Brett Gleason "Manifest" Release Show
Patrick Lamborn, Lunar Subway, CVGES
1250 N Front Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19122
Doors 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
A multi-instrumentalist from Brooklyn, NY, - Brett constructs deceptively complex songs that twist and turn but effortlessly stay in your head to burrow in your heart. At first glance his 2nd album 'Manifest (4/14/17) is a piano-based alt rock record but it is so much more than that. After years of dealing with mental illness, it is Brett's re-initaiation with reality, a re-birth, a triumph. The ten song cycle approaches the great themes of life such as love, sex, death & time with the grateful but hesitant approach of the newly recovered.
Brett has been performing across the NorthEast since the release of his debut album in 2014 which debuted in the Top 100 of iTunes Alternative Chart and was called an 'absolute winner' by Regen Magazine. His unique sound and approach to songwriting have won him a strong following for both his music and his writing on the Huffington Post.
The former guitarist for Philly-based alternative band Son Step is now embarking on a solo project. The composer, bassist, guitarist, and music educator graduated from Temple University College of Music and has performed at venues such as Lincoln Center, The Apollo Theater, Dizzy's Coca-Cola Club & The Philadelphia Art Museum's Art After Five. In 2012, he switched his focus from performing to sound design & original composition for theaters throughout Philadelphia including the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre (nominated for a Falstaff award for Best Sound Design) and Curio Theatre (runner up for Critics' Award for Best Sound Design). He is now composing and performing again under his own name as a solo artist on the local Philadelphia music scene and beginning to record his first solo project for early 2018 release.
Lunar Subway is a project started in 2011 by Philadelphia-based musician & singer/songwriter Collin Scott. Though inherently rock-based project - Lunar Subway incorporates genres such as folk and electronica seamlessly in his songwriting. He has released two full-length albums and is currently working on a third for late 2017 release. Though, most Lunar Subway shows are acoustic based he is able to re-create the diverse intensity of his sound.
an Irish artist who is now Philly-based and has been active in the Philly songwriter scene.
Having made her initial mark on Irish television with an appearance on "The Voice", Sarah began to showcase her unique sound leaving the audience both captivated & intrigued. Dolores O'Riordan (The Cranberries) cited her voice as "powerful yet vulnerable" adding "Sarah Sylvia will be successful regardless of what happens on the show".
Sarah continued to play shows extensively throughout Ireland, England & Germany hoping to find inspiration towards her sound. "Despite playing live constantly, I was still in a rut. I didn't know who I was or what I wanted to do musically. It got really depressing after a while & that's when I decided to take a break. I began teaching piano lessons & decided I needed a new outlet for writing so I learned how to play the harp. Then all these songs started pouring out of me. It was amazing to feel that freedom again like I wasn't caged anymore. It all started coming together & that's been the inspiration for this project. I've fallen in love with music all over again."
The "CVGES" EP, a preview of her forthcoming full-length album, is due for release this year (2017) & she tells us to "expect the unexpected. "The really fun part of this project, for me, is that no one knows how it's going to sound or what route we're going to take, writing wise. That's how it should be. I miss the mystery in music. I miss the mystique in the performance. These days people are so busy documenting everything that nothing is private anymore. Before social media, everything you knew about a musician's persona was from the performance. I want to bring that back"