The Crocodile Presents
Eclectic Approach: Costume Party
James Redfern, Redwood Son, Goodnight Argent
2200 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA, 98121
This event is 21 and over
ECLECTIC Pronunciation: ..e-klek-tik, 1: selecting what appears to be best in various doctrines, methods, or styles 2: composed of elements drawn from various sources ; also : heterogeneous
We are a 5 piece rock band. After over 8 years of playing together we continue to create music that is fun, exciting, and from the heart.
“I want to make music that people can relate to and feel passionate about, but also makes it impossible for them not to move!" says James Redfern, Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist from Poulsbo, WA. "Like Maroon 5 meets John Mayer, with hair on it's chest" James replies when asked to describe his sound.
Armed with a handful of tunes, James headed into the studio with friends Alex Westcoat (Drums; Pickwick, David Bazan, Ivan & Alyosha), Bennet Pullen (Bass; Eclectic Approach, Tommy Simmons), & Dan Walker (Keys; Red Jacket Mine, Leroy Bell) to craft an E.P. of songs that, while vulnerable, are still full of energy and momentum.
Engineered by Frank Mazzeo (Good Charlotte, Anberlin) & Steven James Aguilar (The Head & the Heart, Dave Matthews Band) & featuring guest performances by Meagan Grandall of Lemolo & Jowed Hadeed of Eclectic Approach. James has just released his debut E.P. on July 13th at the Showbox Market.
He continues to write new material, while fine-tuning an explosive live show filled with catchy tunes, guitar acrobatics & an always killer band.
Whether or not the name and music of Redwood Son has yet hit the big radar, this year's "Best New Artist" of the Portland Music Awards is on the rise. This 20 Song double-disc debut, The Lion's Inside, boasts a dynamic versatility that crosses the borders of their West Coast Americana with hook-laden Roots-Rock and Alt. Country, while maintaining an authentic Universal "Pop" vibe.
GOODNIGHT ARGENT combines the infectious melodies of a Top 40 Pop act, with the high energy live stage show of a well traveled rock band! Chase Manhattan, Jeff Stachofsky, Shane, Santanna, Evan Taylor, and Zac Burrell are the five individuals who give Goodnight Argent their truly dynamic, breakthrough sound.
Their music has won Grand Prize at the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, and awards from the Billboard World Song Contest and ISC. The Goodnight Argent YouTube channel has generated over 1.8M views; while their music has been featured on MTV, Bravo, and Showtime.
Earlier this year, the Washington natives finished a 6 week, 7 state, 25 concert tour throughout the west coast. Their tour was sponsored by AXS TV - the new music and entertainment network owned by Ryan Seacrest, Mark Cuban, AEG, and CAA. Goodnight Argent recently performed on "AXS Live", and won a "Best Cover" contest hosted by "On Air with Ryan Seacrest".
The emerging Pop-Rock band is currently partnering with Logitech UE, to promote their expanding portfolio of digital music and consumer electronic devices. And if that weren't enough, one of Goodnight Argent's upcoming music videos will feature a guest appearance from the #1 Top 40 radio host in the US, Z100's Elvis Duran!
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