The Happy Fits

Early Show

The Happy Fits

Brother Valiant, The Textiles

Sun, January 8, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY


This event is 21 and over

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The Happy Fits - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
The Happy Fits
Guitarist Ross Monteith and cellist Calvin Langman began covering their favorite artists together in the fall of 2014. The idea of The Happy Fits did not begin until the spring of 2016 when Ross and Calvin started getting tired of covering other bands. One day in April, Ross played an original riff for Calvin and the two began working on a melody and lyrics in Ross' loft in Pittstown, New Jersey. After writing their first song together, the originals kept on coming and the two starting playing at local bars. The positive response from friends, families, and local fans inspired them to release their first EP, Awfully Apeelin', in the August of 2016. In September 2016, their first single "While You Fade Away" made it to the #5 spot on the Viral Top 50 USA Chart and #17 on Viral Top 50 Global Spotify chart. In October 2016 following the success of the EP they were invited to play at a showcase for Atlantic Records in Times Square.

The Happy Fits' music covers a wide array of genres including indie rock, alternative rock and folk. Their goal is to inspire positive social change through the power that is music, and so far they have held benefit concerts for The American Cancer Society and The Family Promise of Hunterdon County, which seeks to house the homeless in their home county.
Brother Valiant - (Set time: 7:15 PM)
Brother Valiant
Formed in early 2013, Brother Valiant began as a couple of friends sharing their musical ideas inside a basement in suburban New Jersey. It didn't take long for the project to evolve into an eclectic 7-piece ensemble, forging an identity all their own–a patchwork of sounds described by some as "Alternative Jazz-Folk" and "Americana Ska." Amongst their rambunctious horn section and satirical lyricism, with driving rhythms, jangly guitars, and melodic banjo riffs, Brother Valiant creates an atmosphere that both celebrates and distorts the most exciting aspects of music.

More recently, the band has been gearing up to tour the East Coast in promotion of their first full-length album, Thus, He Was, Brother Valiant. The album, independently produced by the band, was recorded partially at "The Den" at Smacktone Studios in Woodland Park, NJ and in their modest home studios. The album can be listened to on the band's personal website, iTunes and Spotify™.
The Textiles - (Set time: 6:30 PM)
The Textiles
dark :: primal :: chill // BKNY
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002