There are big bands, and then there is the Educated Guess. Helmed by Singer, songwriter and arranger Charlie Brumley, the St. Louis group often sprawls to a dozen or more musicians on stage, but it's not the numbers that matter. It's the soaring, orchestral, soul-pop vision, captured on new recordings like the Motown-spirited "Baby, If You Want It."
"Ain't nothing like the real thing," Marvin Gaye once sang, and the real thing, in terms of soul and musicianship, is just what went down at Off Broadway for the KDHX event "How Sweet It Is: A Tribute to Marvin Gaye."
KDHX supporters and Kinks fans packed Off Broadway on March 30 for Ev'rybody's Gonna Be Happy: A Tribute to the Kinks and KDHX Benefit.
There is some witchcraft afoot at Off Broadway. On the outside, it has the visage of a barn. Yet, you won't find Budweiser Clydesdales and dirt floors inside.