The Crocodile Presents:
Eddie Gomez, Rachel Gavaletz
2200 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA, 98121
This event is all ages
“…genre-blending update on R & B of the kind that’s been grabbing listeners of late, thanks to Frank Ocean, Miguel and the Weeknd.” ~ Los Angeles Times
“…we humbly recommend that you do.” ~ MTV Buzzworthy
“…Fashionably Late II suggests that the best is still yet to come…” ~ Idolator
“Not just a great vocalist, but also a gifted songwriter…Travis Garland is a star!” ~ Perez Hilton
23-year-old singer, songwriter Travis Garland has spent the last three years building up his fan base through covers and original music videos shared through his youtube channel, which has generated over 11 million views and over 100,000 subscribers. “I strive to just be something different, a breath of fresh air,” Garland said in a recent Los Angeles Times interview. “Someone who is true to the art of it, that’s all I want to be. The best compliment someone can give me is saying 'Man, I haven’t heard something like that in a long time.'” Having gained teenage fame as lead singer of short-lived boy band NLT, the Lubbock, Texas, native made a conscious effort to step away from the spotlight after asking his label, Interscope, to release him. With his newfound creative freedom, Garland turned to Grammy nominated, multiplatinum production team, The Stereotypes (Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, Far East Movement) to help him hone his sound.
“The biggest misconception about me is that I’m disposable,” he adds. “That I’m just a boy-band kid, come and go. But I’m a real artist, I have something to say.” In October 2012 he released his first EP, Fashionably Late Vol. I, which was executive produced by The Stereotypes to critical acclaim, logging more than 50,000 downloads.
The stellar four track EP showcased his edgier, genre-blending update on R & B, landing him on Ryan Seacrest’s list of Best New Artists of 2012.
Garland recently released the second installment to his Fashionably Late series on March 4th which is lead by ‘Where to Land,” a minimalist R & B cut that was conceived during a trip to London, where Garland wrote, recorded and shot a sleek, guerrilla-style music video in only a week.
Having carved out a major following through the power of social media, Garland has been busy on the road, selling out his live band show at famed venues such as The Roxy and Troubadour in W. Hollywood and most recently at SOB’s in NYC for BET Music Matters. Garland is also already planning the follow up to Fashionably Late Vol. II, which will be released this year.
Download Fashionably Late Vol. I & II at http://travisgarland.com
Eddie Gomez is an emerging Latino singer/songwriter from Portland, Oregon who currently resides in Los Angeles. His soulful roots mixed with contemporary elements of modern music have helped Eddie to refine his distinct sound. Music, entertainment and performing are in his blood, having parents who travelled throughout the country as paid folkloric dancers. Eddie has performed throughout Los Angeles, appearing at the world-famous Roxy Theatre on the Sunset Strip, The Mint, Hotel Cafe, and 5 Towers Stage at Universal City Walk, to name a few. He has appeared on the Today Show With Hoda and Kathy Lee, El Cofi Breik, MundoFox, and several other national and local programs. He has also been featured on sites such as Perezhilton.com and Pigeons and Planes multiple times.
Rachel Gavaletz is a singer/songwriter, jazz chanteuse, and musical theatre performer hailing from Seattle, WA. Being a professional musician for nearly twenty years, she takes pride in her chameleon approach to the business, and enjoys finding new ways to bring her training and passion for several genres to her art.
She has performed at several venues and festivals throughout the U.S. including Carnegie Hall, the International Association for Jazz Education in New York City, the Hawaii International Jazz Festival in Honolulu, the Showbox at the Market, Nectar, and the iconic Crocodile Cafe in Seattle, as well as toured the Mediterranean and Southeast Asia as a singer for Royal Caribbean Productions.
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