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French Bassist Shob To Release Second Album “Karma Obscur”

French Bassist Shob To Release Second Album “Karma Obscur” In April 2018

Talented French bass player Shob, who has collaborated with many artists (Roger Biwandu (Zawinul Syndicate), Patrick Rondat (G3), PapaGuyo (Sly & Family Stone), Patrick Bebey, Charles X, Eths…), will be releasing his second album “Karma Obscur” in Spring 2018! His critically acclaimed debut “Pragmatism” (2015) received over 500,000 hits on youtube, more than 600 physical copies sold, 10,000 downloads sold!

Shob’s new album “Karma Obscur” is a progressive rock/funk album with a really tight and meticulous production. Sixteen guests have participated in the recording, all amazing musicians. The album is described as “Dark Funk,” which was really Shob’s state of mind when it was written. Throughout the record, you will encounter crazy beatbox parts (Beasty), amazing soul vocalist (Laurène P Magnani), insane metal guitar solos (Pierre Danel/Kadinja), body-builded drum parts (Morgan Berthet), African percussion and grooves (Ludo Lesage)….Always cleverly mixed.

In support of his forthcoming album, Shob is preparing to tour Europe in April 2018 covering 7 countries: France, Germany, Holland, Slovaquia, Italy, Austria, Norway. His band features Morgan Berthet (Myrath, Eths, Klone, Kadinja) on drums, Denis Cornardeau on guitar and Tony Lavaud (Charles X, Santa Machete) on keyboards.

Shob’s music is described as intense progressive rock/funk played live by amazing musicians, and has been compared to Snarky Puppy, Marcus Miller, Herbie Hancock, Oz Noy, and Larry Graham. He has played more than 1000 shows over the past 6 years, and his solo project allowed him to open for great Jazz artists such as Scott Henderson, Jeff Berlin, and Gary Novak. He played some of the greatest places such as: Hell Fest open air (Mainstage France), Graspop fest (Bel), Wacken Fest (Ger), Ziget fest (Hung), Madrid electric fest, Elysée Montmartre (Paris), ST Emilion Jazz festival, Moscow, Rio, Sao Polo, Santiago Chile, Barcelone, St Barth, and Europe.

One thing defines Shob’s shows: GROOVE. Audience must be prepared to burn the dance floor out on this crazy fusion funky sound. This said, technical virtuosity lovers won’t be disappointed. Shob’s quartet are some of the greatest musicians in their category. Also, there’s a large part of improvisation during the ensemble’s shows, in which each musician can express himself, and interact with the audience…which makes every show UNIQUE.

Shob “Karma Obscur” Tour 2018

02.04.2018 FR-Marseilles, venue TBA

05.04.2018 AT-Frauental, Bluegarage

06.04.2018 SK-Bratislava, Museum

07.04.2018 AT-Vienna, Reigen

08.04.2018 AT-Linz, SMARAGD CC     TBC

09.04.2018 DE-Passau, Cafe Museum

10.04.2018 DE-Fürth, Kofferfabrik

12.04.2018 DE-Karlsruhe, KOHI

14.04.2018 NL-Tilburg, Paradox

16.04.2018 DE-Celle, Herzog-Ernst

17.04.2018 DE-Göttingen, Nörgelbuff

19.04.2018 DE-Unna, Kühlschiff

20.04.2018 DE-Nordhausen, Cyriaci-Kapelle

21.04.2018 DE-Rodgau, Maximal Kulturinitiative Rodgau

22.04.2018 NL-Zoetermeer, Boerderij (afternoon show)

24.04.2018 FR-Nancy, MAI France

Shob also has been teaching master classes since 2010 with his amazing musician and friend Morgan Berthet (drums for Myrath, Klone, Eths, Kadinja…) He’s also known for his tutorial bass video on youtube and bandcamp. Shob is sponsored by Sandberg basses, Aguilar Amplification.

For more information: www.shob.fr

 

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