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A free music file for 'Real Thing' - the first single from the Shooz' latest album 'Bagtown' - can be found here.
For more information about our new album 'Bagtown', please head over to the 'Bagtown' page where you'll find videos of 'The Making Of...", behind the scenes studio footage, more art from Valerie and John's artist son Malcolm, and the crazy story behind the creation of this funky, soulful, town.
Bagtown is about performance and feel, not programming. No Linn drum machines or Roland 808s here, thanks—it’s just real people locking in and rocking out. Imagine you scored a timeshare at some fancy beach house in Malibu or Miami and you spent the week kicking back with the lanais door open, umbrella drink in hand and balmy ocean breeze wafting through. Bagtown plays like that. - Examiner.com
…Bagtown, is the culmination of much musical study in understanding the distance and intimacy between pop and R&B. - Blogcritics Magazine
The Shooz have gone back to their roots with BagTown, an unpretentious helping of straight-ahead funk with no frills. Driven by flavorful subtlety and laid back vigor, the now 12 members-strong outfit conveys a simple message of positivity and good times on nine cuts that embellish a phat bottom with light pepperings of jazz and pop. Highly Recommended. - Soul Tracks
A fusion of R&B, Jazz and Latino influences, “Bag Town” holds a wide appeal, with touches of Shakatak, Janet Jackson and Gloria Estefan, yet remaining creatively unique. - My Eighties
Grammy nominees NU SHOOZ filled the airwaves and dance floors of the '80's with their own brand of Soul and R&B. Known for their chart topping crossover hits, "I Can't Wait," "Point of No Return,' and "Should I Say Yes," the band gained a world wide fan base and a place in music history. Their smash hit “I Can’t Wait still plays somewhere on Earth every eleven minutes. After more than a 27 year hiatus, Nu Shooz is BACK performing hits old and Nu.
ROCK SUBCULTURE Concert Review: Super Freestyle Explosion uper Fwith Stevie B, Lisa Lisa, Exposé, Debbie Deb, Shannon, Trinere, Johnny O, Nu Shooz, Pretty Poison, Stacey Q at HP Pavilion | San Jose, California | June 29th 2013