I saw this band earlier this year and let me tell you State of the Union is as good as it gets!
I was able to catch them playing at the Laguna Beach St. Scene and this band delivers!
In one word: phenomenal! I had the amazing opportunity to hear State of the Union play at the Main St. Lounge in Santa Barbara. All I can say is that you will not be disappointed!
Hey State Of The Union !!,
I like the Music and I like the sound of the band; the vibe that they give off when they play. The drummer seems to really be into the music.
- Sep 28, 2016
Let me start by saying this band, STATE OF THE UNION , is not your typical funk band that has a roundhouse jazz posture. With this band You hear echo's of The Ohio Players, Funk-a-delic and early 70's Herbie Hancock; all around entertaining and not boring.
The Repertoire of S.O.T.U. was extensive.All the songs were attention grabbers and each band member displayed their own awareness of their instrument . The use of this awareness was definitely articulated in tunes like "Surrender", "Magic", & "In the Groove”.
One tune that stayed with me the most was "The Peddlers". It had a smooth middle eastern vibe by way of John Klemmer with a hint of Harold Land.
Logan Bacharach (sax) and Mikal Majeed (keyboards) have been crossing musical paths for years it seems; their approach to their musicasl "question and answer" rotates throughout the songs at various times.
I had a great time listening and watching the band and can't wait to see what journey the STATE OF THE UNION band takes me next.
-Steve Estrad, Boulevard Sentinel, Eagle Rock News