Friday, January 19, 2018
Sir Cadian Rhythm
Fri, January 19, 2018
Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre
Port Chester, NY
$15 – $20
This event is 21 and over
Hollis Brown is an American Rock ‘n’ Roll band. Named after a Bob Dylan song (“The Ballad of Hollis Brown”), the band was formed by Queens-natives and songwriters Mike Montali (lead vocals/guitar) and Jonathan Bonilla (lead guitar). Both 2nd-generation immigrants (Italian-American and Puerto Rican-American, respectively), they soon found their musical brethren across America, recruiting Andrew Zehnal (drums) from Cleveland, Adam Bock (keyboard/vocals) from St. Louis, and Brian Courage (bass) from Long Island.
Hollis Brown is an American Rock ‘n’ Roll band. Named after a Bob Dylan song (“The Ballad of Hollis Brown”), the band was formed by Queens-natives and songwriters Mike Montali (lead vocals/guitar) and Jonathan Bonilla (lead guitar). Both 2nd-generation immigrants (Italian-American and Puerto Rican-American, respectively), they soon found their musical brethren across America, recruiting Andrew Zehnal (drums) from Cleveland, and Adam Bock (keyboard/vocals) from St. Louis.
Hollis Brown’s latest single “Run Right To You” was released on 7” vinyl in October 2016 on Velvet Elk/One Little Indian records. Their song “Steady Ground” is a featured exclusive on Amazon’s playlist Amazon Acoustics. The band’s vinyl EP, Cluster of Pearls (Alive Naturalsound Records), was chosen as one of the 300 select releases throughout the world for Record Store Day 2016. Pressed on Starburst Vinyl, the record is limited to 800 copies and features four previously unreleased tracks and two songs released on vinyl for the first time. It was released digitally on iTunes in August 2016. Cluster of Pearls follows up the 2015 release of Hollis Brown’s third album 3 Shots (Jullian Records/RED), featuring the Bo Diddley collaboration “Rain Dance,” and the duet “Highway 1” with acclaimed alt-country songstress Nikki Lane.
The independent act has achieved a significant amount of success since their formation in 2009. They released their debut album Ride On The Train on Alive Naturalsound in 2013 (produced by Adam Landry), garnering song and video premieres from Rolling Stone, Paste, and American Songwriter, along with music placements in the worldwide trailer for the Michael Keaton film “The Founder,” the Willem Dafoe/Matt Dillon film “Bad Country,” Direct TV’s “Kingdom,” Showtime’s “Shameless,” MTV’s “Real World,” and an online ad campaign for Abercrombie & Fitch. Following a Lou Reed tribute concert in NYC, Alive Naturalsound asked the band to record a tribute to the Velvet Underground’s classic album Loaded, as a limited-edition vinyl release for Record Store Day 2014. Hollis Brown Gets Loaded took on a life of its own, with airplay on influential radio stations, resulting in a full CD & digital release.
The band has toured extensively in America and Europe, headlining and supporting such bands as The Counting Crows, Citizen Cope, The Zombies, Jackie Greene, Heartless Bastards, Rich Robinson of Black Crowes, and Jesse Malin, and building an impressive fan base on both continents.
Their next album is slated for a spring 2018 release
From there, the five-piece rock band steadily moved up to bigger venues to accommodate their fast-growing fan base. All five members instantly found inspiration from groups, like The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Incubus and Coldplay, which led to the discovery and shaping of their own, individual sound, which infuses pop with alt rock. Consistently releasing new music ever since, lead vocalist, Jack Weppler; guitarist, Alex Laudani; bassist, Richie Cluxton; keyboard and trombonist, Matthew Carlin and drummer, Micah Cowher, continue to reveal an unmatched mix of loose cannon riffs and supremely catchy melodies that keep so many adoring audiences around the country coming back for more.“When you have to use multiple bands as an example for what your sound is like, you know you’re on to something new and fresh,” says Weppler. “We love music that captivates and controls you — music that is grand in scale, fun and unapologetically rock. We try and channel that through every live performance, as well as in the studio.”
To follow up their electric, live performances, SCR released a catchy, riff-driven single titled, “Not Quite Done Yet,” which hit 1.5 million video views within its first week and reached 300 thousand listens on Spotify. The song offers its own undeniable twist on pop-rock, delivering a huge and unshakeable hook. Carlin makes brilliant use of the keys and synths, while Laudani shows off his blazing guitar work. Tie it together with Weppler’s tremendous vocal range, Cluxton’s smooth bass hooks and Cowhers bountiful drum beats, and you have an irresistible blend of fun and high-powered spirit that commands and grooves. This hit song will also be featured in NASCAR HEAT 2 on PS4 and XBOX ONE, and is not the only SCR hit with a claim to fame. Their first single “Run Around Town” was featured in the major motion picture, Back in the Day, starring Alec Baldwin.
“When we began, we realized how eclectic our influences were,” Weppler says. “Normally that might be cause for a terrible sound — being that there are so many different flavors trying to co-exist at the same time — but we have the same foundation, and the same drive. We respect the chemistry we have with one another and through that, it works in such a colorful and brilliant way.”
Event Location and Ticket Information
Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre
145 Westchester Ave
Port Chester, NY 10573
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Date: Friday, January 19, 2018
Times: 2:00 pm
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$15 - General Admission