fo/mo/deep Website

Expect fo/mo/deep to be throwin' down cuts from their latest CD, Syzygy.  Best known for their sizzling live performances, the fo/mo/deep groove is rooted in the experimental school of the 70s…a time when jazz, soul and funk were one and the same. Seeking to defy the ordinary, this diverse collective of seasoned pros keeps things stirred up with unpredictable energy that moves.

The music harkens back to the days when super groups hypnotized the world with bass driven ensembles and a full-bodied sound that reigned supreme.  fo/mo/deep plays music like it’s meant to be…hot, incalculable and emotionally satisfying.

They released their most eclectic work yet, “The Groovy Goodness” on June 3rd, 2014. Brent Black of criticaljazz wrote “A release as deep and rich as the cover art, I’m hooked…” Robert Young of the Vertical Spin says “ Columbus, OH native composer/bassist Ron “FatKat” Holmes returns with his band fo/mo/deep to enhance their distinctive mark on another riveting contemporary jazz offering titled “The Groovy Goodness.”

Both “A Beautiful Bang” (June 2012) their sophomore release & their first release, “Eclecticism,” (August 2010) was received with rave reviews. Rob Young of The Urban Flux declared, “Their unique groove uncoils with a twist of eclectic jazz/funk rhythms that’s not heard often enough these days.”  The music of  fo/mo/deep is playing all over the World.

Formed back 2007 by Bassist/Bandleader, Ron “Fatkat” Holmes, Jr., they are now known for their intelligently energetic and unpredictable shows, created a formidable reputation for this jazz-funk-world infused band.

Amazingly, their music masterfully transfers the insatiable energy of the band’s live performances to the recording studio. The songs engrave the canvas of the record with sizzling bursts of improvisation, while also capturing the emotional essence of more delicate instrumental conversations. Tastefully varied but cohesively melded, the music lives in the moment. 


The Groovy Goodness

A Beautiful Bang


The Walter Armes
Learning Center Auditorium
at Whitehall Yearling High School
675 S. Yearling Road
Whitehall, Ohio 43213

A Host Of Jazz Styles
A True Celebration & Representation
Of Great Jazz Genre Performances

Smooth Jazz
Straight Ahead Jazz
Jazz Fusion
Jazz Funk
Big Band Jazz