Corey Hess of More Than Lights

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In this video (posted below) Freedom Drums sponsored artist Corey Hess jams out on his XL Classic Breeze Professional Series Djembe, accompanying Alicia Steele on vocals. Corey and his band, More Than Lights, have a new album coming out Nov 21, titled “The Electric Prescription For All Your Funky Ills.” The following is an excerpt from their website:

“More Than Lights is a band of musicians, vocalists, and emcees based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Although the forefront of the band is held by legendary Minneapolis Hip-Hop veterans Unicus & New MC of Kanser, it’s the live instruments and the vocals behind them that really gives this band a unique flavor. Their sound represents the unique, soulful Hip-Hop that the Midwest is known, and admired, for. The beautiful and talented Natalie Fine offers the perfect vocal support for that soulful sound and her rhythmic qualities weave in out of Unicus & New MC’s playful rhyme schemes with ease. The live instruments are provided by the steady rhythm section of Corey Hess (Percussion), Christopher Hunnicutt (Bass Guitar/Vocals), Matiu Unga (Electric Guitar/Vocals), and Joshua “Jellyfish” Holmgren (Keyboards/Saxophone/Vocals).

The versatility that live Hip-Hop demands has allowed More Than Lights to gain a fan base that stretches beyond genres or scenes. They’ve been proving this all over the U.S. with their high-energy live shows while sharing the stage with acts like The Black Eyed Peas, Lyrics Born, KRS-One, Goodie Mob, Del Tha Funky Homosapien, Sage Francis, Jean Grae, Brother Ali, Doomtree, Heiruspecs, and most of the many other talented musicians that make up the local Twin Cities music scene and beyond.

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