Mås Exödus – Negro Impacto
Fri 27th Oct – Cyprus Avenue
About the Artist
Mås Exödus exploded onto the scene in 2021, the brainchild of ChoiceCuts very own Mark Murphy and guitarist & MD Max Zaska. Together they explore modern contemporary jazz sounds along with an all-star band of Irish players (including Dylan Lynch, Matthew Halpin, Eamon Cagney, Luke Howard & Neal Dorrington) who share a love for soul and jazz music across the board that has been championed by ChoiceCuts over the past 20 years.
After a smash hit debut show at the club last year, along with two explosive sold-out performances featuring Chicago legends Hypnotic Brass Ensemble at Cork Jazz Festival 2021, don’t miss your chance to see this exciting new project which is already making Jazz industry insiders the world over sit up and take notice.
Negro Impacto are a Dundalk duo comprising of vocalist-songwriter Chi-chi and producer, multi-instrumentalist Laurence (aka StrangeLove). The pair quickly gained attention in the Irish music scene thanks to their unique neo-soul sound, impressive musicianship and fun live sets. Named as part of the ‘2FM Rising’ class of 2023, finalists of ‘A New Local Hero 2023’ with Hotpress and ones to watch across many outlets, the duo are in for another incredible year. So far in 2023 they have played at Primavera Pro, with Other Voices, at Forbidden Fruit and Body & Soul. The busy tour schedule will see them open for Madness in Trinity College, at All Together Now and at the main stage of Another Love Story.
The sound of Negro Impacto is alternative neo-soul with elements of RnB, rock and funk – as heard in their self titled debut E.P. Their music has been compared to the likes of The Internet and Steve Lacy and you can hear elements of inspiration from Erykah Badu and WILLOW in Chi-chi’s dreamy vocals. In terms of production, multi-instrumentalist Laurence quotes DJ Harrison and Arthur Verocai as a definite influence on his style.