Fête Music Hall Presents
Thursday, October 12th
Doors: 8:00 PM
Tickets: ADV $12 • DOS $15
West End Blend
Since their conception, CT-based Funk/Soul band West End Blend has been playing their version of Funk and Soul in venues all over the Northeast. Fronted by vocalist Erica T. Bryan, the band pays homage to classic throwback sounds while adding their own distinct vibe and flair. Behind her, the Blend packs two guitars, a two-piece horn section, bass, keyboards and drums onto stages every night. From humble beginnings in an epic sweaty funky basement dance party, the Blend’s goal has always been to bring that same atmosphere to every show ever since.
The Blend released their debut full length record, “Rewind”, in the Fall of 2015. The album was recorded at Telefunken Studios with Grammy Award winning engineer, Brendan Morawski. Alongside their album release, West End Blend shared the stage with Charles Bradley, Turkuaz, members of Snarky Puppy and Lettuce, Break Science, Kung Fu, Twiddle, Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, The Nth Power, The Motet and countless others Jam/Funk staples. On September 28th, 2016 the Blend released their latest EP “Say Hey!” as they embarked on their Fall Tour across the Northeast. Throughout their Fall tour they shared the stage with Dopapod, The Nth Power, Turkuaz, Hayley Jane & The Primates, Deep Banana Blackout and more. After ringing in the New Year alongside Turkuaz and Kung Fu is Providence, RI, the Blend took off on their 2017 Winter Tour, which spanned from Vermont down to DC and from Massachusetts out to Ohio, as the band began to emerge out of the Northeast. Throughout 2017, the band has continued to push beyond the Northeast
Slurp is a funk/jam band made up of four musicians who have played in various projects around the Rhode Island and Massachusetts area, and are based out of Providence, RI. Slurp is mainly instrumental providing a blend of hard, aggressive funk with a hip hop vibe while incorporating improvising. The tasteful shredding of lead guitarist Mike Schiavone paves the way, held by the back beat of drummer Rich Sherman, and bassist Rory Quinn, who uses a lot of heavy synth effects along with keyboardist Alex Agudelo. These trippy sounds give meaning to the term and band name Slurp. The newly formed Slurp is quickly on the rise in the Rhode Island area and with keep you dancing and vibing all night long.