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Playlist of Snarky Puppy feat. Laura Mvula & Michelle Willis

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  • Snarky Puppy feat. Laura Mvula & Michelle Willis - Sing to the Moon

    5:58

    Sing to the Moon
    featuring Laura Mvula & Michelle Willis
    from Snarky Puppy's live DVD/CD - Family Dinner - Volume Two
    ©GroundUP Music 2016

    Buy It Here:



    written by Laura Mvula & Steve Brown
    produced by Michael League
    arranged by Michael League & Snarky Puppy
    recorded and filmed at Esplanade Studios in New Orleans, LA, February 12-14, 2015.

    FEATURED GUESTS
    Laura Mvula - vocals
    Michelle Willis - pump organ & vocals

    SNARKY PUPPY
    Michael League - Moog bass
    Bill Laurance - Moog
    Cory Henry - piano
    Shaun Martin - organ
    Justin Stanton - Moog & trumpet
    Bob Lanzetti - guitar
    Mark Lettieri - baritone guitar
    Chris McQueen - baritone guitar
    Jay Jennings - trumpet
    Mike “Maz” Maher - trumpet
    Chris Bullock - tenor
    Robert “Sput” Searight - drums
    Larnell Lewis - drums
    Nate Werth - percussion
    with…
    Candy West - vocals
    Peaches West - vocals
    Rachella Searight - vocals

    engineered by Eric Hartman
    assisted by Matt Recchia, Andrés Daza, & Camilo Salazar
    mixed by Eric Hartman, Michael League, & Nathan Forsbach
    mastered by Scott Hull
    directed by Andy LaViolette & Michael League

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  • Michelle Willis - Battlefield LIVE

    3:41

    Michelle Willis performs Battlefield (A Letter To You) live in Toronto, from the album See Us Through (c) 2016 Michelle Willis under exclusive license to GroundUP Music LLC.

    Purchase See Us Through Physically:
    Or Digitally:

    Background Vocal: Lydia Persaud, Meg Contini, Jill Harris
    Violin FX: Hugh Marsh
    Guitar: Thom Gill
    Bass: Charles James
    Drums: Phil Melanson

    Filmed by Thom Varey & Maarten Heilbron
    Edited by Thom Varey
    Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Thom Varey

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  • Laura Mvula - Sing To The Moon HD

    4:16

    The hugely talented Laura Mvula takes a stage at Jools Holland's show to perform this beautiful ballad with her band.

  • Laura Mvula performing Sing To The Moon Live on KCRW

    4:25

    Making her U.S. radio debut on KCRW, Laura Mvula is soulful singer and composer described as a revelation by host Jason Bentley. Watch her perform on Morning Becomes Eclectic and don't miss the full session here:

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  • Michelle Willis - It’ll Rain Today

    4:39

    Music video by Michelle Willis performing It’ll Rain Today. (C) 2016 Michelle Willis under exclusive license to GroundUP Music LLC

  • Father Father

    4:43

    Provided to YouTube by Sony Music Entertainment

    Father Father · Laura Mvula

    Sing to the Moon

    ℗ 2013 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

    Background Vocal, Other, Percussion, Composer, Lyricist, Engineer, Producer: Steve Brown
    Arranger: Jules Buckley
    Drums: Troy Miller
    Programmer, Mixing Engineer: Tom Elmhirst
    Assistant Engineer: Ben Baptie
    Mastering Engineer: Ray Staff

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

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  • Sing to the Moon

    4:24

    Provided to YouTube by Sony Music Entertainment

    Sing to the Moon · Laura Mvula

    Laura Mvula with Metropole Orkest conducted by Jules Buckley at Abbey Road Studios

    ℗ 2014 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

    Released on: 2014-08-08

    Producer: Troy Miller
    Composer, Lyricist: Steve Brown
    Producer: Jules Buckley
    Engineer, Mixing Engineer: Jonathan Allen
    Arranger: Tom Richards

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • See Us Through by Michelle Willis

    4:26

    See Us Through by Michelle Willis. Performed and filmed live at Burdock Music Hall in Toronto, April 17, 2016. Featuring:

    (L to R)
    Hugh Marsh: Violin
    Thom Gill: Guitar
    Michelle Willis: Vocal, Keyboard
    Phil Melanson: Drums
    Charles James: Bass
    Lydia Persaud, Meg Contini & Jill Harris: BG Vocals

    Filmed by Thom Varey & Maarten Heilbron
    Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Thom Varey at
    From the album See Us Through, released May 13, 2016 on GroundUP Music & Verve Music Group

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  • Something

    7:36

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Something · Snarky Puppy · Lalah Hathaway

    Family Dinner Vol. 1

    ℗ 2013 GroundUP Music

    Released on: 2013-09-24

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

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  • Michelle Willis feat. Michael League - The Crown

    3:46

    The Crown
    featuring Michael League
    from Snarky Puppy's live DVD/CD - Family Dinner - Volume Two
    ©GroundUP Music 2016

    Written by Hugh Marsh, Don Rooke, and Michelle Willis.

    Michelle Willis' new record, See Us Through will be released GroundUP Music May 13th.

    Digital Pre-order:
    Physical Pre-order:
    Amazon Pre-order:

    Michelle Willis - Vocals
    Michael League - Acoustic Guitar

    You can find Family Dinner - Volume 2 here:

  • Father Father

    6:19

    Provided to YouTube by Sony Music Entertainment

    Father Father · Laura Mvula

    Laura Mvula with Metropole Orkest conducted by Jules Buckley at Abbey Road Studios

    ℗ 2014 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

    Released on: 2014-08-08

    Producer: Troy Miller
    Composer, Lyricist: Steve Brown
    Arranger, Producer: Jules Buckley
    Engineer, Mixing Engineer: Jonathan Allen

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Solitude

    5:31

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Solitude · Michelle Willis

    See Us Through

    ℗ 2016 Michelle Willis, under exclusive license to GroundUP Music LLC

    Released on: 2016-05-13

    Producer: Michelle Willis
    Music Publisher: ASCAP / Michelle Willis

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Michelle Willis Just One Voice - GroundUp Music Festival 2/9/2019

    5:53

    Michelle Willis performing Just One Voice on the park stage at the GroundUp Music Festival in Miami, Fl.

