· Saturday, October 13 from 9 to 10pm
· Friday, November 9 from 10pm to midnight
· Friday, December 7 from 10pm to midnight
· Friday, January 11, 2013 from 10pm to midnight
Preachermann and The Revival understand the role that blues plays in the lineage of classic rock and roll. The group blends rock, gospel and funk to create an original and engaging sound that Preachermann has dubbed Atomic Soul. The band's first album 'Negroes Stay Crunchy in Milk', is full of songs that live up to that description. The haunting melodies and deceptively simple lyrics on tracks like ‘Smile’ and ‘Familiar to Me’ resonate deeply with fans and convey the spirituality and humility that is the foundation of Preachermann’s work.
What they’re saying:
“With a voice that reminds you of Curtis Mayfield with a bit of Al Green during his chain rockin shirtless period, Preachermann channels the energy of many soul singers of the past…Apparent in his interaction with audiences at live shows…you can see that it’s not all about him...” -- http://60secondreview.blogspot.com/2007/10/preachermann-negroes-stay-crunchy-in.html
“…impassioned yet wickedly subtle, politically conscious oldschool-style soul crooner Preachermann & the Revival.. Sort of the missing link between late-period Marvin Gaye and Gil Scott-Heron.” -- http://newyorkmusicdaily.wordpress.com/2012/04/01/april2012/
In addition to earning artist-in-residence status at the venerated downtown staple, the Bowery Poetry Club, Preachermann and The Revival has thrown down in legendary venues like CBGB, The Knitting Factory and Joe's Pub, and in avant-garde art scenes such as The Kitchen, all to critical acclaim and ever-widening popular appeal.
Preachermann and The Revival have been performing to full houses consistently this year, most recently at Williamsburg Music Center, Kenny’s Castaways, and Shrine. The band’s live performances are among the must-see underground gems in New York City. In his signature robe, afro and kukui nut necklace, Preachermann delivers his lyrics with passion matched by few outside the pulpit. A performance of original favorites like 'Preachermann' and ‘Negroes Stay Crunchy in Milk’ is guaranteed, and the band often treats the audience to an atomic soul rendition of the classic Allman Brothers track 'Whipping Post', which always brings the house down.
No matter where the band goes, as far as Preachermann’s concerned it’s always about the people. “I promise you a night of music and healing. Walk in with your burdens, and leave with a smile. Are you ready for church?”
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Preachermann and The Revival:
· Ed Holley “Preachermann “ (Lead vocals)
· Joe Paldino "Clean Papa Joe" (Guitar)
· Benita Charles "Motown Mama" (Background vocals)
· Christi Gehrisch (Background vocals)
· Karl Watson "The Rock" (Saxophone, Violin)
· Harris Punyon "Velvet Technician/Agent Charlie Chocolate” (Background vocals, Piano)
· Tom Pope "The Pope of Brooklyn" (Drums)
· Pauly Paldino "Clean Baby Funk" (Bass)
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PRESS CONTACT: Lori Payne: (347) 225-5341