224 S. Blount
Raleigh, NC, 27601
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 16 and over
Mörglbl's live performances are a crazy mix of jazzy moods, fat, funky grooves and substantial chunks of metal all served up with a Zappa-like humor. Some describe it as Primus meeting Steve Vai. Mörglbl hits like a heavyweight jab and makes you laugh while you bleed. Seat belts are optional, but highly recommended.
Led by French guitarist extraordinaire Christophe Godin and anchored by the phenomenal Ivan Rougny on bass, Morglbl gained international acclaim through their first two albums in 1997 and 1998. Years of excessive touring saw the band's reputation grow till a break was needed. But in 2007 Morglbl came roaring back with their 3rd critically acclaimed album, Grotesk, which earned them an invitation to play at the 2008 NEARfest in Pennsylvania. The audience was simply astounded and cheered the band to a double encore ~ a first in the ten year history of the festival for an opening band. Over 400 CD's were sold in 30 minutes!
In 2008, Christophe was voted the world's 4th best guitarist of 2010 in a GuitarPart magazine readers poll - only behind Gus G., Joe Bonnamassa, and Joe Satriani. That same year drummer Aurelien Ouzoulias joined Morglbl, bringing a new kick to the band's music. Highly sought for sessions and performances, Ouzoulias added his unmistakable style to the band's 4th album, 2009's Jazz for the Deaf.
For fans of: AIC, Rival Sons and Led Zeppelin.
Singer/Guitarist James Lugo is a recent transplant to North Carolina from Hollywood, CA. He's a world renown music producer and voice coach who moved his studio to Raleigh and found Tarik and recruited him as the in-house session drummer. Tarik and James dreamed of having their own band someday and it has finally happened. Mike Sedito and Thomas Clark are friends who run in the same circles as Tarik and James. Together the four of them are a very powerful rock band.