Midnight Sons, Brad Brooks, Sweet Chariot @ The Ivy Room 3/30

Brad Brooks, Sweet Chariot, Midnight Sons

30 Mar 2017 Albany, CA


Time : Doors: 7pm. Show: 8:00pm
Venue : Ivy Room
Address : 860 San Pablo Ave
State : CA
Zip : 94706
Phone : 510-526-5888
Contact Email : info@ivyroom.com
Contact Website : http://www.ivyroom.com/
Folks this is gonna be a real shitkicking barn burner of a night as we’re playing with the full band at one of my fave spots of all time, The Ivy Room. The place has been remodeled and they’ve been putting on some killer shows. Eric Shea (Sweet Chariot & Hot Lunch) and I have been working on this one for awhile and we’ve got the awesome Midnight Sons closing out this special night. I’ll be joined by Andrew Griffin, Adam Rossi, Erik Schramm, Pie Fiorentino, and Joey Dibono. Get there early as it’s gonna be fun one!
Brad Brooks is that rare quadruple threat of writer, player, singer, and performer.
His songs combine the melodic sensibility of Elvis Costello, the best instincts of Wilco and Brian Wilson, along with the orchestral sophistication of Queen.
Brooks is rooted in a kind of Victorian California romanticism; and with the release of his record “Harmony Of Passing Light” Brooks joined his peers with the best work of his career.
His gift for melody and his soaring vocals remain the most immediately impressive traits of his music. Brooks’ voice can wail like a blue-eyed soul singer, whisper plaintively, croon with just a touch of twang, or soar through the most demanding melodic acrobatics. Brooks has found the essence of his own unique voice, and been one of the Bay Area’s best-kept secrets for years.
He’s also survived stage 4 throat cancer as of 2015, and has been in the studio with his live band recording a new record with Adam Rossi at AR Audio in SF, with songs mixed by Craig Schumacher of Wavelab from Tucson, Adam Rossi, and Scott Mickelson.
Sweet Chariot is a San Francisco and Oakland based band with members who prefer old gear and cold beer. Their timeless rock ‘n’ roll is a blend of pickled pub rock and greasy biker boogie trimmed in the smoky tones of West Coast canyon-twang.
Sweet Chariot comprises singer/guitarist Eric Shea (Hot Lunch, Mover) and Planes Of Satori drummer Chris Labreche – both dudes from the bygone band Parchman Farm. They also landed bass player Doran Shelley, a former member of The Cramps and Nik Turner’s Hawkwind. Ride The Blinds’ frontman Chris Guthridge completes the band with shared singing duties and top-shelf lead guitar playing. Sweet Chariot Youtube
Midnight Sons is inspired by the same spirit that spawned the Byrds’ Sweetheart of the Rodeo and the Flying Burrito Brothers, San Francisco’s Midnight Sons bring 60’s-70’s California Country Rock into the contemporary rock scene, fusing youthful DIY spirit and unquestioned country chops to create a timeless sound rooted in the past but geared for modern audiences. Following a rapid string of successful Bay Area shows, sharing the stage with the likes of Burger Records superstars Natural Child and Flint, MI Outlaw road warriors Whitey Morgan and the 78’s, Midnight Sons took to the studio with Cool Ghouls’ Ryan Wong and recorded their self-titled cassette EP, released in early 2016. Midnight Sons Youtube