Tim Rogers (of You Am I)

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Tim Rogers (of You Am I)

Daniel Wayne

Tue, June 5, 2012

Doors: 6:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

Tim Rogers (of You Am I) - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
Tim Rogers (of You Am I)
Ah Rogers, can't he give it a rest?
The lad confided in me that the year was to be spent writing his memoirs and composing a stage musical purely for the litany of schools he had attended, whilst obtaining a well deserved paunch. "Givin' up and Getting Fat" essentially.
I caught wind of "The Luxury Of Hysteria" project when frequenting a charming house of ill repute in the back streets of Fitzroy. The talk in the, err, waiting room was abuz with the rumours of Rogers' return from his tropical retreat armed to his chipped teeth with a catalogue of new songs written whilst barred up in his bungalow attempting a fresh haircut.
Telexes and carrier pigeons were sent to his rabble of charming thugs The Temperance Union, and potential new partner/foe in the form of Melanie Robinson of Western Australian origins, administering a deft hand at further instrumental arrangements on Rogers' typically dog eared documentation.
The talk shifted, uncomfortably at first, yet with a rabid curiosity, as to the nature of said tunes. Would the boy's love of unpolished, barely cultured vignettes win out over a perceived new voracity for the outer fringes of musical culture and sense? Upon a cursory listen at a bunker deep in the hinterland, to quote a dear friend, "The boy's finally got it". The Dickensian, roguish charm of past releases has given way to a more considered approach, barely concealing the recurring themes of misanthropy, open mouthed wonder, disease, deep admiration, loss and desperate joy.
Daniel Wayne - (Set time: 6:30 PM)
Daniel Wayne
Daniel Wayne has been taking New York by storm the last year. Over the last year this Cincinnati transplant has created quite a buzz based on his subtlety powerful live performances. You are sold on Daniel Wayne's talent and potential as well as his infectious charisma in the first nanoseconds that you hear his powerful and gifted voice. Daniel's music is simple, raw, at times dark, at times inviting, but always with a sense of vulnerability not heard from a contemporary male vocalist for some time. There aren't many artists that possess the talent to mesmerize the listeners to absolute silence and command them to listen to a voice that is both angelic, as well as full of power and range. If you are looking for the next big voice, look no further than Daniel Wayne. He has recorded a 4 song EP available on iTunes and has opened this year for SOLD OUT SHOWS by The Heartless Bastards, Jessica Lea Mayfield, The Head and The Heart, Jessica Lea Mayfield, and Blitzen Trapper.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com