TurnStyle Music Group Presents
Ten Ton Man, Nola Wren
152 Orchard St.
New York, NY, 10002
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
The Boardwalkers is a pop-rock band from Brooklyn. Mainly influenced by mainstream funk, pop and elements of alternative rock, four members of the band (Dan – lead vocals, Nick – base, Jun – drums, Gene – guitars) have come together to bring out the best of what they got – strong hooks and vivid riffs, passionate live performances with a great vibe and atmosphere to rock out to.
There is something about the band that stands out even among the most critical listeners. As one of the fellow musicians once said – “The Boardwalkers are simply everything you want to hear in a modern pop-rock. It’s like they have nothing to hide, it’s just great music.”
Ten Ton Man
Ten Ton Man is a dark and emotional take from a rootsy perspective. Songwriter Paul Livornese, brings his personal stories to life in his songs, on Ten Ton Man’s Debut album.
On Ten Ton Man's debut album, this trio of Paul Livornese on vocals and guitar, Paul Dugan, on upright and electric bass, and one of the founding members of "Big Lazy", are joined by session drummer Paul Tripp to create a landscape of songs that tell the story of a man who contemplates the life that has been dealt him. Unofficially the "Rocco's Midlife Crisis" saga.
Ten Ton Man is joined by Kelly Pratt on brass, who has played with Beirut and Arcade Fire and Erik Della Penna, Guitarist for Natalie Merchant, who adds lap steel and slide, on this indie, rootsy album.
Influences by Nick Cave and Johnny Cash can be heard throughout.
Nola Wren is the stage name of New York-based singer-songwriter and musician Kara Francavillo. Born and raised in Chicago, she started writing songs at age 13, shortly after her family relocated to the East Coast. Her insightful lyrics, which strike the chord between witty and haunting, combined with sparkling melodies, reflect the heart and soul of a generation seeking to navigate the jaded culture that surrounds them. A graduate of NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study, Francavillo received her BA in May 2012 with an academic concentration in Neuroaesthetics. She currently runs an online Etsy shop called Skella, where she sells a mixture of vintage and repurposed clothing