Doobiepalooza Artist Spotlight: Phony Ppl
Headlining this year’s Doobiepalooza is Brooklyn-based R&B group Phony Ppl. Phony Ppl either crash-landed from the past or the future: critics and fans can’t decide. With iconic hits such as “Why iii Love the Moon” and “End of the Night” from their breakthrough 2015 album “Yesterday’s Tomorrow,” Phony Ppl have had a meteoric ascent in the music scene and don’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon with an upcoming LP planned for 2017. Lead vocalist, Elbee Thrie, and keyboardist, Aja Grant, are the founders of the band and have been playing music together since high school. The dynamic quintet also features Elijah Rawk on guitar and Matthew Byas on drums. Phony Ppl’s sound has been described as a combination of vintage astral funk, soulful complex R&B, and dusted-out hip-hop, which evokes a newfound genre-less form of music. Their live performances have mostly been direct support on other tours with like-minded experimental performers Theophilus London, Erykah Badu, and The Roots. We look forward to Phony Ppl closing out this year’s Palooza with a groovy bang.