    Michelle Willis - keyboards & vocals, David Cutler - bass, Louis Cato - drums, Todd Caldwell - organ, Tom Gale - guitar, The O'Pears (Lydia Persaud, Meg Contini, Jill Harris) - background vocals

    *Disclaimer: All audio & visual parts in my videos are the sole property of their respective owners. These videos are purely for entertainment and recreational purposes.

  • Snarky Puppy feat. Laura Mvula - Sing To The Moon

    4:49

    Composed By Laura Mvula & Steve Brown

    Arranged By Snarky Puppy

    Recorded at Eventim Apollo Theatre

    October 6th 2015

  • Snarky Puppy feat. Michelle Willis @ Legacy Taipei - Jun 5th 2016

    5:52

    Place 100, Taiwan, Taipei City, Zhongzheng District, Section 1, Bade Rd, 1號中五館

    Team:
    Michael League, Robert Sput Searight, Nate Werth, Shaun Martin, Cory Henry, Justin Stanton, Bill Laurance, Bob Lanzetti, Mark Lettieri, Mike Maher and Chris Bullock.

    Creadits to 桃利煬 who filmed.

  • Laura Mvula - Be My Husband - Radio 1s Piano Sessions

    3:40

    Laura Mvula covers Nina Simone's Be My Husband for Huw Stephens' Piano Sessions on BBC Radio 1

  • Free Your Dreams

    4:47

    Provided to YouTube by Soulspazm Records Inc

    Free Your Dreams (with Chantae Cann) · Snarky Puppy · Snarky Puppy

    Family Dinner - Volume 1

    ℗ 2013 Ropeadope LLC

    Released on: 2013-09-24

    Music Publisher: Chantae Cann/Love Heals Music (SESAC) 100%

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Michelle Willis - Liberty

    7:42

    Michelle Willis (vocals, keyboards), Michael League (vocals, bass), Bob Lanzetti (guitar), Mike Maher (vocals), Jason JT Thomas (drums)
    Snarky Puppy Members

  • Nyabugingo

    5:02

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Nyabugingo · Snarky Puppy · Bukuru Celestin

    Amkeni

    ℗ 2013 GroundUP Music LLC

    Released on: 2013-07-30

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Laura Mvula: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

    14:00

    Listen to Laura Mvula's terrific full-length debut, Sing to the Moon, and you'll hear soulful pop music in Technicolor. The U.K. singer's sonic ambition is boundless: Her intricately layered songs straddle genres, locations and eras in ways that sound entirely original.

    Squeezing that sound behind Bob Boilen's desk is no tiny task, as she acknowledges partway through this three-song set in the NPR Music offices. Mvula faces the challenge by seizing an opportunity to showcase her most intimate material; with the help of a small string section, she forgoes some of her flashier songs (Like the Morning Dew, Green Garden) in favor of Sing to the Moon's most brooding ballads.

    The result shines a spotlight squarely on Mvula's lovely voice and elegant songwriting — both of which are sturdy enough to withstand being stripped of accoutrements. Soak up this performance, then treat yourself to Sing to the Moon if you haven't already. It's one of the best debut albums in a year full of great ones. --STEPHEN THOMPSON


    SET LIST

    Father, Father
    Diamonds
    She

    CREDITS

    Producer: Bob Boilen
    Editor: Gabriella Garcia-Pardo
    Audio Engineer: Kevin Wait
    Videographers: Denise DeBelius, Gabriella Garcia-Pardo, Marie McGrory

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  • Laura Mvula

    2:07

    Laura's album 'Sing To The Moon' out now.
    Available from iTunes:
    Amazon:

    Website:

  • HOME by Michelle Willis

    6:09

    Home by Michelle Willis

    on bg vocals ..... The O'Pears - Meg Contini, Lydia Persaud, Jill Harris
    on guitar ..... Thom Gill
    on bass ..... Charles James
    on drums ..... Steven Foster
    on keyboard/lead voc ..... Michelle Willis

    Recorded live (no overdubs, silly rabbit) in my living room by Patric McGroarty and Saint Clarens Location Recording.

    Here it is. This is a song of mine called Home. I wrote it about 5 years ago. I was heading home on the long, viewless, and bumpy Kipling 44 bus, thinking about a few things and a new friend. This song has come through a few incarnations over the years, but right now I am thrilled to have the following musicians sing and play their lush and warm tones all over it.

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    LYRICS:

    Don't fight
    All that's left in this heart
    I'm stepping lightly I'm in the dark

    But I'm dying to come home
    I wanna come home
    Take me home

    You've got a little piece of my heart
    I'm used to jumping wildly in the dark

    But you gotta know
    Hey, hey, hey, heya
    There's patience for ya

    Even after this time
    We're still only seeing one part
    Leave me space to try
    I promise there is far more planned
    And so much time to start

    All night I will wait this one out
    Delight for you're sure to find out

    But you gotta know
    Hey, hey, hey, heya
    There's patience for ya

    Even after this time
    We're still only seeing one part
    Leave me space to try
    I promise there is far more planned
    And so much time to start

    I'm dying to come home
    I wanna come home
    Take me home
    Take me home

  • Sing to the Moon, Snarky Puppy | Absolute Harmony

    3:59

    Hardcore Harmony performing Sing to the Moon by Snarky Puppy feat. Laura Mvula, arranged by Chris Fox.

