The Please, Please Me, Brandon Patton

The Please, Please Me

The P l e a s e, P l e a s e M e is an indie pop trio from Austin, Texas with a few tricks up its sleeve.
Featuring two drummers who left New York City to chase their musical dreams, the Please, Please Me is ”poetry you can dance to.” Frontwoman Jessie Torrisi beckons with her sultry voice one moment and duels with Agustin Frederic on the toms the next. The cream in the cookie is cellist Alissa McClure, and her army of sound effects.
It’s fun music for smart people, evoking the brashest, most inspiring women of our time from beat poets like Patti Smith to divas like Chrissie Hynde. The songs — poetically flirtatious and unforgettable — constantly dare the audience to “Go for it. Own your desires.” If you go, expect to be pulled into the act.
Jessie Torrisi’s debut album Brûler Brûler is “swagger & sexiness,” “an attention-grabber,” “pure desire,” “graceful sublime indie pop” and “year’s best debut.”

Brandon Patton

Brandon Patton, songwriter and instrumentalist, currently resides in New Haven, CT.

Patton also plays bass under the pseudonym BL4k Lotus for MC Frontalot, progenitor of "nerdcore hiphop." MC Frontalot's band and its first national tour was the subject of the documentary Nerdcore Rising. The Wikipedia entry on MC Frontalot can be found here.

Patton also performs with playwright Prince Gomolvilas in the underground theater duo Jukebox Stories, called one of the 10 best plays of 2008 by the East Bay Express.

He composed the songs for Love Sucks: the Musical, a Shakespearean take on the punk rock of the 1970s, which won honorable mention at the 2007 New York Musical Theatre Festival.

Patton's previous album, "Should Confusion," was nominated for Album of the Year by the 2004 Independent Music Awards.

He also sometimes plays bass for Futureboy and Jonathan Coulton.

Todd Kramer

After spending almost three years honing his songwriting craft, Todd Kramer released his first studio EP, One Pair of Eyes, in March 2012.

The five-song album takes us on a journey from Todd’s Connecticut roots to the New York City musician he is today – a journey filled with mixed emotions.

Todd comes from Woodbridge, CT and studied at Syracuse University, where he began writing songs. His musical influences include many contemporary Pop/Americana singer-songwriters, notably Ryan Adams, Stephen Kellogg and John Mayer.



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The Please, Please Me, Brandon Patton with Todd Kramer

Thursday, August 8 · Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM at Cafe Nine