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Best known for their sizzling live performances, the fo/mo/deep groove is rooted in the experimental school of the 70s…a time when jazz, soul and funk were one and the same. Seeking to defy the ordinary, this diverse collective of seasoned pros keeps things stirred up with unpredictable energy that moves. With lyrics like “expand your mind and your heart will follow,” the music of Eclecticism hark-ens back to the days when super groups hypnotized the world with bass driven ensembles and a full-bodied sound that reigned supreme. Once you listen to Eclecticism, you will understand that fo/mo/deep plays music like it’s meant to be…hot, incalculable and emotionally satisfying.

John Petric of The Other Paper (Columbus, Ohio) recently described his experience in sampling the group live as a “very good soul-funk-jazz band that had the crowd in the palm of its collective hand.” Adding, “the group has managed to do something that’s actually quite difficult for local, national or international talent, and that’s to go into a studio and transfer its live charisma onto a disc: Eclecticism.”

Accomplishing the arduous task of harnessing the “live” sound in the studio can be impossible for many bands.  However, it is the Eclecticism of the band itself that makes harnessing the fo/mo/deep groove possible. “You couldn’t have put together a more diverse group of cats. They all have something interesting to say and contribute to this music -That’s what I love most – it’s like a rich Gumbo or Masala – different all the time and ALWAYS tasty.” – – Says, bassist and band-leader, Ron Holmes Jr.

fo/mo/deep is proud to announce the release of Eclecticism. Released in August 2010, Eclecticism explores the limitless boundaries of contemporary jazz that is blended with funk, world and afro beat.

Some of our upcoming & past performances include:

Columbus Jazz & Rib Festival,
Opening for Roy Ayers in Baltimore, MD & Columbus, OH,
Smooth Jazz in the Park Festival,
Heritage Concert Series,
“Sounds on the Town” Jazz Concert Series,
Rally in the Square,
Dick’s Den,
Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival
WCLK Wednesday WindDown, Atlanta, GA
Columbus Arts Festival,
Riverfront Arts Festival,
Pickerington Jazz & Blues Ribfest,
Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival,
Hot Times Festival
Vonn Jazz.

fo/mo/deep is best experienced live.

Our CD “Eclecticism” available now on CD Baby, Amazon & iTunes  as well as our shows.

Please take some time to listen to our CD & check us out on the web for consideration to add fo/mo/deep’s music to your playlists, reviews and (or) booking.

fo/mo/deep members include:

Ron Holmes, Basses
Keith Newton, Saxes / Flute
Andre Scott, Drums
Josh Boyd, Piano / Organ / Keyboards

For booking or for more information, please contact:

Ron R. Holmes
(614) 370-5092