Whatever We Are
Robbie Chemical, Brian Larney
250 State Street
New Haven, CT, 06511
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.
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.
Haunted by hooks and good old-fashioned songcraft, Brian Larney is an eclectic, non-stop music-making machine. The Connecticut native splits his time performing as a solo acoustic act and as the front-man of his band Brian Larney and The Town Hall. He's an alternative folk-rock singer-songwriter with an honest and thoughtful style that has been described as “quirky, earnest, and vulnerable.” Larney’s music is as influenced by pop songs of the mid-1960s as it is by the contemporary artists he’s often compared to, such as Jason Isbell and The Decemberists.
Larney grew up in the Northeast, obsessed with well-crafted songs and the art of vocal harmony. “I would get to school at 6:00 AM and sneak into the choir room just to pick out songs and work on harmonies,” he says. As a songwriter, Larney’s early efforts were “overly-complicated 7-minute opuses.” Through his varied tastes as a listener (which span pop to bluegrass) and tours as a gigging musician with power pop, post-punk, and Americana groups, Brian gradually essentialized his songwriting style.
Cutting edge AI company and music promotion team, Zenabi, probably describe the Larney sound best: "His songs are organic spoonfuls of classic pop and folk, naturally sweet, non-GMO, without the sugar crash; his style hearkens back to the days of Simon and Garfunkel, the Beatles, and maybe a bit of Partridge Family."
FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)