Friday May 4th at Lucky Bar, GCG reignites with the Victoria debut of The Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio (aka DLO3). With a deep soul backbone augmented by jazz, rhythm & blues and rock ’n’ roll, the Seattle trio — Lamarr on Hammond B-3 organ, Jimmy James on guitar and David McGraw on drums — evokes a classic instrumental sound with a fresh, virtuosic sensibility all its own on Their debut LP, Close But No Cigar, has already received rave reviews in addition to reaching #1 on Billboards Jazz albums (Feb 2018). Jazz, funk and soul fans alike will be blown away by the musicianship of three of Seattle’s finest. Victoria’s own Diamond Cafe (aka Tristan Thompson) opens the proceedings in his first GCG appearance. Thompson channels a smoothness that only comes around every so often. Prince and 80s synth pop and R&B are obvious points of reference; but his buttery falsetto, liquid synths, yearning lyrics and confident delivery stand out on their own.
Rounding out the bill is Quarterback led by the lead singer of one of Victoria's hottest soul/funk/R&B bands Electric Sex Panther. Check out his new single "On My Mind" just released in early March 2018.