AJEVA’s Conscious-Funk Party Coming to First Magnitude
Written by Cristóbal González, submitted by Dave Johnson.
AJEVA (A-hee-vuh) is a constantly evolving musical entity with a conscious, lucid message: Bringing people together through the power of music, love and gratitude.
Formed 4 years ago by founding members Young, Skahill and Gilchrist, the band has been on mission to create candid, long-lasting connections with their audience through their rocking, catchy, funky grooves and their artistic vision.
This funk-conscious-rocking machine from St. Petersburg, Florida is coming to First Magnitude Brewery on Saturday, August 5th to headline an evening of stellar Florida rock alongside local up-and-coming psych-rockers AQUANOVA and the eerie-surf rock-powerhouse The Mermers free of charge and available to all ages.
As the band explains, “AJEVA is more than a band. It’s a fully-invested brotherhood of love and unity. Bringing people together – to experience the power of music – is one of the greatest rewards we could ever ask for”.
AJEVA has blazed a path through the difficult and murky Florida swamps to establish themselves as a statewide musical phenomenon. Years of arduous touring, endless rehearsing and hard work cemented AJEVA as one of Florida’s most renowned bands in the funk/jam/rock circuit.
This determination and immaculate belief in their craft translated into consistently performing in notable festivals throughout the continental southeast including Suwanee’s Hulaween, Orange Blossom Jamboree Music and Art Festival, Fool’s Paradise and Backwoods Fam Jam.
Their new album – currently in the works – is a renewed and inspired approach to the AJEVA sound. The band claims that this breath of fresh musical air has been greatly influenced by the contributions and background of their newest band members Golden and Mayea.
“A little over a year ago we added two of the finest musicians, Skyler Golden (lead guitar), and Mark Mayea (keys, guitar, vocals). This addition brought fresh ideas and a whole new fire to our song writing process…We feel this is our best material we have created together thus far, and this unique sound needs to be shared with the rest of the world”
AJEVA is elevating their craft by working alongside producer Dave Swick on Paradise Acres Recording Studios. The band is laser-focused in making this record their best one yet to adequately introduce themselves to a broader audience.
A GoFundMe campaign was launched to allow fans to support them as they venture into deeper musical waters. They are planning to celebrate the fruition of their ambitious project with an album release party sometime in September.
AJEVA will bring their fresh, re-vamped funky grooves for an evening of home-brewed, scrumptious musical jams – and beer! – on Saturday, August 5th at First Magnitude Brewery located on 1220 SE Veitch St, Gainesville, FL 32601.
Music begins at 7pm until 10pm. No entrance charge, all-ages.
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