Sam Himself, Xander Ferreira
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
Doors 9:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
"Transplanted from his native Switzerland to New York City, indie rocker Sam Himself uses a vocal power somewhere between The National’s Matt Berninger and San Fermin’s Allen Tate to sing songs of finding your place. Musically, he delves into classic, synth-y indie sounds while adding a touch of Americana spirit. The result often splits the difference between Twin Shadow and Springsteen's Darkness on the Edge of Town." - Consequence of Sound
South African artist and musician Xander Ferreira formerly known as Gazelle became one of South Africa's most recognized musicians for his popular fusion of contemporary electronic sounds and traditional African inspirations. Known for his flamboyant stage persona and enigmatic performances he performed in 17 Countries around the globe. His musical journey has seen him collaborate with artists as diverse as Peaches to Findlay Brown and The Bloody Beetroots.
After successes in Europe and Africa Xander moved to New York after winning the green card lottery. During the past two years after relocating to New York Xander teamed up with Steve Williams on Drums (De La Soul, Sade, Digable Planets), Paul Frazier on Bass (David Byrne, Chic, Chaka Kahn, Arrested Development, Digable Planets ) and David Bailis on Guitar (John Forte, Pimps of Joytime) to form a new group The True Tones to back up his solo self titled project.
The new sound is a fusion of influences such as Afrofunk, 60's Pop, Soul and Psychedelic Rock with a layering of Electronic sound to bring new life to the inspirations.