast and Southern markets in 2015. This band is making big moves and the time to take notice is now."
Hailing from the streets of downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, Urban Soil weaves Americana, rock and soul into their explosive live shows and tightly polished albums, Dig Deeper and Live from the Deepwoods, the latter featuring their highly anticipated single and subsequent video, “Gotta Go.” The track thoroughly displays the uncompromising energy that Urban Soil is consistent in delivering, and likewise exemplifies the band’s skillful-yet–visceral sound. They have the unique talent of displaying the energy of their live shows on to their studio recordings, resulting in an electrifying experience with every listen.
Influenced by early roots elements, Urban Soil uniquely fuses those sounds with a fresh take, delivering a blend of raw, nostalgic foundations with a modern and glistening slant.
Front-woman Sarah Reinke brings her old-soul vocals to the stage and studio with passionate style. Rounding out her talents on guitar and washboard, Reinke pulls you in instantly. Guitarist and vocalist, Eric Chesson delivers forceful and driving components with every lick, and offers steadfast vocals. Greg Meckley’s skillful violin and mandolin playing blends tight layers and bright sounds that solidify the band smoothly against driving guitars. Holding down the rhythm section, brothers Gabe and Curtis Fawcett provide a concrete foundation on drums and bass respectively.
"THE EYES of Athens are on Wrenn, and who can blame them? A charismatic and simultaneously untouchable performer confecting some of the most original pop music that’s come out of Georgia’s music capital in years, she’s poised to be the Southeast’s next big thing. For now, she’s been anointed Athens’ pop queen.”
- Anna Chandler; Connect Savannah
The Birmingham, AL indie band Downright has inked a deal with Nimbleslick Entertainment agency in Athens, Georgia. "We're thrilled to be working with such an accomplished band," says Nimbleslick's David Limentani, Downright's new agent. "Big things to come in 2015 and beyond!"
Wes Keith, Downright's manager, cites the signing as a next step in the band's professional development. "We've booked a lot of shows for a lot of years," says Keith. "It will be great to have Nimbleslick help us achieve the next step in the band's career by booking bigger rooms, festivals and help us land shows with top tier artists."
Downright has long been one of the southeast's favorite bands. Led by musicians Steve Lewis and Matthew Devine, Downright continues to explore new sonic ground as well as develop an intensely engaging and interactive stage show. "Our music is written with a live audience in mind," says Lewis. "It's beat driven rock combined with funk, synthpop and psychedelia. We want our audience to enjoy what they hear as well as what they see on stage." Nimbleslick has hit the ground running to secure the band appearances in Nashville, Athens, Birmingham and Chattanooga with more dates to be announced soon.
Tropidelic formed along the banks of the Cuyahoga River in murky, Kent, Ohio. Fusing energetic funk, reggae and hip-hop, the group built a local following distributing over 10,000 free copies of their first EP, “Rebirth of The Dope” on campuses and street corners throughout the midwest. After relocating to nearby Cleveland, the group bolstered themselves as a staple in the region through constant touring as well as supporting acts like Slightly Stoopid, 311, Pepper, The Dirty Heads, Sublime with Rome, Soja, The Wailers, & many more. In addition to appearances at Warped Tour and Bamboozle Festival (50,000+ attendees), their EP, “Erie Vibes & Irie Tides” received regular radio airplay on area stations in 2011. Tropidelic continued to develop their sound and unflagging live show with the addition of a three piece horn section and percussion. In 2014, the group was shut down by police during a SXSW street performance and was published by national media outlets when their rehearsal space was haphazardly raided by police later that year while executing a warrant for a previous tenant. The group sold out the renown, Grog Shop, in Cleveland, OH on December 31, 2014 and toured the southeast with big-drawing, Badfish (Sublime Tribute) in Spring 2015. Their latest release, “Police State” features cameo appearances by East Coast Reggae friends, Sun-Dried Vibes and Bumpin' Uglies. Tropidelic continues to bring their funky reggae circus across the US in their full size school bus conversion!
Nimbleslick is excited to be working with Asheville's Underhill Rose!
“One of the most promising rootsy women artists in the Americana scene.” – No Depression
Harmonies. Soul-touching lyrics. Eye-catching stage presence. Underhill Rose has put its talents to work to become synonymous with beautiful music, charming personalities and, recently, increased momentum.
Keep up with everything Underhill Rose @ www.UnderhillRose.com
Nimbleslick Ent welcomes Mister F to the roster. Keep up with everything Mister F at www.MisterFBand.com
As the name implies, The Darnell Boys are a bona fide family band. Siblings Caleb, Gus, and Austin play a steadfastly authentic blend of blues, country and other such traditional sounds, taking cues from legends like Howlin' Wolf, Ray Charles and Otis Redding to create a uniquely soulful sound. At the heart of the music is a shared history that cannot be substituted with any amount of outsider talent.