    Film credit: Shona Kinal

    Absolute Harmony, of Royal Holloway University of London.
    Contact us!
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    Email: absoluteharmonyrhul@yahoo.co.uk

  • Broken Sky - Official Video - by Michelle Willis

    3:28

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    Broken Sky is an original song by Michelle Willis that was written as the theme song for the web mini-series, Lilac, which can be seen at:

    I had such a great time writing this song and filming the video. I hope that you enjoy it and share it with your friends. Thank you :)

  • Snarky Puppy feat Lucy Woodward - He Got Away

    5:20

    He Got Away
    from Snarky Puppy's live DVD/CD - Family Dinner - Volume One

    Buy it here:
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    written by Lucy Woodward
    arranged by Lucy Woodward & Michael League
    produced by Michael League
    co-produced by Snarky Puppy
    recorded and filmed at the Jefferson Center in Roanoke, VA, in front of a live audience on March 9, 2013.

    Malika Tirolien - guest vocalist
    Robert Sput Searight - drums
    Nate Werth - percussion
    Michael League - bass
    Bob Lanzetti - electric guitar
    Mark Lettieri - baritone electric guitar
    Cory Henry - acoustic piano
    Bill Laurance - Fender Rhodes
    Jay Jennings - flugelhorn
    Mike Maz Maher - flugelhorn (solo)
    Chris Bullock - tenor sax
    Chelsea Peaches West - backing vocals
    Katya Diaz - backing vocals
    Rachella Searight - backing vocals

    engineered by Eric Hartman
    assisted by Avi Gunther & Jake Dempsey
    mixed by Eric Hartman
    mastered by Scott Hull
    film directed by Andy LaViolette
    filmed by Andy LaViolette, Brad Holt, Simon C.F. Yu, and Nikki Birch

    On March 8th, 2013, Snarky Puppy and a host of special guests convened at the Jefferson Center in Roanoke VA. The project was to record a series of live performances in audio and video that would bring attention and benefit to the ongoing work of the center. The Jefferson Center is a non-profit arts organization that is revitalizing a key neighborhood in Roanoke with the restoration of Jefferson High School and the renovation of the Shaftman Performance Hall. The hall brings world class music to the local community through the Music Lab, providing education and recording space for local children.

    The Music Lab at Jefferson Center is working daily to pull from every social and economic class of the Roanoke community and create the next wave of real, human musicians. They host low cost or free after-school programs for any interested young people filled with visits by guest artists, private instrumental instruction, and recording training. Wafting out of the little studios and rehearsal rooms on the third floor of Jefferson Center, you can hear Afro-beat in Swahili, hip-hop in Liberian Kreyol, the blues coming from the guitar of a 13 year-old prodigy, and the undeniable sound of young musicians growing. It's a thing that needs to be supported at all costs across this country, and by purchasing this record, you've done it.

    A portion of every sale will go to the Music Lab at Jefferson Center.

  • David Crosby, Snarky Puppy, Becca Stevens & Michelle Willis - Woodstock

    3:28

  • Snarky Puppy feat. Jacob Collier & Big Ed Lee - Dont You Know

    10:29

    Don't You Know
    featuring Jacob Collier & Big Ed Lee
    from Snarky Puppy's live DVD/CD - Family Dinner - Volume Two
    ©GroundUP Music 2016

    Buy It Here:



    written by Jacob Collier
    produced by Michael League
    arranged by Michael League & Jacob Collier
    recorded and filmed at Esplanade Studios in New Orleans, LA, February 12-14, 2015.

    FEATURED GUESTS
    Jacob Collier - vocals, harmonizer, & piano
    Big Ed Lee - sousaphone

    SNARKY PUPPY
    Michael League - bass
    Bill Laurance - Fender Rhodes
    Cory Henry - organ
    Shaun Martin - keyboards
    Justin Stanton - keyboards
    Bob Lanzetti - guitar
    Mark Lettieri - guitar
    Chris McQueen - guitar
    Jay Jennings - trumpet
    Mike “Maz” Maher - trumpet
    Chris Bullock - sax
    Robert “Sput” Searight - drums
    Larnell Lewis - drums
    Nate Werth - percussion
    with…
    Candy West - vocals
    Peaches West - vocals
    Rachella Searight - vocals

    engineered by Eric Hartman
    assisted by Matt Recchia, Andrés Daza, & Camilo Salazar
    mixed by Eric Hartman, Michael League, & Nathan Forsbach
    mastered by Scott Hull
    directed by Andy LaViolette & Michael League

  • Snarky Puppy feat. Chris Turner - Liquid Love

    6:34

    Liquid Love
    featuring Chris Turner
    from Snarky Puppy's live DVD/CD - Family Dinner - Volume Two
    ©GroundUP Music 2016

    Buy It Here:



    Recorded and filmed at Esplanade Studios in New Orleans, LA, February 12-14, 2015.

    FEATURED GUESTS
    Chris Turner - vocals

    SNARKY PUPPY
    Michael League - bass
    Bill Laurance - Fender Rhodes
    Cory Henry - organ
    Shaun Martin - keyboards
    Justin Stanton - piano
    Bob Lanzetti - guitar
    Mark Lettieri - guitar
    Chris McQueen - guitar
    Jay Jennings - trumpet
    Mike “Maz” Maher - trumpet
    Chris Bullock - sax
    Jeff Coffin - sax
    Robert “Sput” Searight - drums
    Larnell Lewis - percussion
    Nate Werth - percussion
    Bernardo Aguiar - percussion
    Marcelo Woloski - percussion
    with…
    Candy West - vocals
    Peaches West - vocals
    Rachella Searight - vocals

    engineered by Eric Hartman
    assisted by Matt Recchia, Andrés Daza, & Camilo Salazar
    mixed by Eric Hartman, Michael League, & Nathan Forsbach
    mastered by Scott Hull
    directed by Andy LaViolette & Michael League

  • BATTLEFIELD by Michelle Willis

    3:47

    I am joined here by them fine dames The O'Pears (Lydia Persaud, Jill Harris and Meg Contini), and Patric McGroarty on film/audio.

