Ryan Tennis and the Clubhouse Band

Ryan Tennis and the Clubhouse Band

The charming authenticity of Ryan Tennis' sound has drawn comparisons to Paul Simon, Bill Withers and Martin Sexton, surprising likenesses for an All-American college football player turned singer/songwriter. While his disarming lyrics and singable melodies display a rare sensitivity, the intensity of his live performances - solo or backed by the raucous Clubhouse Band - hint at his grid-iron past. On October 20th, Tennis will release his first full length album, Pack Light but Bring Everything.
Tennis took a big stride to end a big year this fall, releasing a new collection of upbeat, emotionally nuanced songs — Goodbye To The Ground. The release also served as a fundraiser in conjunction with non-profit group The Philadelphia Sessions, which sent him on a Latin American tour to start 2011.

Tennis’ eventful 2010 started with the emergence of his single “To The Moon” as a local crossover hit. With a video by Emmy-winner Brook Silva-Braga, the song’s sweet strains and optimistic message earned it repeat airplay on multiple formats, including WMMR and WXPN. He has since appeared on NBC's "The 10! Show" and 6abc's "Tuned In." In April, Tennis emerged atop more than 600 entrants in the Philadelphia Songwriters Project 2010 Contest, winning over a seasoned industry panel to take the prize. He opened for Shawn Colvin in July, debuted with his band at the Philadelphia Folk Fest in August, and shared the stage with folk legend Ellis Paul.
Says Grammy-winning producer/songwriter Scot Sax: “Ryan’s voice and songs are confident, natural and true. He has what you can’t buy and you can’t learn: Appeal.” Tennis has performed in Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Laos and Thailand — a journey of personal redefinition that followed the end of his career as an All-American college football player.

Tennis credits Philadelphia's music scene with inspiring his sense of groove. He’s organized a monthly series of “Clubhouse Concerts” in his home featuring standout musicians and reaching beyond the traditional folk scene. “What I learned from a couple years of listening to and playing with other Philly artists,” Tennis says, “is that if it feels good and it sounds good — and if it’s true — then it’s good music.”

Casey Alvarez

With the upcoming release of his debut album currently in the recording process, Casey Alvarez is preparing to show his fans what they have been patiently waiting for since his entrance into Philly music scene. With the record set to be released in late 2013, only a few months separate the long time, die hard fans from finally getting to hear the great songwriting they have come to know with the strength of a professional studio behind it.

Chevy Lopez

Straight from UDelaware. Chevy Lopez brings you some funky fresh tracks to get down to. Sounds similar to the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

$8.00 - $12.00

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Ryan Tennis and the Clubhouse Band with Casey Alvarez, Chevy Lopez

Saturday, December 28 · 8:30 PM at MilkBoy Philly