Soda Jerk, The Streetlight Company and For The Love of Locals Present
Tyler Paul Glasgow's 2nd Annual Holiday Extravaganza
This Broken Beat, Matt Rouch and the Noise Upstairs, Rachel James of Dearling, Amanda Hawkins, Valienta, Ian Mahan, Kayla Marque
Fri Dec 22 2017
7:00 pmMarquis Theater
$10.00 - $15.00
This event is all ages
Soda Jerk, the Streetlight Company and For The Love of Locals Present a charity fundraiser and toy drive to benefit Blue Star Connection
Featuring performances of holiday classics by 20+ Denver Artists
Bring some toys and gifts, the family, and join us for an incredible night of Denver music, laughter and fun while we spread the holiday spirit by giving to those in needhttps://www.themarquistheatre.com/event/1598507/
"We all came together because we love bands like the Avett Brothers, Elephant Revival, The Decemberists, etc. so it made sense for most of us, we do have one Phish-head who loves him some jam bands, but he's also a classically-trained violinist so it works out. When I first came to Denver I was blown away by the talent here, there's so many amazing musicians, but what really drew me were the songwriters, there's a whole underground scene of phenomenal songwriters that need to be brought to light, this town isn't like a Nashville where songwriters are really appreciated and a few of us intend on changing that. The band just wants to make music for people who appreciate songwriting, melody, structure, etc. with a little twang too it, not too much, just enough, I've been called Country-Light, might need to trademark that."
Native to Colorado, to the West, to mountain ranges and vast open spaces lends meaning and melodies completely unique to Dearling. It's not about the style as much as it is about the sounds, and tones, and textures and feelings that the Western Wild inspires. It's a place of vast weather changes, high highs and mellow lows. It's a little rough and a little sweet, a little desert and a little rain. In love with Fleetwood Mac, Chris Stapleton, Emmy Lou Harris and Travis Meadows, Dearling is a little bit folk, rock, pop and country with ambient flare and a true mainstream hook. It's supposed to be about love. Real love. Which has dimension and dynamic and range. Now about the players...
Dave Preston’s musical background is as varied and impressive as his skill with a guitar. He has played with: Justin Timberlake, Matt Morris, Charlie Sexton, Kelly Clarkson, The Freddy Jones Band, Emerson Hart, Keaton Simons, Tony Lucca, One Eskimo, Trace Bundy, Tab Benoit, and Gregory Alan Isakov to name a few.
Rachel James’ songs have been used by Tyler Ward, Jess Moskaluke and have had dozens of placements in television and advertising. Her songs and voice helped propel an earlier version of the band to win Ford’s Gimme the Gig II, beating out 2500 other bands from across the nation and winning her recording time with Don Was.
Noah Matthews has his roots in Denver music playing with dozens of bands in the Mile High City and recording on multiple records. He tends to always be playing with the most up and coming bands out of the state who are getting loads of local radio love. It's because he is that good.
Joel Matthews, yes folks, they are brothers, is a tech genius and a passionate beat maker. He's also the funniest guy in the group. Never allowed to have the microphone, he's probably the guy who should have his own podcast. Oh, and he's a killer drummer.
In it’s earliest months Dearling has already opened for Roberta Flack, Lenka and Chris Isaak while playing Festivals and shows all over Colorado.
With a style that easily moves from R&B to hip hop to rock and back again, Amanda draws her influences from heavy hitter females like Lauryn Hill, Bonnie Raitt, Gwen Stefani and Mariah Carey, while also taking notes from legends like the Beatles, Luther Vandross, Crosby, Stills & Nash and Bruce Springsteen.
A singer/songwriter since age 11, Amanda recorded nearly 100 songs and performed well over 200 times before she reached 18. Following high school, she packed her bags for Los Angeles to attend the Musician's Institute in Hollywood, and later found herself in the final 50 contestant's in the 2007 edition of American Idol. Upon returning to Denver, she hit the ground running and soon found herself fronting two acclaimed live acts. She also found time to collaborate with some of Denver's hip-hop elite on a sprawling collection of tracks that ultimately resulted in her 18-track mixtape demo, "Who's Jane Doed?"
She signed with the Strictly Rhythm in November 2011, and released her first single for the label, "Get Back in Line", in October 2012.
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