Sun, October 28, 2012

Doors: 7:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$12 advance / $15 day of show


This event is 21 and over

This show has been cancelled due to impending weather.

Greetings Ladies and Gentlemen,

Paddy Boom (former drummer of Scissor Sisters) and Tim Shipman created Manitou. Manitou make organic and soulful rock music with a nod to the funk and blues. The Manitou band will be making their Mercury Lounge debut January 20th with a ‘one night only’ show with some very special guests including the legendary guitarist Carlos Alomar and bassist-in-demand Paul Frazier. In addition there will be a 9 piece backing band.

Paddy Boom and musical partner-in-crime Tim Shipman are finishing a brand new EP called ‘Help is on the way”. Starting with a few casual jams in the fall of 2010, they began writing songs with no other reason that it just made them feel good. Last spring in April 2012, along with the help from a host of extremely talented players, Manitou started recording their debut EP at lead singer Paddy Boom’s home studio. The goal was a relaxed, ‘analog’ feel, so all the gear was set up and tracks were laid in Paddy’s living room.

The recording band was put together as the result of a few phone calls and started with Paddy Boom and Tim Shipman. In addition, they had the extreme pleasure of having the legendary Carlos Alomar (guitarist/musical director for David Bowie) the angelic and soulful vocalist N’Dea Davenport (Brand New Heavies/Celectrixx) and the rock-steady Paul Frazier (bass-David Byrne) on hand. Paddy Boom sang lead vocals, played drums and percussion. Tim Shipman musically directed the session, played guitar and Hammond organ. Also on bass was Sean Lewis, Alex Violette on saxophone and Henry Jeria on keyboards. Jason Mercer engineered the sessions. Once in the studio, the music came alive and the results exceeded their wildest expectations. The resulting EP ‘Help is on the way” is due out very soon.

Paddy and Tim’s musical partnership was the result of a series of tumultuous events that left them asking what to do in the wake of life-changing chaos. They suddenly became brothers-in-arms, realizing they had a mission to transform the energy of love, loss and despair into something musically beautiful. Manitou is the name of the street where they met, lived and where Paddy Boom’s “Camp Manitou” stands. Manitou is an Algonquian word referring to the the spirit of all things, the interconnection and balance of nature and life. Everything has its own Manitou, every plant, every stone, even machines.
BIOGRAPHY: “For a band barely three years young, Philadelphia’s D&M has emerged from the gate so fully formed musically it’s actually a little breathtaking.” Peter Chianca, GateHouse News
D & M is a blues infused alternative pop band based out of Philadelphia, (think John Mayer meets Fun.) After meeting on the first day of college in the fall of 2009, lead singer Danny Fornasa and Matt Klahre decided to form a band, mixing their shared love of pop, blues, and rock and roll. They dubbed the band D & M. It wasn’t the most shocking name, or the most eccentric on their list, but “D & M” told the world who they were in the most honest of ways and let the music take the focus. That it did.
After playing regionally throughout 2010 they went into the studio to record “Delawanna”, a five song EP. It was released on June 23rd and was featured on such notable outlets as AOL Music, Relix, AbsolutePunk, and many more. To support the release D & M teamed up with to fan-fundraise for a national summer tour. This fan-funding project took them from coast to coast all summer, playing concerts in big cities, small cities, and even “Good Morning San Diego”.
To follow up “Delawanna” D & M released their newest record, “Wait For Me” on April 24, 2012 to critical acclaim. Recorded in Philadelphia, the band stays true to their roots, but expands their sound with help from producer Brandon Bost. It has garnered the attention of national media with favorable reviews featured on CMJ, AOL Spinner, Purevolume,, and many more. The band plans to do an expansive 7-week national tour to support “Wait For Me” and bring the live show to fans around the country.
D & M’s sound draws influences from current artists such as John Mayer and Fun., and icons like The Band and The Beatles. Danny Fornasa is the group’s lead vocalist, acoustic guitar player, and main songwriter. His expansive vocal range allows the group to write dynamic songs that keep the listener enticed track after track. Matt Klahre, the lead guitarist, returns the group’s modern pop stylings to their blues roots with melodic guitar lines and searing blues solos.
“Heartbreak noise never felt so good…”-
“D & M are just about ready to transform from relative unknown to household name.”- MOG Music Network
“Philadelphia-based D&M are a band you’ll want to know. With their alt-pop sound, and slight blues feel they offer a little something for everyone, and do so in a way that still feels original.”-
“Delawanna, has a quality that by far surpasses their years… It features a raw tinge that Brit favorites Oasis used to be known to produce… Any attempt to further compartmentalize D & M’s caliber to their wizened contemporaries would not do this band justice… They really are a band you must see in person.”- Poptimes Magazine
“Billed as a mash-up of John Mayer, fun. and Mumford & Sons, the description is accurate but also sells the group a little short, D&M rocks harder than any of those acts.”- GateHouse News
This is D & M. Listen, enjoy. Listen again, love.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002