Brotha Josh & The Quickness is a neo soul from Hattiesburg, MS. The band started a year ago when a group of friends were jamming with the hope of collaborating for a R&B showcase. Gaining much influence from bands like The Black Keys, Thundercat, Vulfpeck, and Raphael Saadiq, the band found a soulful energy with a universal appeal.
In November of last year I saw them play a house show at Lonely Lantern for a packed living room. Seconds into the performance people were sold, and everyone couldn’t help but move to the band’s intoxicating grooves.
Brotha Josh & The Quickness recently released a single, Somebody Can Get It. When asked about the inspiration behind this tune, frontman Josh Holt said “The song is mostly a confession about being in a relationship I didn’t want to be in. I wrote the song thinking that I would rather be anywhere with anyone else than [in this situation]. Somebody Can Get it is a lot like Otis Redding’s I’ve Been Loving You Too Long, and the horns drew a lot of inspiration from that song.”
Brotha Josh is Josh Holt (guitar/vocals), Phillip Tapscott (sax), Quinn Mackey (drums), Alex Musgrove (bass), Trey Cook (Baritone Sax), and Colman Grinnell (Trumpet). You can catch them on a multi-genre bill February 9th at Jazmo’s in Hattiesburg, MS, and March 14th at Gasa Gasa in New Orleans.