|If you thought soul music was dead and gone, Kristen Maxfield wants you to reconsider. Maxfield teamed up with fellow band member Dan Stein two years ago in an effort to bring back the flavor of old school R&B, Motown soul, and 70s funk with a sound that’s fresh and relatable to audiences of today.
|Dan Stein - Keys
Mike Rens - Bass
Scott Sharrard - Guitar
Craig Snyder - Guitar
Warren Grant - Drums
Toni Seawrite, Carol Brevard - Backup vocals
Nate Coffee - Bass, Guitar
Jeff Smith - Bass
Matt Pisanzio - Drums
|The Kristen Maxfield Band has been thrilling NYC's music scene for two years with their modern old school R&B sound. Fronted by vocal powerhouse Kristen Maxfield, the band’s fresh, soulful sound gets audiences on their feet from the first note and keeps them there to the last bar of the set.
Co-conspirators Maxfield and Dan Stein (keyboards) have combined elements of old school R&B, Motown soul, ‘70’s funk, modern hip-hop, and classic songwriting into a powerful, inspiring sound that grabs the listener’s ear, engages the brain, and gets the booty in gear. Maxfield’s vocals, which go from sultry, smoky, and sweet to diesel-train power at the drop of a hat, are anchored by the muscular groove of a band steeped in the traditions of old-school R&B, jazz improvisation, and modern hip-hop.
With the release of their 2009 EP, Whatcha Waitin’ For?, the Kristen Maxfield Band stands ready to explode out of the New York music scene with a bang.