Austin Darnell on vocals, harmonica, and rhythm guitar; Caleb Darnell on vocals and lead guitar; Gus Darnell on vocals, rhythm guitar, and harmonica sometimes; Elijah Neesmith on bass; Patrick Weise on misc. percussion and singing saw.
Voted Best Live Performance and Best Americana Band by Flagpole Magazine, Athens, GA - July 2014
Infusing musical aspects from all walks of life, Gravy’s brand of progressive funk rock has garnered a solid fan base, firmly cementing the band as a fixture in the New Orleans music scene. Touring consistently since their inception, Gravy has established itself as one of the Southeast’s rising acts.
Catch them on tour this fall!
Want to bring the classic sounds of Funk and Disco to your next event? We've got you covered. The Funk Brotherhood is Athens, Georgia's hottest party band. Whether they play the horn-driven hits of Kool & the Gang, or the chart-topping vocals of Stevie Wonder, The Funk Brotherhood does not disappoint with its high-energy performance.
Comprised of 9 dynamic musicians - all veteran performers with years of live performance skill - The Funk Brotherhood features a groove-inspiring rhythm section made up of drums, percussion bass, guitar and keys. Add a 3 piece horn section along with tight vocal harmonies and you've got the perfect blend to deliver hit after hit and keep your guests up and moving to the beat all night long.
The Funk Brotherhood is the perfect band for all occasions - weddings, social gatherings, fraternity and sorority functions, corporate events, festivals and more. The powerhouse song selection creates a non-stop dance party and features hits from classic artists like KC & the Sunshine Band, Rick James, Prince, Kool & the Gang, Lettuce, Jamiroquai, James Brown, The Meters, Chic and many, many more. If you're on the lookout for a hot band, look no further. The Funk Brotherhood is your perfect choice.
Afropop / Reggae
The Hip Abduction is an alt rock band from St Petersburg, Florida that draws inspiration from reggae and African traditions. THA places heavy emphasis on African stringed instruments (kora, ngoni), dub-reggae-inspired bass lines, and funky afro-beat percussion. Formed on the Gulf Coast of Florida in 2010, the band's high-energy performances and good vibes message have won them loyal followers from Florida to California. The Hip Abduction has quickly grown from just a few African instrument playing surfers to a full-blown 6-piece powerhouse in just a couple years. Their 2013 self titled release debuted at #5 on the Billboard Reggae charts and continues to top the I-tunes charts.
- The new self-titled album debuted #5 on the Billboard Reggae charts and #2 on the itunes Reggae charts.
- Nominated best album of the year by The Pier Magazine and Homegrown Music Network. Won album of the year by HGMN. Produced by Michael Goldwasser (Matisyahu, Easy Star Allstars, Rebelution, The Green).
- Shared stages with Ziggy Marley, Umphrey's McGee, Thievery Corporation, The Movement, Passafire, Easy Star Allstars, The Funky Meters, Dawes, Galactic, and MOE.
- 2014 Festivals appearances include Wanee, Orange Blossom Jamboree, Tropical Heat Wave, Big What?, and California Roots The Carolina Sessions.
- 4.5 out of 5 stars and nominated for best album of the year. The Pier Full Review
If you're wondering which group of Florida's upcoming Indie artists could be the first to break nationally, look no further than The Hip Abduction. They are already doing it.Tampa Bay Times
Breezy, good time groove-and-sway music mixing flavors of reggae, roots, funk, and Afro-beat into an intoxicating brew. Creative Loafing “Best Of” Issue
The band's name indicates the desire and tendency of the music to get you grooving, and it’s something that's hard to resist. Reax Magazine
I have never seen so many people actually DANCING at this festival.....the reality and energy of their performance and the audience response blew me away!! WMNF
The Afro-drenched twinkling of polyrhythmic guitar shines against the dub-deep pulses of bass, and multi-percussion textures and groove-oriented dance grooves run all throughout.Creative Loafing
"Best Rock/World Fusion" winner
ManG is a NJ based band. They play the brownest, heaviest and most obscure music written & recorded by WEEN ~ They shall strive to pay reverence, do their music justice and assist in keeping its legacy alive. Enjoy ManG \m/
Check out Stokeswood's new music video for "Our Streets" !
We are pleased to announce our 2014 Athfest showcase! June 20 and 21 at Green Room in Athens, GA. This will be a great weekend of live music in the classic city! Get your club crawl wristbands at www.athfest.com
Nimbleslick welcomes The Manhattan Project to our roster. We look forward to the future with this fantastic band.
Keep up with them @ www.themanhattanprojectlive.com