Greg Adams and East Bay Soul



Dear Friends,

I would like to raise funds to help out the members of East Bay Soul during this time of uncertainty. All of our gigs have been cancelled. Yes, we have been able to reschedule some later in the year and those are also uncertain, the EBS members are totally out of work now and have no other gigs in this unpredictable future. I’m asking you, our True Funk Soldiers to support the musicians you love performing on stage (with any dollar amount) and hopefully we’ll be back on that stage soon. 100% of the funds will go to the EBS band members who all have been effected by the COVID – 19 Virus lockdown.

Nick Milo, Kay-Ta Matsuno, Herman Matthews, Del Atkins, Johnnie Bamont, Ed Wynne, Michael Stever, Darryl Walker.

I set up the PayPal Pool account because they do not take a credit/debit card % taken from a Go Fund Me account and this allows me to send money directly to them via PayPal.

Thank you very much,


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MARCH 19,2020

As you know, venues, large and small, and all musicians that perform at them, our hosts, the staff, crew, servers, restaurants and bars alike have been drastically effected during these trying times within the entertainement industry and across the board! We are doing our best to reschedule events to make sure we can bring as many shows to our fans later this year. Support live music! Check out the Tour Page for updates and rescheduled shows.


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  Remodeled YouTube Channel

Hit the SUBSCRIBE BUTTON. Working together with band mate Kay-Ta Matsuno, on producing and editing the new episodes on YouTube. Some people don’t know that is very important for you to hit THAT SUBSCRIBE BUTTON and hit LIKE.  Post your comments. I’d love to hear from you!  Look for new videos, live music from East Bay Soul, photos, my stories and much more! Thanks so much! This is going to be a lot of fun!



Listen: This Christmas
Listen: Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer

Underneath The Mistletoe marks Greg Adams and East Bay Soul’s 5th studio album and their first Christmas CD!

Every strand of music seems to pass through one particular crossroad – Christmas music.
Underneath The Mistletoe hits all the right notes of the season and is sure to make your holidays bright!

Here, East Bay Soul performs classic Christmas Songs with a mix of Funk Jazz, R&B and Soul. Greg Adams, Grammy and Emmy nominated trumpeter’s gorgeous arrangements herald in the season and the soulful R&B vocal by Darryl Walker caress the timeless lyrics of your favorite holiday music.

Underneath The Mistletoe is the ultimate Christmas experience capturing all of the inspiration and nostalgia of the holiday season. Add the benefit of vision, musical “ know how” and the insight that comes through genuine affection, respect and friendship. Greg Adams and East Bay Soul delivers you the recipe for making very special holiday memories.



 Updated January 15, 2018

January 3, 2018

We are excited to get started on the new East Bay Soul CD. This will be our 4th studio recording!  We are really inspired to create new music for you in 2018!  The direction of the new songs are going great and we have some surprises in store for you… we think you will really like!  We start rhythm rehearsal tomorrow in prep for tracking for the new songs.

Here, at our BLOG – you will be able to follow our archives of the new East Bay Soul recording process and get the behind scene photos, videos, and out takes all in one place. We will be posting updates of the process – as we can

 ARCHIVE- April 20, 2017  Greg Adams and Nick Milo .
Here we are on our first writing session in my music room. The first seeds were planted here!

Hey… we have to eat! Dinner that followed!

June 17, 2017 –  Ideas are coming together

January 11, 2018

Day Four! After three full day days of lock out time tracking rhythm,we completed all 10 songs! We came back to do overdubs. Sweetening some tracks with Nick on acoustic and synth piano, Kay-Ta on nylon string guitar and Smitty came back into to lay down a part on 4 string bass!  “Yeah, it was an epic 4 days in the studio” ~ Greg Adams “We have some great stuff, fun days!” ~ Herman Matthews

Back in the studio on January 29 for 3 days overdubbing the horn section!  In the meantime- Greg will be arranging for the horns and scoring for the strings!

Greg and Nick

Kay-Ta and Greg

January 10, 2018

Day Three – Another full day in the studio tracking- We called this FuNk day! We finished the day with Kay-Ta’s smoking solo on a song we think will not only surprise you, but is sure to become a favorite!

Herman, Greg and Smitty

Listening back to an iconic R&B song before tracking. Can’t tell you what the song is yet.  We nailed this one!

January 9, 2018

Second day of rhythm tracking! We got 3 songs down on Monday and today we are set to record the next 4 songs. We had some great moments and on one track we were recording we captured a live sound! it literally felt like we were live on stage and the energy just bounced off the studio walls! It was live for sure… in one take!

Video – Click here:  We are setting up the first song on day two

Greg finalizing an arrangement!

Listening back

A Great Day!

JANUARY 8, 2018

First day of rhythm tracking at Clear Lake Recording Studios! We will be sharing video a little bit later of play backs in the booth just can’t give away the magic yet!- Stay tuned

Herman Matthews ready for the first downbeat!


Herman brings a warm kit and some snares!

Greg and Nick checking some phrasing just before recording begins.

Herman and Smitty – This is how the day starts and the fun never stops!  WE KID YOU NOT!

Kay-Ta reading down the first chart!

Greg, Herman at Nick— just about ready to start tracking!

Checking a track on a play back to make sure it feels good!

January 7, 2018

Ready to go into the studio tomorrow!

On Friday, January 5- We had our second rhythm rehearsal running down the charts for the new album, throwing out ideas and working on the grooves. We came out with some new approaches to the songs and we are set to go. Let’s see what happens next!

Smitty marking his chart

Greg burning the brain cells!

January 4, 2018

Here we GO!  Day One… Rhythm rehearsal to get the ball rolling. Setting up the arrangements to start tracking on Monday!
Back at rehearsal tomorrow, fine tuning! Sounds GREAT!  

Day One Rehearsal

Herman Matthews!

 EBS Family photo after our  5 hour rehearsal