RETRO CITY STUDIOS RESIDENCY: Ben Arnold – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Upstairs – Philadelphia, PA – January 30th, 2019


Celebrating 10 Years of Retro City Studios


M'balia Singley, Carly Brand, Gorgeous Porch

Wed · January 30, 2019

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs


Retro City Studios Residency
Ben Arnold
Ben Arnold
Ben Arnold has an effectively grizzled, cobwebbed voice and a jones for stories linking underdogs to top dogs. As a singer, the Philadelphia resident slid, stabbed and pleaded. As a pianist, he bounded, shadowboxed and threatened to break into boogie woogie… Arnold looks like Rick Danko, sings somewhere between Levon Helm and Richard Manuel, rollicks like Garth Hudson and testifies like Robbie Robertson.”
M'balia Singley
M'Balia is a Philly-bred singer/songwriter and jazz singer trying to tell the truth through music. She can be heard on backing vocals for John Legend's Grammy-nominated single, "Stay With You, " and she has performed at the World Cafe Live in Philly, the Hotel Cafe in L.A., the Living Room and Smoke Jazz in NYC, and Paris Bistro and Jazz Cafe.
Carly Brand
Carly Brand is a singer songwriter from South Jersey. She led Philadelphia band
Attic Dancers and makes emotional and melodic music in the tradition
of timeless artists such as Elliott Smith, Cat Power, and Alex Chilton. She just released a new album, From the Cave, this year. A collection of pastoral psychedelic songs that together became a little journey through the human experience with healing messages channeled from time immemorial.
Gorgeous Porch
The devotional casio psych pop one man band of long time Philadelphia drummer Christopher Wood. Combining raw beastly drum beats with mod keyboards and sunny verb drenched vocals the songs are a millage of catchy dream punk, afro kraut and neo doo wop.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104