The Oxleys w/ Eliza Hanson
An up and coming indie folk band formed in Milwaukee, WI, The Oxleys met at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee through mutual friends and a passion for music. Lead by singer-songwriter and guitarist Cray Oxley, The Oxleys began writing and performing throughout Wisconsin in late 2016. The group is backed by Milwaukee locals Sam Brunelli on piano and jazz musician Josh Trimble on bass and harmony vocals. The group pulls inspiration from a number of genres and styles including The Lumineers, Mumford and Sons, Nathaniel Rateliff, Neil Young, Noah Gundersen, and Wisconsin natives: Dead Horses. Together, Cray, Sam, and Josh, work to turn every venue into an intimate space to connect with their audience through a love for their music.
In November of 2017, The Oxleys recorded their debut album with Minnesota singer-songwriter, and producer Dan Rodriguez. They recorded at The Lodge and The Pearl Recording Studio both located in Northeastern Minneapolis, MN. The album will be released this Summer of 2018. Embodied by an essence of honesty, a love for music, and a passion for their original tunes, the band produces an inviting sound cultivated by Cray's stories.
Eliza, a 24-year old Milwaukee native, began performing under the moniker Saint James in 2014. Since then, she has performed on the Miller Lite Oasis Stage at Pridefest, supported Chris Pureka at numerous shows, and headlined performances at Club Garibaldis, Riverwest Public House, Evanston SPACE, and many other venues in Milwaukee, Madison, and Illinois. Drawing comparisons to the likes of Brandi Carlile, Julien Baker, and Gregory Alan Isakov.. Eliza blends soulful vocals and lyrics crafted with emotional authenticity to create an intimate environment.
Additionally, she has been featured on both 91.7 WSMEs weekly program, Female Focus, and Milwaukee online music publication Breaking and Entering.
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1859 Monroe Street
Madison, WI 53711
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