Knitting Factory Brooklyn Presents
Ula Ruth, Modern Colour
361 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
Doors 7:30PM / Show 8:00PM
For brothers Nicholas and Lucas James, taking the easy road was never an option. From home schooling to Quaker schools and the certainty of a move almost every five years, the brother's childhood was anything but normal. Growing up in the suburbs of Connecticut was an obstacle from day one for the brothers. These two hot-sauce-loving, god-fearing, skinny-jean-wearing, rock'n rollers could not have been raised in a more contradictory place. Luc and Nick decided early on not to conform to their bland surroundings, but rather to turn it on it's head. Nick began to teach himself guitar, and Luc the drums, and the brothers' early music began to take the form of a blues-rock duo inspired by The Black Keys and The White Stripes.
Comprised of frontman, Stephan Sirochman (guitar, vocals), Tom Weir (drums), and Chris Boyle (bass), Modern Colour plays with raw exciting energy like other three piece bands such as The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Cream, and Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble.These three met through a somewhat strange and random occurrence. Stephan and a friend were walking down the street when they heard a Black Keys song being played outside a house Stephan grew up around. Because of the wailing sounds coming from the street, Stephan stopped and introduced himself to future band mates Tom and Chris.These two had been friends and rocking since college. Stephan was welcomed instantly when the two buddies heard his shredding of the guitar. Ste-Funk on the Axe, Tom-Cat in the drum circle, and Boyle-Boi on the low ends became the lineup. Modern Colour hit the scene in Philadelphia playing with other rock bands, hip hop acts, RnB groups, metal bands, bluegrass groups, singer/songwriters, MC freestyle mama-jama's and just about everyone in between.
Rockin' Blues is a style of music which sounds like Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Black Keys, James Brown, The White Stripes, and good old blues all mixed into one beautiful thing. This is what will make your soul rock at a Modern Colour show. The originality of this group is the best thing about a genre of music which some consider too easy and unable to make a comeback.