with Lady Moon & The Eclipse and Robin Sunquiet
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Bar & Restaurant: 5:00pm
Forged in the dimly-lit, beer-soaked bowels of Burlington, VT’s basement scene, Doctor Rick was put here for one reason: to help you get your fix. Brennan Kensey (Bass, Vocals) and Zach Santarsiero (Drums, Vocals) consistently hold down an infectiously groovy rhythm section, casually sprinkling in improvised solos while constantly pushing the energy higher. Patrick Callahan (Rhythm Guitar, Lead Vocals) keeps listeners on track with catchy, super-relatable lyrics that will be stuck in your head days after a show, all while trading licks with the Big Bad Booty Daddy himself, (E)Rick Soszynski (Lead Guitar), who shreds through solos and melodies with effortless levity.
Starting out as UVM students in 2015, Doctor Rick has been honing their craft up in VT for 2 years now, playing frequently at places like Nectar’s and Higher Ground. These guys work hard to combine everyone’s favorite aspects of blues rock, funk, and bluegrass into a cocktail delivered with surgical precision, straight to the brain. Now operating on a stage near you, dishing out blistering dueling guitar riffs backed by bombastic drum fills and tone-perfect bass bombs, the Doctor has a fix for whatever ails you. Need your face melted? Come on down. Wanna dance yourself outta your shoes? Stop by. These guys are just what the Doctor ordered. No appointment necessary.
Lady Moon & The Eclipse
Lady Moon & The Eclipse is a multicultural six-piece collective based in Brooklyn, NY. Through soaring vocal textures and R&B/afrobeat-influenced rhythms, their music sheds light on social issues. With a marked emphasis on inclusivity and spiritual unity, Lady Moon & The Eclipse explores relevant topics through a unique tapestry of cultural perspectives.
“Lady Moon” is vocalist Ngonda Badila, whose name means “Moon” in Kikongo. The rest of the band serves as the “Sun” that bestows light upon her; during each stage performance the audience experiences a metaphorical “Eclipse.” Hence the name — Lady Moon & The Eclipse. The band is a true conglomeration of artists; when off stage, band members pursue diverse mediums ranging from dance to visual arts, youth education, to environmental science. Lady Moon & The Eclipse is currently working on a full length album, following the release of the debut EP, Believe in March 2016.
Robin Sunquiet is an American Multi-Instrumentalist, Singer-Songwriter, Producer, who combines the funky uptempo dance party beats of modern DJs, with the raw energy of live vocal and instrumental performance. He is largely influenced by Michael Jackson, Paul Simon, Ed Sheeran, Prince, and Michael Franti, as well as DJ’s like David Guetta and Rudimental. With a focus on diverse world dance rhythms, simple catchy vocal choruses, and soulful guitar riffs, he draws even the most tentative audiences onto the dance floor to sing along. He has appeared at iconic venues such as The Boulder Theater and Higher Ground Ballroom, and has shared the stage with live music festival road warriors such as Easy Star Allstars, Kung Fu, and The Ready Set. His 2017 release, “Elastic Love”, is available now on Itunes and Spotify; it’s appropriately named—-Robin’s live show is an ELASTIC dance party brimming with LOVE that will make your sweat roll over your smile.