The Gentlemen Amateurs are a live wire, 6 piece band with onstage energy to spare. They honed their craft in garages and basements across the east bay and have recently graced the stages of many Bay Area venues, including The Great American Music Hall, Bottom of the Hill, and The Starry Plough, with artists such as Eric McFadden, Angelo Moore and Katdelic.
The Gents retain an organic musical aesthetic and a dogged do-it-yourself work ethic, opting for sweat and grit over the smoke and mirrors of modern production. Their songs are bright and upbeat, with soul-inflected hooks, tight grooves, and snappy brass. They have the raw energy of rock, the sweetness of soul, and the sophistication of jazz, all drizzled over a bed of funk. Fronted by the disarmingly talented Sam Jackson, the Gents present a sound that is fresh, funky, and frayed around the edges.