    I wrote this with a line from the book The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran. A beautiful book and a source of peace many times in my life.

    Thanks for watching!

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    LYRICS:

    Won't you come over love,
    I've been wrestling in my mind
    Seems it's about that time to give it up

    'Cause in my head every word I say
    Somebody's taking sides
    A hopeless heart afraid to trust

    See I've never been quite sure of any one thing in my life
    So tonight I lay down at my bed just hoping for words to guide

    Your soul is the battlefield of your reason and your passion
    A wise man once said, and if so then surely I have bled
    My thoughts and worries to the ground
    And I'm laying here between them now
    As I'm holding my hands up and out
    To you

    See I've never been quite sure of any one thing in my life
    So what makes me so sure that someone could set it right?

    Your soul is the battlefield of your reason and your passion
    Tonight that's what I read
    And I know
    For surely I have bled my thoughts and worries to the ground
    And I'm laying here between them now
    As I'm holding my hands up and out
    To you

    Will you keep me safe in the storm
    I know I've gotta run through it
    But with you I'll be warm
    Out of anyone I blame myself for the damage that's been done
    This mind and heart alone can be a sword to our destruction

    So I'm laying here between them now
    Taking shelter for I'm found
    As I'm holding my hands up and out
    To you

  • Snarky Puppys Family Dinner - Volume Two

    58

    Second official trailer for Family Dinner - Volume Two, a film featuring live in-studio performances by and interviews with the artists listed below.

    Pre-order the album here:

    Theatrical screenings begin in January 2016. Worldwide release date is February 12, 2016, via GroundUP Music. Please go to for further screening announcements and to buy tickets.

    1-13-15
    Chicago, IL and Atlanta, GA

    1-14-15
    Dallas, TX

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    Tucson, AZ

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    Stockholm, SE

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    Berlin, DE

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    Lisbon, PT

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    Philadelphia, PA

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    Amsterdam, NL

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    San Francisco, CA

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    Seattle, WA

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    Washington, D.C.

    1-28-15
    New York, NY

    1-30-15
    Toronto, ON

    Directed by Andy LaViolette and Michael League.
    Produced by Michael League.

    GUEST VOCALISTS
    Susana Baca - vocals
    Chris Turner - vocals
    Jacob Collier - vocals, piano, & harmonizer
    David Crosby - vocals & acoustic guitar
    Becca Stevens - vocals, acoustic guitar, & charango
    Genevieve Artadi - vocals
    Laura Mvula - vocals
    Salif Keïta - vocals

    GUEST INSTRUMENTALISTS
    Charlie Hunter - 8-string guitar
    Louis Cole (Knower) - drums
    Michelle Willis - pump organ & vocals
    Jeff Coffin - tenor sax, alto flute, & flute
    Carlos Malta - pife, bass flute, alto flute, flute, & soprano sax
    Bernardo Aguiar - pandeiro & percussion
    Roger Tallroth (Väsen) - parlor guitar & 12-string acoustic guitar
    Olov Johansson (Väsen) - nyckelharpa
    André Ferrari (Väsen) - percussion
    Big Ed Lee - sousaphone
    Carolina Araoz - vocals
    Bah Kouyate-Kone - vocals
    Aminata Dante - vocals
    Amos Gohi Baraon - vocals

    NOLA INTERNATIONAL
    Nigel Hall - vocals
    Big D Perkins - electric guitar
    Ivan Neville - clavinet & vocals
    John Gros - organ
    Brian Coogan - piano & vocals
    Big Sam Williams - trombone
    Khris Royal - alto saxophone
    Terence Blanchard - trumpet
    Donald Ramsey - electric bass
    Jamison Ross - drums
    Terence Higgins - drums
    Mike Dillon - percussion
    Jason Marsalis - percussion

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    SNARKY PUPPY
    Michael League - electric bass, ukulele bass, Moog bass, & vocals
    Bill Laurance - keyboards & vocals
    Cory Henry - keyboards & vocals
    Shaun Martin - keyboards & vocals
    Justin Stanton - keyboards, trumpet, & vocals
    Bob Lanzetti - guitars & vocals
    Mark Lettieri - guitars & vocals
    Chris McQueen - guitars & vocals
    Jay Jennings - trumpet, flugelhorn, & vocals
    Mike “Maz” Maher - trumpet, flugelhorn, & vocals
    Chris Bullock - tenor saxophone, flute, alto flute, & vocals
    Robert “Sput” Searight - drums & vocals
    Larnell Lewis - drums, percussion, & vocals
    Nate Werth - percussion & vocals
    Marcelo Woloski - percussion & vocals
    with…
    Candy West - vocals
    Peaches West - vocals
    Rachella Searight - vocals

    AUDIO CREW & POST-PRODUCTION
    Eric Hartman - Chief Recording & Mixing Engineer
    Matt Recchia - Monitoring & Assistant Recording Engineer
    Camilo Salazar - Assistant Recording Engineer
    Andres Daza - Assistant Recording Engineer
    Nathan Forsbach - Mixing Engineer
    Scott Hull - Mastering Engineer
    Andy LaViolette - Video Editor
    Phillip Westbrook - 5.1 Mapping
    Miraphora Mina - Artistic Design

