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Xuluprophet & The Titos at El-Rocko

  • El Rocko's Lounge 117 Whitaker street Savannah, Georgia (map)

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Xuluprophet is a Psychedelic Funk/Reggae/Rock Jam Band out of Savannah, GA who writes their own music as well high octane, groove laden PARTY music. Founded in 2013 by Irish guitarist/producer Oisin Daly and South Bronx native songwriter Xulu Jones as an acoustic 2 piece. Brought together by their mutual love of Reggae and Jimi Hendrix. Soon they added a drummer and eventually switched to electric guitars. A unique setup allows each guitarist to switch between bass and guitar live on stage which adds a fluid dynamic to the performance. Now a power trio with Rhett Coleman on Drums, Xuluprophet has recently shared the stage with The Wailers and Passafire as well as headlining multiple festivals regionally. The groove heavy rhythmic style has its roots in caribbean and latin rhythms while the dual guitarist sound has shades of 60's psychedelia, 70's funk, 80's rock and 90's grunge. They have been compared to artists as varied as The Police, Jimi Hendrix, The Cure, Bad Brains and Primus. Playing mostly dance and party music, the lyrical message is both political and spiritual, drawing from their Reggae roots they wish to influence the listener to reflect and better themselves and the world around them through the power of music and song. Be sure not to miss this unique and dynamic live band!

You think you've heard them before, but you haven't. Dubbing their sound “suburban soul,” the Titos positively crackle. They blend the musical traditions of the south — blues, gospel, a little country — with hip-hop cadences and rock-and-roll attitude. Alternatively plaintive and swaggering, their lyrics wrestle with hollowness and heartbreak, violence and unexpected joy. Guitarist and Atlanta native Alex Lotito writes and sings the songs. His vocals are as warm and prickly as bottom-shelf whiskey — and they’ll draw you in just the same. 
Lotito returned to Atlanta after two years working in St. Louis and a year in Sicily. Growing up in Atlanta, he played many of Atlanta and Athens’ finest venues before graduating High School: The Variety Playhouse, The 40 Watt, The Five Spot (now Aisle 5), Smith’s, and more. While living away, he spent time crafting songs that he hoped to fit to a band upon return. In late summer of 2017, Lotito linked up with former band mates Zachary Falls (drums) and Ian Mastrogiacomo (bass). Before 2014, the three played together in The Space Time Travelers. Falls, like Lotito, has played Atlanta’s music scene since a young age growing up in the blues circuit backing Chicago Joe Jones. Mastrogiacomo, similarly, has crafted his own sound playing in Atlanta with such acts as Beauregard, the Threadbare Skivvies, and The Space Time Travelers. The band is rounded out with Keyboardist Daniel Kirslis. Daniel also plays in his brother David’s group Cicada Rhythm.
The Titos forthcoming, self-titled EP expresses a wide range of sound in only four songs. The songs, which were mostly tracked live at Standard Electric Studios, demonstrate how tight the four musicians are together and gives a good idea of what to expect at live shows. The Sound Connector described The Titos’ as “ a tight-four-piece arrangement that undulates with organ swells, guitar stabs, and snare shots to create a sound like Ray Lamontange dropping acid on Beale St.” The Titos’ releases can be found at www.thetitos.bandcamp.com or you can find the band on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/The-Titos-813432432168152/.