Lawrence

Manic Productions Presents:

Lawrence

Funky Dawgz Brass Band, Great Blue

Fri, February 3, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

The Ballroom at The Outer Space

Hamden, CT

$12.00

This event is all ages

Lawrence
Lawrence
After years of consuming Stevie Wonder, Janis Joplin, and Eggo waffles, Lawrence delivers Breakfast, their twelve-song debut LP. Led by siblings Clyde Lawrence, 22, and Gracie Lawrence, 18, the New York-based soul-pop group blends old-school and new-school vibes to create a set of songs that sound as good on the record as they do at their high-energy live shows.

To create Breakfast, Lawrence teamed up with Grammy Award winning producer Eric Krasno (Lettuce/Soulive/Tedeschi Trucks Band), and brought in several NYC soul/funk mainstays including Adam Deitch (Lettuce), Cory Henry (Snarky Puppy), and Maurice “Mobetta” Brown (Tedeschi Trucks Band) for guest appearances. Following two short runs with Blues Traveler, Lawrence is in the midst of its first national headline tour.

Clyde and Gracie have been writing and playing music together since their early childhood, performing regularly at small cafés and clubs around lower Manhattan, and of course, in their living room at their grandparents’ request. During Clyde’s time at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, they met the crew of talented musicians that would ultimately form the full-time Lawrence lineup, an eight-piece keyboard-driven powerhouse with a dynamic horn section to support the siblings’ explosive vocal arrangements. It was with this group that they began to garner a passionate following at countless venues and colleges across the Northeast.

With Breakfast, Lawrence doesn’t shy away from the oft-maligned idea of “pop” music, but instead is on a mission to write the music they wish “pop” sounded like. They draw from the past and present, combining their love of The Beatles, Randy Newman, and Etta James with Beyonce, Ben Folds, and Amy Winehouse.

In addition to working with Lawrence, Clyde has composed songs and score for films such as Miss Congeniality (2000), Music and Lyrics (2007), The Rewrite (2015), and Hard Sell (2016). At age six, Clyde was admitted as the youngest member to the Songwriters Guild of America for his work on Miss Congeniality (2000). Gracie is also an accomplished actress who has performed on Broadway in Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs, films such as Did You Hear About The Morgans (2009) and The Sitter (2011), and TV shows such as The Good Wife (2012) and The Americans (2014).
Funky Dawgz Brass Band
Funky Dawgz Brass Band
Featured on Live For Live Music's "Brass Bands You Need To Know", the Funky Dawgz play a mix of traditional New Orleans R&B, original music and today’s top hits with a brass twist that is bound to get everyone in the audience dancing all night to their irresistible sound! Appearing at nationally recognized venues and festivals, these high energy horns are one of 2016's biggest up-and-coming acts and are reshaping what we know about brass bands today.

When the band is not playing shows they are giving back to the community! The Funky Dawgz aim to connect, engage, inspire and rejuvenate music education in inner city schools across the country. The band frequently gives performances and master classes to young musicians in elementary, middle, and high schools across the state.

Come see what the buzz is all about with the Dawgz by checking the tour dates! From the first beat of the bass drum to the last stroke of the snare, the Funky Dawgz Brass Band will always “Shut It Down”!
Great Blue
Rising from the depths of the ocean, Great Blue rides to you on a wave of psychedelia and turbulent rock. Built on a mutual high-school dream, Great Blue has grown to establish themselves nationwide. From their unabashed enthusiasm to their risky improvisational maneuvers, these friends create a tangible energy on stage and in the studio. Their recently-released debut LP, Safety First, showcases their limitless range of styles and extraordinary musical prowess. For a musical adventure not to be missed, check out Great Blue at their next event or at a live stream near you. Great Blue is a four piece with Drums, Bass, Guitar and Keyboards.
Venue Information:
The Ballroom at The Outer Space
295 Treadwell Street
Building G
Hamden, CT, 06514