Forward Motion, Nat Osborn Band

Forward Motion’s music and performances capture the qualities of music that move people. Steeped in the traditions of funk and soul, their sound is instantly recognizable yet entirely new. Influenced by his jazz and rock backgrounds, singer, songwriter and pianist Alex Godiksen has developed a style that is at once both lyrical and soul-driven. Lead guitarist Andy Sorenson and drummer Jon Stoltzfus are childhood friends from Philadelphia who share a love of classic funk and modern jazz. Guitarist John Brackett has come back to Connecticut after spending time absorbing the classic Americana sounds of blues and country around Nashville, Tennessee. Bassist Adam “Coffee” Clark, is the newest member of the band and is also versed in trombone and euphonium at a professional level. While the influences are diverse, they are also at the root of Forward Motion’s ability to create a sound that can instantly connect with the audience.

Nat Osborn Band

Nat Osborn has been described as the "Funky Rufus Wainwright" or an "Indie Bruno Mars", yet those that have seen the Nat Osborn Band live know it's a completely unique experience unto itself. Catchy melodies meet thoughtful and clever songs delivered by an absolute powerhouse seven piece band comprised of some of the best young musicians New York City has to offer.

Since releasing their debut album The King and The Clown in April 2013 to a packed Le Poisson Rouge, the Nat Osborn Band has played over a hundred shows on stages as far south as Atlanta, west as Chicago, and east as the Czech Republic. In July 2013, they opened for the Dave Matthews Band on the Volkswagon sidestage at Jones Beach, and the following month they made their television debut on the Artie Lange show.
The band is back in the studio working on a new EP and is gearing up for a tour down to SXSW and back and a second European tour.

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Forward Motion, Nat Osborn Band

Friday, July 26 · Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM at World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs