Band Steps Up
RB Xpress brings familiar sound to Sly McFly’s.
Thursday, June 8, 2006
If you have seen popular soul crooner Marvin Banks perform at Sly McFly’s or Cibo, then you have seen The RB Xpress Band onstage before. The Bay Area band, which is led by drummer/singer Dennis Dove, has been the backup group for Banks since 2003. But, when Banks had to step away from music to deal with some personal affairs, his bandmembers decided to keep playing together as The RB Xpress Band.
Dove says his group likes to do numbers by Al Green, Marvin Gaye and Jimmy Reed among others. “We like just the grooves,” he says. “We really groove together.”
The band also has a couple of original songs that are featured on their CD Rollin’, which was released just three months ago. One is a funky blues track titled “Star in My City,” while the other is a Cajun number appropriately named “Oohwee.”
THE RB XPRESS BAND plays Sly McFly’s, 700 Cannery Row, Monterey, Friday at 9pm. 649-8050.