Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles have shared a new live video of “Trade It All” from their recent performance at Hollywood, California’s Sayers Club back in early October. The soulful funk outfit had previously included the lively song as the lead track on their 2018 studio album, Art of Love, which arrived back in mid-July. While the studio version “Trade It All” is a solid-sounding recording, the song really takes flight when played live and surrounded by a mix of fans and industry colleagues, as seen in the pro-shot video below.
Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles – “Trade It All” – Live From Sayers Club
[Video: Cory Henry]
The layout of the performance saw the play in the middle of the venue rather than on stage. The in-the-round arrangement allows the audience to be right there alongside the band as part of the experience, and truly bridges any separation between fan and artist as most concert experiences tend to do. This kind of concert setup ended up working out wonderfully, as the immensely talented Cory Henry and his band used the energy picked up by being surrounded in the intimate setting to fuel the nearly nine-minute performance in the video. Although Henry is known for his fantastic organ and keyboard abilities, he utilizes the 360-degree experience to ditch his instrument throughout the performance to walk around and sing right in the faces of his fans.
The performance was put together by Jammcard, a music-based tech startup also know as the “LinkedIn for musicians,” as it connects artists and industry professionals with fans by connecting the parties through invite-only events.
The video continues to showcase the naturally gifted singer and musician, who has also been a part of the New York-based jazz group Snarky Puppy. Henry and the band continue to make the most of their 2018 with other notable live appearances including their one-of-a-kind performance on NPR’s “Tiny Desk Concert” shared just last month. Henry was also part of the loaded lineup for this year’s Brooklyn Comes Alive back in late September, and even teamed up with Turkuaz for a show at The Capitol Theater back on October 19th.
Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles band will close out the year on a strong note later this month with a New Year’s Eve performance at Cervantes’ Other Side in Denver. Tickets for the December 31st concert with special guests still to be announced can be found here. For more information, head here.