SondorBlue, Wanderwild, & The Brook and The Bluff
Charleston Pour House
1977 Maybank Hwy, Charleston, SC, 29412
The members of Charleston, South Carolina?s SondorBlue have the markers of the so-called ?New Bohemian? movement ? with focus on a healthy lifestyle, brotherly love, and individuality. From TIME Magazine in the US to THE GUARDIAN in the UK, people are talking about the return to this free-thinking way of life. While SondorBlue is a rock band writing tight pop songs, they share the relentless touring schedule, the fan culture and the raw musicianship of artists on the ever-expanding jam band scene.
The band is comprised of three exceptionally talented vocalists who could each easily front their own bands ? Connor Hollifield on lead guitar, John Sheehan on guitar and keyboards and Andrew Halley at center stage on bass ? with drummer, Drew Lewis holding down a clockwork backbeat. They come together to create harmonies unlike any you have ever heard. Connor explained of the arrangement ?We had all had our own songwriting side projects when we were younger, but when we came together to play music ? that's when we were the happiest.? Sheehan added ?I wanted to share this experience with my best friends. I knew we could go a lot further together than any of us could alone.?
If longevity for bands is determined by their ability to pull off their recorded material in a live setting, then SondorBlue is set up for a long, fruitful career. They have been aggressively touring all along the East Coast and make pulling off their complex harmonies and playing their intricate arrangements look easy. The band loves to play live. ?It is one of my favorite things,? says Lewis. ?It has been great to watch the songs develop as we take them out of the studio and onto the stage.?
?We?ve been lucky to connect with some great people on the road and they have been enormously supportive,? explains Halley. "We?ve been able to replicate some of our experience through social media, and it has been rewarding to engage and keep in touch with everyone we've met along the way.? It shows - the band?s single, ?OPINIONS,? has over 125k streams on Spotify and a track off their 2016 REALOMETER EP release, ?The Moon And You,? has over 110k streams. BuzzArtists called their musical combination ?swirling, harmony-driven indie rock,? though you might want to add a touch of ?pop? to the band?s ever-evolving recipe. With YOU WILL FIND LOVE ON ASHLEY AVENUE, the band?s brand new EP, they bring context to their recent hit, ?OPINIONS,? by wearing their Beatles influence on their proverbial sleeve. Gorgeous melodies, harmonies and expert instrumentation are the hallmarks of the other tracks ?Escape!,? ?A Beautiful Dream,? ?I hate living like this? and the single ?Ashley Ave.?
SondorBlue are poised for big things in the future. Look for them at a venue near you.
Athens based Wanderwild is Matt Martin, Wes Gregory, Ian White, and Taylor Cotton. The Project was initially crafted as a solo venture for Martin, who used Wanderwild to house his output as a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. In early 2017, the project found new exciting territory. Quickly after the release of Fleeting, Wanderwild transitioned form being a solo venture with a rotating cast of live players to a stable lineup of collaborators. With the addition of Wes Gregory on drums, Ian White on guitar and Taylor Cotton on bass, the band began working a new LP. In Due Time builds on the musical and lyrical themes established in Fleeting, while also welcoming brand new aesthetics and approaches. With heightened dynamic range and diverse production techniques, In Due Time is an exercise in artistic flexibility, while being an undeniably exciting listening experience.
The Brook & The Bluff
The Brook & The Bluff is a Birmingham-born, Nashville-based band that has quickly become recognized for its evocative blend of vocal harmony, soulful air and instrumental talent. The group's first full year as a full band has been widely successful. From charting on Spotify's US and Canada Viral 50 Playlists, garnering over 1.5 million streams and performing at the NAMM shows in both Nashville and Anaheim, the band has had an exhilarating 2017. At present, The Brook & The Bluff continue to travel, spin their musical spells, and reach out to a wider audience.
Originally an acoustic duo in 2015, Alec Bolton and Joseph Settine started turning heads with clean vocals and expert guitar work. In the spring of 2016, John Canada noticed the talent and potential of the duo and offered to play drums and sing with the guys. Soon after, he officially joined the group, expanding their sound with driving rhythm and an added voice. The trio instantly locked in and have been playing together ever since. With new bassist Fred Lankford, The Brook & The Bluff will be relocated to Nashville at the start of 2018.
8:00PM Doors/8:30PM Show
$8 Advance/$10 Doors