Keegan McInroe, Mike Hamel, Johnny Leitera (Tuff Sunshine)
186 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Keegan McInroe is a Texas based singer-songwriter. Weaving threads from old country, old blues, gospel, and rock & roll together with his own unique voice and perspective, McInroe creates an original tapestry of American roots music, earthy and lyric driven.
In 2003, Keegan McInroe participated in founding rock & roll outfit, Catfish Whiskey (2003-2009), in Fort Worth, TX. Since 2008, he has troubadoured primarily as a solo artist performing and rambling all over Texas, the united States, and Europe.
McInroe has shared the stage with Leon Russell, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Ian Moore, Eric McFadden, Otis Taylor, Randall Bramblett and The Band of Heathens.
Mike Hamel is a singer/songwriter with a lot to say. After struggling in the local music scene of his hometown (Poughkeepsie, Ny), he has immersed himself completely in his music.
"I just want to be happy and sustain myself off of playing and making honest music," he says.
The first step was quitting his job. Check. The second step was getting an e.p. recorded. Check. Hamel recorded "Where the Change Is" (a 6-song disc available on Itunes, Spotify, Rhapsody, and others) with the help of a successful Kickstarter campaign. The third step is in motion now. Hamel currently plays regularly at The Back Fence in NYC's esteemed Greenwich Village and is quickly amassing shows in and around the area.
Hamel's music can be described as alternative rock, though his influences range from Jeff Buckley to The Roots. Audiences have likened his sound to Colin Hay (Men at Work), Incubus, and Glen Hansard (Swell Season). His solo performances (which are his main mode of transport for now) are emotional, raw, and full of energy. With only his guitar and larger-than-life voice, Hamel commands attention and can transform a loud bar into a listening room. Everyone who witnesses his live show walks away smiling and singing.