An electric night of soul-tinged rock
Ayron Jones & The Way, Tony Smiley & The Urban Sub All Stars
830 E. Burnside St.
Portland, OR, 97214
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Over a few short years of touring, Jelly Bread has risen from Reno/Lake Tahoe area favorites into a powerhouse quintet delivering their high-energy, chameleonic playlist throughout the United States. Jelly Bread’s distinct style is identified by a blend of desert roots-rock meeting the urban tones of soul, dashed with a splash of funkiness. Exceptional songwriting and storytelling interlaced with four part harmonies, intricate “in-the-pocket” drum and bass grooves, swampy lap steel guitar, dirt under the fingernails guitar licks, tasty talkbox, “take-’em-to-church” organ, come together into a sound that is downright appetizing.
Here, There, & Everywhere, Jelly Bread’s new album was released in early October 2015. The album was mixed by renowned engineer/producer Justin Phelps (Cake, Galactic, Fruition, The Mars Volta, The Neville Brothers, and Dead Kennedys among many others). Jelly Bread has performed shows all throughout the U.S. and landed direct support for the likes of Robert Cray, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Rusted Root, JJ Grey, Dragon Smoke (members of Galactic), The Motet, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Pimps of Joytime, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, Orgone, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Carolyn Wonderland, and The California Honeydrops. The band has also appeared at premiere festivals including the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Joshua TreeMusic Festival, Strawberry Music Festival, and Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza.
Jelly Bread is singer/drummer Cliff Porter, singer/guitarist Dave Berry, singer/bassist Jeremy Hunt, singer/lead guitarist Sean Lehe, and singer Eric Matlock on keyboards/talk box.
Ayron Jones & The Way
Raw, Soulful, Electrifiying, Sexy. Seattle songwriter Ayron Jones' mature sound bleeds out with an intimate, rich, fresh style – Stevie Ray Vaughan meets Nirvana. Capturing a "good kind of pain," Jones' striking songs sink in to stay, blending Alternative Rock, Punk, Blues, Hip-hop, and Soul, punching out an emotional body of work with a memorable twist. Jones began turning heads in 2010 when he teamed up with drummer Conrad Real and bassist DeAndre Enrico. Forming the band Ayron Jones and the Way, the trio would soon open for the legendary Robert Cray, rising Lukas Nelson, and be playing a prime slot at the famous Bumbershoot festival in Seattle.
In 2011, the band won the "Best in Show" award at the King 5 Best of Western Washington Awards. In 2012 they finished in the top 30 out of more than 12,000 bands in the global Hard Rock Rising contest. Since then, they've shocked Seattle's music scene with passion-driven, sweat-soaked, ragingly off-the-wall performances. Leaving audiences in a crazed frenzy rivaling that of the Grunge Rock era, they've produced what The Seattle Stranger's Megan Seling calls "one of the most entertaining performances I've seen so far this year."
From juicy heart-hurters to grittier Rock songs, they deliver songs that are achingly gorgeous and full of well-crafted muscle. Indeed, Ayron Jones and the Way leaves a definite mark on each stage they touch.
Ayron Jones and the Way is currently in the studio with Grammy-winning artist Sir Mix-a-Lot, recording their debut album, set for a 2013 release.
Tony Smiley & The Urban Sub All Stars