Denemy, Edi Roque, Gidon
6010 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, 90035
Doors 7:45 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
From their humble beginnings in the living room of guitarist Keagan Anderson, four mutual friends who would come to be known as Denemy set out to create imaginative indie-rock that feels as familiar as it does unique. Drawing from a set of musical influences as wide as the Pacific, Denemy combines sunny guitar riffs, progressive grooves, and lead singer Zane Tucker’s crooning vocals to forge a style that “doesn’t sound like anyone but kinda sounds like everyone”. The up-and-coming group has spent 2019 cutting their teeth on the underground circuit, bringing their mercurial sound to a variety of venues across LA and beyond. Denemy is currently working on their debut EP with producer Jay Siebold (Starsapien, AirBorn, GrayScale Whale), set to release in September of this year.
Edi Roque announces Confabulation his new “Instrumental
Guitar Rock” album in almost two years. Winner of theBest Melodic Solo’s Award in a South America Contest in 2011, his anticipated follow- up to his instrumental debut, “Way” (2011) and the internationally acclaimed “Truth” (2015), the new Confabulation(2017) is filled with a very addictive melodic-guitar approach and colorful sounds for animals, plants and human beings alike.
From a sun kissed studio on the coast of Southern California, Gidon brings us a unique and authentic reggae sound. Fusing elements of rock, jazz, soul and old-school roots- rock-reggae, Gidon creates a sunny, groove-filled sound that is every bit as soulful as the Jamaican legends who inspired him. His high-vibe music reflects the diverse, cross-cultural influences that defined his early years. Being a veritable jack of all trades, Gidon is often juggling multiple roles on his tracks including: writing, producing, performing, engineering and composing. His latest single “High Times” is no different as he plays nearly all the instruments with a reggae aficionado’s aplomb. Adding in tasteful electric guitars and choice arrangements is good friend and song writing partner Cuni Besic.
“High Times” is the first single from the much anticipated EP that is scheduled for release in Spring 2019. This upcoming EP follows up the successful “Rise” EP release from 2016 (Slipway Records, London, U.K.). Where “Rise” has a unique London sound, most of the songs from the upcoming EP have been created and recorded in Jamaica with some of the most legendary artists around including Sly and Robbie, Beres Hammond, and Clive Hunt. These amazing producers and artists have lent their ears, hands and hearts to Gidon’s music to create a perfect hybrid of the highest order.
His first Jamaican single “Call Me” (Liberation House) produced by Robbie Shakespeare and Maestro, got steady radio play on MELLOW FM and the venerable IRIE FM - Jamaica’s number one radio station. The “Rise” EP had play on revered selector David Rodigan's BBC 1 Radio Xtra and Dennis Bovell's "Dub on Air" program on SOHO Radio. Chuck Foster - L.A.’s famous host of KPFK’s “Reggae Central” is a big supporter and spinner of Gidon’s fresh cuts.
Gidon trods the globe with his positive vibe and universal sound perfectly suited for festivals and stage shows of all shapes and sizes. Past noteworthy events include: Ostroda Reggae Festival - playing alongside Stephen Marley, Sly & Robbie and Katchafire in 2011; performing and winning Carbondale, Colorado’s 2012 Mountain Fair Songwriters Competition; Opening the 2013 “Reggae to Reggae” show in Portland, Jamaica alongside Ken Boothe, Judy Mowatt, Duane Stephenson; Veg Fest in L.A. and Orange County, California 2016-2017. Stay tuned as this artist continues to emerge as one of the brightest and original sounding new stars on the international reggae circuit.
- Edi Roque - 8:15
- Denemy - 9:00
- Gidon - 9:45