Kindred The Family Soul Tickets
Kindred the Family Soul Bring Neo Funk to Town
Kindred the Family Soul led the neo soul charge out of Philadelphia thanks to the support of living legend Jill Scott. The neo soul genre emerged in the late '90s as a younger, more experimental sibling of R&B -- it combines influences from classic blues, jazz and African music with modern funk and hip-hop. The band's genre-shifting music and energetic live performances attracted a legion of fans, pushed singles to the album charts, and earned several major awards.
Kindred tours regularly throughout the United States. Stops include the World Cafe Live in Wilmington, Delaware; Spenger Theater in New Orleans, Louisiana and Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia. Watch the schedule for additional dates and potential overseas tours so you can find Kindred the Family Soul tickets near you.
Band member Fatin Dantzler's early songwriting career included penning tunes for Bell Biv DeVoe, a popular, radio-friendly R&B group that spun off from boy band New Edition during the late '80s. Dantzler contributed to the 1993 album Hootie Mack, which reached #29 on the Billboard 200. The album wasn't as popular as Bell Biv DeVoe's chart-topping debut but the opportunity earned the young songwriter industry attention.
Kindred the Family Soul concerts have the energy and vocal power of a full choir -- despite the fact that it's just husband and wife team Fatin Dantzler and Aja Graydon. Dantzler got an early start in the industry as a songwriter for bands in his native Washington, D.C. and earned his first solo record contract by age 15. As an adult, Dantzler connected with Graydon for musical collaborations. A romance blossomed, the duo married and Dantzler took on a steady job selling appliances to support the family.
Music didn't stay on the back burner. Graydon and Dantzler returned to live performing and were playing at the Black Lily Film & Music Festival when Jill Scott took notice. Scott had a new reputation as a breakout neo soul star after being discovered by Questlove from the Roots. Scott used her status to help Kindred the Family Soul land a record deal.
Their debut album, Surrender to Love, was released in 2003 to instant acclaim. Lead single "Far Away" reached #53 on the U.S. R&B Chart and followup "Stars" hit #100. Kindred the Family Soul was nominated for a Soul Train Music Award in the category for Best R&B/Soul Album, Group, Band or Duo. The industry exposure attracted neo soul fans and earned glowing reviews from the likes of Pop Matters, Soul Train and Allmusic.
In This Life Together, released in 2005, led by the single "Where Would I Be (The Question)", which hit #41 on the U.S. R&B Chart. The single "Women First" reached #112 but followup single "Thru Love" failed to chart. Three years later, The Arrival launched "House of Love" to #98 but wasn't a strong commercial success. The 2011 release, Love Has No Recession, was the band's strongest performing album, reaching #90 on the Billboard 200 and #19 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
A Couple of Friends was released in 2014 to critical and fan acclaim. An accompanying short film, reminiscent of the glory days of music videos, was praised by Essence magazine.
Kindred the Family Soul tickets invite audience members in for an all-night dance party. The rotating blend of influences means you can jam out to some electro funk minutes before swaying to some classic soul that sinks into your bones. The band plays a wide range of venue sizes and their powerful voices can rise up in an arena or swirl through a nightclub with equal passion.Back to Top
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