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Music: Nikki Glaspie and the Homies Jam at The Mint Keeps on Growing

Craig Robinson from NBC's The Office and films sitting in as lead singer with Nikki Glaspie and the Homies at The Mint on January 22, 2019. Photo courtesy of Andy J. Gordon ©.

By Andy J. Gordon

Nikki Glaspie continues to amaze with her monthly residency show at The Mint in Los Angeles. The January 22, 2019 edition of the funk and soul extravaganza brought out many appreciative fans. Glaspie has built a reputation for curating an amazing show with an abundance of world-class talent. The most recent night of epic entertainment featured several repeat Homies, some impressive new members and the usual, deep from the vaults set list of funk and soul classics.

Set 1

1 “Back in Stride” by Maze Ft. Frankie Beverly; featuring Taiki Tsuyama on bass and Adam Joseph on lead vocals

2 “High Hopes” by S.O.S Band; featuring Taiki Tsuyama on bass and Amanda Brown on lead vocals

3 “I Love You More” by Rene & Angela; featuring Uriah Duffy on bass and Maureen Murphy on lead vocals

4 “Traffic Jammer” by The Bar-Kays; featuring Uriah Duffy on bass and Adam Joseph on lead vocals

5 “Here We Go Again” by The Isley Brothers; featuring Nate Edgar on bass and Maureen Murphy on lead vocals

6 “PYT” by Michael Jackson; featuring Nate Edgar on bass, Chesley Allen on drums and Amanda Brown on lead vocals

7 “Thighs High” by Tom Browne; featuring Kudasin Kai on lead vocals and Steve Jenkins on bass

2nd Set

1 “Unfunky UFO” by Parliament; featuring Divinity Roxx on bass, Nikki Glaspie and Amanda Brown on lead vocals

2 “Stone Love” by Kashif; featuring Bryan Ladd on bass and Adam Joseph on lead vocals

3 “Here I Am” by Dynasty; featuring Steve Jenkins on bass, Adam Joseph and Amanda Brown on lead vocals

4 “Watching You” by Slave; featuring Dimitri Gorodetsky on bass and Craig Robinson on vocals

5 “Do You Love What You Feel” by Rufus ft. Chaka Kahn; featuring Dimitri Gorodetsky on bass, Robert “Sput” Searight on drums and Maureen Murphy on lead vocals

6 “Let’s Take it to the People” by Funkadelic; featuring Brandon Brown on bass and group lead vocals

7 “Birdie” by Brides of Funkenstein; featuring Brandon Brown on bass and Nikki Glaspie on lead vocals

The Homies Band

Keys
Shaundrin “DRiN” Elliott (all night) (Eric Benet, Benard Wright, Frank McComb, Yarbrough & Peoples, Lucky Peterson and Natalia Jimenez)
Chris Rob (sat in on “Watching You” until the end) (Kanye West)
Britanni Washington (sat in on “Stone Love”) (Beyoncé Knowles)

Guitar
Serg D (all night) (Earth, Wind & Fire)
Juan Ariza (all night)
Angela Johnson Swan (sat in on “Watching You”); (David Byrne’s band)

Bass
Taiki Tsuyama
Uriah Duffy (Whitesnake)
Nate Edgar (Nth Power)
Steve Jenkins (Vernon Reid, David Gilmore, Victor Wooten, Corey Glover, John Scofield, The Roots and John Medeski)
Divinity Roxx (Beyoncé Knowles)
Bryan Ladd
Dimitri Gorodetsky (Charlie Puth, Roomful of Blues, Lauryn Hill, Fantasia, Eric Benet, Wyclef Jean, Nas, Christina Aguilera, New Kids on the Block, TLC, 50 Cent)
Brandon Brown (Fergie, The Jacksons, Stevie Wonder)

Horns
Enrique Sanchez – Trumpet (Meghan Trainor)
Chris Gray – Trumpet (Stevie Wonder)
Laquin Lay – Tenor sax
Pete Ortega – Tenor Sax (Beyoncé, Stevie Wonder, Queen Latifah, Ne-Yo, Lionel Ritchie, John Legend, Pharrell Williams, Janelle Monae)
Quinn ??? (I think it’s Larson) – Trombone
Kayla ???- Trumpet

Percussion
Nikki Glaspie
Ty Coombs
Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy)
Robert “Sput” Searight (Snarky Puppy)
Chesley “Cheese” Allen (Meghan Trainor)

Vocalists
Adam Joseph (all night)
Maureen Murphy (all night) (STS9, Phish, Zac Brown Band, Blackberry Smoke)
Amanda Leah Brown (all night) (NBC’s The Voice)
Kudison Kai on “Thighs High” (Elton John)
Craig Robinson (NBC’s The Office and many movies)

Photos from the great night of music below:

About Andy J. Gordon (242 Articles)
Andy J. Gordon, a Los Angeles-based marketing and strategy consultant, made his writing debut in “Brentwood” magazine in 2007. His interests include music, sports, consumer electronics, premium libations, fine dining, travel, fast cars, and enjoying life.