The Middlemen

TurnStyle Music Group Presents

The Middlemen

Anthony Troy, Christopher King, The Atlicic, Mister Jolly

Thu, August 16, 2012

7:00 pm

Ella Lounge

New York, NY

$5.00

This event is 21 and over

The Middlemen - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
The Middlemen
Coming out of a small town, Red Bank New Jersey, band members Gabe Sanderson and Zach Witter began spreading their musical vision just a few months ago. Playing small gigs at local bars and cafes the acoustic act set a strong foundation for future plans. The addition of outspoken, charismatic drummer Jake Maracio was the next step in creating the hard, punching sound heard in the band's music. The incorporation of bassist Joe Mozino completed the picture as music and ideas began to blend into an over all original vibe.
Anthony Troy - (Set time: 7:00 PM)
Anthony Troy
Since September 2009, Anthony Troy has been actively playing guitar.
It first started when he transferred to a private school in Kent, CT
with less than a basic understanding of electric guitar. Halfway
through his junior year, Anthony was introduced to acoustic guitar by
his music teacher. From there he learned songs that his teacher
recommended and shortly after started playing school concerts. At the
end of his junior year of high school, Anthony started practicing 3-4
hours a day. During one of his practice sessions Anthony decided to
look more into acoustic guitar online. After some research, he came
across the record label Candyrat from Milwaukee, WI. He was in
complete shock by the sounds and capabilities one instrument could
make. In this label, he came across one of the most respected finger
style guitarists in the world Andy McKee. The summer of 2010 McKee
started his new album “Joyland” tour at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC.
Anthony decided to attend this event with his father and both of them
were astonished. At the end of the show, Andy stated that everyone
should listen to Michael Hedges if they haven’t yet. Right when
Anthony returned home, the first thing he did was look up Hedges. He
couldn’t believe his ears. The sounds, technique and most importantly,
emotion that came out of Michael’s guitar blew him away. From that day
Anthony started learning some of Michael and Andy’s songs. He became
extremely frustrated since it was too difficult for him to learn these
songs so he decided to learn finger style basics with his music
teacher at school. After Anthony learned more basic finger style songs
he got into altered tunings and composed songs in these tunings. The
first semester of his senior year Anthony returned to school with
remarkable improvement. By winter he performed an original solo
composition in the concert and placed 3rd in the schools talent show.
The day before his graduation he dedicated to his father, who never
saw him perform live, a song he wrote through his journey at private
school titled “A Severe Past”. The summer after Anthony graduated was
filled with live performances and more practice. He started playing at
local venues around his town and composed more songs than he actually
learned. By 2012 Anthony had played at several café’s, bars and
churches in his area. In the same summer he recorded an album titled
“Make Every Moment Matter” in his home with his friend Alexander Slohm
who was going to school for music production. Anthony continues to
play shows and is definitely something to look out for. You can hear
his new album at http://anthonytroy.bandcamp.com/
Christopher King - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Christopher King
From his early musical beginnings, singer/songwriter Christopher King has spent his musical career absorbing various musical influences and experiences, even at a young age, taking in the constant stream of music on his parents' radio and playing with whatever he could get his hands on musically, culminating in music that spans various genres. At 14, he discovered the guitar and found a way to bring the worlds he was creating in his head to life, cutting his teeth playing Stevie Ray Vaughan, Aerosmith, Jimi Hendrix, Metallica, Bruce Springsteen, BB King, and Guns n' Roses. After studying at The Berklee School of Music in Boston, King returned to his home in New Jersey and started a metal band, Morning Star, in 2005. Since then, King has honed his abilities playing throughout the tri-state area in bands of various genres, currently playing with the band Sylvana Joyce and the Moment as the guitarist.
Christopher King's music was born in basement riffs and etched in weathered notebooks. It is a music that searches for its day in the sun, and the content reflects that. With characters and situations that deal with issues of life, love, hate, the joy of success, and the weight of sin, King spares no expense in creating a world both sonic and literal, seeking to bring them to life in his recordings and live performances.
The Atlicic - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
The Atlicic
Hey everyone. We are called The Atlicic. We are different and we play mostly original music.We are not every other band on Staten Island so listen to our music :)
Mister Jolly
Mister Jolly
Mister Jolly began its virtuous journey in November of 2010 when two ex-members of HaveBlue, guitarist Ari Holub and drummer Oliver John Burke, joined forces with two ex-members of The Neverbeens/Orange Monsoon, vocalist Steve Ferrara and Rhodes-tickler Crawford Forbes. With the departure of Burke to hotter pastures (New Orleans) in mid-2011, Mr. J brought on the legendary Bronx drummer, Greg Insero, and our current lineup was complete. Senor Jolly had some bass players, but after realizing most bass players are unreliable, Holub and Forbes picked up the bottom-end slack. Described by one fan as "Frank Zappa meets The Doors," Mister Jolly is blazing their way through the NYC music scene, picking up more fans at every show. Mister Jolly talks a lot about making demos, but they are broke, so don't expect anything anytime soon. If you want to hear this magnificent and sexy band of troglodytes, you're just gonna have to cough up a couple of bucks to see them live.
Venue Information:
Ella Lounge
9 Avenue A
New York, NY, 10009
http://ellalounge.com/