1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 7:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Finding his musical influences in album-focused artists like Arcade Fire, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, The Cure, Bon Iver and Paul Simon, Canadian singer-songwriter Scott Helman returns May 12, 2017 with his debut full-length album, Hôtel de Ville. Recorded in Toronto at Revolution Recording and produced by Tawgs Salter (Lights, Walk Off The earth, USS), the album’s first single is the irresistible pop alternative track “Kinda Complicated” which applies breezy, catchy songwriting and winking-lyricism to either a failed relationship or his own daily struggle with ADHD.
“The more that I write music the more that I feel that I’m curing myself,” Scott explains. “How am I gonna be a better person and how am I gonna be a better lover? I have to figure out all those things that are knocking around in my head.”
In 2014, Scott Helman released the song “Bungalow” as the first single from his debut EP Augusta. The track introduced a fresh new voice to the musical landscape and his versatility led to tours across Canada, playing with the likes of Tegan and Sara, Shawn Mendes and Matthew Good. Opening for Walk Off The Earth on extensive tours of the U.S. and Europe, Scott stood alone on stage and, night after night, won over skeptical audiences and began building an international fan base. In January 2016, he topped the Teen Vogue lsit of voices to look out for that year over the likes of Melanie Martinez and Elle King. By the time Scott went back in to the studio to begin work on Hotel de Ville he had been nominated for multiple 2015 MuchMusic Video Awards and 2016 Juno awards and performed to massive national TV audiences on both award shows. “Bungalow” was certified platinum in Canada and he rang in 2017 with a raucous tribute to Leonard Cohen, performing “Bird On A Wire” in Cohen’s hometown of Montreal in front of 50,000 people and broadcast live on CBC TV.
Nik Greeley is known for being arguably the best frontman & performer in Philadelphia, and just in the last few years has established himself as one of the most entertaining & hard working musicians in the area. With his solo career set to launch, Greeley is looking forward to sharing his new songs & releasing his debut EP Town Gypsy. He has the privilege for opening up for respected acts such as Gene Ween (Ween) Bernie Worrell (P-Funk, Talking Heads) MAN MAN, The Stone Foxes, Beware of Darkness & more. While in his former band, Black Stars, they appeared live on Radio 104.5 and received airplay on regional radio stations such as 93.3 WMMR and 88.5 WXPN. In 2013 the band was named Artist of the Month by the Deli Magazine AND 93.3 WMMR respectively. The band was crowned champions of Had Rock Rising Philadelphia in 2014 and represented the City of Brotherly Love internationally.
$10 Advance / $12 Day of Show