Informed by old school soul, funk, and jazz, The Sermon! is a funky quartet from the borough of West Chester Pa. Taking their name from the classic Jimmy Smith record, The Sermon! is primarily an instrumental, Hammond B-3 organ-driven group influenced by the stylings of Grant Green, Galactic, James Brown, Soulive, Bill Withers, and others. Climactic live performances are a staple to the band's high energy stage presence. The Sermon! has been playing together throughout the North East since their debut performance backing the legendary Papa John Defrancesco in 2005, and recording their debut EP “Five From the Borough” in 2008. Currently, The Sermon! is touring regionally in support of their 2011 self-titled LP.
Recorded by Tim Celfo: January 6th 2011 through January 9th 2011 at The Sermon! Headquarters
Mixed by Chris Cotter & Colin MdGetrick at Tribe Sound Studio, West Chester PA
Mastered by Ryan Schwabe at The Maniac Mansion, Philadelphia PA
*"intownie (interlude II) recorded at Tribe Sound Studio by Chris Cotter, March 15th 2011
Special thanks to our families, friends, & fans
Time, The Side Bar, & The Attic Lounge
Copyright 2011 The Sermon!