Memphis-based, Grammy Nominee, Southern Avenue puts a funky, groovy spin on the 1983 Genesis classic “That’s All.” While on tour in the UK, Israeli-born guitarist, Ori Naftaly played his bandmates some of his favorite music from UK-based artists that he grew up on. He went deep playing the first three Genesis albums back-to-back and the band went further down the rabbit hole by watching a documentary on the group.
Vocalist Tierinii Jackson had always been a fan of Phil Collins and when it came time for the band to vet songs to cover, Naftaly suggested an 80s-era Genesis hit. Southern Avenue takes the already groovy pop-rock song and gives it a soulful spin with controlled command in the studio that translates into an electrifying banger at live shows.
With Southern Avenue’s funky re-imagination of the classic driven by luscious vocal harmonies and vintage organ and guitar tones, the song is a perfect fit to release on Color Red, record label and music platform founded by Eddie Roberts of The New Mastersounds.
The band shows no signs of slowing down after their 2020 GRAMMY nomination for Best Contemporary Blues album and maintains an active tour schedule around the globe, earning slots at coveted festivals including Bonaroo and Austin City Limits and supporting prominent acts such as Sheryl Crow, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Jason Mraz, Los Lobos, JJ Grey & Mofro, and more.