The Southern Belles w/ members of Captain Midnight Band 5.6.16 at The Camel in Richmond, VA
Sound: Zach Fichter
Lights: Billy Wallace
The Southern Belles: Psychedelic, American, Rock & Roll
Adrian Ciucci: Guitar, Vox
Andrew Carper: Bass, Vox
Aaron Zarrow: Drums
Tommy Booker: Keyboards, Vox
“Playing a high-octane mix of funky southern psychedelic Rock & Roll, the Belles perform hundreds of shows and festivals each year. Their ability to instinctively communicate with one another was apparent right from the start, but as they’ve continued to play together this cultured ability has grown exponentially. The Southern Belles road-tested sound has earned them a devout following, with fans traveling far and wide to catch the show. With their new album “Close To Sunrise,” released in July of 2015, the Southern Belles are picking up steam and gaining national notoriety for their original compositions and song craft. Their songs are both fun and moving, with lyrical stories evoking familiar emotions and complex musical journeys. Wherever the Southern Belles are, they are sure to bring the party with them.
The Southern Belles were formed in November of 2011 in Richmond, VA by Adrian Ciucci and Zach Hudgins. Early on Adrian and Zach added Raphael Katchinoff and Tommy Booker to their already eclectic sound. The Belles started playing monthly residencies in both their hometown of Richmond at Cary St. Cafe and The Camel, and in nearby Charlottesville, at Rapture. Right away it was clear that this band was different, and word began to spread. In 2012, they released their first album, “Sharp As A Knife,” and took their show on the road. After several tours up and down the East Coast, the band was gaining national attention, getting picked up for festival both small and large. In early 2014, Zach stepped out as bass player for the Southern Belles, making way for the addition of Andrew Carper. Andrew breathed fresh life into an already dynamic sound, bringing his youthful energy to the group.
With revitalized purpose, the Southern Belles pressed on, and come early winter of 2015 began working on what would become “Close To Sunrise.” The band recorded their second album at Sound of Music, the same studio they recorded “Sharp As A Knife,” and again worked with Bryan Walthall as the producer of the record. Both albums have a similar feel, but it’s clear on “Close To Sunrise” that the band is taking strides in their musical composition as well as lyrical content. With critical acclaim for the new record, the band was featured at large festivals in the summer of 2015, including both Lockn’ and Floyd Fest.
The band continues to tour and has big goals for 2016 and years to come. It’s been an incredible adventure so far, and it will be exciting to see what the future holds for The Southern Belles.”
Awards:Best Album of 2012 in RVA
Current Location: Richmond, VA
General Manager: Ben Butterworth
Press Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Captain Midnight Band:
Genre: Waterbed Rock & Roll
Band Members: Captain Midnight, Lil Rae Rae, Drew Vance, Ramsey Roustom
Hometown: Nashville, TN
Record Label: Rumplevory Records
Classic Elements of Jam, Rock, and R&B with a heavy emphasis on visuals, humor, and eroticism. Jazz Rock Punk Funk Glam Jam the way you never heard it.
The Captain Midnight Band plays “Waterbed Rock & Roll”, a unique hybrid of Classic Rock, Jam, R&B, and blue poetry.
The Captain Midnight Band creates “Water Bed Rock & Roll” for the mind, booty, and soul. Crunchy Rock Guitar, Soaring Vocal Harmonies, and thick R&B grooves create a sonic landscape for the band’s suggestive, Sci-Fi imagery and improvisational interplay.
Formed in New Orleans in 2002, The Captain Midnight Band stays true to the Crescent City’s celebratory heritage, turning every show into a sweating, throbbing event, interspersed with humor, eroticism, and inspired jams.
Flattering comparisons to genre-defying acts such as P-Funk, Frank Zappa, and Ween are evident in the relationship between band and audience. Striking visuals and an ever-changing set list keep fans coming back for more.
Midnight’s style has infiltrated a variety of musical realms. Bob Weir, moe., Merl Saunders, Dumpstaphunk, Galactic, Cornmeal, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Cypress Hill, Jimmy Herring Band, Dark Star Orchestra, Emmitt-Nershi Band, New Mastersounds, and The 2 Live Crew are just a few musical entities Midnight has either shared the stage or bills with.
General Manager: un-manageable
Artists We Also Like: Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh, G.G. Allin
Influences: Steely Dan, Grateful Dead, Frank Zappa, George Clinton, KISS, Star Wars, Todd Rundgren, Boz Scaggs, The Meters
Press Contact: J. Cooker (504) 400-6989
Booking Agent: email@example.com