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The following is an excpert from an email we recieved after our performance at the Takoma Park JazzFest. We really appreciate the kind words and are truly humbled by them:
After watching Slick Hampton perform for the first time, I regret the fact that the SD card on my cell phone decided that it did not want to cooperate as I attempted to videotape your group’s performance at the Jazz Fest.
Your group left a very strong impression on me in that I truly want to watch repeat performances so that I can listen to each member’s contribution to each song, and groove along.
There was an older black couple seated on the grass behind me during your show. For the duration of your set, both of them continuously made statements that revealed their surprise at the talent of your group. At one point, the gentleman began humming and beat boxing to your music, clapping his hands, and saying something to the effect of “Oh yeah, that’s some true funk right there.” The woman kept saying “Yes, yes, they got it….”
They were dancing while seated, until one of your songs made the man stand up and walk over to the dance area in front of the stage and boogie down. His wife was laughing, having a good time, and said that she could not believe that he was up there. I told her that the performance was being videotaped for the Montgomery County Television station. She began to laugh harder and said that her husband would not have gotten up to dance if he knew that he was being taped. It was obvious that your group’s vibe and talent could not hold that man back from expressing his true delight at the music you all were bringing to us.
Upon hearing the man make that comment, it was as if the ability and talent of your group was validated. I thought that was pretty cool.When her husband returned, he asked me if I knew the name of the group, I told him “Slick Hampton.” The man responded “Yeah, they slick alright.”
I can honestly say that I was also truly impressed by the pure talent of Slick Hampton. I did not expect to be blown away while watching you all perform. There is no doubt in my mind that you all are on your way to achieve much deserved success. You all rock!!
Don’t miss SlickHampton on Sunday June 10 at 1:20pm at the Tacoma Park Jazz Festival! We are performing on the Willow Street Stage. Bound to be a blast.
We want to thank all of those dedicated folks that came out yesterday to McGinty’s in Silver Spring to cheer us on to a victory in the 2012 Takoma Park Jazz Festival Jazz Brawl. It was quite a drive and time commitment to get there and we were all really touched by the support.
The Jazz Brawl is the Jazz version of a battle of the bands. We were up against some really talented groups, it was a great afternoon of music. As the winners of the competition we have secured a spot in the 2012 Takoma Park Jazz Festival on June 10. This will be a nice feather in Slick’s cap!
Stay tuned, we will post more info when available.
Thanks for everyone who came out Saturday night to Daniel’s in Elkridge for the Christmas celebration. We really had a great time.
I continue to be amazed at the reception we are getting. We played four 45minute sets and averaged about 5-6 songs per set. Doing that math that means that each song averaged out to be 7-9 minutes long and are 90% instrumental…. Not your typical bar music. Nevertheless, the support and enthusiasm is definitely encouraging and we appreciate all of you.
As a special thank you, here’s an early Christmas present from SlickHampton. Recorded live from Daniel’s Saturday 12/10/2011.