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RELEASE INFO

 

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

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CREDITS

Daniel Kottmann: guitars, lead vocals
Andrew Yanchyshyn: bass, vocals

Zachary Schepis: guitars, vocals

Neal Spitzer: saxophones, ewi
Dorsey "Sky" Parker: drums

ADDITIONAL CREDITS
Corey Glover
: backup vocals
Kim Miller: backup vocals

Kim Wojehowski: backup vocals

Jerry “Mack” Mitkowski: hammond b3, piano

Benny Harrison: wurlitzer, organ, clavinet, piano

Dave Lewitt: percussion

Vinnie Nobile: trombone
George R. Meyer Jr: trumpet
Mike Soprano: trombone
Katie Andrews: harp
 

String Arrangement on “Tangerines” by Joel Thome

Performed by The Scorchio Quartet

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS

Monthly residency at NYC's historic club:

The Bitter End (2012 - 2018)

Opened for Galactic:

The Westcott Theater (2013)

Opened for Iggy Azalea:

Culture Shock Festival (2013)

Headlined Vermont Music Festival

(2015, 2016 & 2017)

Sold-out album release party:

The Cutting Room, NYC (2017)​​

Headlined Montauk Music Festival

(2018 & 2019)

Monthly residency at NYC club:

Groove (2018 - 2020)

NOTABLE VENUES

The Whisky A Go-Go - Los Angeles, CA​

The Bitter End - New York, NY

Powerplant Live - Baltimore, MD​

The Brooklyn Bowl - Brooklyn, NY​

The Stone Church - Brattleboro, VT​

Quais des Brumes - Montreal, CA​

The Westcott Theater - Syracuse, NY​

Knitting Factory - Brooklyn, NY​

Mercury Lounge - New York, NY​

Stoltz Listening Room - Easton, MD

BOOKING & MANAGMENT

Email: booking@gridlinejam.com

Tel: (845) 264-1286

CONNECT

Website      Facebook      Instagram      Youtube

PRESS QUOTES

“A sound doused in characteristic energy.”

RELIX 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

 

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

New Noise Magazine

“Anybody who grooves like that must be doing something right!”

Lawrence “LAW” Worrell

(Amy Winehouse, George Clinton)

"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)

“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)

PHOTOS

BIOGRAPHY

 

Founded in New York in 2012, Dan Kottmann (guitars, lead vocals) and Andrew Yanchyshyn (bass, vocals) met while attending and teaching at SUNY Purchase College for the Studio Production and Graduate Composition programs. [After years of experience working with major label artists such as Chris Botti, Keith Richards, Aretha Franklin, Carti B, and many others; both currently work as staff producers, session players, and engineers in rooms, The Hit Factory (New York, NY) & Daxxit Sound Studios (Fort Lee, NJ).] They soon met Robbie Elder (drums, vocals), a Detroit-born vintage drum enthusiast studying at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Together, they formed a band and caught attention through organizing DIY psychedelic sets at campus venues. After years of East Coast touring and lineup changes, the group expanded in 2015 to include fellow Purchase alumni Zach Schepis (guitars, vocals), former editor and chief of BTR Magazine.

Former Members:

Neal Spitzer: saxophones, ewi (2013 - 2021)

Dorsey Sky Parker: drums (2015 - 2019)

After almost ten years, 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 snapshot of a live band in motion. The eight original songs and arrangements were developed over years of performing late night sets as the house band of New York’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, Trey Anastasio)

Featured in Relix Magazine, the band has been internationally recognized, opening for artists such as Iggy Azalea, Galactic, Max Creek, Kung Fu, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, and The Nigel Hall Band.

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