Everything Turned to Color, Joe Marson
Wed · November 25, 2015
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
World Cafe Live Philadelphia
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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.”
A wanderer, Marson spent a good six years traveling the nation prior to settling in NY’s best borough. That epoch gives marked spark to his songwriting. “I was soul searching and trying to find who I was, as a person as well as musically,” Marson told Best New Bands, “I wanted to dip my toes in different experiences and genres before writing about them.”
“The best musicians have real life experiences and real wisdom,” he continued, “I needed to come from that place in order to feel authentic to myself. I’ve seen the lowest of lows that I can image and some pretty high highs. I write from those experiences.”
Of his writing process, Marson added, “It’s sort of a mystery to me, still. Sometimes the lyrics come slow, sometimes it’s like squeezing blood from a rock.” Yet, as evidenced by the way this musician has lived, Marson’s work is built on intuition. His candidness lends discernible heart to his work, a trait most apparent in his live performances. His most recent video, for “Goddamit Julia,” displays this quality expertly. Wearing his heart on his sleeve like a badge of honor, Marson’s willingness to embrace exposure is a nod to accepting and sharing what makes us human.
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