Wed, November 8th

7 Crown Presents: Jason Yudoff & The New Hotness, Craig Greenberg Band and Andrea Wittgens

Funk rock TICKETS

Doors 7pm
Show 7:15
Advance Price $10
Door Price $12

Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of show
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7 Crown Presents:
Jason Yudoff & The New Hotness, Craig Greenberg Band and

 Andrea Wittgens

Jason Yudoff & The New Hotness





Brooklyn singer/songwriter Jason Yudoff's soulful voice and percussive keyboard skills have carved out an original path of funk, rock, blues and soul, with a hip and passionate vibe. A veteran of the New York music scene, both of Yudoff’s 2 studio albums Smoke Sex Water and Tragic Hero were selected to the Official Grammy Ballots in a combined 12 categories, including Album of the Year and Best New Artist. He’s been featured at the Songwriters Hall Of Fame’s New Writers Showcase and compilation CD, on on N.P.R., the Next Big Hit, CMJ, Music Connection, and numerous online music blogs and publications. Keyboard Magazine calls Yudoff's music "Party Music of the Highest Order!".
With an 8 piece band including a full horn section, Jason Yudoff & The New Hotness guarantees an electric live show that will leave your soul stirred and wanting more. Picture Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jamiroquai on a road trip, only to get car-jacked by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. There just isn't anyone out there with this kind of sound.  

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Craig Greenberg Band





Craig has been called this generation's "troubadour piano man" (Jambands.com, Jan 2011), combining the pop sensibilities and greatly skilled musicianship of Billy Joel and Ben Folds, with the lyrical smarts of Randy Newman. His voice brims with soul and personality, coming from his strong native New Yorker identity, and also from his experience getting his start while living abroad, performing in the bars and on the streets of Chile and Spain from 2001 to 2003. Since moving back to his home city in 2004, Craig has been a mainstay on the downtown and Brooklyn music scene, and as well has toured nationally and internationally.
Craig's songs, in content and feel, run the gamut from light-hearted and tongue and cheek, to quite dark and edgy. It's his range as a songwriter that sets him apart.


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 Andrea Wittgens


“This imaginative pop maestro's delivery and message are so delightfully refreshing that it's hard to remember she's working from the pop music playbook.” SHAWN TELFORD, Seattle Sound Magazine
 
Forget all that compared to this and that stuff, Wittgens is her own voice and it’s one you’ll be glad to hear. Hot stuff from a newcomer that’s sure to be around for a while. – CHRIS SPECTOR, Midwest Record
 
Common wisdom in the entertainment business dictates if you can't describe it in two sentences, go back to the boards and refine your pitch. However, those experienced and well traveled in the business know that in truth, it's the ones that you can't describe easily that are the true and lasting artists (think Nellie McKay, Rufus Wainwright, Jeff Buckley).
 
New York City-based singer/songwriter Andrea Wittgens is surely one of those artists.  Armed with witty yet disarmingly honest lyrics and a voice that simply soars, Wittgens creates songs that are both hypnotic and exuberant.  In the words of Shawn Telford from Seattle Sound Magazine  “a silver tongue rides a voice that flitters with the wonderful unpredictability of a butterfly and the laser precision of, well, a laser.”
 
Originally from the small town of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Andrea's earliest stage training was in classical piano and modern dance. She followed her studies all the way to a Music degree at Queen's University but always felt a wistful pull away from the classical path and towards the pop-rock scenes. Eventually moving to Seattle, WA in the mid-90's, she cut her teeth as front woman and songwriter for pop band Sugartown.  Their debut EP  "Blue Eyed Fool" and follow up LP “How Do You Love, Aquamarine” stirred up a wave of notice despite being an earnest fun-pop outfit pushing against the considerable tide of flannel-shirted grunge. 
 
By the new millennium, Andrea was ready to step out on her own.  She had also caught the attention of Grammy producer Bob Power (Erykah Badu, Tribe Called Quest, Citizen Cope) and in 2006 he produced her first solo album “Alibi”.  The EP and Andrea's instantly arresting voice garnered excited reviews both in the Northwest and in her new home of New York City where she performed to packed houses on the lower east side.  Shortly after, in 2008, she followed up with “In The Skyline”, a 12-song ode to escapism in a more viscerally emotional live band setting thanks to rock producer-mixer Johnny Sangster (Young Fresh Fellows, Mudhoney, The Briefs). The critically acclaimed LP also included collaborations with former Sugartown band-mate Vincent Gates and a reunion with Bob Power.
 
“In The Skyline” brought many opportunities to perform and tour and Andrea jumped in with both feet, touring throughout the country to promote the record.  By 2010, just when she was starting to yearn for the more insular life of writing, she attended for the first time the songwriting festival Steel Bridge Songfest in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.  The only of its kind in the world, the annual festival as well as its sister festivals Dark Songs and Love On Holiday introduced Andrea to the power of collaborative writing. 
 
Her latest recording project, a set of two 5-song EPs released in late 2016, is the result of five years of songwriting collaborations.  The first EP “Girl In A Box” produced by Geoff Stanfield (Sun Kill Moon, Leah Siegel) weaves her darker lyrical material into beautifully strange and cinematic soundscapes while its sister EP “Grace” produced by longtime band-mate and collaborator Vincent Gates, explores the realm of the spirit with more acoustic and gospel-infused instrumentation.  Both EP’s are out now and available for purchase at www.andreawittgens.com