    VIDEO CREW
    Michael League - Executive Producer/Director
    Andy Laviolette - Director of Photography & Colorist
    Brad Holt - Assistant Director & Camera Operator
    Patrick Bubert - Camera Operator 
    Simon C.F. Yu - Camera Operator
    Christi LaViolette - Camera Operator
    Walter Juijn - Camera Operator
    Michel Langenberg - Camera Operator
    Vincent Moctezuma - Jib Operator
    Carlos Kim - Jib Tech
    Matt Jefferson - Dolly Grip
    Steven Kruyswijk - Dolly Grip
    Adam Dean Franks - Lighting Engineer 
    Tex Bosley - Security Detail
    Amelie Marchier - Session Photographer & Mali Camera Operator

    STUDIO/PRODUCTION CREW
    TJ Abbonizio - Production Manager
    Rosanna Freedman - Assistant Production Manager
    Mike Chadwick - Band Manager
    Mischa Kachkachisvili - Studio Owner/Manager
    Casey Contreary - Studio Assistant
    Ian Painter - Studio Assistant
    Amelie Kindler - Studio Assistant
    Jesse Sneider - Studio Assistant
    Julia Holt - Studio Assistant

    All audio except vocals on Soro (Afriki) recorded live by Eric Hartman at Esplanade Studios in New Orleans, Louisiana.
    Vocals on Soro (Afriki) recorded at Studio Moffou in Bamako, Mali by Abou “Le Genie” Cisse.
    Mixed by Eric Hartman, Michael League, and Nathan Forsbach at San Jacinto Studios in Dallas, Texas.
    Mastered by Scott Hull at Masterdisk NYC in New York, New York.
    Interviews conducted by Michael League in New Orleans, Louisiana.
    Artwork by Minalima Design in London, England.

  • Michelle Willis with David Crosby Janet - GroundUp Music Festival 2/9/2019

    5:00

    Michelle Willis performing Janet with David Crosby on the park stage at the GroundUp Music Festival in Miami, Fl.

    Michelle Willis - keyboards & vocals, David Cutler - bass, Louis Cato - drums, Todd Caldwell - organ, Tom Gale - guitar, The O'Pears (Lydia Persaud, Meg Contini, Jill Harris) - background vocals, with David Crosby - vocals

    *Disclaimer: All audio & visual parts in my videos are the sole property of their respective owners. These videos are purely for entertainment and recreational purposes.

  • TRUST ME by Michelle Willis

    4:37

    Trust Me by Michelle Willis
    Recorded live in our living room by Patric McGroarty (saintclarens.com).

    Featuring......

    Michelle Willis on lead vocal/keys
    The O'Pears (Meg Contini, Jill Harris, Lydia Persaud) on backing vocals
    Thom Gill on guitar
    Charles James on bass
    Steven Foster on drums

    Thanks for watching! Lyrics below //

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    It broke into me
    It became ok
    One time then the next
    Turned it my way
    To make my own perfect paradigm
    Mine all mine
    Fear it hovered round every time
    Oh yet you trust me
    You trust me

    I spoke I speak
    And twist it round
    You look me in
    And 'neath the muck you found me
    Still you fight for me
    You pull me out each time you fight for me
    Still it comes round me, round yet you
    Trust me

    This dark old place
    Fills me with no grace
    I needed truth
    and in its place came
    Rusty old bones
    With a hovering disease
    Fear it come and break my knees but I'm standing
    When you trust me

    Oh what a fight
    Is my minds might
    The strength of men
    Pales in this light
    Oh what pain
    Oh what sorrow
    Comes to the man
    Breaks a trust that's borrowed
    You trust me

  • Laura Mvula joins us for the first time!

    21

    Penned as the Nina Simone of our generation, Laura Mvula is known for her velvety, emotional vocals. Her style is an inventive, atmospheric mix of R&B, jazz, classical, and pop which has won her commercial and critical acclaim across the globe.

    Laura joins us on stage at Hamer Hall during the Melbourne International Jazz Festival in 2019.

    Tickets:

  • Gershwin Reimagined Ft. Laura Mvula

    21

  • Snarky Puppys Family Dinner - Volume Two

    2:35

    Official trailer for Family Dinner - Volume Two, a film featuring live in-studio performances by and interviews with the artists listed below.

    Theatrical screenings begin in January 2016. Worldwide release date is February 12, 2016, via GroundUP Music.

    Directed by Andy LaViolette and Michael League.
    Produced by Michael League.

    GUEST VOCALISTS
    Susana Baca - vocals
    Chris Turner - vocals
    Jacob Collier - vocals, piano, & harmonizer
    David Crosby - vocals & acoustic guitar
    Becca Stevens - vocals, acoustic guitar, & charango
    Genevieve Artadi - vocals
    Laura Mvula - vocals
    Salif Keïta - vocals

    GUEST INSTRUMENTALISTS
    Charlie Hunter - 8-string guitar
    Louis Cole (Knower) - drums
    Michelle Willis - pump organ & vocals
    Jeff Coffin - tenor sax, alto flute, & flute
    Carlos Malta - pife, bass flute, alto flute, flute, & soprano sax
    Bernardo Aguiar - pandeiro & percussion
    Roger Tallroth (Väsen) - parlor guitar & 12-string acoustic guitar
    Olov Johansson (Väsen) - nyckelharpa
    André Ferrari (Väsen) - percussion
    Big Ed Lee - sousaphone
    Carolina Araoz - vocals
    Bah Kouyate-Kone - vocals
    Aminata Dante - vocals
    Amos Gohi Baraon - vocals

