Little Brother Project is a four-piece funk and groove based band from Houston, TX. They are a diverse and talent driven group whose live shows include catchy songs as well as skillful improvisation. With their wide variety of influences touching on so many styles, they create a welcoming and hip sound that is enjoyed by all.
A typical LBP show consists of a 60/40 spilt between upbeat, danceable, and emotional instrumentals and the soulful style of lead singer, Phyve. “The best part about an LBP show is you never know what you will get. Sure, it’s all funky and groovy but the communication between the four of them leads you on an ever-changing journey. Great to watch, and even better to listen to,” says one fan that has seen them perform at Deans in downtown Houston, TX.
Little Brother Project is:
Marc Reczek - Guitar
Marc has been playing guitar since the age of ten. He was voted one of the top 5 guitarists in Houston by the Houston Press. Originally from Vermont, he moved to Texas to attend college and earned a degree in Music Business. His influences come from a variety of sources including Phish, Wes Montgomery, Django Reinhardt, Drop Trio, The Grateful Dead, Medeski Martin and Wood, Slide Five, Alice in Chains and Umphrey\'s McGee. His rhythm style is \"all in the wrist\" Reczek says describing the clean and percussive approach he takes to writing funk grooves. When soloing, he strives to make complete sentences. Greg Lizee, an engineer who has worked with Reczek, sums his playing up by saying \"he can shred but doesn\'t like to very often. He has a particular style that evolves within the music. It’s very interesting. It\'s the \'feel\' of his playing that makes it distinctive.\"
Coy Boazman - Bass
While most musicians begin to hone their craft as early as childhood, Coy first picked up the bass guitar at the end of his senior year in high school. He soon found himself writing and performing with multiple groups in the Washington D.C. area where he grew up. Although heavily influenced by the history of funk bass pioneers such as Bootsy Collins and Larry Graham, Coy prides himself in his original playing style. In the late 90’s, he relocated to Houston and founded Bro Sure (who, of course evolved into LBP). He has also enjoyed small stints with local Houston act French Kiss and Houston mainstay Zwee.
Morris Montgomery - Drums
Morris is a self-taught drummer with an uncompromising passion for music that began at age 9. While growing up in Memphis, TN. he learned music theory and played the alto saxophone. In high school he was a member of concert, jazz and marching bands. This earned him several awards and achievements including television appearances and touring the country in his high school gospel choir. Morris moved to Houston in 1989 and attended TSU where he obtained a degree in drafting and design technology. His influences include; Dennis Chambers, John Blackwell Jr. Max roach, Buddy Rich, Dave Weckl, David Geralbald, Marco Minneman and Vinnie Colaiuta.
Phyve - Vocals
Phyve is an R&B soul singer who has been strongly influenced by the likes of Bob Marley and Marvin Gaye. This individual is largely credited with his work as a studio musician in the Houston area. He has gained a plethora of experience as well as establishing a name for himself with many local acts.