EGPhest II - The E.G. Phillips Birthday/Cover Show - Private Parlor Show (($10 before/$15 day of show))
65 Capp Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM (event ends at 10:30 PM)
This event is 12 and over
What is EGPhest?
It's a diverse ensemble of Bay Area singer/songwriters who will perform covers of songs by E.G. Phillips, while exhibiting their own unique voices and stylings.
E.G. Phillips and a variety of talented friends --- the order is TBD, so get ready to let loose and flap your wings (quack! quack!).
E.G. Phillips is a San Francisco based songwriter who creates lyric driven songs with his own special blend of whimsy and cinematic imagery which he uses to give a wry take on dealing with the longings of the heart and the madness of existence. He comes from a country called the Midwest, has a degree in Geography, and his favorites include Bob Dylan and The Kinks as well as Duke Ellington and that crowd (a touch of Tom Lehrer might also be in the mix). "Ducks With Pants" is the name of his so-called fake band.
Phillips has been the "Songwriter-in-Residence" at Bazaar Cafe (September 2015 and April 2017) and a featured performer at the Hotel Utah, Neck of the Woods, PianoFight and Cafe International. For the past two years, E.G. has hosted “E.G. Phest" (most recently at the Lost Church) where a dozen or so Bay Area musicians cover one of his songs for his birthday, giving them their own distinct spin and bringing the local music community together in what is really a celebration of song, the art of performance and friendship.
In early 2017 Phillips released his first official album "Fish from the Sky" — a collection of well worn originals he's performed around the Bay Area for many years.
Shawn Byron is a regular at Bay Area bars, cafes, and musical haunts with a resume that includes shows at the Hotel Utah, the EXIT Theater (as part of Songwriter Saturdays) and Bazaar Cafe. Moonlighting as a rock and roll balladeer and drawing on the stylings of Greg Allman, Paul Simon, Sam Cooke and Bing Crosby, Shawn brings a sound made of equal parts fingerstyle folk and sultry sixties soul. He recently traded up from his 12 string guitar with only six strings to a mighty fine Gibson jumbo guitar.
Shawn is currently working on his debut album.
The Complements are Greg & Alicia. Growing up on opposite ends of the Earth - Alicia in The Netherlands, Greg near LA - they are now based out of the Bay Area in California. Their first EP is due this summer!
Sound is pop/rock with touches of folk and other genres, very engaging, hook-laden stuff with thoughtful and sometimes-funny lyrics. I'm debuting a 5-piece band for my CD release to match my very big sound. Similar artists to my sound: Matt Nathanson, Ben Folds, Glen Hansard, Conor Oberst, Counting Crows.
Dog Songs, Diner Songs, Break-up Songs, Cryin' Songs, Lyin' Songs, Lovin' Songs, Laughin' Songs, Livin' Songs, Eatin' Songs, Drinkin' Songs, Thinkin' Songs, Believin' Songs, Forgivin' Songs, Sad Songs, Happy Songs, Cowboy Songs & Sing-a-Longs!
Living in the Bay Area for over 5 years, Ol’ Bum regularly turns up at Open Mics in the area and surprises audiences with a unique sound and original songs that are often humorous and occasionally poignant. Bum now plays with back-up by The Tune Wranglers; Marc Theobald on fiddle and harmonica and Ken Sailors on electric bass.
Mr. Bum Wagler comes from the heart and soul of all the little buckaroos that wanted to grow up and be Roy Rogers. Took 50 years from that first dream to steppin’ out on the stage in cowboy boots and Skully shirt, but it was worth the wait. All those years of livin’ go into each and every one of Ol’ Bum’s tunes, infusin’ them with laughter and tears, tellin’ stories that are unique, yet in a way, belong to everyone.
Mr. Bum Wagler believes that life should be full of passion, and mostly happy, and that if you can’t laugh at yourself, then there ain’t much funny in the world. And if you can laugh, and cry and hoot and holler, well then...ain’t that what bein’ alive’s all about?
Nina Jo Smith
Nina Jo stole her mom's guitar at about nine years of age and taught herself to play from records, the Joan Baez songbook, and the classic folk song book by John and and Alan Lomax. She kept this up for a good long while and started writing songs in her teens. Don’t worry, she eventually returned her Mom's guitar. Nina Jo took a long break from music while life intervened, but has been back at it for quite awhile now.
"I like a song that goes from the sublime to the ridiculous and back again.
