The Resplendents is tagged as: jazz, soul, blues, indie, latin
Leeds based 8-piece The Resplendents formed in 2005 out of a desire to make new music the old way. With rich vocal harmonies, twin saxes and a rhythm section inspired by the funk and soul of Detroit & Memphis the band are unique amongst their contemporaries. Live performances mix the passion of James Brown, the spirit of Dexy’s, and the big sound of Arcade Fire whilst also embracing a more tender sound inspired by Burt Bacharach and Jimmy Webb.
“The Resplendents are a rare thing these days… Combining the raw energy of Ike and Tina with the laid back vibe of Otis Redding, it makes a nice treat from the usual brand of Libertines wannabes.” The Big Issue
The Resplendents released their debut record, the Quetzal EP, in March to great reviews. Opening with the instant 3-minute pop of ‘Another spin of the wheel’, through the soulful ‘Better than this’ to the unmistakable floor shaking sound of ‘Fall out with the in-crowd’, it was “made for listening to whilst sipping rum and cokes in the sunshine” according to No-Title Magazine.
“Band of the night, however, must surely be The Resplendents. Although the billing of this gig is equal, from the minute The Resplendents take the stage with their saxophone-aided jazziness, they feel ...
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