GRIDLINE

Soul Brew

Independent Release

RELEASE INFO

TITLE: Soul Brew
LABEL: Independent Release
RELEASE DATE: September 22, 2017
FORMATS: Digital / CD 

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ARTIST INFO

Daniel Kottmann: Guitars, Lead Vocals
Zachary Schepis: Guitars, Vocals
Andrew Yanchyshyn: Bass, Vocals
Neal Spitzer: Saxophones, EWI
Robbie Elder: Drums

Additional Members:
Corey Glover: Backup Vocals
Kim Wojehowski: Backup Vocals
Kim Miller: Backup Vocals
Benny Harrison: Wurlitzer, Organ, Clavinet, Piano
Jerry “Mack” Mitkowski: Hammond B3, Piano
Dave Lewitt: Percussion
George Meyer Jr: Trumpet
Vinnie Nobile: Trombone
Mike Soprano: Trombone
Katie Andrews: Harp

Dorsey "Sky" Parker: Drums

String Arrangement on “Tangerines” by Joel Thome
Performed by The Scorchio Quartet

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

Monthly residency at NYC's historic club The Bitter End (2012 - 2018)

Sold-out album release party at The Cutting Room, NYC

Opened for Iggy Azalea at Culture Shock Festival

Headlined Vermont Music Festival for three consecutive years

Headlined Montauk Music Festival two years in a row

Monthly residency at NYC club Groove (2018-2020)

NOTABLE VENUES

The Whisky A Go-Go, Los Angeles

The Brooklyn Bowl, New York

The Stone Church, Vermont 

Quais des Brumes, Montreal

The Westcott Theater, Syracuse 

Knitting Factory, Brooklyn

Powerplant Live, Baltimore

Mercury Lounge, New York

Stoltz Listening Room, Easton

CONNECT

Website

Facebook

Instagram

Youtube

BOOKING & MANAGMENT

Email: booking@gridlinejam.com

Tel: (845) 264-1286

PRESS QUOTES

“A sound doused in characteristic energy.” - RELIX Magazine

 

“Lovely Lady is just the right amount of serious fun for a grand summer time anthem.” - New Noise Magazine

 

“Exudes a level of musical precision and expertise that makes one question where the band has been all this time.” - Live Nation's Ones to Watch

 

“Killer music oozing with soul.” - Pure Grain Audio

“Anybody who grooves like that must be doing something right!” - Lawrence “LAW” Worrell (Amy Winehouse, George Clinton)

“Gridline is one of the funkiest and hard-driving outfits to hit the scene in years. Hang on for a great ride!” - Joe Ferry (Grammy Award-winning Producer of The Skatalites & Dr. John)

"These guys are for real, will keep you on your feet and totally satisfy that need for experiencing actual humans interacting and just plain rocking out!" - Peter Denenberg (Grammy Award-winning Producer of The Spin Doctors)

BIOGRAPHY

 

Eight years in the making, Gridline continues to captivate audiences with their high-octane blend of funk, soul, and rock and roll. Their full-length debut album, Soul Brew, is a culminating snapshot of a live band in motion. The eight original songs on the record developed over years of performing late night sets as the house band of NYC’s historic club, The Bitter End. The album features contributions from vocalist Corey Glover (Living Colour), Kim Miller (The Skatalites), Joel Thome (Frank Zappa), Mike Soprano (Streetlight Manifesto), and the Scorchio Quartet (David Bowie).

Founded in New York in 2012, kindred spirits Dan Kottmann (guitars, lead vocals) and Andrew Yanchyshyn (bass, vocals) found common ground on their local college music scene at SUNY Purchase. They soon met Robbie Elder, a Detroit-born drummer with a heavy penchant for rock and disco. Together, they formed a band and caught attention through organizing and headlining DIY psychedelic sets at campus venues. After years of East Coast touring and lineup changes, the group expanded to include Syracuse musician Neal Spitzer (saxophones, EWI), a tour-de-force on the saxophone and in the writing studio, and Zach Schepis (guitars vocals), a Brooklyn-based musician with a passion for global music and lyricism. The finalized lineup has been touring since 2015. 

Featured in Relix Magazine as up-and-coming artists, the band has been nationally recognized as something of a rarity in today’s music scene. With members of varying ages and experiences, each musician contributes to a diverse sound that is equal parts energetic and refined. The band has opened for artists such as Iggy Azalea, Galactic, Max Creek, Kung Fu, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, and The Nigel Hall Band, and continues to set their sights higher and higher.

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