Nashville party band Alanna Royale will bring some "Tennessee Heat" to Nightfall on Friday night, June 20.
The sonic assault from this six-piece funk/rock ensemble emanates from vocal powerhouse Alanna Quinn-Broadus, who's backed by a solid rhythm section and bouncing two-piece horn section. Making up that royal family of musicians are Matt Snow on drums, Gabriel Golden on bass, Jared Colby on guitar, Kirk Donovan on trumpet and Diego Vasquez on trombone.
IF YOU GO
■ What: Nightfall featuring Alanna Royale.
■ When: 8 p.m. Friday, June 20.
■ Where: Miller Plaza, 850 Market St.
■ Admission: Free.
■ Website: NightfallChattanooga.com.
The musicians say 2013 was a breakout year. They released their first EP, "Bless Her Heart," in January, and within eight months had grabbed attention at events including East Nashville Underground, Grimey's Record Store Day, Music City Roots and Scenic City Roots. They also won BMI's Road to Bonnaroo, securing a slot at last year's festival, and headed to Texas in October for Austin City Limits Fest.
In addition to the EP, they've released the digital single "Phantom Limb" and digital album "Everybody Now," which includes the single "Tennessee Heat." This year will see the release of their first full-length album.
Debi D & River City Jazz combine elements of jazz, funk and rhythm-and-blues.Members are Debi D (vocals), Trent Williams (keys, vocals), R.T. Bolden (sax), Ryan Crabtree (bass) and Chris Smith (drums, vocals). Find out more on the River City Jazz Facebook page.