Chevonne and The Fuzz
21 Kings, Break Out Day, Thrilldriver
1039 Washington St.
Hoboken, NJ, 07030
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Chevonne and The Fuzz
New Jersey natives Chevonne and The Fuzz are bringing their powerhouse rock sound to the masses with their debut LP Chevonne and The Fuzz. The 12-track album features larger-than-life guitar riffs (and dueling “guitarmonies”), raucous hooks, sly lyrics, and the mischievous and electric interplay between married vocalists Chevonne Ricci and Chris “Cree” Ricci.
Before starting the band in 2012, Chevonne toured the world singing backup vocals for award-winning UK artist Estelle, then went on to sing and perform in Lady Gaga’s Monsterball world arena tour and HBO special; she also dazzled prime-time TV viewers on Season 3 of NBC’s The Voice, where she received coaching and high praises from both Cee-Lo Green and Christina Aguilera. After her time on The Voice, she took to Kickstarter to successfully crowd-fund Chevonne and The Fuzz’s 2013 eclectic pop-rock EP Fire At Will (check it out here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/chevonne-and-the-fuzz/id703813305). The EP was critically acclaimed, and obtained exclusive streams from ARTISTDirect and MSN Music, as well as single releases on Zimbio and GuitarWorld.
On the merit of Fire At Will, Chevonne and The Fuzz—whose additional members include Chris Bookstaver (guitar,vocals), Doug Hoekstra (bass), and Nick Potters (drums,vocals)—were invited to kick off Milwaukee’s Summerfest, one of the largest and most attended music festivals in the country, and were met with a throng of supportive new fans. It was at Summerfest where C&TF began testing the waters with harder, riff-based songs that would eventually end up on the LP. They returned to the east coast to wow the crowd of North Jersey Pride 2013 in Maplewood with their powerful, large-scale outdoor performance stage presence. During the subsequent year and a half, as they curated hard rock nights at Mexicali and Maxwell’s Tavern in Hoboken, and developed a cult following at the revamped Court Tavern in New Brunswick, an organic shift took place from their previous kitschy pop-rock sound to a more complex, heavy sonic landscape that can only be described as authentic New Jersey rock’n’roll.
Chevonne and The Fuzz knew they had to pay tribute to their home state and home-grown musical identity by recording the album at local up-and-coming Architekt Studios in Butler, NJ. They co-produced the tracks with renowned producer/engineer Mike Ferretti, who most notably produced Atlanta rock band Sevendust’s newest LP Kill The Flaw, which includes the single “Thank You” that received a 2016 Grammy nomination. C&TF commissioned NJ-based graphic artist Anthony Rubolotta to design a high-concept album package, which features a fluid front-to-back cover image of a mystical woman whose wild hair is entangled with the fur of a howling wolf; this image is harmonious with the band’s rugged sex appeal and visceral approach to playing & writing. Although the band is independent and unsigned, they are passionate about creating a fully immersive experience for this album cycle through moody, original imagery and cutting-edge merch.
Complete with a spirited, rough-and-tumble stage presence similar to No Doubt, the timeless rock grit and vocal power of Heart, and the steadfast pocket and face-melting crunch of The Foo Fighters, you’ll want to keep an eye on Chevonne and The Fuzz.
21 Kings are an alternative Rock group from central New Jersey. While the 3 members have played extensively with each other through the years, this EP marks their first batch of original material together.
Break Out Day
Break Out Day was started by two identical twin brothers, Andrew and Jason in June of 2008. Andrew and Jason were starting the summer before their Sophomore year of High School and wrote/recorded demos all of July and August. By Summer 2009, they started to write songs that had more potential (at least in their own minds). As Summer and Fall of 2010 rolled around, they had a show under their belt and were prepared to get songs ready to record their first EP. By winter, the first recording of "One For The Ages" was released. As they went through senior year of High School, they played more shows and developed a following around their school. After constantly writing, recording, releasing, and even re-releasing songs the songs were ready. The EP is full of songs that are fun, fast, and relatable. The two brothers are known for their quiet, reserved, shy, and laid back personalities, but the EP is anything but quiet and reserved. Before their first semester of college in Fall of 2011, they completed their EP which was appropriately titled: Loud Words From Quiet Kids. After playing a couple of shows with drummer Perry Dornbush, Andrew and Jason decided Perry should be the new drummer for the band. In June of 2013, they decided to add a 4th member to be a lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist and hit the studio in July. The band recorded their first official studio EP - The Nights That Made It in July of 2013 and it was released on September 24, 2013.
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Pypes - Lead Voxxx
Ritchie Ryott- Lead Rythm Guitar
Michelangelo "Mickey" Moxxxie - Lead Lead Guitar
Bitszy Slapback - Lead Bass
Earl Necklace - Lead Drums
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