Jacob Jeffries, Hablot Brown
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
This event is all ages
After years of consuming Stevie Wonder, Janis Joplin, and Eggo waffles, Lawrence delivers Breakfast, their twelve-song debut LP. Led by siblings Clyde Lawrence, 22, and Gracie Lawrence, 18, the New York-based soul-pop group blends old-school and new-school vibes to create a set of songs that sound as good on the record as they do at their high-energy live shows. To create Breakfast, Lawrence teamed up with Grammy Award winning producer Eric Krasno (Lettuce/Soulive/Tedeschi Trucks Band), and brought in several NYC soul/funk mainstays including Adam Deitch (Lettuce), Cory Henry (Snarky Puppy), and Maurice “Mobetta” Brown (Tedeschi Trucks Band) for guest appearances. Following two short runs with Blues Traveler in the fall of 2015, Lawrence is currently promoting Breakfast with a national tour of headline dates, festival appearances, and as many pancakes and omeletes as possible. Clyde and Gracie have been writing and playing music together since their early childhood, performing regularly at small cafés and clubs around lower Manhattan, and of course, in their living room at their grandparents’ request. During Clyde’s time at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, they met the crew of talented musicians that would ultimately form the full-time Lawrence lineup, an eight-piece keyboard-driven powerhouse with a dynamic horn section to support the siblings’ explosive vocal arrangements. It was with this group that they began to garner a passionate following at countless venues and colleges across the Northeast. With Breakfast, Lawrence doesn’t shy away from the oft-maligned idea of “pop” music, but instead is on a mission to write the music they wish “pop” sounded like. They draw from the past and present, combining their love of The Beatles, Randy Newman, and Etta James with Beyonce, Ben Folds, and Amy Winehouse. In addition to working with Lawrence, Clyde has composed songs and score for films such as Miss Congeniality (2000), Music and Lyrics (2007), The Rewrite (2015), and Hard Sell (2016). At age six, Clyde was admitted as the youngest member to the Songwriters Guild of America for his work on Miss Congeniality (2000). Gracie is also an accomplished actress who has performed on Broadway in Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs, films such as Did You Hear About The Morgans (2009) and The Sitter (2011), and TV shows such as The Good Wife (2012) and The Americans (2014).
Jacob Jeffries is a singer/songwriter originally from South Florida. Previously published by Warner Chappell and sponsored by Baldwin Pianos, he incorporates a unique style of storytelling in his songwriting displayed through captivatingly raw performances. Shortly after winning 1st place at the coveted "Eddie's Attic Annual Shootout" - a special songwriters competition in Atlanta also won by John Mayer, he released his debut full-length record "Tell Me Secrets" in 2012. MTV.com featured the single "Suffocate My Heart" & Waves audio plug-ins has used Jacob's music to demo new products internationally. Jacob has shared the stage with Gavin Degraw, Pentatonix, Allen Stone, Eric Hutchinson, Andy Grammer, Sister Hazel, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Dashboard Confessional, and has been featured in many festivals including SXSW, Wanee Music Fest, Sundance Film Fest and CMJ Music Marathon. After an EP release (Neighborhood Nights 2013), Jacob is currently writing theme songs for children's television shows and riding out the recent release of "Hometowns"- a collaborative project w/ producer Jared Faber. Jacob also writes and performs with Los Angeles based musical comedy group called "The Cooties" - working on a new pilot for television. The Cooties often perform with James Corden's musical director and band leader: the incredibly talented Reggie Watts.
Hablot Brown is comprised of Linus Lester-Hodges, Austin Brown, & John Brown. Bringing an interesting blend of vastly contrasting genres, the band borrows from diverse musical backgrounds and influences to create their own unique sound that is difficult not to fall in love with.
In its first 12 months "Just Call" was streamed on Spotify over 1 million times, and Hablot Brown has been featured on Spotify playlist like Global Viral 50 (343,657 followers), Sweet Soul Sunday (257,404), and Alternative R&B (660,929).