PHASMA SOUL TO THE UNIVERSE
Phasma is an ancient Latin word meaning "soul", "spectre", "spirit".
A band delving deep into the Great American musical subconscious, Rory's Phasma brought out the best of soul, funk, rhythm and blues.
Its 7-piece lineup (lead vocals, backing vocals, piano, bass, drums, percussion, saxophones, flute and trumpet) created a slick, sophisticated sound coloured by the unique concept of soul that arose out of the African experience in America.
A transmutation of gospel, rhythm and blues into a funky testament widespread throughout the modern world. Combining sultry layered vocals, jazz-tinged harmonies and danceable polyrhythms.
Drawing on their collective experiences of groove, harmony and lyricism, their mission: to celebrate the myriad of styles that arose out of the jazz, blues and gospel traditions which have become significant musical movements from the early twentieth century right through to the present day.
Phasma is a universal word. It's all about music as a fundamentally human form of expression, and the power of music being able to reach out and touch people on a personal level. A person's soul can be their essence, that part of their being that can soar to the stratosphere. Phasma's sound pulls from the grass roots of blues and gospel, the musical manifestations of that essence, galvanises itself in the mettles of jazz and funk and sings from its guts, echoing a cry of euphoria that is felt the world over.