Please note our NEW LOCATION : 16640 E 14th St, Ashland
Next Events : October 13th and October 27th
October 13th Featured Talent : No Lovely Thing featuring Melissa Jones
No Lovely Thing is an eight-piece band from Oakland, CA. Led by singer Melissa Jones’ percussive melodies and unforgettably captivating voice, the band weaves elements of blues, ska, reggae and jazz into their modern soul-funk mix. Always leaving room for improvisation and giving each song the chance to blow up, the band’s natural bond and instinctive interactions are flawless, exploding with a seemingly effortless ease.
Band leader and guitarist John Givens first connected with vocalist Melissa Jones’ through her SoundCloud page, which contained songs she had made entirely with A Capella vocal layers. The pair had an immediate creative connection and began composing and arranging right from the start. Having never met another musician with such similar musical tastes and vision, John recognized in Melissa a unique sensibility – a little R&B/soul of Erykah Badu blended in with equal parts blues/rock attitude of The White Stripes.
The band is completed by its strong core instrumentalists: Milos Nikic (bass), Jae Stix (drums), JonAnthony Floyed-Jackson (saxophone), and backing vocalists Sarah Iyer & Yunoka Berry – all seasoned musicians that add their own influence to each track. Once the band began writing, performing and recording together, their path and determination grew, drawing the attention of acclaimed producer Jim Greer (of the Rondo Brothers, who received a platinum record for his work with Foster The People and has written and produced for the likes of Macy Gray, Galactic, Irma Thomas, Del The Funkee Homosapien, MC Lars, Andrew St James, Diegos Umbrella, and many more.) Greer began workshopping tracks with the band in anticipation of its first recording sessions at up and coming Opus Studios Berkeley, that has hosted sessions with George Clinton, Angelo Moore (Fishbone), Butterscotch, Chuck Prophet, Con Brio, and many more.
Known for their electrifying live sets and ever-growing enthusiastic crowds at legendary Bay Area clubs including The Brick & Mortar Music Hall (SF), The Boom Boom Room and The New Parish and The Legionnaire, No Lovely Thing thrives on performing, feeding off the energy of their crowds to make each performance unique. Completed with producer Jim Greer, No Lovely Thing’s debut EP is now available here, on iTunes and Spotify.
More Info : https://nolovelything.bandzoogle.com
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We are proud to announce our official partnership with KCRH 89.9FM Radio as the official DJ’s of Eden Night Live!
Eden Night Live is a vibrant, vital, and diverse space created to provide a charming retreat from urban life for the enjoyment of Ashland, Cherryland, and the surrounding communities and in doing so, will establish Eden Area’s place among the great cities of the Bay Area. As the organization committed to the curation of this space, our work is founded on the belief that citizen initiative and private philanthropy are key to ensuring that Eden Night Live and its fundamental objective persevere.
To help make this a total community experience, we encourage local businesses and organizations to adopt the space to :
Display and/or sell their products and/or services.
Promote and/or engage the community in dialog and/or programming.
- Gather and discuss community related ideas and initiatives.
Eden Night Live is a collaborative effort between a few different entities including Eden Chamber of Commerce, DSAL (Deputy Sheriffs’ Activity League), & the Alameda County Sheriffs’ Office.
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