Marlowe Grey

Early Show

Marlowe Grey

King Holiday

Sat, December 8, 2012

Doors: 7:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

Marlowe Grey - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Marlowe Grey
Brooklyn-based Marlowe Grey was formed by musicians AJ Pietro and Michael Koslow, with the goal of creating soundscapes that sit on top of AJ's simple, yet emotionally charged songwriting. The current ensemble of AJ, Angel Lozada, Trent Blackham, Alex Wirkmaa and Paula Croxson create vibrant arrangements of sound, layering over a heartfelt foundation with sensitive craftmanship and the subtle tones of the flute. This original combination builds upon strong material while exploring new ways of expression. This kind of Grey has never looked so vivid and rich in color! Marlowe Grey’s new single, ‘Midnight In Brooklyn’ is officially being released this February and will be followed by the EP of the same name in May.
King Holiday - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
King Holiday
King Holiday's multicultural musical influence can be traced back to Front man/Bandleader Leslie Kujo's Ghanian/French-Canadian parents’ record collection - everything from Fela Kuti to Prince to Sly & The Family Stone to Fleetwood Mac to Jimi Hendrix.

Leslie started his artistic journey in Los Angeles as a Drummer, Dancer and songwriter. He eventually moved to New York and formed a nine-piece band, King Holiday in 2012.With a strong emphasis on Soul, Psychedelic Rock, Jazz, Funk and Blues the band took all of their distinctive sounds together to create King Holiday's "Astro-Soul" sound. Heavily inspired by Prince, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix and Talking Heads, King Holiday's live show is an immersive theatrical experience incorporating dance, visual art and film.

King Holiday made their first independent release in the Fall of 2012 with a video/song titled Dub Of Love. This slow tempo funk R&B song would prove to create a buzz and help King Holiday book bigger shows. Leslie made his curatorial debut at The Whitney Museum in 2013 for the exhibition, Blues for Smoke, titled Bloo Voyage which featured an immersive musical performance by King Holiday, kinetic sculptures, soundscapes, set design, spoken word and special guest performances. This event led to KH supporting Santigold, touring Europe with UK superstar (and massive King Holiday fan) Paloma Faith and becoming involved with the David Lynch Foundation. Leslie went onto curating his 2nd museum event at The Brooklyn Museum in 2015 for the Jean Michel-Basquiat Notebooks Exhibition. Leslie Produced a sold out event titled Art of the Wall: Decoding Basquiat. The immersive show that reflected the life of Basquiat, featured King Holiday playing a set in the famed MUDD Club which was designed through 3D projection mapping. King Holiday has also supported Thundercat, Das Racist, Le1f, The Stepkids, Ben Lovett (Mumford & Sons), Midnight Magic, Darwin Deez and many others.

King Holiday is planning to release their first major release, ‘Concrete and Bricks’ ,on the legendary Tommy Boy Records in Summer 2016. KH is currently in the studio with various producers to release their debut E.P in Fall 2016. Leslie also appeared as Bob Marley in HBO’s Vinyl Episode 8 titled (E.A.B), directed by Martin Scorcese and produced by Mick Jagger. The Episode aired April 3rd, 2016.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com