This sultry vocalist (Mavis ‘SWAN’ Poole), melodic drummer (Jeremy‘BEAN Clemons), and the mothership of musicians known as Soul Understated, is one of the rarest discoveries in music since Motown. The influences on their music are overwhelming and pleasurable all at once. With elements from EWF to Ella Fitzgerald, Donny Hathaway to Curtis Mayfield, and Sarah Vaughn to Count Basie, and even Hip hop infused into one musical body, you're sure to find something that pleases your appetite.
…”Soul Understated is a skillful ensemble, adeptly and seemingly effortlessly weaving together soul, jazz, funk and gospel, like so many threads in a tapestry, and Ms. Poole does not miss a beat, adding scat and rap to the mix like the final spices in an excellent gumbo.”… Divastation.com
After many years of performing with various other artists, in 2008, St. Louis native Jeremy ‘BEAN’ Clemons and North Carolinas finest, Mavis ‘SWAN’ Poole, created Soul Understated. Since 2008, they have appeared at venues across the US, toured Russia, and collaborated with artist such as Nicholas Payton, Marc Cary, Dj mikeflo, and Brian Jackson. [+]