    NOLA INTERNATIONAL
    Nigel Hall - vocals
    Big D Perkins - electric guitar
    Ivan Neville - clavinet & vocals
    John Gros - organ
    Brian Coogan - piano & vocals
    Big Sam Williams - trombone
    Khris Royal - alto saxophone
    Terence Blanchard - trumpet
    Donald Ramsey - electric bass
    Jamison Ross - drums
    Terence Higgins - drums
    Mike Dillon - percussion
    Jason Marsalis - percussion

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    SNARKY PUPPY
    Michael League - electric bass, ukulele bass, Moog bass, & vocals
    Bill Laurance - keyboards & vocals
    Cory Henry - keyboards & vocals
    Shaun Martin - keyboards & vocals
    Justin Stanton - keyboards, trumpet, & vocals
    Bob Lanzetti - guitars & vocals
    Mark Lettieri - guitars & vocals
    Chris McQueen - guitars & vocals
    Jay Jennings - trumpet, flugelhorn, & vocals
    Mike “Maz” Maher - trumpet, flugelhorn, & vocals
    Chris Bullock - tenor saxophone, flute, alto flute, & vocals
    Robert “Sput” Searight - drums & vocals
    Larnell Lewis - drums, percussion, & vocals
    Nate Werth - percussion & vocals
    Marcelo Woloski - percussion & vocals
    with…
    Candy West - vocals
    Peaches West - vocals
    Rachella Searight - vocals

    AUDIO CREW & POST-PRODUCTION
    Eric Hartman - Chief Recording & Mixing Engineer
    Matt Recchia - Monitoring & Assistant Recording Engineer
    Camilo Salazar - Assistant Recording Engineer
    Andres Daza - Assistant Recording Engineer
    Nathan Forsbach - Mixing Engineer
    Scott Hull - Mastering Engineer
    Andy LaViolette - Video Editor
    Phillip Westbrook - 5.1 Mapping
    Miraphora Mina - Artistic Design

    VIDEO CREW
    Michael League - Executive Producer/Director
    Andy Laviolette - Director of Photography & Colorist
    Brad Holt - Assistant Director & Camera Operator
    Patrick Bubert - Camera Operator 
    Simon C.F. Yu - Camera Operator
    Christi LaViolette - Camera Operator
    Walter Juijn - Camera Operator
    Michel Langenberg - Camera Operator
    Vincent Moctezuma - Jib Operator
    Carlos Kim - Jib Tech
    Matt Jefferson - Dolly Grip
    Steven Kruyswijk - Dolly Grip
    Adam Dean Franks - Lighting Engineer 
    Tex Bosley - Security Detail
    Amelie Marchier - Session Photographer & Mali Camera Operator

    STUDIO/PRODUCTION CREW
    TJ Abbonizio - Production Manager
    Rosanna Freedman - Assistant Production Manager
    Mike Chadwick - Band Manager
    Mischa Kachkachisvili - Studio Owner/Manager
    Casey Contreary - Studio Assistant
    Ian Painter - Studio Assistant
    Amelie Kindler - Studio Assistant
    Jesse Sneider - Studio Assistant
    Julia Holt - Studio Assistant

    All audio except vocals on Soro (Afriki) recorded live by Eric Hartman at Esplanade Studios in New Orleans, Louisiana.
    Vocals on Soro (Afriki) recorded at Studio Moffou in Bamako, Mali by Abou “Le Genie” Cisse.
    Mixed by Eric Hartman, Michael League, and Nathan Forsbach at San Jacinto Studios in Dallas, Texas.
    Mastered by Scott Hull at Masterdisk NYC in New York, New York.
    Interviews conducted by Michael League in New Orleans, Louisiana.
    Artwork by Minalima Design in London, England.

  • Laura Mvula - Phenomenal Woman in the Live Lounge

    2:49

    Laura Mvula performs Phenomenal Woman in the Live Lounge at BBC Radio 1's Academy in Exeter

  • BILLY JOEL - Always A Woman Uncorked Cover Sessions

    4:09

    Please welcome my first ever guest on the uncorked sessions! The amazing Michelle Willis. Recorded after my headline show at Aeolian Hall in London ON. The fans had gone home, the wine was opened and the music began.

    Like what you hear? Cover requests are welcome!
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    Made possible with the support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation

  • Laura Mvula - Let Me Fall - Live 2016 | Qwest TV

    3:32

    Laura Mvula - Let Me Fall - Live 2016 • NOW ON QWEST TV !

    Full Show now on Qwest TV !

    Laura Mvula's voice timbre, her unique writing, and her positioning between pop and R&B have made her a special case. Recorded at the Swiss Baloise Session festival in 2016, the British singer and keyboardist is promoting her second album, *The Dreaming Room* (with the collaboration of Nile Rodgers), the follow-up to *Sing to the Moon* in 2013.

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    Co-founded by Quincy Jones, Qwest TV is the world's first video on demand service (SVOD) dedicated to Jazz and beyond featuring special concerts, documentaries and archives.



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  • Laura Mvula - Laura Mvula talks about The BBC Urban Proms

    2:12

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    Music video by Laura Mvula performing Laura Mvula talks about The BBC Urban Proms. (C) 2013 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

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  • Laura Mvula with the Metropole Orkest Father Father

    6:19

    From Laura Mvula with Metropole Orkest conducted by Jules Buckley at Abbey Road Studios.



    Be sure to purchase Laura's music if you enjoyed it.
    Available on CD in stores, ITunes, Google Play and more.

    I do not own the rights to distribute this music.
    Piracy is illegal.

