Glenn Tilbrook

Mention Glenn Tilbrook and most people may immediately think of Squeeze. After all, with his writing partner Chris Difford, Tilbrook was responsible for Top Ten hits all around the world such as “Tempted”, “Hourglass”, “Cool For Cats” and “Up The Junction”. Ever since their first EP in 1977, Squeeze has delighted audiences with their brand of honky-tonk new wave and pithy lyricism, while their stock in the music world has seen the likes of Jools Holland, Paul Carrack and Elvis Costello all contribute to their work.

However, since an acrimonious split in 1998 Squeeze has been on the backburner. Although you might forgive him for resting on his laurels after 13 albums and countless tours all over the world, Tilbrook has continued to write and perform with the same enthusiasm that he brought to Squeeze’s earliest recordings. With his two solo albums, “The Incomplete Glenn Tilbrook” and “Transatlantic Ping-Pong”, he proved he’s lost none of the joie-de-vivre that became Squeeze’s trademark. For 2009’s album “Pandemonium Ensues”, he injected some fresh faces by recruiting new band The Fluffers and some prestigious guests in the shape of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis. This has been complemented by a conversational live show that is delightfully shambling in its approach – Tilbrook loves blurring the boundary between crowd and performer by performing requests and even taking his audience for walkabouts to set up impromptu gigs!

Joe Michelini from River City Extension

Joe Michelini began performing under the name River City Extension as a teenager, while writing and playing coffee houses. What began as a solo project soon developed into an 8 piece band that went on to tour internationally and release 2 full length albums. Joe has been touring heavily over the past few years, playing small clubs, and major festivals. River City Extension is the only band to have played Newport Folk Festival and Warped Tour in the same year. They've also had the pleasure of playing Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, Vancouver Folk Festival and Australian Festivals- Harvest and Soundwave. Joe's songwriting is timeless and offers a complexity that only comes with time and experience. Joe has earned the respect of one of his favorite songwriters, Glenn Tilbrook, who went on to lend backing vocals on an alternate version of River City Extension's track, "Letter to Lainie". Joe is in the process of writing River City Extension's 3rd studio album.

$23.50 - $27.00

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Glenn Tilbrook with Joe Michelini from River City Extension

Friday, September 6 · Doors 6:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM at World Cafe Live Philadelphia