We Found New Music Presents
Bright Light Bright Light, The Fontaines, capital.
1717 Silverlake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90027
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM (event ends at 2:00 AM)
This event is 21 and over
Bright Light Bright Light
Bright Light Bright Light returns to Los Angeles with a Top 15 Billboard album 'Choreography' under his belt, which features the talents of Sir Elton John, Scissor Sisters and Alan Cumming. The last year has seen him grace the Dance Club Top 40 with three singles, all featuring Elton John - 'All In The Name', 'Symmetry Of Two Hearts' and 'Running Back To You', which was also picked as a modern LGBT anthem by Billboard. He's shared the stage with Alison Moyet and Marc Almond, released special cover version EPs that has seen the original artists praising his versions.
Recent EP 'Tales Of The City' drew inspiration from Armistead Maupin's classic novel series in name, and in content featured songs inspired by Ru Paul's Drag Race, Bette Midler and Kylie Minogue, adding even more energy and colour into his already much-lauded live sets.
Just following a UK tour and a new yet-to-be-announced in full detail EP, Bright Light Bright Light heads West to revisit two of his favourite venues with his band in tow, and past playlists from his Time Out commended Tea Dance 'Romy & Michele's Saturday Afternoon Tea Dance' to curate the playlists between acts. An artist who cares about his craft down to the last detail, and loves being able to bring his songs old and new to life on stage.
If, after listening to The Fontaines' debut EP, you find yourself at a loss for how to describe them, don't worry…that's by design. The young brother-sister duo (Charlotte, 19, sings; Hank, 24, plays guitar) don't want to make music that's easy to pin down.
"We call it New-Wop," Hank says, adding that the he really wants his music to be "swoon-worthy," to have that indescribable sense of a song taking over your heart, a feeling he's gotten listening to artists from Miles Davis to Beach House. For Charlotte, it was hearing The Drifters sing Carole King and Gerry Goffin's "Some Kind of Wonderful" in grade school that made her realize what kind of sound she wanted to play with in her own music.
The duo has a vibe that only Charlotte and Hank could have come up with. Originally from Texas, they were born into an artistic household--their mother was a romance novelist, their father an office worker who claimed he was devoid of any creative talent despite an avid sketching habit.
Hank moved to Los Angeles in 2008; partially for his health, but also, he adds, because he "wanted to live in a culturally important city where I could be in warm weather and still go out and hear rock n' roll at night." Charlotte, who always knew she wanted to sing (perhaps because she shares a birthday with Frank Sinatra), followed suit after she graduated high school, determined to follow her brother into the music business. Charlotte, a regular at Hank's early gigs, found herself inspired as she watched him "play at every dive bar and small social gathering in town." Even though most of those shows didn't go well, "she and I both knew that getting up on stage to perform always beats sitting around and then regretting it afterward." From that point, it simply made sense that they join forces.
By late 2013, The Fontaines were playing wherever and whenever they could. "We try to make our shows as unpredictable and spontaneous as possible; we're constantly pushing ourselves to step it up." They also began to write constantly, even compulsively - Hank estimates they've written over 200 songs. Yet "Dusty Springfield," which is set to be the group's fourth single, was written the night before it was recorded. "We actually already had a different song with the name 'Dusty Springfield'," Hank explained. "We didn't like it, but we still wanted to record a song inspired by her. The other guys in the band were shocked when we showed up to record a new song with the same title." The Fontaines' self-produced new songs were recorded at Bedrock Studios near downtown L.A. and mixed by Matt Linesch (Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes) at Ocean Way Studios.
capital. wrote lots of music and played lots of shows around his hometown of Nashville, TN (Exit/In, Bluebird Cafe, and his backyard) until June of 2015, when he packed up his bags and dog (Susan) and made the move to Los Angeles. He's been hard at work since then, writing and recording songs in his kitchen/studio resulting in an EP (Winning for Losing), multiple singles and music videos, and no nudes. He plans on playing music, skateboarding, and dabbing until he gets a co-sign from Puff Daddy and LeBron James.
He'll be doing it all for as long as you let him.
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