TurnStyle Music Group Presents
The East Coast Fling
Ferns, That Handsome Devil, Justin Stein
105 Eldridge Street
New York, NY, 10002
This event is 21 and over
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The East Coast Fling
THE EAST COAST FLING are a rock band from Queens, N.Y. Formed in 2011, the five-piece outfit consists of Adam Houghton (vocals/keys), Charles Costa (guitar), Richard Sochor (guitar), NeKo Soto (bass), and Tommy Paradise (drums). Despite the duration of the bands existence, these heavy hitters have performed nationwide in other bands including: Dr. Hourai, Groundsound, and Your Rebel Friends. Although the majority of the members have been best friends since high school, they never until now decided to dive into a serious musical endeavor; and even with its inception they regarded it as little more than a fling.
THE EAST COAST FLING are currently in the process of recording their first full length album, “The Romantic Bathroom.” They already released a number of songs to their fans on the Internet for free and the single, “Back to the Sex,” is currently available on iTunes. With this experience and the vigorous bond they share in musical composition, they plan to bring their high-energy show to stages craving that spirited rock and roll sound.
Ferns is a hapless crew of corporate stooges weathering the storm of modern ennui. Bent on not letting anything get the best of them, they rock out in a hodge-podge of styles that hit below the belt.
That Handsome Devil
Take a ride with That Handsome Devil to the other side of town: a neighborhood where Charles Bukowski hung his hat at a juke joint; where the bartender knew Hunter Thompson’s single malt of choice and kept plenty in stock. This is the place where That Handsome Devil’s front man/songwriter Godforbid calls home, where Jeremy Page (producer/songwriter) bangs on a bullet-riddled piano, its beaten keys howling from a smoky corner. Their cracked-out, whiskey-cabaret punk jazz, echoing Outkast, Gogol Bordello and early Tom Waits, is the soundtrack to this bizarre scene.
Formed in late 2004, the inspiration for this Brooklyn-based group was the lack of meaningful music that makes it into the realm of pop. THD’s solution is what Godfobid calls “Fringe Pop.” And for the past half-decade, That Handsome Devil has received scores of positive reviews, being praised as "profoundly entertaining", "bizarre in a beautiful way" and "a madcap musical frenzy as dizzying as it is dazzling". THD has increased their national visibility with placement of the track "Mexico" in the Showtime network hit, Weeds, as well as the playable bonus tracks "Elephant Bones" in Guitar Hero II and "Rob the Prez-O-Dent" in Rock Band 2.
Just days after graduating high school in his hometown of Chicago, singer, actor, dancer, songwriter and composer Justin Stein hopped on a plane to LA in pursuit of his dream. After years of experience singing and acting in theatre, this multi-talented 18 year old is giving his all to make it happen. Deferring his fall 2008 admittance to NYU, Justin recently completed traveling around the country as the official opening act for Corbin Bleu’s 2008 Summer Tour. This fall, Justin also had the pleasure of opening for Jesse McCartney, Jordin Sparks, and Raven-Symone.
Now, Justin’s new single “Lose Control” off his recently released self-titled debut album is featured on Radio Disney (Disney’s Incubator) and spinning on the radio airwaves. His music is a fusion of pop, rock, and R&B. Electrifying and high energy, his up tempo tracks “Leave It On The Floor,” “Lose Control,” and “Don’t Be Playin With My Heart,” are sure to have audiences up on their feet. Justin’s ballads “Sweetest Girl” and “Ill Never Look Away (Hey Girl)” are a true testament to young love, and beautifully showcase this teen singer/songwriter’s talent.
Justin has been singing before he could speak (according to his mother who has the embarrassing yet adorable home videos to prove it!). When he was five years old, he had his first solo performance. Booked as the only child performer in a local adult talent show, he magnificently belted Al Jolson’s “Swannee” in front of six hundred people. Before the song finished, the entire crowd gave him a standing ovation. When Justin stepped off the stage he knew exactly what he wanted to do for the rest of his life.
Since that moment, Justin never stopped propelling his career forward. He spent several years performing in children’s theatre and community theatre productions around his hometown and trained heavily with several acting coaches as well as in classical voice and vocal technique. He soon began to perform at professional venues in the Chicago area. Some of the highlights are: sharing the stage with Patti LuPone in “Gypsy” at the Ravinia Festival, portraying “Dickon” in Porchlight Theatre’s “The Secret Garden,” performing in “Bye Bye Birdie” at the Marriott Theatre Lincolnshire, and performing twice at the Symphony Center. Justin’s most recent theatrical experience was onstage at Lincoln Center in New York, where he joined a prestigious cast which included: Gabriel Byrne, Christopher Lloyd, Fran Drescher, Stacey Keach, and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra in a production of “Camelot.” This production aired as a PBS special.