Everything Turned to Color – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Upstairs – Philadelphia, PA – November 18th, 2017

Everything Turned to Color

Everything Turned to Color

Moushumi, Jackson Howard

Sat · November 18, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs

$12 ADV - $15 DOS + Fees

Everything Turned to Color
Everything Turned to Color
"Poetically pop and artfully serene", Everything Turned To Color is the unlikely but serendipitous musical partnership between veteran songwriters Bryan and Kyle Weber and Neha Jiwrajka.

Graduates of New York University, brothers Bryan and Kyle began their musical careers as leaders of the Alternative Rock band ZELAZOWA, releasing three full-length albums, touring the world from 2006-2009, and founding the DIY tour booking website IndieOnTheMove.com.

Neha Jiwrajka (whose mother is a classically trained Hindustani singer) worked at tech giant Google in San Francisco, CA before leaving the company to pursue a masters degree in Jazz vocal performance at The New England Conservatory of Music. A classically trained pianist in her own right, Neha released her first solo record "The Dreamer" during her time in Boston, eventually relocating to NYC after graduation.

It was in the lobby of their Brooklyn apartment building that Bryan first met Neha, the new neighbor that apparently didn't mind his kids running, screaming, and climbing all over the lobby furniture. The chance encounter quickly turned into regular song workshopping sessions, which inevitably included Bryan's longtime songwriting partner Kyle on lead guitar.

In May of 2015, Bryan, Kyle, and Neha debuted as Everything Turned To Color at local DUMBO bar and music venue 68 Jay. Over the next two years, the trio of ex-Alt-Rock brothers and their classically trained neighbor toured up and down the northeast corridor time and time again, honing their Beatles meets Ella Fitzgerald-esque sound at notable venues including Rockwood Music Hall, World Cafe Live, Club Passim, and Daryl's House, to name a few.

In June of 2016, the group entered ECR Music Studios in NYC to track its debut album with esteemed musician/producer and founder of #IRespectMusic, Blake Morgan. The eleven song LP, entitled "Life Imagined", was released on June 23, 2017 in tandem with two sold-out performances at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC.

Says Mr. Morgan: “It’s rare that I’m hit this powerfully with new music–truly goose-bump inducing–and as a result, I’m not only a fan but completely sure that great things lie ahead for this band.”
Moushumi is a singer/songwriter based in New York City. She recently released her debut EP, 'Red Like Mine', which combines brooding indie tunes with pop sensibilities.
Jackson Howard
Distinguished by captivating acoustic guitar and floating vocals with a touch of blue-eyed soul, Jackson Howard’s songs grab your ears and search your soul. In an age when lyrics are losing their importance, Jackson puts the poetry back into songwriting while remaining universally relatable. Steeped in optimism, his live performances will buoy your spirits, challenge your mind, and stick firmly in your ears.
“This guy writes with such substantial depth – eliminating all pretension – that he could easily be the one to save our current crop of pop songs from its dire state of superficiality.” ~Tunedloud.com
“You can bet John Mayer has nothing on this guy, trust me. … I broke the repeat button, and I want to hear more!” ~ Skope Magazine
In the summer of 2015, a song from About Life caught the attention of Grammy-nominated producer Billy Smiley. By September the two were recording a new album Just for the Mystery at Dark Horse Studios in Franklin, TN. The album (released April 2nd 2017) boasts the talents of Johnathan Crone, Daniel O’Lannerghty, Andre DiMuzio, Jared Kneale (drums – Kacey Musgraves, Ben Rector); sound engineering by Billy Whittington (Amy Grant), Ritchie Biggs (Civil Wars, Lone Below), and Billy Smiley (White Heart, Newsboys), and production by Billy Smiley. The release of Just for the Mystery was accompanied by Howard’s first major tour spanning 65 shows in the US, Canada, and Germany from May-September 2017.
Having earned a PhD and worked in research prior to his music career, many of Jackson’s songs deal with change and our eternal search for self. Introspective yet generalizable, his lyrics touch regret, hope, self-deception, and love – both vacuous and real. His new album Just for the Mystery opens with the bouncy, pop-inspired title track which is a metaphorical exhale, letting go of romanticized memories and acknowledging that some doors are best left unopened The album moves through songs of hope in “A Place in this World” and “Surround You”, to the pain of betrayal in “Dizzy”, existential dilemma in “This Town” and finally to an optimistic hope for truer love in “If I Fall” which laments how selfish love has become in our consumer culture.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104