Chamber Band (Residency), All Forces, Jacob Jeffries Band, Mudfoot

Chamber Band (Residency)

Sounding equal parts The Decemberists and the White Stripes (by way of Danny Elfman), Chamber Band – a name taken ironically, we’re told – endlessly strives to strike the right balance between playing no-frills indie rock and telling a good goddamn story. The Brooklyn five-hander has a propensity towards keeping it brief, burning through their jams with hooky, minimalist musicality, stopping only to guzzle their drinks or poll the audience about “where the Catan at.” They’re currently playing and promoting their debut album, Deities – eleven sticky tracks about love and heartbreak in the world of Dungeons & Dragons.

All Forces

all forces is gizella otterson, t almy, johnnie wang and norman vino

Jacob Jeffries Band

Jacob Jeffries is a 23 year old, gifted pianist that gives a refreshing taste to the music generation of today. He is a singer/songwriter playing all original music and is recognized by the way he captivates a crowd in his live performance. Jacob Jeffries started playing the piano at the age of five. By ten he was writing original music, and at the ripe age of 17, Warner Chappell offered him a publishing deal. At age 20, Jacob began recording with Grammy Award-winning producers Sebastian Krys and Dan Warner and haven't stopped working together ever since. After Jacob won the Florida Grammy Showcase for Best New Artist he continued to stay on the fast track with his career by playing at SXSW, Wanee Music Festival, as well as opening for A-list musicians such as Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms and Dashboard Confessional.

2008 started off with a lot of activity for the Jacob Jeffries Band. Jacob headed west to perform at the NAMM Conference in Anaheim, CA, presented by Baldwin Pianos; he performed at BMI's Leaf Lounge during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT; he performed in Austin, TX at SXSW for the BMI Acoustic Brunch and at the Red Gorilla Festival, March 19th he released his debut recording - Life As An Extra (the first of a series of 3 EP's to be released independently over the next 6 months), he became a Baldwin Piano's sponsored artist.

Wonderful is the band's second EP and was released in the summer of 2008. The idea was to follow up in frequent EP's rather than long anticipated LP's ... the way of the business these days I suppose. Wonderful is bursting with pop tracks. The band departed from their bread n' butter ways in Life As An Extra and really tacked on the bells n' whistles for Wonderful. Story songs like "Weatherbee Freeman" are caked with horns and a banjo to give a real circus vibe. "And I Say" shows up again on this release in a completely different form - another testament to the fact that Jacob is not only growing as a songwriter/performer but as a studio artist as well.

Waiting For The Piano Movers would be the band's 3rd release. This live album features 10 songs all recorded at a live performance at Full Sail University. One of the band's talented producers, 12 time Grammy Award Winner Sebastian Krys, is a Full Sail graduate and brought the band back to his college for an unforgettable performance. Waiting for the Piano Movers is raw, energetic, and purely entertaining. This album really represents the band at the core - 4 guys on stage, no gags, no smoke, no mirrors, nothing but an old fashioned rock show. One of the final tracks is a very emotional song written for the lead singers father who suddenly passed away a year or so before the recorded concert, this song is sure to induce goosebumps to the sentimental thinker. Although, Jacob Jeffries Band released this live album shortly after Wonderful, it features many songs never heard before on either previous EP... which is a good thing, because it would be their final release for several years.

After years of touring and negotiations for a new record, the band is back at it. This time with a widely anticipated full-length LP. Tell Me Secrets is the band's "introduction to the rest of the universe", they say. They've paid their dues as road warriors and are thrilled to trek it again and again in support of Tell Me Secrets. This studio release is certainly going to display the maturity and evolution one can only expect from a group of guys that have plighted cross-country a few times via a van and a trailer.

Mudfoot

Mudfoot is a rock band that mixes funky backbeats, laid back groove and melodic harmonies similar to the sonic stylings of The Band, Tom Petty, John Mayer, and Bill Withers. We're passionate and energetic and our live shows are always a hell of a lot of fun.

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Chamber Band (Residency), All Forces, Jacob Jeffries Band, Mudfoot

Friday, September 27 · Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM at Spike Hill

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