Robert Cop

TurnStyle Music Group Presents

Robert Cop

Connor Pledger, Odane Whilby and Cardinal Theory, Jacob Jeffries Band

Thu, September 6, 2012

7:00 pm

Ella Lounge

New York, NY

$5.00

This event is 21 and over

Robert Cop - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Robert Cop
Connor Pledger - (Set time: 7:00 PM)
Connor Pledger
Connor Pledger, a singer/songwriter and recording artist, was born in Phoenix, Arizona and raised near Atlanta, Georgia. Calling Georgia his home, the artist moved to Athens, Georgia in 2010, where he currently refines his material and never ceases in gaining a solid following. Throughout his high school years, the artist found his voice and musical talents thanks to many performance opportunities near his home in Conyers, Georgia. Eventually Connor added the guitar to his musical repertoire claiming his father and former musician, Bill Pledger, as his work's main inspiration. Connor's music has a contagious new sound that, no doubt, promotes first time listeners with ease and entices them all to become a part of his following comprised of fans worldwide. The UGA "Red & Black" describes his sound as "acousti-funk." His music is inspired by the sounds of BB King, Led Zeppelin, Stevie Wonder, The Allman Brothers band, and John Mayer. Connor's signature bluesy voice, hands down, brings some originality to the slew of today's new artists and sounds. He has performed in cities such as Nashville, New Orleans, New York City, London (England), Ho chi Minh City (Viet Nam) and Paris (France). In 2009, after playing a show at Eddie's Attic in Atlanta, Pledger met producer Danny Infield who later recorded his first album "Detours" (released in 2010) and also his newest project "Fight or Flight" (released July of 2012). While both albums don acoustic guitar accents, Connor's most recent sound, heard on Fight or Flight and seen in his live performances, showcases his soulful notes and blues rock inspired vocals. Both albums are now available in iTunes stores around the world.
Odane Whilby and Cardinal Theory - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Odane Whilby and Cardinal Theory
Music is Odane Whilby's way to express what has been impressed upon him. He has been quoted as saying, "Artists are impressionable and they respond to their stimuli by creating their art form."

Odane's musical roots are set in gospel music, which he heard in his predominately Caribbean church growing up. This, combined with different styles of Christian music ranging from The Gaither's and Jimmy Lee Swaggart to Fred Hammond and Kirk Franklin, gave him a love for music that continues to drive his passion to this day.

Despite an undeniable gospel influence, Odane's sound thoughtfully incorporates ALL genres of music. You can hear the influence of bands like U2, Nirvana, Green Day, The Dave Matthews Band, as well as John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Peter Gabriel, Rob Thomas, Musiq Soulchild, and D'Angelo just to name a few. Whilby says, "I make music for all people, not just one group or set. Music should bring us together not tear us apart."

His lyrics are described as honest, subtle but strong, and comparable to greats like Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder, James Taylor and similar legendary writers.

Odane has not always been in the lime light as a singer-songwritter. He has played and/ or written for up and coming local artists Elder Ronnell Fuller, Kelly Jones, and Melissa "Shine" McHugh. He has shared the stage with a plethora of artists spanning from Tye Tribbett and GA to R&B sensation Neo. He's done all this while earning a Bachelors Degree in Music from Herbert Lehman College in the Bronx, NY.

Odane is currently working on his first EP due out in April 2012. He is raising funds to make this dream a reality through IndieGoGo. If you like what you hear, please consider donating a few dollars to this amazingly talented singer's dream. (http://www.indiegogo.com/people-music)

Also, be sure to stay locked to his Facebook band page www.facebook.com/owillbemusic for info about upcoming shows, appearances, and projects, including his monthly contribution to fellow singers and songwriters at Bruckner Bar & Grill through Lehman Stages. You can catch Odane every 3rd Thursday of the month as he sings and hosts the Bruckner Sessions.
Jacob Jeffries Band - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Jacob Jeffries Band
Jacob Jeffries is a singer/songwriter signed to Warner Chappell, with an extremely talented group of musicians behind him. They incorporate a unique style of storytelling in their songwriting displayed through captivatingly raw performances. Fans proclaim Jacob (lead piano and vocals) as the modern day Billy Joel. This recent BMI "Pick of The Month Artist" won the Florida Grammy Showcase for Best New Artist. The band recently opened for Allen Stone, Eric Hutchinson, Sister Hazel, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Dashboard Confessional, as well as performed several music festivals including SXSW, Wanee Music Festival and CMJ Music Marathon. Jacob started an independent music label in the fall of 2011 called Boom Boom 88 Music. This label consists of two Grammy award winning producers, Dan Warner and Sebastian Krys.
Venue Information:
Ella Lounge
9 Avenue A
New York, NY, 10009
http://ellalounge.com/