The Sofa Sessions presents
from Athens, Georgia
Dan Nettles guitar
Shane Latimer guitar
Roland Fidezius bass
Sean Carpio drums
No Cover Charge / 9pm / Hard Liquor and Soft Furnishings
Based in the humid indie-rock haven of Athens, Georgia, Kenosha Kid has supplied the world with their own unique blend of modern-jazz-meets-college-radio for over a decade. In 2004, after several weeks study and improvisation at the Banff Centre for the Arts, bandleader and guitarist Dan Nettles emerged with a flame of inspiration, a host of new collaborators and an invigorated sense of purpose: Build a scene, write for people you know, and listen to your creative heart regardless of music idiom. Returning to Athens, Nettles did just that, which became the beginning of Kenosha Kid.
Starting with the release of Projector , Kenosha Kid has provided a steady string of content: a DVD/CD package featuring an all-new score for Buster Keaton’s silent film Steamboat Bill, Jr , the vinyl release of Fahrenheit , which is ten selections inspired by Ray Bradbury’s sci-fi classic, and the creation of an extensive Bandcamp archive which houses over 40 live shows. Their newest album, Inside Voices (March 2015) showcases the telepathic core trio of Dan Nettles, Robby Handley and Marlon Patton alongside a formidable horn section comprised of Nettles’ Banff colleagues trumpeter Jacob Wick, alto saxophonist Peter Van Huffel and tenor/bari saxophonist Greg Sinibaldi. A companion record, Outside Choices, recorded during the same week in Athens, is due out in 2017.
The melodies are haunting, the grooves are devastating, and the band expertly serves jazz purists, indie-rock hipsters, and funk loving jam fans alike. For this, his first tour of Ireland, Dan Nettles (guitar) will be joined by Roland Fidezius (bass), Shane Latimer (guitar) and Seán Carpio (drums).
“The harmonic richness and rhythmic involvement come from jazz, but the sonic particulars… come from a number of places. Nettles might cite Black Sabbath, Johnny Cash, Sonny Sharrock and Elvin Jones as influences—perhaps on a single tune.”�– Flagpole Magazine
“The voiceless excursions explore jazz, jam, psych, funk and rock territory with an infectious enthusiasm and instinctive creativity.”�–GeorgiaMusic.org�“the sort of boundary-leaping creative jazz most listeners identify with the big-city scenes of places like Brooklyn, Seattle, and the San Francisco Bay Area.”
“… a bird of different breed… a unique, integrated work of art.”�–Something Else ! � “…knotty, mind-bending jams…Kenosha Kid runs wild with the eclectic.”�–Pop Matters
November 17th Dublin – East Side Tavern, Leeson St.
November 18th Sligo – Tricky McGarrigles, O’Connell St.
November 19th Galway – Black Gate Cultural Centre, Francis St.
No cover charge, but booking is advisable. PM us here or email firstname.lastname@example.org