JAMIE KENT and THE OPTIONS with very special guests: BRAD BYRD and BOY WONDER
JAMIE KENT and THE OPTIONS
BOY WONDER (Philly)
$10 in advance / $10 at the door
8:30 doors / 9:15 show
A fresh, young 25-year-old singer-songwriter with big dreams and an ever-expanding fanbase, artist Jamie Kent's future as a performer looks quite promising. Drawing on influences from modern artists like Jack Johnson and Jamie Cullum, as well as paying tribute to classic greats Johnny Cash and Ray Charles, Kent's perfectly mellifluous tunes are roll-the-windows-down, soak-up-some-sun kind of good. Since the release of his debut album "Neoteny," the singer-songwriter is currently collaborating with his trio, Jamie Kent & The Options, to cultivate a sound with a strong "folk meets funk" influence. In the past year they have toured extensively across the US, playing over 200 shows throughout 40 states. Additionally, they have received international radio play (including spins on BBC Radio), and recently signed licensing agreements with MTV, VH1, Bravo, and The Discovery Network.
Brad Byrd's voice, sound, and song-writing stylings often evoke references to the likes of Lou Reed, Kurt Vile, The Jayhawks, Tom Petty, Pete Yorn, Beck, Wilco, The Church, Fountains of Wayne, The Dandy Warhols, Ryan Adams, Nada Surf, Evan Dando, Aimee Mann, and The Wallflowers to name a bunch that we hear.
Not to be confused with the Boston quartet of the 90's, Boy Wonder is a Philadelphia-based group that mixes soul and blues, with a hint of reggae. Their latest offering, Animated, is gaining attention that we believe the band should have claimed several albums ago. Animated is smooth, relaxed and certainly showcases some talent regardless of your music taste.
The Lizard Lounge (View)
1667 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
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