Brickdrop OPENING FOR West End Blend
Brickdrop is high impact blast of up-tempo dance, funk, jazz, r&b with a rock attitude. The music weaves between moments of intricate syncopated melodies, and free flowing fusion grooves reminiscent of the 70's Herbie Hancock era. It is an equal blend of intentional design and spontaneous artistic creation. Whether you like to party, or listen, the music is sure to hit you like a brick. Brickdrop will be opening for West End Blend.
West End Blend has been playing their version of Funk and Soul in venues all over the Northeast since their inception as a ten puice Funk/Soul band. Fronted by vocalist Erica Bryan, the band pays homage to classic throwback sounds while adding their own distinct vibe and flair. Behind her, the Blend packs a four-piece horn section, two guitars, bass, keyboards and drums onto stages every night. From humble beginnings in an epic sweaty funky basement dance party, the Blend’s goal has always been to bring that same atmosphere to every show ever since.
The Blend released their debut full length record, “Rewind”, in the Fall of 2015. The album was recorded at Telefunken Studios with Grammy Award winning engineer, Brendan Morawski. Alongside their album release, West End Blend shared the stage with Turkuaz, Break Science, Kung Fu, Twiddle, Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, The Nth Power, The Motet and countless others Jam/Funk staples throughout 2015-2016. On September 28th, 2016 the Blend released their latest EP “Say Hey!” as they embarked on their current Fall Tour across the Northeast. Throughout their Fall tour they will share the stage with Dopapod, The Nth Power, Turkuaz, Hayley Jane & The Primates, Deep Banana Blackout and more