Chasing Moonlight, Kevin McWha Steele, Quinton Smith, Deja Exo

Chasing Moonlight

Kevin McWha Steele

Quinton Smith

Deja Exo

Mon, May 29, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Chasing Moonlight - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Chasing Moonlight
Chasing Moonlight has been featured on Alex Rainbird Music, iHeart RADIO, AXS, 2DopeBoyz, Popdust, MyFizzyPop and more.

They are Top 5 finalists for the Firefly Big Break competition. Vote for them to play the main stage

Using infinite colors from their creative palette, they have carved out their own genre—optimistic fuzz—an anthemic pop rock sound with hints of hip-hop & dubstep. From drums lines, crowd screams, distorted synths & passionate vocals—their sound is as if a piano has fallen down a technicolor staircase, leaving it off-kilter yet a bit more human.

As artists who have delved into many different music, film & stage projects, they have a hunger to create lasting, boundary-pushing art. The only compass they use to guide them through new sonic territory is the pursuit of creating unique sounds with emotional resonance. Their music tells a deeply personal story that has the tenderness to get you through the darkest nights, but the drive to cut through the noise of our generation—can you hear it?

In past projects, Alessandro has been featured on PureVolume and was on the show Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll on FX, and Brett won the Howard Stern singer-songwriter competition back in 2012. Together they played on Howard Stern and were interviewed by Gary Dell’Abate.
Kevin McWha Steele - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Kevin McWha Steele
Kevin McWha Steele was born in St. Cloud, MN and raised in Baltimore, MD. After formally studying music and poetry in Paris and La Rochelle, France for four years, he relocated to New York City in 1999, as a fellow to Bard College's writing program (MFA candidate, poetry). Subsequently, Kevin has been writing songs and poems in many different styles in both French and English under his real name and several pseudonyms. Veglam Magazine coined his music "a cross between Serge Gainsbourg and David Bowie, 'Young Americans' era." He has received songwriting accolades from Sting, Pink, Elvis Costello, Diana Krall, Robert Wilson, Philip Glass, among others.

To date, he has released five studio albums with engineers Mike Tudor, Godfrey Diamond, and flezaDoza (3 LPs, 2 EPs), and two written works: a collection of poems and song lyrics entitled, "Medawin," and a book of Tanka-inspired poetry,"The 12 Alchemists & Other Poems" - written in honor of Yoko Ono and performed at the 2007 Longhouse Gala. He is currently finishing up his sixth studio release, "The Nightly Howl!" The first single from the LP, "Front Page News," was released 1/9/17.
Quinton Smith - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
Quinton Smith
Quinton Smith is a Singer/songwriter from Edison, New Jersey. He began writing songs once he attended the Popular Music Studies Program at William Paterson Universities. Being raised on soul and R&B from his family and hearing different sounds of rock and pop from his friends, Quinton does his best to combine everything that he has grown up on into his own sound. On February 18th, he released his first EP titled "Straight From the Heart". The 7 track EP was a collection of songs that told a story of the ups and downs of going through a relationship. During full band performances Quinton is accompanied by "The Company". The band is comprised of Fred Ilac on bass, Kerre McCormack on drums and Jordan Smith on guitar.
Deja Exo - (Set time: 6:30 PM)
Deja Exo
Deja Exo is the original music of Steven Walsh. He is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist and occasional bassist and percussionist. His music could be most closely identified with alternative rock, but songs have elements of indie folk, soul, grunge and other genres. His lyrics may reflect personal history or include more global social or political commentary, sometimes in the same song … and many lyrics have a surrealistic aspect.

Walsh’s primary instrument is his voice, with a range from baritone to high tenor. The tones one may hear include powerful pure voice, rasps, bluesy slides, clear falsettos and whispers. His vocal dynamics play major roles in most of his songs. His guitar work may display beautiful chord sequences, or at times he may treat his acoustic guitar more like a percussion instrument.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com