Sauce Pocket: The Psychedelic Space Funk Grooves You Need

Sauce Pocket – OBJ 05.20.22. 📷: Funk Eye Media

After seeing one of Sauce Pocket’s very first shows at No Resolutions (they were called Ancient Astroknauts at the time), we’ve heard great reports about the band and were excited to check them out at Orange Blossom Jamboree. No matter how great we hoped it would be, let’s just say we severely underestimated!

The start to Day 2 was as sweet as the start to Day 1 with a mind-blowing set of Psychedelic Space Funk from a new band out of Saint Augustine. The group formed in December and changed their name recently to Sauce Pocket. The band is now a quintet with the addition of saxophone player Jeremy Prince, who added a great new dimension to the band’s sound.

Kaleb King – Sauce Pocket – OBJ 05.20.22. 📷: Funk Eye Media

They eased in with a fine ballad highlighting the superb vocals of keyboard master Kaleb King; he was my favorite male singer of OBJ. Drummer Riley O’Brien then proceeded to march everyone through an ass-kicking set of outstanding jams. Logan Quick on guitar and Taylor Ivie on bass were awesome. Sauce Pocket will be a major presence on the scene.

Riley O’Brien – Sauce Pocket – OBJ 05.20.22. 📷: Funk Eye Media

[SP: Star Visions > Slipping Away, Eye of Thieves, Beastly, Lightsaber, Booth Love > Use Me (Bill Withers), Yeti]

Sauce Pocket – OBJ 05.20.22. 📷: Funk Eye Media

Now it’s your turn to find out. Sauce Pocket plays Saturday at Dog Rose Brewing Co. Next weekend the quintet have shows on Tybee Island. In July  they will play the Brew-B-Qs Block Party Festival, Southern Grill, and Dunedin Brewery. Expect more shows on the way!

Taylor Ivie & Jeremy Prince – Sauce Pocket – OBJ 05.20.22. 📷: Funk Eye Media

 

SUMMER OF #SAUCE

06/18  Dog Rose Brewing Co. | St. Augustine FL
06/24  Chamacos | Tybee Island GA
06/25  Huckapoos | Tybee Island GA
07/09  Brew-B-Qs Block Party Festival | Pubs-N-Pits | Atlantic Beach FL
07/15  Southern Grill | Jacksonville FL
07/23  Dunedin Brewery | Dunedin FL
08/20  Sadler Ranch | Fernandina Beach FL

 

 

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