9:30 Club presents at U Street Music Hall:
Hudson Taylor, John Splithoff
1115 U Street NW
Washington, DC, 20009
Doors 7:00 PM
This event is all ages
Irish duo, brothers Harry and Alfie Hudson Taylor, released their debut album "Singing for Strangers" in 2015. The multi-talented siblings having honed their craft busking on the streets of their hometown of Dublin as well as cities all over Europe. The album, which was produced by Iain Archer (James Bay, Jake Bugg), featured three big hits - 'Chasing Rubies', 'Battles' and 'Weapons'.
Hudson Taylor are currently putting the finishing touches to their second album, which has been produced by Ryan Hadlock, best known for his work with The Lumineers and Vance Joy, and is being mixed by Ruadhri Cushnan (Mumford & Son, Ed Sheeran).
The band enjoyed a very successful 2017, playing to one of the biggest crowds of the weekend at the Electric Picnic festival in September, and their lead-off Irish single "Feel It Again" was one of the biggest national airplay hits of 2017. Hudson Taylor's Irish autumn tour was a sell-out and they also played huge shows with Picture This, The Script and Kodaline.
Fresh from a sold out UK and European tour in support of their brand new single "Run with me" Hudson Taylor are excited and delighted to support Gabrielle Aplin on her upcoming US and Canadian tour.
One listen to Splithoff’s smoky, soulful croon and the breezy way his songs half step and skip smoothly along the stage, it’s obvious why millions of people around the world have fallen in love with Splithoff’s striking synthesis of old school soul and contemporary pop.
Originally from Chicago where he cut his teeth as a songwriter and performer, Splithoff now lives in NYC where the urban soul of the Big Apple taught him to treat the swarms of people buzzing around him as an audience ripe for his evolving pop sound.
Splithoff’s first single “Sing To You” – released without the support of a label and solely based on the reaction of fans - has generated over 20 million Spotify streams, and counting. Splithoff’s follow up single, “Show Me,” a seductively soulful sunshine jam lifted up by John’s incisive lyricism and soulful vocal delivery, was released in July 2017.
As Splithoff has grown and moved across various gritty concrete landscapes, so too has his music, which deftly incorporates myriad elements from his surroundings and packages them into one unmistakable pop- soul-dance experience. 2017 finds John writing, touring, and releasing new material, with his sights set on expanding well beyond the two cities of his origin.