My lyrics are mostly nonfiction because reality is so much stranger and more beautiful." -- Nina Jo
Global Music Awards: Silver Medals to LA Man for Outstanding Achievement in folk and lyrics/songwriting categories! (March 2016)
Allison Wonderband is a singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist. She uses her soulful voice to tell unique stories, switches up her instruments to keep you guessing, and usually has percussion at her foot to get you dancing. She lives, performs, and teaches in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The Old Kraftsman (Chris Martellotti)
Chris describes his music as “Simple… about something deep.” A frequent interpreter of the likes of Bruce Springsteen (he released a cover of “Dancing in the Dark” in early April), Chris released his first album “Tilting at Windmills” in 2015, a blend of Americana, 1970s hippie folk rock with even some electronica infused tracks. He’s a frequent contributor to San Francisco’s Local Vocals and is active on the open mic circuit as he hones material for his next album.
Ken, in addition to being talented magician, is a San Francisco-based Singer/Songwriter currently performing solo and with his band, “Berkeley Bronx.” Prior to that, he was lead singer and rhythm guitarist for the band “Last Bastion.” For the past six years, his earnings from music have all been donated to a variety of homeless charities; specifically, Compass Family Services and Larkin St. Youth Services. More recently, Ken and a number of fellow musicians have been supporting a program called, “Blanket The Homeless” with the mission of packaging up emergency blankets, hand warmers, socks, first aid kits, and other items to distribute them to people living on the streets of San Francisco. Ken has also been involved in the homeless outreach program “Be Robin,” started by Comedian, Margaret Cho, which celebrates the memory and philanthropy of Robin Williams.
Swamp Child (Brandi Mod and Robb Hagle)
Core members of the swamp rock band “Swamp Child” vocalist Brandi and guitarist Robb hail from New Orleans and Bloomington, Illinois respectively. They met and developed their musical collaboration through the infamous Hotel Utah’s open mic and have gone on to be featured at Milk Bar and Brick & Mortar. Brandi’s voice is “jazzy, soulful, at times bluesy, but always smooth and unforgettable.” Robb is steeped in blues tradition, frequently playing traditional songs and blues tunes from the repertoires of Robert Johnson and the Mississippi Sheiks.
The Ten Thousand Ways (Greg Bentsen and Trisha Stan)
An Americana/folk/pop/roots duo, Greg and Trisha met on a very nerdy science podcast called “Goggles Optional” for which they started a parody band that improved pop songs by making them about science. They had so much fun that they started writing their own original music. They've been winners of West Coast Songwriter’s “Best Performance” award and have been featured by Adam Savage's Tested.com as the House Band for their live show at the Castro Theater in San Francisco.
Wesley, a connoisseur of all thing vintage and a graduate of UC Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts in Music, has started more Rock bands, Jazz trios, and Classical guitar duos than he can count. He’s currently one of the frontmen leading Trace Repeat, a funk and soul band based in Oakland, CA which brings that old school funky from back in the day — that James Brown, Michael Jackson, Prince kind of “Get Down.” The band is scheduled to drop an album in September, having completed a very successful Indiegogo funding campaign.
Samantha Margret is a singer songwriter and San Francisco native. Raised on an eclectic mix of her mother’s Nanci Griffith and her father’s Eric Carmen, Samantha learned to love music as a multifaceted art form—one she was dying to be a part of. At a young age, Samantha carried around a miniature cassette recorder, jam packed with the insightful lyrics of a six year old. She would discover the piano shortly thereafter, but wouldn’t dust off the keys to accompany herself until around 11. Samantha’s songwriting grew into a slew of experimental songs modeled after her idols, Regina Spektor and Sara Bareilles, and, now, her first EP, “Wandering I.”
Michelle Renee teases elements of folk, indie-rock and soul to say hello to circumstance. A Jewel-Florence Welch mashup, Michelle’s expressive lyrics are intensified by her distinct vibrato, colored by a low, rich timbre and transcendent soprano overtones. Born a scientist, Michelle’s spirit for experimentation brought her across the country to her new home in the Bay. Her first album, Reflections, was released in Dec. 2014.
Mario M. Noche
Born in the Philippines and raised in Milwaukee and Buffalo, guitarist and percussionist Mario M Noche has bounced around from city to city across the country, living in Boston, Charleston, Pittsburg, Indianapolis and Columbus. Mario plays several other instruments, including the bass, mandolin, clarinet and piano. In the 90s he was in the regional band "The Mighty Quintessentials." Currently he's a co-host at the Ireland's 32 open mic held on Tuesday nights and by day he works as a commercial illustrator for fortune 100 companies and national publications.
$10.00 - $15.00
$10 up to the day before and $15 day of show both online and at the door.
Private Parlor Shows are open to all friends and fans of The Lost Church and the performers.
Seating is first come, first served. We recommend you buy in advance to ensure being a part of the event (parlor shows often sell out), but you can also try purchasing at the door on the night of the show.
Online sales are active until 9:30pm the night of show (unless sold out). You can purchase tickets right at the door using a card via your phone and the above Ticketfly.com link. That old-fashioned cash is also accepted, of course.
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