by Anne Grant
If you’re interested in checking out a live jam band with a serious connection to the Philly/South Jersey music scene, try Bohemian Sunrise and their new album It Won’t Be Long Now. The album is Bohemian Sunrise’s fourth release, and expands on the band’s previous work as a group of studio musicians with live jamming chops.
According to Jimi Chiara, who plays keys and sings for the band, Bohemian Sunrise’s new work combines various influences. He says, “We have a lot of adult Philly soul senisiblities with a lot of new world influences.”
When it comes to live shows, Chiara says the members of Bohemian Sunrise enjoy adding improvisation to their studio sound. He also explains, “We take just as much pride as in the fact that we have strong songs and that the songs are catchy.” Chiara also notes that It Won’t Be Long Now diverges somewhat from the band’s previous work.
“It’s definitely a little bit different than the last. It definitely goes more in the direction of soul and we also have brought in a new vocalist that is a very soulful singer and brings out more of those sounds.”
The band will be performing on November 24th at The Fire and December 1st at Ortlieb’s Lounge. No end of 2012 plans yet? Then catch the band on December 30th at The Blockley.