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Combining the concepts of a solution to a problem and a hallucinogenic experience, we bring you Soluzion from Topanga, California. This group of four men from different musical and cultural backgrounds blend a perfect balance of funk, afro-latin, soul and jazz influences to create and unforgettable live show. One could come to a Soluzion show and feel like they’ve returned to a time and feeling they recognize but perhaps have never known; the energy is high, the music is solid, and nobody can stand still.
Three of the band members grew up playing music together in Topanga Canyon – a small town in the Santa Monica mountains with an enticing history of music and counter culture – and have also played as Re:bel, the backing band for Daniel Bambaata Marley. Terin Ector leads the group on vocals and bass, with influences from his dad (Joey Ector) and uncle (Taumbu Ector), who are both accomplished musicians. Aquiles “Lito” Magaña lets his inner visions come out to play on the electric guitar, raising the energy to higher levels. The rhythm section is comprised of Sebastian Harris – an ocean man with surfboard and drumsticks in hand – who plays with precision and finesse, and Pedro Flores, who dirties it up with various percussion instruments including the congas. This core four makes up the band, but you can expect to see friends of theirs on stage at any show on the keys, backup vocals or horn sections, adding to the party mood that they create for all to enjoy.
Soluzion has followed in the footsteps of their influences and created a scene in Topanga for people to get together, dance, and experience good, live music. Their sets are a mix of originals, covers and jams that morph with the crowd to create something special every time.
Venture out and come to a Soluzion show with your good vibes, an open mind, dancing shoes and an ice cube.
Top Influences include: The Meters, Eric Burdon & War, Jimi Hendrix, Band of Gypsies, Carlos Santana, James Brown, Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Buffalo Springfield, Third World, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Pharoah Sanders, Canned Heat, Fela Kuti, Stevie Wonder, Same Cooke, Nina Simone, Otis Redding, Sly & The Family Stone…to name a few.
THE CORE FOUR
Terin Ector – bass, vocals
Aquiles “Lito” Magaña – guitar
Sebastian Harris – drums
Pedro Flores – percussion
Charles “Chuck Boogie” Moore – keyboards
Max O’Leary – trumpet
Will Vargas – saxophone, alto, tenor, baritone
Matt Moss – drums
Marko Sanchez – drums
Akane Tada – keyboards
Eric Lynn – keyboards
Jesse Sharps – alto, tenor, soprano