The Kurt Baker Combo, Soraia
Sweet Leda, Mr. Phylzzz
1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
This event is 21 and over
The Kurt Baker Combo
Kurt Baker is a singer, songwriter and rock n’ roll performer from Portland, Maine who has always gone by the famous saying “Have a Good Time All the Time”. He was the founding member of the notable pop/punk outfit the Leftovers, who formed in 2002 and have released many acclaimed records and have toured all over the United States, Europe and Canada. Baker’s signature unique blend of ultra catchy Beach Boys/Beatles styled melodies under a relentless wall of high energy guitars and pounding rhythms have earned him the praise of Larry Livermore (founder of Lookout Records) and Ben Weasel (Screeching Weasel) and Jaret Reddick (Bowling For Soup).
After the release of the Leftovers last album, 2009’s “Eager to Please” on Oglio Records, which featured guest ranging from Brett Anderson (the Donnas) to Coz Canler (The Romantics), and countless touring which gained Baker and the Leftovers a reputation for putting on a stellar show, Kurt Baker decided to focus on going solo. Baker’s debut solo EP “Got It Covered” will be released this summer Aug. 10th on Oglio Records. Produced by Los Angeles based pop genius, Linus of Hollywood, “Got It Covered” features Baker’s take on some of his favorite Power Pop songs of the 70’s and 80’s and features guest Kay Hanley (Letters To Cleo) and Adam Marcello (Katy Parry).
"Smash Joan Jett together with Iggy Pop, and you've just created Soraia's lead, ZouZou Mansour. The band Soraia is born from raw power, fiery passion for rock n' roll music, and relentless, unconquerable spirit. Well known for their spitfire live performances, they've most recently had a #1 hit in South America with their version of The Kinks' "(I'm Not) Like Everybody Else" from their last record. Garnering the interest of major rock icons and producers along the way, Soraia will continue burning a fire into new fans' hearts with their upcoming release, "Less Than Zero".
Life is Sweet!
Powered by Julie Cymek's sultry, commanding vocals and electrifying stage presence, Sweet Leda is taking the diverse mid- Atlantic music scene by storm as one of the most exciting and accomplished live acts on the rise. In fact, Lou Plaia (co-founder of Reverbnation) describes them as "the highlight of every festival they play." With its rich blend of new school funk, psychedelic rock, soul and pop, Sweet Leda's heartfelt original music can best be described as a female-fronted, soul-based, Zeppelin meets Chili Peppers!
Sweet Leda's sophomore album Let It In captures the live and raw essence of what can only come from years of steady gigs, blood, sweat, and a few tears. To capture this essence, the band recorded all together in one room, tracking analog to 2" tape. What came out of the process is an intimate, in-your-face, edgy sound that exemplifies Sweet Leda live, and at their best. Let It In was recorded and engineered at WrightWay in Baltimore by IRKO (Jay-Z, J Lo, Pitbull, Talib Kweli), mastered by Brian Lucey (Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys, Beck, Dr John), and produced by Sweet Leda's very own "fifth Beatle," Stephen Joseph Antonelli, who also produced and recorded the band's first album, Need The Music.
Among the band's many milestone achievements are: four Tri State Indie Music Awards, including the Groupie's Choice Award in 2012; Best Emerging Artist DC/Baltimore in The Deli Magazine's reader's poll in 2011; sharing the stage with bands like Galactic, 311, and Jefferson Starship; performing at festivals with the likes of Citizen Cope, G Love, Cake, Live, Lake Street Dive, and Tedeschi Trucks; writing the end-credit title track for the feature film Lovely Molly by Ed Sanchez (Blair Witch Project); being hand- picked by Allman Bros. drummer Butch Trucks to open for his band at the Roots Rock Revival Masters Camp; and performing at Summerfest in Milwaukee 2013 and 2015.
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