Forward Motion, Nat Osborn Band
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Forward Motion’s music and performances capture the qualities of music that move people. Steeped in the traditions of funk and soul, their sound is instantly recognizable yet entirely new. Influenced by his jazz and rock backgrounds, singer, songwriter and pianist Alex Godiksen has developed a style that is at once both lyrical and soul-driven. Lead guitarist Andy Sorenson and drummer Jon Stoltzfus are childhood friends from Philadelphia who share a love of classic funk and modern jazz. Guitarist John Brackett has come back to Connecticut after spending time absorbing the classic Americana sounds of blues and country around Nashville, Tennessee. Bassist Adam “Coffee” Clark, is the newest member of the band and is also versed in trombone and euphonium at a professional level. While the influences are diverse, they are also at the root of Forward Motion’s ability to create a sound that can instantly connect with the audience.
Nat Osborn Band
Nat Osborn, “the mastermind behind the suitably named Nat Osborn Band, writes smart, punchy tunes that blend old-school Gershwin-era songcraft with decidedly modern sensibilities.” (Popdose)
The seven-piece band, flanked by a powerful three piece horn section, takes the best elements of soul, funk, indie-rock, and jazz and weaves them around Osborn’s truly infectious and clever songs. The band has rcently returned from a three month stint in Europe supporting their April 2015 self-titled EP release on Rope-A-Dope Records.
The band released their debut album, The King and The Clown, in April 2013 to a sold out crowd at Le Poisson Rouge in New York. Following the release, the band toured tirelessly playing 200+ live shows between the United States and Europe. They have appeared at, and often headlined, festivals on both sides of the Atlantic and been on television in seven countries, all while operating as a hard working independent act.
“The Nat Osborn Band has a rare knack for existing simultaneously in several different places at once” – The Deli NYC
“Eclectic, smart, high energy, Osborn gets his fingers into a whole bunch of different pies here and comes up with something good every time” – New York Music Daily
“Wow! What a sound” Artie Lange, live on the Artie Lange show
“The inability to label Osborn with any one specific genre lent greatly to his appeal. Dramatic vocal runs, rolling exotic and ghostly horn melodies, and even blues fueled guitar binges; Osborn fit it all into his tightly packed arrangements. With vocal theatrics likened to Muse, and playful horn runs a la Beirut, Osborn folded different genres into his compelling repertoire.” -Flush the Fashion.
$15 + Processing Fees
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