Emma Mayes & The Hip, The Hip standing for "Highly Important People", is a soul/funk/jazz fusion band from Denver. It is conglomerate of musicians that bring together their ideas into complex arrangements mixed with lush vocal harmonies, catchy horn lines, and danceable melodies. They compare their sound similar to the likes of Erykah Badu, Hiatus Kaiyote, & Jill Scott while being more big band sound oriented. With the poetic stylings of Emma Mayes' lyric writing combined with the jazz influenced compositions, The Hip is a perfect balance of uniqueness and high energy live music. They have recently been nominated for "Denver's Best Soul Band" by Westword and have played to packed rooms at the Westword Music Showcase, Underground Music Showcase, The Bluebird Theater, Lost Lake, and more.