CULTURE

Moe Holmes and his Brothers here for one week of funky gigs

Veteran act Moe Holmes, an active figure on the soul and funk scenes of the 1960s and 70s, returns to Greece following a guest appearance at the Lycabettus Theater last summer during a show by Milo Z, a contemporary old-school funk act, for a one-week series at the Half Note Jazz Club, beginning tonight. Best known for his role as a member of the family group the Holmes Brothers, who became well-known for their sweetly sung R&B backing-vocal deliveries for major acts such as Wilson Pickett, Roberta Flack, and Ike and Tina Turner, Holmes will return to Athens as the frontman of his own act, the Pioneers. Like many of his contemporaries, Holmes began singing in church as a child before gaining further experience during his youth as an associate of the Voices of East Harlem, a vocal ensemble formed in the early 70s whose lineup often included as many as 20 members. Holmes and his band will perform R&B and soul classics for their Athens performances. The veteran, whose past includes performances at the Isle of Wight festival with Bob Dylan and Richie Havens, has, in more recent times, provided contributions to songs by Milo Z, one of the Half Note Jazz Club’s main attractions in recent years. Half Note Jazz Club, 17 Trivonianou, Mets, tel 210.921.3310.