Whatever We Are
Layto, Robbie Chemical
250 State Street
New Haven, CT, 06510
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Whatever We Are
It started with four friends. Just three guys and a girl in a studio, each with wildly different personalities and dreams, but all united in their support of each other. Before they knew it, almost by accident, they were recording some of the most powerful material of their careers, moving into a house together, and launching one of the most exciting new names in music: Whatever We Are.
The group's four members—Gabrielle Ross, Chris "Trippz" Michaud, Joey Castellani, and Ian Biggs—had spent the majority of their careers as solo arts, but the energy when they wrote and recorded together was undeniable, so they embraced the new direction and uprooted their lives to move into a shared house on Long Island where they could make music in their living room-turned-studio-space full time. As a result, these songs represent not only a clean start artistically, but also a fresh new outlook on life. At times calling to mind modern chart toppers like The Black Eyed Peas and Twenty One Pilots, Whatever We Are's music blurs the boundaries of genre as it melds four distinct voices into a singular whole. The group is a true democracy, with each artist contributing equally to the songs, and it's built upon a deep foundation of friendship and passionate belief fueled by the unique personalities and backgrounds of each band member.
Every underdog gets his day...
In a small working class Boston borough, the most common reaction to Layto’s musical ambition would be, “What the fuck is this kid doing?” However, doubt, struggle, and adversity only fueled the artist/pianist/vocalist/producer to push harder. As a result, his handcrafted catchy and confessional style packs percussive punchiness, pop expanse, alternative spirit, and a touch of hip-hop bravado. A quiet four-year grind yielded millions of streams, critical buzz, rotation on Alt Nation, and a growing fan base following the arrival of his 2018 independent EP, The Low Boy.
“It’s an origin story,” explains Layto. “It’s everything I went through—being subjugated by people around me, subverted by a girl, and coming from nothing, not just financially, but entirely outside of the scene. I always felt like an outsider. On top of that, I was love sick and discarded. The EP tells how I became Layto.” With more music on the way and touring planned, Layto is an underdog worth rooting for.
Robbie Chemical is a Brooklyn based artist and producer. He has been performing professionally for over 15 years and has played along side such national touring artists as “Cage the Elephant,” “Neon Tree’s” and “The Band Perry.””
Robbie released his his debut album “Tanuki Suit” in 2016 and is releasing a new EP in early December 2018. His sound has been described as a pop conscious fusion of early 90’s grunge rock and industrial electronic. He currently writes, produces and engineers all his own music.
Robbie is a graduate of the University of New Haven’s Music Industry program. He currently works for the music label “Mexican Summer” as a recording engineer.
FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)
RSVP closes at 2pm on day of show. $5 tickets will be available at the door until capacity is reached.