jazz, latin and funk

 

In 2007 the music business, along with the technology that changed the music business model, caught Ray Anthony’s interest. Once technology had leveled the playing field, it made the music industry accessible for all to participate. Ray was inspired to write, compose & copyright a large catalog of original music. The musical works that ensued birthed a musical journey including the project "PowerSlyde".
 
Recognizing that the music industry's model continues to evolve, the band's works continue to morph, allowing it to capture and capitalize on opportunities that have value and integrity. The band is an original Duke City, New Mexico talent performing throughout the state and the Southwest. PowerSlyde is always excited to perform and would love to share its music with you.

 

 

meet the guys

 
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ray anthony - band leader, trombone, keys, vocals

I’m a Duke City New Mexico native burning up the black top with original contemporary funk & jazz music. Innovation and technology fueled with originality are my strengths. I’m a motivated horn player that was at the right place at the right time to take advantage of an opportunity to go on the road back in the day with a funk band based out of Chicago playing the trombone. Hanging & performing throughout the Midwest with great musicians was priceless. These days the music burns inside me. I love writing music, blowing my funky horn &spank'n the plank on keyboards with my new band PowerSlyde.  Funking it up every chance we get performing our own brand of original contemporary funk & jazz music. 

Check out Ray's blog here.

 
 

ken mathis - drums

I’ve always considered percussion the foundation for most music. My love for the drums prompted me to experience a variety of music - playing in rock, Christian rock, and pop bands. I love listening to the funk grooves of James Brown and later the heavy bass and drum of the old school music of the 80’s. I then discovered that there were artists out there combining funk, R&B, and some rock guitar and called it Smooth Jazz which immediately became my favorite genre.  Although there are great cover tunes out there, my passion is playing originals and helping to shape the music.