About

Elegant compositions with attention to melodic detail, and compelling liquid grooves are trademarks of the Lake Effect sound. Lake Effect is the exquisite smooth jazz band co-created by Neil Artwick and Robert Davis. Their latest CD, "Brighter Moments " on "NuGroove" Records, showcases their unique sound of latin, funk, jazz, R&B, that all hang together with the common thread being Neil and Robert's distinctive writing style.

Bios

Robert Davis was founder of the group Cooly Cool, originally formed with bassist Darryl Jones of the Rolling Stones and keyboardist/saxophonist Ari Brown of Elvin Jones' group. He's worked with Patty Smyth, John Waite, and Nile Rodger's Productions. While residing in New York, he wrote his own feature column in Guitar World Magazine.

Neil Artwick, having played with Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross & others, has operated as a top call sessionist having played, written, or produced hundreds of commercial spots for radio & TV. He's scored for A&E's Biography, several PBS series, and for independent films; in addition, his keyboard work can also be heard on the theme for "Oprah".


Releases

 

Lake Effect Brighter Moments CD image
Click below to hear MP3 music samples from Brighter Moments
The Funky One

Green Dog Marco

Western Bob

Bucktown

Latin Nights

In the Universe



On their most recent release on NuGroove Records, Brighter Moments, the Lake Effect members were joined by guitarist, Nick Colionne and saxophonists, Steve Cole & Warren Hill.

The CD has been perfoming well on the charts of smoothjazz.com and has had numerous positive reviews from the likes of jazzchicago.net & smooth-jazz.de.

 

Performances


Recent performances have included WNUA's listener appreciation concert in Millennium Park, Chicago, IL and as Steve Vai's band for a Chicago-area show as well as numerous, high-profile shows in and around Chicago..


Charts & Biz


LAKE EFFECT BREAKING THROUGH EVERYWHERE....3 ADS R&R "INDICATOR CHART", AND SMOOTHJAZZ.COM....ALSO DEBUTS "CHARTBOUND" SMOOTHJAZZ.COM !!!

# 3 TOP 10 "MOST INCREASED SPINS  124 +40

CHARTBOUND:

DAVE SERENY- Take This Ride (NuGroove) - 127 spins/3 adds

GEORGE BENSON & AL JARREAU- Givin' It Up (Concord) - 125 spins/1 adds

LAKE EFFECT- Brighter Moments (NuGroove) - 124 spins/3 adds

SMOOTH JAZZ.COM TOP 10 SPINCREASE:

3t --- LAKE EFFECT- Brighter Moments (NuGroove) +40

 

SMOOTHJAZZ.COM TRACKING

LAKE EFFECT
Brighter Moments
NuGroove
Oct 8, 2007
124 spins (+40) - Chartbound - #3 Spincrease
 

STATION FREQUENCY SPINS ADDED DROPPED
BoomerRadio boomerradio.com 9 1 0
KCOZ 91.7FM 21 0 0
KEDM 90.3FM 1 0 0
KJLU 88.9FM 16 0 0
KOKY 102.1FM 10 0 0
KSHK 103.3FM 1 0 0
KUAP 89.7FM 4 1 0
KXPT 97.1FM 1 0 0
Music Choice Smooth Jazz Cable Radio 3 1 0
SmoothJazz.com smoothjazz.com 10 0 0
WEIB 106.3FM 9 0 0
WGRV 93.1 FM 16 0 0
WONB 94.9FM 2 0 0
WQTQ 89.9FM 2 0 0
WVAS 90.7FM 8 0 0
WVSU 91.1FM 11 0 0
Total:   124 3 0

Management

Nicol King
TriCord Consulting, LLC
205-862-0227
tricordleader@aol.com