Informed by old-school soul, funk, and jazz, The Sermon! is a funky quartet from the borough of West Chester PA. Taking their band name from the classic Jimmy Smith record, The Sermon! is primarily an instrumental, Hammond B-3 organ- driven group influenced by the stylings of Grant Green, Lonnie Smith, James Brown, Jimmy Smith, Soulive, MMW, and others. Climactic live performances are a staple to the band's high-energy stage presence. The Sermon! has been playing throughout the Northeast since their debut performance backing the legendary Papa John Defrancesco in 2005 and are currently supporting their latest 2014 LP release, 'Covers', as a follow-up record to their 2012 LP, 'Get In'. The Sermon! continues to play monthly residencies in the West Chester, Philadelphia, and Wilmington areas.