Saturday, October 14th, 2017
$15 / ALL AGES / BALLROOM
Wesley Bright & The Honeytones
Wesley Bright & The Honeytones are a soul band from the funky rust belt town of Akron, OH. Although he’s only been on the scene for several years, Wesley has grown to be a regional favorite amongst true soul-lovers, and vinyl collectors.
As a vocalist, Wesley is quoted to be a “honey-voiced frontman who’s got the pipes and the moves to keep the crowd going all night.” He has held his own while sharing a stage with legendary acts like War, Tower of Power, Otis Clay, Lee Fields, Charles Bradley, and Sly and The Family Stone. Tower of Power band leader, Emilio Castillo, was so impressed with Wesley’s performance, he offered Wesley an audition with Tower of Power immediately following their show together at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In 2011, Wesley began completely mesmerizing crowds with his timeless sound and stunning dance moves as the front man of Northern Soul band, Wesley Bright and the Hi-Lites. Now, backed by the Honeytones, Wesley is stepping out on his own to create a new soul sound that bridges the gap between classic soul and the modern sound. Being compared to greats like Al Green and Otis Redding, there is something really show stopping about him. His way of engaging an audience and getting the whole crowd to sing and dance together has earned him the reputation of “A true dynamo on stage.”
In 2017, the band will be releasing some hot new soul stompers on a series of 45's through Colemine records. Stay tuned for more info!
— Alanna Royale
Alanna Royale combines the best elements of rock, pop, funk and soul, all executed by their fearless leader and sensual vocalist, Alanna Quinn-Broadus, an unparalleled rhythm section – Jared Colby on guitar, Gabriel Golden on bass and Matt Snow on drums — and a tremendously talented two-piece horn section – Kirk Donovan on trumpet and Diego Vasquez on trombone.
Without a single recorded song, Alanna Royale was able to obtain an impressive fan base and a reputation solely because of their unforgettable live performances. In January of 2013, the band released its debut EP, Bless Her Heart, which led to sold-out shows across Nashville and prompted Mike Grimes, owner of the world famous Grimey’s to declare them, “the next big thing.”
The band’s vivacious and soulful live shows have catapulted Alanna Royale onto the music scene. And now, thanks to their impressive fanbase and reputation, Alanna Royale’s, ACHILLES, is posed to skyrocket them to superstardom.
Recorded at The Bomb Shelter in Nashville, the album was engineered and produced by Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Hurray for the Riff Raff), and features a revolving door of local talent including members of Los Colognes, Fly Golden Eagle and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Alanna Royale shines bright by marrying smooth, retro roots with dirty Rock n’ Roll attitude. Since the release of Bless Her Heart, the band has shared the stage with some of Nashville’s finest, and made appearances at Bonaroo, Austin City Limits, East Nashville Underground and Music City Roots. They’ve been featured in Garden & Gun and Nashville Lifestyles and on NPR.