After years of consuming Stevie Wonder, Janis Joplin, and Eggo waffles, Lawrence delivers Breakfast, their twelve-song debut LP. Led by siblings Clyde Lawrence, 22, and Gracie Lawrence, 18, the New York-based soul-pop group blends old-school and new-school vibes to create a set of songs that sound as good on the record as they do at their high-energy live shows.
To create Breakfast, Lawrence teamed up with Grammy Award winning producer Eric Krasno (Lettuce/Soulive/Tedeschi Trucks Band), and brought in several NYC soul/funk mainstays including Adam Deitch (Le...ttuce), Cory Henry (Snarky Puppy), and Maurice “Mobetta” Brown (Tedeschi Trucks Band) for guest appearances. Following two short runs with Blues Traveler in the fall of 2015, Lawrence is currently promoting Breakfast with a national tour of headline dates, festival appearances, and as many pancakes and omeletes as possible.
Clyde and Gracie have been writing and playing music together since their early childhood, performing regularly at small cafés and clubs around lower Manhattan, and of course, in their living room at their grandparents’ request. During Clyde’s time at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, they met the crew of talented musicians that would ultimately form the full-time Lawrence lineup, an eight-piece keyboard-driven powerhouse with a dynamic horn section to support the siblings’ explosive vocal arrangements. It was with this group that they began to garner a passionate following at countless venues and colleges across the Northeast.
With Breakfast, Lawrence doesn’t shy away from the oft-maligned idea of “pop” music, but instead is on a mission to write the music they wish “pop” sounded like. They draw from the past and present, combining their love of The Beatles, Randy Newman, and Etta James with Beyonce, Ben Folds, and Amy Winehouse.
In addition to working with Lawrence, Clyde has composed songs and score for films such as Miss Congeniality (2000), Music and Lyrics (2007), The Rewrite (2015), and Hard Sell (2016). At age six, Clyde was admitted as the youngest member to the Songwriters Guild of America for his work on Miss Congeniality (2000). Gracie is also an accomplished actress who has performed on Broadway in Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs, films such as Did You Hear About The Morgans (2009) and The Sitter (2011), and TV shows such as The Good Wife (2012) and The Americans (2014).
The Genuine / Charlie King / Brettan Cox
Mountcastle Black Box Theatre (3rd level of the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts)
Headliner - Mount Moriah
Headliner - Mount Moriah
Mammoth Indigo / The Genuine / Foxture / Happy Abandon
$5 adv/$8 day of show
Burn Sweet Booking Presents
Mammoth Indigo is Cody Bowers, Eric Singer, Dan McDonough, and Adam Vaagen; an indie rock band originally from Richmond, VA. Their debut album, 'Mammoth Indigo’, was released in August of 2013 to overwhelming response from indie music critics for its visceral compositions and Bowers' haunting vocals. The band has completed 4 US tours, playing 175 + shows over the past 2 years sharing stages around the country with groups like Local Natives, Magic Man, Saintseneca, The Soil & the Sun, Junior Astronomers, and Trophy Scars.
WNRN named one of their tracks the best of Virginia of 2013. Their singles "Rapture" and "No Mothers" are spun on 20+ college radio stations, recently receiving play on major VA alternative radio station 96x, and was just added to Sirius XM’s 'Alt Nation' Radio Station.
The band retreated to their homes in the spring of 2015 to write and record their sophomore album in Williamsburg, VA. In an interview as Sonicbids Spotlight Artist, Bowers stated that there has been “a spooky trend” to the new record, whose release date is currently TBA by the band.
The Genuine is a sincerely creative musical four-piece band, comprised of Matthew Allivato, Katelyn Allivato, Devin Forkel, and Gunnar Nagle. The four emit heartfelt, often hymn-like, tracks tangled in ensnaring harmonies. We love making music and letting music make us.
Foxture is a band from NC speaking of experiences, confessions, and thoughts.
Happy Abandon is a musical project dedicated to self expression between Peter Vance, Jake Waits, Alex Thompson & Justin Ellis. Identified as lush indie rock, Happy Abandon conveys bold and intimate lyrical nuances through complex rhythms and evocative melodies.
An event in support of the Extended Melody Project. More info TBA.
WUAG welcomes you back to school this semester with a night of folk music – all from North Carolina artists. On January 28th, Rebekah Todd and The Odyssey will be joined by The Genuine at the UNCG Faculty Center (402 College Ave). The show starts at 8pm and all are welcome.
This show is completely free!
It's that time of year!! Come celebrate the New Year with Victoria, Victoria, The Westward Movement, and The Genuine!
Redeemer Presbyterian Church
1046 Miller St.
Admission: Non-perishable food item
Chai, coffee, and cookies available for purchase.
All proceeds go to Second Harvest Food Bank.
Hey you runners out there, come hang out with us at the Ardmore RAH!
RAH! stands for Run Against Hunger because it’s a food drive with all net proceeds to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC, which provides food for families and children in need right here in our own area.
RAH! is the sound of an entire community coming together to do something really worth cheering for.
The RAH! features a 1-mile fun run, a 5K run/walk, a 10K and The Second Helping Club (those brave enough to do the 5K and 10K). Which means that from the avid runner to the casual walker, everyone helps make the Ardmore RAH! the premier race event in the Triad.
Participants get the opportunity to challenge themselves physically and to make a big difference for people in need — while having an amazing time doing both.
More info TBA
We're so excited to be a part of Phuzz Phest again this year! Check out the line up!!
Show @ 9:00p
Time and details TBA
White Violet\\The Genuine\\The Menders\\Ruby the Rabbitfoot
Ardmore RAH! 10k/5k/Fun Run/ Food Drive benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC!
With great friends The Dawn Drapes and Stranger in the Alps.
Doors at 7:30pm
Show at 8:30pm
Come celebrate summer with us outside in the warm night air!
Show time TBA