Broca's Area is a four piece future soul band based out of Hartford, Connecticut that is a unique blend of r&b, soul music with a touch of hip hop influence. Pushing the envelope of these styles towards jazz gives you the multi-dimensional, dedicated to the groove, polyrhythmic band that is Broca's Area. Serving their audiences with their soulful lead singer Mary Corso (Eric Krasno Band) who delivers warm breathy vocals reminding you of the classic school of neo-soul but it doesn't stop there. The core band arrangements are a keyboards-bass-drum trio that’s bringing tight grooves influenced by the Blue Note catalog. Broca's Area serves its audiences with high energetic performances of original compositions and a unique blend of covers honoring some of the greats from J Dilla to Jill Scott. This is what makes Broca's Area diverse and multi-dimensional. Broca's Area has shared the stage with bands such as Becca Stevens, The Nth Power, West End Blend, Viva La Hop, Joanna Teters, Mammal Dap, Kat Wright and The Indomitable Soul Band, Funky Dawgz Brass Band, Midnight Snack and many other artists in the scene.
BROCA'S AREA IS: MARY CORSO - VOCALS MIKE CARABELLO - KEYS JOSH UGUCCIONI - BASS STEVE CUSANO - DRUMS
Winner of The New England's The Deli Magazine 'Artist of the Month', "The interplay between Mary Corso and rapper Ghazi Omair's angular flow would be enough for a killer group, but these guys push it over the edge with a groovy drummer, Steven Cusano, whose timing creates a backbeat that puts the world in slo-mo. And that's not even mentioning the absurdly tasty keys."- Paul Jordan Talbot (March 2015)
The band was named by the 2015 CT Music Awards for Best R&B/Soul/Funk and Best New Band and nominated for Best Hip-Hop Band and Song of the Year "Who is to say" for the record we put out in April of 2015. Our debut EP "Clarity" is now available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon mp3 and bandcamp.