GI BLYTHE LAUNCHES EAST COAST CD RELEASE TOUR
(Published: May 02, 2012)
New York, NY, May 2, 2012-In support of their highly successful CD, Lost in Space, GI Blythe will embark on a CD release tour of the East Coast beginning with a CD release party at Connolly's Klub 45 in New York City on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 and closing the tour with a CD release concert at the Bearsville Theater in Bearsville, NY on May 21, 2012. In the interim, they'll be appearing at the U Street Music Hall in Washington DC on May 17th and at the Sheehy Palmer VFW Post 6776 in Albany, NY on May 20th. GI Blythe (www.giblythe.com) is a group of seasoned musical pros from a variety of impressive musical backgrounds who've come together to fuse a high-energy hybrid of wit and horn-centric good-time Rock, which is amply demonstrated on their new CD release, Lost in Space.
Lost in Space is an exhilarating introduction to a band that's sure to pique some discerning ears, and raise some diverse eyebrows, in the near future. The CD contains original tunes written by Geoffrey Blythe, Archie Brown & Jim Paterson-including the instrumental "Freedom March" with some swinging, scorching Jazzy moments-and the first cut, "Run Rabbit Run," just might bring you out of your chair, so be forewarned: before you put this disc on be sure and put on your dancing shoes!
GI Blythe is a band of exceptional players from the U.K. and the U.S. that have outrageous chops and share a pure joy of making music that is both exuberant and street savvy. Several members of GI Blythe have worked together in various music settings over the years-including Dexy's Midnight Runners and Black 47-and along with Geoffrey have collectively played and/or recorded with a number of diverse artists from Elvis Costello, Paul Simon and Nick Lowe to Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter and The Funk Brothers (of Motown fame), to name but a few. The band's foundation is provided by drummer ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬Crispin ‘the Pump' Taylor and bassist Joe ‘Bear Claw' Burcaw-and these guys cook! They provide a solid pocket that energetically propels the band and allows lead singer Archie Brown and the horns of Geoffrey Blythe and ‘Big Jim' Paterson (trombone & backup vocals), along with the keys of Pete Levin and guitars of Larry Baeder, to alternately punch the rhythm section and float above the smooth ride effortlessly. Although the band's players are accomplished pros, they retain a raucous, authentic post-punk attitude resulting in a sound that's soulful, sometimes Jazzy (with tasteful flashes of dissonance-and a funky beat!), rockin' and audacious-all at the same time!
Date Time Price Location
5/16 7:00 PM $12 Connolly's Klub 45, 121 W 45th St., NYC, (212) 597-5126, www.connollyspubandrestau...
5/17 7:00 PM $12 U Street Music Hall, 1115A U St., NW Washington DC, (202) 588-1880, www.ustreetmusichall.com
5/20 3:30 PM $10 Sheehy Palmer VFW Post 6776, 525 Delaware Ave., Albany, NY, (518) 465-9349
5/21 8:00 PM Free Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker St., Woodstock, NY, (845) 679-4406, www.bearsvilletheater.com
Contact Info for GI Blythe: Janet Castiel, Redwood Entertainment, Inc., 212 543-9998
More Information: http://www.giblythe.com