Joseph King Single Release Show

Late Show

Joseph King Single Release Show

Meridian Lights

Thu, December 8, 2016

Doors: 9:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Joseph King and the Mad Crush - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Joseph King and the Mad Crush
Joseph King is a songwriter and front man living in Brooklyn, New York. After 8 releases, incessant tours, and countless never-ending nights with his first two projects, Canvas (Austin, TX) and Deadbeat Darling (New York, NY), Joseph released his first solo album,“Wanderlusting” in 2014 - a stripped down acoustic driven collection of surfy pop tunes. His follow up EP, “I Miss Everything”, is due out in early 2017 and is a fully realized
manifestation of Joseph’s unique songwriting and musical style - sincere and sometimes quirky pop songs with straight forward indie rock edge, surf rock undertones, and late 60’s throwback pop sensibilities. Released under the new moniker Joseph King and the Mad Crush, he’s joined on this album by his long time and now permanent band - Will Whatley (drums), Dan Hyde (keys), and Taryn Chory (vocals).
Meridian Lights - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Meridian Lights is the song writing team of vocalist Bradley Valentin and guitarist Yohimbe Sampson. They have completed their second release. The album is "self titled" and features bass player Jean Shepherd and drummer Drew McClean.

Bradley and Yohimbe both grew up with heavy musical and art influences in the home. Music was part of celebrating the greatest moments of life, maintaining optimism during it's trials and served as an outlet for self expression. Yohimbe, self-taught, started playing guitar as a teen and honed his skills studying the instrument and playing with various bands, one being popular Brooklyn based Rap/Rock band Game Rebellion. Bradley, writing since the age of 12, has penned everything from short stories to poetry. He started singing as a teen in his mother's church choir. "at home I was introduced to many different genres and I always paid attention to the vocalist."

After crossing paths several times while living in the BedStuy section of Brooklyn, it all came to head at a party where Yohimbe grabbed a guitar and nobody would sing. Brad stood up, they started rocking and haven't stopped. The band has been featured on Metro NY, MTV Iggy and The Deli Magazine to name a few, and are no strangers to the stage having played Knitting Factory, SOBs, Public Assembly, Ella Lounge, Arlene's Grocery and various other music venues in and around New York City.

Meridian Lights defies genre with influences of rock, soul, world and electronic music. A masterful fusion of Bradley's powerhouse vocals with Yohimbe's feverish guitar, songs touch on trial, optimism, love and sex. Says MTV Iggy, "With their trippy, soulful, rock grooves that bang across cascading, sensual rhythms, it's hard not to fall in love with Meridian's do or die style."
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002