"Good + Time Music" w/ Richard James & The Name Changers (B-Day Bash) + Miss Fairchild
Good + Times Music: Benny's Birthday Bash! ft. Richard James & The Name Changers, Miss Fairchild, Great Divide, Caleb Hawley
69 Kilmarnock Street
Boston, MA, 02215
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM (event ends at 1:00 AM)
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Richard James & the Name Changers
RJNC is, Richard James on Keys & Lead Vocals, Tyler Brooks on Drums and vocals, Ben Hoadley on Bass & Vocals, Ben Fairbank on Guitar, and Matt Wayne on Sax.
Richard James & The Name Changers are the cornerstone of Boston's thriving music scene, with the resume to match. In the fall of 2012 the band released their sophomore album Cuba St., which is now in it's second pressing. Much of the continued success of the band can be attributed to their appearances at several music showcases during the 2012 SXSW Music Festival in Austin TX and Jam Scene Music Festivals throughout the North East and Eastern Canada.
With a rock solid, dedicated fanbase endlessly following the band, RJNC has had he luxury of being the band that Promoters and Agents call on to support National acts all over New England. From Burlington VT, to Portland ME and back to Boston, the band has rocked audiences along side Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Edward Sharp and The Magnetic Zeros, Max Creek, Soule Monde, Kung Fu, Chris Robinsons Brotherhood and many more.
Check out www.RichardJamesBand.com for more information regarding the band, and while you're there, have a listen to a few tracks off the new record and let us know what you think! See ya soon in a town near you...
Mysterious Pop/R&B sensation Miss Fairchild is an 8-piece Boston based Show Band that crafts original songs full of singalong hooks, snappy drums, warm, fuzzy synths and horns dipped in 60's Soul. This engaging mélange, a sound that they call "Good Time Music", awes party people throughout the Northeast and beyond, but to understand their distinctiveness, you would need to be stranded on a small i...sland for your entire adolescence.
Great Divide's music is influenced by the traditional roots of soul, blues, soul, country, funk or otherwise, good ol-fashioned rock & roll. Think Motown meets Muscle Shoals, stoppin' off at Stax Records on the way up to Levon's. With their self-titled, sophomore record released on March 5th, 2013, Performer Magazine attests, "Great Divide is certainly hitting their stride on their second release, delivering classic blues-rock with a healthy dose of soul." The Alternate Root commends, "Their sound is Memphis soul meets Muscle Shoals grit and funk. It is rock'n'soul glory with each note." Absolute Punk raves, "Ostensibly a horn-driven soul-pop band, the quintet that is Great Divide are arguably one of roots music's up-and-comers."
On paper, Caleb Hawley's resume reads as the standard Who's Who for up-and-coming songwriters. Then you hear him sing, and you realize there is only one word needed to describe this artist: Extraordinary.
From his ability to write intricate lyrics with cutting-edge chords to his lightening fast licks and ear for taste and style, there is absolutely nothing average about this shaggy-haired, blue-eyed, multi-faceted musician. Receiving top honors in the prestigious New York Songwriters Circle Contest (2008 and 2009), the John Lennon Songwriting Contest (2009), the Telluride Festival (2010), the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (2010), and Rocky Mountain Folks Fest (2011) for his songwriting, he also has a voice to place him in the final fifty on the 2011 American Idol Season. Hawley is as aggressive as he is perseverant in advancing his art and impressing audiences with his unique and catchy approach to music.
Sharing the stage with industry greats such as Mark Cohn, Rusted Root, Dave Matthews Band, Shawn Mullins, and Edwin McCain, this diverse songwriter has written and produced three albums and toured all over the country playing sold-out venues and nationwide festivals. Though his initial passion simply began with a guitar and a love for a wide variety of music from Metallica to Martin Sexton, it was shortly after graduating Berklee College of Music with a degree in jazz composition that Caleb discovered a knack for song writing. He quickly made his way to New York City to pursue his newfound ambitions.
While lyrically influenced by observational writers such as Randy Newman and Tom Waits, Hawley is also well known for his outstanding vocal capacity and range. The humble performer captivates audiences with soothing folk tunes in the same manner as James Taylor, and with the next breath blows them away with his powerhouse of soul, likened to that of Stevie Wonder.
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