San Francisco's Five Point Plan creates a unique blend of groove and soul for the new millennium.
Vocalist Latrice Barnett sings Stevie Wonder-inspired melodies, "insinuating herself into your bloodstream like an old friend you've always had a crush on." (SF Weekly) Backed by the ultra-groovacious rhythm section of Tim Carter (drums), Michael Cruz (bass), David Metzner (guitar), and Jordan Glasgow (keyboards).
Five Point Plan emits medium to uptempo funk infused with sensual, turn down the lights, slow grooves. They cite the Brand New Heavies, Incognito, Jill Scott, and Jamiroquai as influences, while creating a music entirely their own. The group's sound has an unrestricted ability to flow with many styles: funk, acid jazz, hiphop, and soul, as well as the occasional foray into their own brand of organic electronica.
For their second album "Rare," Five Point Plan joined forces with producer/arranger Dave Lebolt. The bulk of the album was tracked live over a four day period and features several guests including Merl Saunders and The Turtle Island String Quartet.
Also, if you're digging Five Point Plan, be sure to check out Loveseat Congregation (also available on CD Baby), featuring Latrice Barnett and Jordan Glasgow.