Fresh Heir has been putting on high-energy performances since 2007.Originally a 5-piece ensemble the band now has 10+ pieces. Meeting at Webster University (St. Louis, MO) in the jazz studies program, their beginning sound featured instrumental originals & covers similar to Soulive, RH Factor and Charlie Hunter. Evolving, the band added vocals to the energy and began writing positive inspired lyrics in 2009 as showcased on their "Alive Around The World" and "Sky's The Limit" albums.
FH's current album "All Up From Here" (2016) displays a melting pot of funk/soul/pop/jazz/hip-hop. The album features a message of equality, peace and social justice for all.
Nick Savage and Ryan Marquez have remained the bands core founders as membership has been fluid through the years. The current configuration has been together for 4 years and features a cast of STL's top players. FH now operates similar to Steely Dan, in that it always features Savage & Marquez but integrates the other members to create the sound most appropriate for the task/tour at hand.
The group has experience playing in different configurations all over the world as one can see in their videos. FH can jam an acoustic setup with 2-5 people or can produce a full-scale theatrical production featuring 10+ members utilizing high level audio/production skills.
The band is currently in production on their 5th release "Believe" due out in 2017. The album's title track features an anthem for unity 'Believe in Love Today”.
Drawing upon influences from musical groups such as Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Roots and John Legend the band creates their own eclectic “pop” sound. Connecting the body, mind, and spirit, Fresh Heirs' music keeps their audiences moving while they deliver meaningful words of encouragement in harmony over a high-energy musical platform featuring blazing guitar and rippin' horn lines.