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loose loose is a future soul band from Columbia, Missouri. The group combines jazz methods with funk and hip hop grooves, soulful vocal hooks and agile, potent rap lyrics. Their sound is ‘loose’ in terms of what they play, as well as how they play it. The live show weaves effortlessly between a variety of styles, and improvisational energy drives every song. Instrumental solos, freestyle verses, and experimental soundscape breakdowns give each audience a unique and emotive performance. loose loose strives to create compelling musical experiences for modern listeners interested in exploring the spaces beyond existing genres.

The band was formed in early 2018 by guitarist Zach Zito, drummer Jacob Somerscales, and bassist Isaac Vandyne. The three had played together supporting other artists for many years and were ready to start pursuing their own sound. While loose loose began as an instrumental jazz fusion project, the group was quickly joined by two talented vocalists. Gospel singer SymonneSPARKS, along with rapper and poet J.artiz added a new dimension of powerful vocal and lyrical content to the group’s sound. Trumpet player CJ Maus and keyboardist Justin Harris soon followed, rounding out the band's harmonic dynamism. 

In addition to their live performances, loose loose collaborates with other creatives in the local scene on different projects. This includes playing as a live rhythm section with rappers, producing beats with other artists, and recording scores for filmmakers. This collaboration helps push the band to explore new territory, and breeds creativity when writing their original music. loose loose continues to seek out new opportunities to collaborate with diverse and talented makers.

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