Evan Brum & The Royal High

TurnStyle Music Group Presents

Evan Brum & The Royal High

Meaghan Farrell, The Howlin' Thurstons, Aways Away

Fri, October 12, 2012

8:00 pm

Fontana's

New York, NY

$5.00

This event is 21 and over

Evan Brum & The Royal High - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Evan Brum & The Royal High
Evan Brum grew up surrounded by the sounds of classic American roots/blues music. He influenced by artists such as Taj Mahal, Albert King, Richie Havens, and The Allman Brothers Band. Over the past few years, Evan and his band The Royal High have forged ahead with an eclectic mix of classic roots based music, combined with a modern rock edge. This rings true in Evan's raspy vocal delivery, which has been described by some as a "Tom Jones, Tom Waites sandwich" Evan compliments his gritty vocal styling with percussive, rhythm based acoustic guitar playing.

As far as the band goes, The Royal High exemplifies solid American roots-rock music. This is well represented throughout the album with Lead guitar player Jon Shriver. From classic bluesy Stones influenced licks, to good old fashioned classic rock shredding, this son of a gun isn't screwing around. The bands newest member who also engineered and co-produced the album is musician Bryan Smith who plays a wide variety of instruments on the album, as well during live performances. Ranging from classic Hammond organ, to space age modern synch, Bryan adds a fresh dynamic to the band. Drummer Matt Zebroski, who performs on the album, holds down the fort with his unique jazz/rock styling. Performing with the band most recently is hard-hitting rock & roll drummer Dave Vincola. Bass duties on the album are credited to New Zealand native, and Julliard graduate Mat Fieldes . Pro bass player Glen Nataupsky, who has accompanied the band on recent live gigs, is equally is a no nonsense force to be reckoned with.
Meaghan Farrell - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Meaghan Farrell
I hail from Harrisburg, PA, but always knew I wanted to live in New York. I had a dream of making a living as a singer. I moved to New York immediately after high school, and never looked back. After many years of of living my life in a haze of different restaurants and disbelief, I realized my life needed a change. All I wanted to do was sing, as loud and as often as I could. The fire had been sparked, and I had my dream back.

I started frequenting Karaoke bars to shake the dust off, and started taking voice lessons from a God, Stephen Katz. After a great conversation with close friend and singer/songwriter Julie Corbalis, I decided to start creating my own music. I teamed up with producer, composer and all around dope human being, Marc Osborn.
The Howlin' Thurstons - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
The Howlin' Thurstons
The Ventures as done by the Ramones. The Howlin' Thurstons are the modern legacy of true instrumental rock n' roll as started by Link Wray.
Aways Away - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Aways Away
Inspired by the sounds of modern New York City Post Punk, Aways Away was formed in 2009 by Evan de Augustinis. With a desire to combine melodic vocal elements with a driving rock sound, Evan placed an ad for a lead guitarist on Craigslist, which was answered by Joe Micalizzi. They worked out a dueling guitar sound and early incarnations of Evan's songs began to take on a new life. In need of a drummer, Joe met Michael Lyon at a party and recruited him for an audition. Mike's dynamic drumming was a great addition to their layered, textured, guitar sound. The band began to incorporate the sounds of NYC Pre-Punk bands into their songs. When it became difficult to find a bassist who fit in with the band’s new direction, Evan called his friend Silvano Dragone, who agreed to join the band over a cup of Cappuccino and Cannolli.
Venue Information:
Fontana's
105 Eldridge Street
New York, NY, 10002
http://fontanasnyc.com/