Murray Hill Theatre presents
Christmas Cover Show with Kaliyl
The Blank Canvas, Arbor Park, Leah Sykes, Kevin Briscoe, Bethany Stockdale, The Mistletoe's (Ben & Amy from TFWOA)
932 Edgewood Ave. S.
Jacksonville, FL, 32205
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM (event ends at 11:00 PM)
Based out of Jacksonville Florida, Kaliyl has been making their mark bringing their powerful rock shows to the stage since 2004. Kaliyl has been described as a great blend of classic rock, alternative, and touches of metal and progressive sounds. Over the years Kaliyl has been able to play with many national acts including Disciple, Pillar, Fireflight, Decyfer Down, Kutless and Chasen. It's been a long journey, and Kaliyl is excited about where God is taking them. Keep a look out for Kaliyl preforming in your area, and get ready to be rocked!
The Blank Canvas
We are a band based out of Jacksonville Florida that is composed of four high school students attending Duglas Anderson School of the Arts, and our number one passion is music. We write our own songs and music. Our main goal out of this experience is to have fun, but to also take everything in a professional and responsible manner. On this page we will be posting what we will be doing (gigs, albums, events) and videos (covers and music videos). Follow this page and we’ll keep you posted.
What makes the band, Arbor Park, special? These guys hail from the sunny beaches of Jacksonville, Florida, and they exhibit a level of musical talent, passion, and experience that would normally come from a much older group.
Home schooling provided all of these band members the time needed to do what they love--play music!
Jake Sykes, lead singer and songwriter for the group, plays multiple instruments and writes tunes with meaningful and soulful lyrics. He’s the kind of guy who would be happy spending all day with his guitar or at the piano, creating. Keyboardist Aaron Eiginger has the ability to play complicated classical masterpieces, and his background adds another dimension to the music; in addition, the Hatch brothers, Carson on electric and
Andrew on the bass, interject perfect groove and rhythm, which further compliments the heartbeat of the music,
driven by drummer, Gill West. West’s drumming technique has been recognized as “beyond his years” and brings to mind many well-known drummers, including Keith Moon of the Who and Carter Beauford of the Dave Matthews Band. Each musician adds his individual style and ability to the group, which produces songs with impressive technical effects and toe-tapping beats that remain in the heads of listeners.
Early participation in their church music programs such as choir, praise and worship performances, and even large church orchestra performances has given these guys lots of experience, making them comfortable on stage no matter how large the audience. Fans are treated to a show which leaves them humming the catchy tunes and tapping their toes, wanting more.
In June of 2013, the band gave its first performance at Murray Hill Theatre in Jacksonville, dedicating its time and ticket sales to the non-profit cause A Beach for EveryBODY (www.Abeachforeverybody.weebly.com), co-founded by Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Leah Sykes and her parents, Brad and Vicki Sykes. Since June, the guys have been asked to perform in multiple well-known concert venues such as Freebird Live and Jack Rabbits, for the Big Ticket Battle of the Bands.
Arbor Park has also returned to Murray Hill two times to open for national bands Royal Tailor and The Digital Age, bringing with them a growing group of fans who are openly pleased with the new songs added to the set. After playing for the homecoming ceremony of Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Leah Sykes, they were invited to play for the Miss Florida Pageant in July of 2014, and they recently dedicated their time again to Tunes
for Tots, playing to raise money for children’s charities such as Make a Wish Foundation. They will finish out the
year by performing at Murray Hill’s annual Christmas Cover Show on December 20th and take a turn backing their
friend, Leah Sykes, when she sings at Jack Rabbits on Dec. 28th.
2014 starts off with the band’s first headline show on January 31, 2014 at Murray Hill, where their performances began in 2013. They are also putting together their new cd, which will include favorites such as Music, Toy to You, and What’s Music For? Currently, their songs All I Need and Getaway Car can be found online at iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon. Also online is Angel, written and sung by previous band member Joseph Mendum,
now a solo artist.
Arbor Park is a group of young men who want to make a difference for others by using the gifts and the passion God gave them. That means coming together to make music that leaves others smiling and wondering what these guys are all about. Ask them!
Leah realized her passion for performing after being asked to sing for a function at her local church. After that performance Leah took up the guitar and began writing music. Her mature voice and unique style caught the attention of a disc jockey who happened to be at one of her local gigs. She has since been featured on his show as well as in an article highlighting local artists to keep an eye on. Leah recently traveled to Nashville where she spent time working with several Grammy winning songwriters. She is currently hard at work putting together her debut EP . Leah's music addresses the joy, pain and everyday experiences of living life that are common to all people.
Former front man of the band Formatta, Kevin Briscoe continues his passion for songwriting as a solo act. Kevin's lyrics stem from stories of real life, passion and losing everything to gaining the world. Kevin's influential and inspirational music speaks directly to the heart. Aside from his passion for songwriting, he's an avid drummer actively playing in several bands.
Kevin sees music and performance as the ultimate means to spread the word of God and help people make it through everyday challenges.
I'm so affected by music. It consumes every part of who I am on a day to day basis. I believe art is the expression of the soul. I believe that everyone has something to offer and I believe music is the deepest artistic expression. That is why I am a singer-songwriter. It's me and an old Taylor guitar. I started this before I can even remember. In the beginning it was just church music and chorus solos, but as I grew and grew to love the guitar, I realized my passion for lyric writing. I began writing my own music when I was 12 and those songs were set to music by the time I was 15. I didn't begin to pursue a career outside of my church solos until I was 18 years old. It was then that I decided to take my music into the world and see what they thought. I recorded my first EP last year and ultimately scrapped it when I decided to go in a different direction with my song writing. I joined up with an amazing group of guys to form Nameless Guardian in 2011 and continued my acoustic as a side project. Currently I am playing where ever they'll have me and working on a semi-full length album. Be looking out for that! People mean the world to me. I write about them and watch them. You are people. And I thank you for existing.
♥ Not all who wander are lost
The Mistletoe's (Ben & Amy from TFWOA)
Members of The First Week Of August
$8.00 - $10.00
Local bands & artist put their spin on classic Christmas songs and carols. STANDING ROOM ONLY (with limited seating available)-NO LARGE BAGS-NO SMOKING IN VENUE-NO RE-ENTRY. Sound at the Murray Hill Theatre provided by AVL Productions www.avlproductions.com
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