The Broadberry Presents
Adam Jackson, Gemini Love
623 E Main Street
Richmond, VA, 23219
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Born and raised in Philly and crash-landed in Charleston, John and Kevin Shields are the minds behind the quirky indie hip-hop group Little Stranger. Performing as a duo, Little Stranger is a fresh hybrid of John’s singer-songwriter magnetism and Kevin’s hard hitting, in-your-face delivery. Stylistically reminiscent of Gorillaz and Twenty One Pilots, Little Stranger inhabits a relatively unexplored niche at this point in time. They’re all about originality, every song is a separate work unto itself with all the strangeness that their name implies.
John and Kevin Shields bring years of experience to the table. With previous bands, they’ve played with names like Slightly Stoopid, Del the Funky Homosapien, Grace Potter, Papadosio, The Heavy Pets, and John Brown’s Body. Little Stranger was quickly recognized at home, named “Hip-Hop Act of the Year” in the 2016 & 2017 Charleston City Paper Music Awards and listed jointly as one of “17 People to Watch in 2017” in the Charleston Indie blog, Out of the Wood- work. They’ve toured up and down the East and West Coasts and recently released a string of eclectic music videos to their fans. With an ever-increasing arsenal of new tunes, Little Stranger is poised and making 2018 a big year.
I'm a 21 yr old synth-driven producer that also happens to write.
Mark Jones started writing what would become Gemini Love songs at the age of 17. He branched out with local Richmond musicians and after several lineup changes Jones had a steady partner in drummer Coty Heiser. The two gigged as a duo for about a year in the Richmond area. In late 2014 Jones and Heiser's catchy tunes caught the attention of Red States' drummer Matt Burton who joined the band as the bass player. They adopted the moniker Gemini Love and hit the Richmond scene running.
In May of 2016, Gemini Love released their first EP entitled "What's My Porpoise?" to favorable reviews. Later that year, the trio added EDB guitarist and keyboardist Sebastian Martin to make for a fuller and more dynamic live show. Multi-intrumentalist Chasington J. Gilker Jr. III was recruited in late 2016 and joined the band in the studio to work on their first full-length project. On Valentine's Day 2018, Indoor Suns Productions released "I've Got Cooties" a 12 track album chalked full of poppy and catchy Love tunes. On the strength of the release and the significant airplay across several platforms the band hit the road in support of the record.
Gemini Love has toured up and down the East Coast performing with such acts including: Jimmie's Chicken Shack, Will Wood and the Tapeworms, Broke Royals, the Everymen, Little Stranger, and Quiet Life. They were finalists in Shaka's Live Battle of the Bands as well as runners up in XL102's BFD Battle of the Bands. Gemini Love is a featured artist on RVA Music Scene: Volume One.
The band is currently back in the studio recording a 6 track EP which is scheduled to be released by Indoor Suns Productions in early Jan, 2019.
$8 ADV, $10 DOS
Tickets Available at the Door