The Bowery Ballroom
Lawrence

Lawrence

Jess Best, Jacob Jeffries

Sat, October 28, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Bowery Ballroom

New York, NY

$20.00 - $25.00

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This event is 16 and over

Pre-Show (7pm - 8pm) and Post-Show Happy Hour in the Lower Level Lounge

Lawrence
Lawrence
After years of consuming Stevie Wonder, Janis Joplin, and Eggo waffles, Lawrence released their twelve-song debut LP, Breakfast, in March of 2016. Led by siblings Clyde Lawrence, 23, and Gracie Lawrence, 20, the New York-based soul-pop group 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. The band blends old-school and new-school vibes, combining their love of The Beatles, Randy Newman, and Etta James with Beyoncé, Ben Folds, and Amy Winehouse to create songs that are as tender and soulful as they are explosive.

For 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. After several tours and following the success of Breakfast—which reached #6 on the iTunes R&B/Soul charts—Lawrence signed with Warner Bros. Records in November of 2016.

Lawrence is currently promoting Breakfast with a national tour of headline shows, support dates, and appearances at colleges and festivals around the country. After playing Bonnaroo in 2016, 2017 will feature an extensive list of festival appearances for the band, including Firefly, Outside Lands, Hangout, Okeechobee, Karoodinha, Kaboo, and several others. Lawrence will be the featured opening act on the Lake Street Dive 2017 Summer Tour, and has opened for other notable acts such as Vulfpeck, Soulive, Jon Bellion, KT Tunstall, Jacob Collier, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, and Blues Traveler.

Clyde and Gracie have been writing and playing music together since their early childhood, performing regularly at small cafés and clubs around Manhattan, and, notably, in their grandparents’ living room. 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 venues and colleges across the Northeast.

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), Hard Sell (2016), Landline (2017), as well as the forthcoming Disney film Nicole (release TBD). 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; she has performed on Broadway in Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs, in films such as Did You Hear About The Morgans (2009) and The Sitter (2011), and in TV shows such as The Good Wife (2012) and The Americans (2014).
Jess Best
Jess Best
Jess Best is a musical maven, vocalist, and exciting new songwriter who tells stories through sound and emotion. She currently resides in NYC working as a songwriter. For Saturday, her June 2017 release under her name, Jess weaves together a sound that is deeply rooted in soul and r&b while also fearlessly jumping into the pop end of the pool.

Jess and her 8-piece band have been in demand this past year, opening for Becca Steven's album release show at BRIC, headlining the Sarah Lawrence Bacchanalia Spring Fling, as well as performing at colleges all over the northeast.

Her single ‘More’ is closing in on 2 million plays on Spotify after reaching #4 on the US viral chart and #15 on the global viral chart. ‘More ‘was also added to multiple influential playlists such as Hanging Out & Relaxing, New Indie Mix, and Young & Free.

Jess is constantly creating and releasing new music. In addition to her album Saturday, in 2017 alone she has released 'The Giving Tree' - an album based off the picture book by Shel Silverstein; Anonymous - an experimental sound collage that brings the listener into transit throughout NYC; and 'The Week' - a 30 song sketch book of the writing process behind her album Saturday.
Jacob Jeffries
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:
The Bowery Ballroom
6 Delancey St
New York, NY, 10002
http://www.boweryballroom.com/