  • Laura Mvula: Father, Father, Live On Soundcheck

    4:34

    Hear the entire session and interview:

    British soul singer Laura Mvula has garnered comparisons to Adele and Amy Winehouse, but with her debut album, Sing To The Moon, Mvula proves she's in a category that's all her own. The album is a lushly orchestrated 12 songs of carefully crafted shimmery and layered retro soul that reflects both her longtime classical training and pop savvy. Simply put, Mvula's music is gorgeous, and absolutely worth a listen.

    Watch Mvula perform Father, Father in the Soundcheck studio.

  • Snarky Puppy - We Like It Here - Vimeo OnDemand Trailer

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    Snarky Puppy - We Like It Here is available on Vimeo OnDemand, vinyl, spotify, and more!

    The album has also been redelivered to Spotify, Apple Music, and all streaming/digital platforms.

    Recorded and filmed live (free of overdubs) from October 7-10 2013 at Kytopia Studios in Utrecht, the Netherlands, for GroundUP Music.

    From the moment Snarky Puppy played its first overseas show to a sold-out London crowd, they felt at home in Europe. Recorded and filmed live with a studio audience over 4 nights in the Netherlands, 'We Like It Here' captures the band at its most explorative point in its career, in both composition and improvisation.

    Purchasing or renting this film also includes over an hour of interviews, behind the scenes tour footage in Europe, and alternate solo takes from the recording sessions, all presented in high definition not available on the physical DVD.

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    Snarky Puppy
    Michael League – electric bass, Moog keybass
    Bill Laurance – acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes, keyboards
    Justin Stanton – Fender Rhodes, keyboards, trumpet
    Cory Henry – Hammond B3 organ, keyboards
    Shaun Martin – Moog talkbox, keyboards
    Bob Lanzetti – electric guitar
    Mark Lettieri – electric guitar
    Chris McQueen – electric guitar, baritone guitar
    Chris Bullock – tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, flute
    Bob Reynolds – tenor saxophone
    Mike Maz Maher – trumpet, flugelhorn
    Jay Jennings – trumpet, flugelhorn
    Nate Werth – percussion
    Larnell Lewis – drums
    Yannick Hiwat – violin
    Tessel Hersbach – violin
    Mara Tieles – viola
    Susanne Rosmolen – cello
    Julio Pimental – percussion on tracks 4 and 7
    Steven Brezet – percussion on tracks 4 and 7

    Production
    Michael League – Producer
    Eric Hartman – Engineer, Mixing
    Roy Van Rosendaal – Engineer
    Mike Harrison – Engineer
    Nathan Forsbach – Mixing
    Scott Hull – Mastering

    Andy LaViolette - Director/Editor/Colorist
    Michael League - Director/Producer/Editor


  • Snarky Puppy feat. Judi Jackson - Only Love

    4:03

    Only Love
    from Snarky Puppy's live DVD/CD - Family Dinner - Volume One

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    Music & lyrics by Judi Jackson
    produced by Michael League
    recorded and filmed at the Jefferson Center in Roanoke, VA, in front of a live audience on March 9, 2013.

    Michael League - acoustic guitar
    Bill Laurance - organ

    engineered by Eric Hartman
    assisted by Avi Gunther & Jake Dempsey
    mixed by Eric Hartman
    mastered by Scott Hull
    film directed by Andy LaViolette
    filmed by Andy LaViolette, Brad Holt, Simon C.F. Yu, and Nikki Birch

    On March 8th, 2013, Snarky Puppy and a host of special guests convened at the Jefferson Center in Roanoke VA. The project was to record a series of live performances in audio and video that would bring attention and benefit to the ongoing work of the center. The Jefferson Center is a non-profit arts organization that is revitalizing a key neighborhood in Roanoke with the restoration of Jefferson High School and the renovation of the Shaftman Performance Hall. The hall brings world class music to the local community through the Music Lab, providing education and recording space for local children.

    The Music Lab at Jefferson Center is working daily to pull from every social and economic class of the Roanoke community and create the next wave of real, human musicians. They host low cost or free after-school programs for any interested young people filled with visits by guest artists, private instrumental instruction, and recording training. Wafting out of the little studios and rehearsal rooms on the third floor of Jefferson Center, you can hear Afro-beat in Swahili, hip-hop in Liberian Kreyol, the blues coming from the guitar of a 13 year-old prodigy, and the undeniable sound of young musicians growing. It's a thing that needs to be supported at all costs across this country, and by purchasing this record, you've done it.

    A portion of every sale will go to the Music Lab at Jefferson Center.

  • Laura Mvula - The Dreaming Room Special Edition - Track x Track

    4:49

    Music video by Laura Mvula performing The Dreaming Room Special Edition - Track x Track. (C) 2016 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited



    #LauraMvula #TheDreamingRoom #Vevo #VevoOfficial #ElectronicMusic

  • David Crosby -By The Light Of Common Day

    6:15

    By The Light Of Common Day is the third release from David Crosby’s all-new studio album Lighthouse, featuring Becca Stevens and Michelle Willis.

    Pre-order the record and instantly download By The Light Of Common Day on iTunes:
    Pre-order a physical or vinyl copy of Lighthouse:

    Music By Becca Stevens
    Lyrics By David Crosby
    David Crosby - vocals
    Michael League - acoustic guitar, electric guitar, hammertone guitar, acoustic bass and vocals
    Becca Stevens - vocals
    Michelle Willis - vocals
    Bill Laurance - piano

    Producer: Michael League
    Mix: Fab Dupont at Flux Studios in New York, NY
    Master: Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound in New York, NY
    Art direction & Design: Emilia Canas-Mendes in Lisbon, Portugal
    Studio: Groove Masters Studios in Santa Monica, CA


  • Snarky Puppy feat. NDambi - Deep

    5:31

    Deep
    from Snarky Puppy's live DVD/CD - Family Dinner - Volume One

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    written by N'Dambi & Madukwu Chinwah
    produced by Michael League
    co-produced by Snarky Puppy
    arranged by Michael League & Mike Maz Maher
    recorded and filmed at the Jefferson Center in Roanoke, VA, on March 8, 2013.

