Sleek returns to the
Larimer Arts Center Saturday, February 21st , for the Arts Council’s
Saturday Nite Live at the Larimer. The Concert will start at 8PM, but doors
open at 7:30. The Larimer Arts Center is located at 216 Reid Street. The cost
is $7 and $5 for youth students. Coffee and refreshments will be available.
This month’s Saturday
Nite Live will be extra special in that The Arts Council is flipping the venue
backwards to allow a more social atmosphere. Sleek is a band that gets their
audience up and moving with funk soul and groove. They will play from the theater
but face into the large lobby, allowing patrons to move about, mingle, and most
importantly, “cut a rug”.
Sleek, was founded by Stephen Chandler. He describes the
group as a “Collaborative sound of music that derived from a group of musicians
both young and old with sounds ranging from Traditional Jazz, Smooth Jazz,
Gospel and R&B.” The band consists of Stephen Chandler on saxophone/piano,
Godfrey Smith Sr. on bass, Willie Wright Jr. on drums, David Angleton Guitar
and Keith Givens complements the band with vocals.
Chandler is also a song writer, music composer and
recording engineer. Starting out as a drummer at the age of six at his local
church, Stephen Chandler found himself to be a multi-instrumentalist, moving on
to the bass guitar, organ and keyboards and then saxophone. Godfrey Smith,
Sr.’s musical influence came from his older brother, George Smith, who played
trumpet in a Jazz band and later started his own R&B band which would
eventually include Godfrey. His brother sparked the musical gift inside of him
and taught him how to appreciate all musical forms and styles. David Angleton
hails from South Florida and grew up playing the blues. He later studied
classical guitar and developed a soulful finger picking style. Willie L. Wright
Jr. is the funky drummer of the band, "Sleek". He began his musical
back ground thru the roots of his local church filled with Gospel and Quartet
sound. An avid music lover, Keith Givens has been around music and singing all
of his life. His mother, Loretha Johnson, is a local music icon in church. He
grew up singing gospel music with his whole family.
Arts Council of Greater Palatka’s Saturday Nite Live is supported in part by
memberships, the Putnam County Tourist Development Council, the State of
Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida
Council on Arts and Culture. For more information call 386-328-8998 or visit www.artsinputnam.org.
The Arts Council is the Local Designated Arts
Agency for Putnam County and is a 501-C3 non-profit organization.
Saturday Nite Live at the Larimer is supported in part by memberships, the
Putnam County Tourist Development Council, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of
Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. For more
information call 386-328-8998.