Ellis Dyson & The Shambles

Early Show

Ellis Dyson & The Shambles

The Big Cat Menagerie

Sat, October 7, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Ellis Dyson & The Shambles - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Ellis Dyson & The Shambles
Ellis Dyson & the Shambles expertly blends old-time influences ranging from Piedmont murder ballads, to Dixieland, to big band swing. The result: whiskey-soaked, foot-stompin’ songs that bring party music of departed eras to crowds both young and old. The Shambles have made waves with their theatrical and explosive live shows and masterful musicianship that electrifies every audience. Bursting with exuberance and effortless expertise, this playfully hootin’ and hollerin’ act is guaranteed to bring the ruckus.

Ellis Dyson & the Shambles consists of Ellis Dyson (banjo, vocals), Nathan Huvard (acoustic guitar), Jonathan Ng (fiddle), Adam Maloney (upright bass) Danny Abrams (soprano/alto/baritone saxophones, vocals), and Matt Hall (trumpet, vocals). The band has come together through a series of fortuitous meetings in Chapel Hill, N.C. Beginning as a saxophone and banjo duo, the band has grown into a freight train string band with a flashy horn section.
The Big Cat Menagerie - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
The Big Cat Menagerie
The Big Cat Menagerie plays music from a gilded past, when jazz topped international pop charts, soul-selling bluesmen rambled the Mississippi delta, and proud Europeans resisted occupation by dancing to the rhythms of a gypsy-born genius. Rooted in a love for swing dancing and the vintage musics of Harlem, Paris, and New Orleans, the Menagerie exists to provoke dancers and, in quieter moments, thoughtful listening.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com