Sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Bar & Restaurant: 5:00pm
18+ $5 // 21+ $2
THE FRITZ IS LIVE ROCK.
THE FRITZ IS LIVE FUNK.
THE FRITZ IS LIVE MUSIC.
After five years of traveling the East Coast and steadily building a reputation as a live act not to be missed, Asheville music ambassadors, The Fritz, played a strong year of sets showing thousands of new fans what throngs of Southeastern music lovers have known for years: The Fritz likes to get funky. As much as they take their funk seriously, the band takes it’s rock-honed songwriting just as seriously, but the well crafted song is not the only final product in the live forum. Individually, the members of The Fritz are masters of improvisation, carefully weaving their personality into each performance.
While the music may range from hard driving soul to progressive rock, a common thread of The Fritz’s passionate energy reigns true in each show. Whether live or in the studio, the band creates an energetic dance party every time. Their 2013 release, Bootstrap, released positive acclaim around the region. The Fritz brought several unforgettable performances to festivals all over the East Coast. As 2016 rounds to a close, the boys are preparing to enter the studio to record a new album with the help of Dave Brandwein (Turkuaz, The London Souls, Zongo Junction). The Fritz looks forward to a great year in 2017, as they continue to spread the good Fritz gospel of intoxicating live music.
THE FRITZ is:
Jamar Woods – Keyboards, Vocals
Jamie Hendrickson – Guitar, Backup Vocals
Jake O’Connor – Bass, Backup Vocals
Michael Tillis – Drums
Mikey Spice – Percussion
Matt Schueler – Light Designer
ShwizZ is cast of very skilled extraordinary characters grooving hard out of the Northeast. This enormous sound is best described as a melting pot of hard progressive rock and colorful funkadelic jazz. With an incredibly diverse catalogue of unique original music and a contagious incomparable energy, ShwizZ is celebrated for their signature high octane performances that have been garnering fans everywhere they perform.
ShwizZ has been making a ruckus on the Northeast festival circuit. Summer of 2013 boasted tremendously note worthy appearances at RockNRoll Resort, The Big Up Music Festival, Opple Topple, Gathering at The Great Divide, and of course Catskill Chill Music Festival. ShwizZ has become part of Chillfest allure over the past 3 years, being at the epicenter of the mythical late night cabin jams, and taking the show to a whole different level at The Chill.
The group has recently embarked on a weekly residency at Garcia’s at The Capitol Theater in Port Chester NY, dubbed Electric Eclectric Tuesdays. ShwizZ has shared bills and stages with acts such as Umphrey’s McGee, Primus, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Particle, Dopapod, Jimkata, Kung Fu, Consider The Source, FiKus, Turkuaz, TAUK, Dr. Fameus (Allen of The Disco Biscuits), Sam Kininger Band, Melvin Seals & JGB, Turtle Soup, and many many more.