Stealing Oceans / Mutual Groove – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Upstairs – Philadelphia, PA – April 18th, 2017

Stealing Oceans / Mutual Groove

Stealing Oceans / Mutual Groove

HyeTension, Ben Hardesty from The Last Bison

Tue · April 18, 2017

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

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs

$7 ADV - $10 + Fees

Stealing Oceans
Stealing Oceans
Brian Thompson, better known by his stage name, Stealing Oceans, is an American hip hop artist from Andover, Massachusetts now living in Nashville, TN. A versatile musician, Thompson switches between acoustic written songs that pull at the heart to synth driven party songs that make you want to dance. Best known for his live show, Thompson and his band were nominated for "Best Live Act" at the 2015 Nashville Industry Music Awards and "Best Funk/Reggae/Fusion Band" in 2016.

In 2014, Thompson joined forces with saxophone player/producer Ryan Swinehart. Swinehart, a native of Chesapeake, VA, graduated from Belmont University in 2012 with a degree in Audio Engineering. Swinehart has played a key role in the success of the band not only as a stand out performer but a major component in the production and engineering of the S/O sound.

Thompson has written songs with Michael McDonald, Richard Marx, Trey Bruce, Victoria Horne (Lady V) and many other great songwriters. In the summer of 2016, Thompson teamed up with the songwriting powerhouse duo of Schmarx and Savvy (Roundhill Music) to begin the writing and recording of his newest project, I Am Stealing Oceans.
Mutual Groove
Mutual Groove
Mutual Groove is a drummer and bassist duo comprised of DMart (David Martin, drums) and myself, PGravy (Pat Graves, bass). Our intent is to be a multi-faceted rhythm section by not only creating and recording our own music, but also being the rhythm section for anyone who needs an experienced drummer and bassist, whether on recording, or live on stage. With The Funk Brothers of Motown as our main inspiration, we aim to be the rhythm section you think of when drums and bass come to mind.
HyeTension
HyeTension
HyeTension was born when frontman/guitarist Chris Kasbarian and lead guitarist Carter Auch started playing and writing together in 2007, and decided to form a rock’n’roll band. In their formative years, HyeTension spent their days writing and shedding, eventually performing in Northern Virginia (NoVa) and D.C. with bassist Jonah Welt and drummer Jake Simon. After graduating high school in June of 2012, Jonah and Jake left HyeTension to pursue academic careers and the band began a 2-year hiatus. In late June of 2014 drummer Sam Khalaji and bassist Ryan Sheehan joined the band and HyeTension came back to life, releasing ‘The Observer” EP in August 2014. They began gigging their way through Richmond for the next year, adding the River City to their circuit as they reemerged in NoVa and D.C. Utilizing riff-oriented, guitar-driven melodies, combined with vastly different musical influences spanning from rock to electronic to jazz to middle eastern music to punk, the restored lineup revamped and repolished old material and continued writing new songs as well with a heavier, darker, fuller sound. On February 29 of 2016, HyeTension released their first full-length album ‘Virtual Ritual’ in the US and across the world. Their music video for ‘Glass Elevator’ was not far behind it, dropping to the Internet on March 15. Since then, HyeTension has continued to perform regularly in Richmond and the D.C./MD/VA area, bringing their raw, high-paced, energetic music to audiences of all ages, leaving them with a full-bodied and unique musical experience. HyeTension: pay attention.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/