    N'Dambi Blue - guest vocalist
    Robert Sput Searight - drums
    Nate Werth - percussion
    Michael League - bass
    Bob Lanzetti - electric guitar
    Mark Lettieri - baritone guitar
    Cory Henry - keyboards
    Bill Laurance - piano (solo)
    Jay Jennings - trumpet
    Mike Maz Maher - trumpet
    Chris Bullock - bass clarinet
    Chelsea Peaches West - backing vocals
    Katya Diaz - backing vocals
    Rachella Searight - backing vocals

    engineered by Eric Hartman
    assisted by Avi Gunther & Jake Dempsey
    mixed by Eric Hartman
    mastered by Scott Hull
    film directed by Andy LaViolette
    filmed by Andy LaViolette, Brad Holt, Simon C.F. Yu, and Nikki Birch

    On March 8th, 2013, Snarky Puppy and a host of special guests convened at the Jefferson Center in Roanoke VA. The project was to record a series of live performances in audio and video that would bring attention and benefit to the ongoing work of the center. The Jefferson Center is a non-profit arts organization that is revitalizing a key neighborhood in Roanoke with the restoration of Jefferson High School and the renovation of the Shaftman Performance Hall. The hall brings world class music to the local community through the Music Lab, providing education and recording space for local children.

    The Music Lab at Jefferson Center is working daily to pull from every social and economic class of the Roanoke community and create the next wave of real, human musicians. They host low cost or free after-school programs for any interested young people filled with visits by guest artists, private instrumental instruction, and recording training. Wafting out of the little studios and rehearsal rooms on the third floor of Jefferson Center, you can hear Afro-beat in Swahili, hip-hop in Liberian Kreyol, the blues coming from the guitar of a 13 year-old prodigy, and the undeniable sound of young musicians growing. It's a thing that needs to be supported at all costs across this country, and by purchasing this record, you've done it.

    A portion of every sale will go to the Music Lab at Jefferson Center.

  • Laura Mvula - Sing To The Moon Lyrics

    2:32

    stop hatin when im helpin.

  • Snarky Puppy Live at Java Jazz Festival 2014

    1:15:39

    Snarky Puppy live at the Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival 2014, Saturday March 1st - A2 Hall JIExpo Kemayoran, Indonesia.

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    SET LIST:
    0:00 Strawman (Bring Us the Bright)
    9:30 34 Klezma (Bring Us the Bright)
    15:55 Lingus (We Like it Here)
    27:06 Kite (We Like it Here)
    34:00 Celebrity (Bring Us the Bright)
    48:06 Flood (Tell Your Friends)
    1:02:42 Young Stuff (groundUP)

    Thanks to @starklassik8 ! :)

  • Snarky Puppy feat. Malika Tirolien - Im Not The One

    5:31

    I'm Not The One
    from Snarky Puppy's live DVD/CD - Family Dinner - Volume One

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    /

    written by Malika Tirolien & Frederick Varre
    produced by Michael League
    arranged by Michael League & Malika Tirolien
    co-produced by Snarky Puppy
    recorded and filmed at the Jefferson Center in Roanoke, VA, on March 8, 2013.

    Malika Tirolien - guest vocalist
    Robert Sput Searight - drums
    Nate Werth - percussion
    Michael League - bass
    Bob Lanzetti - guitar (solo)
    Mark Lettieri - guitar
    Cory Henry - organ
    Bill Laurance - Fender Rhodes
    Jay Jennings - trumpet
    Mike Maz Maher - trumpet
    Chris Bullock - tenor sax
    Chelsea Peaches West - backing vocals
    Katya Diaz - backing vocals
    Rachella Searight - backing vocals

    engineered by Eric Hartman
    assisted by Avi Gunther & Jake Dempsey
    mixed by Eric Hartman
    mastered by Scott Hull
    film directed by Andy LaViolette
    filmed by Andy LaViolette, Brad Holt, Simon C.F. Yu, and Nikki Birch

    On March 8th, 2013, Snarky Puppy and a host of special guests convened at the Jefferson Center in Roanoke VA. The project was to record a series of live performances in audio and video that would bring attention and benefit to the ongoing work of the center. The Jefferson Center is a non-profit arts organization that is revitalizing a key neighborhood in Roanoke with the restoration of Jefferson High School and the renovation of the Shaftman Performance Hall. The hall brings world class music to the local community through the Music Lab, providing education and recording space for local children.

    The Music Lab at Jefferson Center is working daily to pull from every social and economic class of the Roanoke community and create the next wave of real, human musicians. They host low cost or free after-school programs for any interested young people filled with visits by guest artists, private instrumental instruction, and recording training. Wafting out of the little studios and rehearsal rooms on the third floor of Jefferson Center, you can hear Afro-beat in Swahili, hip-hop in Liberian Kreyol, the blues coming from the guitar of a 13 year-old prodigy, and the undeniable sound of young musicians growing. It's a thing that needs to be supported at all costs across this country, and by purchasing this record, you've done it.

    A portion of every sale will go to the Music Lab at Jefferson Center.

  • Sing to the Moon - Laura Mvula ft. Snarky Puppy | Hardcore Harmony

    4:08

    This arrangement by Chris Fox was one of the hardest songs for Hardcore to tackle, however the result is absolutely beautiful. A favourite amongst the audience! Performed at Absolute harmony Winter Concert 2017/18

    Film credit: Lor Wilson

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