Out of The Beardspace, The Underwater Sounds, Nik Greeley & The Operators
1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Out of The Beardspace
The energy - and history - of reggae, funk, and jazz inspired THE UNDERWATER SOUNDS to create a listening experience that alternates between moments of psychedelic improvisation and deep groove. Formed in Philadelphia in 2009 and fronted by singer-songwriter Sonni Shine, this 5-piece takes an unconventional approach while incorporating captivating female vocals and conscious lyrics.
THE UNDERWATER SOUNDS performed regularly in their home city of Philadelphia, PA at venues such as The Blockley, World Café Live, the TLA, North Star Bar, Ardmore Music Hall, and Underground Arts. Since 2010, the band has helped to produce the music festival May Flora Fest, and has toured throughout the East Coast, remaining completely DIY in their efforts. In 2014 they released their 3rd studio album, which continues to develop their signature sound: rhythms influenced by reggae and world music, topped with soulful vocal melodies.
With performances that are always fresh and ambitious, THE UNDERWATER SOUNDS strive to keep their crowd moving and surprise them regularly with a variety of styles and unexpected covers. It’s a genuine message of love that has propelled them to share the stage as direct support with the likes of Groundation, John Brown’s Body, Snarky Puppy, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Orgone, Pimps of Joytime, The Slackers, Dumpstaphunk, Dopapod, The Heavy Pets, Zach Deputy, and many more. While keeping their feet grounded in the roots of reggae music, THE UNDERWATER SOUNDS consistently deliver authentic and unique performances.
The Underwater Sounds
In a psychedelic explosion of sound and color, Out of the Beardspace expresses its wide range of emotions. Sections of improvisation flow seamlessly in and out of compositions which fuse jazz, pop, funk, rock, and more into a Beardly Beast that will certainly move you. Having met as teenagers at the School of Rock, members of Beardspace have been making music together in some form or another for many years. As School of Rock students, they had
Nik Greeley & The Operators
Nik Greeley is known for being arguably the best frontman & performer in Philadelphia, and just in the last few years has established himself as one of the most entertaining & hard working musicians in the area. With his solo career set to launch, Greeley is looking forward to sharing his new songs & releasing his debut EP. He has played the best rooms in Philadelphia, and with his former band, Black Stars, has appeared live on Radio 104.5 and received airplay on regional radio stations such as 93.3 WMMR and 88.5 WXPN. In 2013 the band was named Artist of the Month by the Deli Magazine AND 93.3 WMMR respectively. The band was crowned champions of Had Rock Rising Philadelphia in 2014 and represented the City of Brotherly Love internationally. Greeley is looking to continue his success into 2016 and beyond, while touring extensively throughout the year.