SATURDAY * 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Garner Side Stage
The Gill Street Band is a 9-piece classic funk/soul/r&b band based in Pennsylvania with the hardest working 4-piece horn section east of the Mississippi. After performing the funkiest classic soul and horn music for over four years throughout the state, The Gill Street Band (formerly The Hounds of Soul) is now performing with the addition of dynamic front-woman, singer, and performer, Jackie Brown. One writer, equating Ms. Brown’s powerful vocals and stage presence to Chaka Khan, the Queen of Funk-Soul, stated “Ms. Brown’s energy on stage with The Gill Street Band’s horns undoubtedly turns the focal point of any room into an all night hip-shaking tempest. Don’t miss this band!”
The individual members backing Jackie have performed across the region in numerous professional touring bands, making The Gill Street Band an explosive horn-fired wall of sound to be reckoned with. This nine piece arsenal brings it at every show, in every venue, from start to finish laying down upbeat tunes that get your body jumping and your feet moving. Welcome back to State College Jackie Brown and the Gill Street Band!
Jackie Brown (vocals), John “JT” Thompson (keyboards), Mike “Fretless” Siggins (bass), John Raiser (drums), Charles “Pinecone” Halcomb (guitar), Chris Gamble (trombone), Tom Gallagher (saxophone), Richard Meyer (trumpet, flügelhorn), and Benjamin Kim (saxophone).