Miami Takeover 2012 Part II: The Black Alley Band Interview

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Most of us who are human love great music, well during the MTO 2012 weekend I witnessed a band who is putting The Soul Garage Movement on the map.  Black Alley is a band born and bred in DC and has been rocking out together for five years. The YDBR team was privileged to interview two members of the group Kacey, who is the gorgeous lead vocalist and the only female in the band and their drummer, Animal.  We asked Kacey and Animal what exactly is The Soul Garage Movement and they both excitedly explained that the music is: Mystery, Rock, Neo-Soul, Hip-Hop and Go Go among other things.  Animal event sweetened the deal by saying it can be classified as tropical flavored kool-aid, a mix of everything.

Kacey and Animal both profess that being and staying in the entertainment business requires one to be true to themselves, be original and in the words of Frankie Beverly, “Don’t fall for the flavor of the week”.  Being successful requires lots of hard work and this band is definitely dedicated to the work and it was evident by their slew of fans rocking to every bit of everything that they performed at the Miami Convention Center. One thing is for sure and two things for certain, they will make you MOVE and not want to stop.

Black Alley’s current CD is Soul Swagger Rock Sneakers and the band did an excellent job of performing their hits which many of the songs were familiar to us.  My critique of the band is simple, listening to the album is Soul Swagger and seeing Black Alley perform live is Rock Sneakers! They just put the exclamation point on everything and make you want to hit the repeat button for everything they produce. This album is a must have and you can find out more information on Black Alley by visiting their website  heir Facebook page and follow them on twitter @WeAreBlackAlley

Words by @TamLewIsTrue (YDBR Copy Editor)


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