The Brighton Beat
with The Red Newts
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Bar & Restaurant: 5:00pm
18+ $5 // 21+ FREE
The Brighton Beat
The Brighton beat is a unique and engaging spectacle for all ages. Influences range from Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, to modern cutting-edge NYC Jazz with a heavy helping of classic New Orleans brass band Funk. Performing up and down the East coast since 2010, the band has developed a style of performance that uniquely engages the audience and is fun for the whole family. Positive, uplifting, danceable music is a trademark of The Brighton Beat sound. Instrumental songs that feature room for the horn section to improvise anchor the band’s set, but the show often includes guest vocalists, audience participation, group sing-a-longs and even the occasional circus act.
Faculty of Berklee, New England Conservatory, NYU, Broadway pit musicians, top call session players, and world touring musicians all call The Brighton Beat there own, their home and heart. The fruit of their lifelong passion for music art and entertainment is presented each night on stage for all to experience and be inspired by. This passion, honesty and positive music is deeply necessary in our current cultural climate. This family truly believes in the power of music, and all it can bring.
The Red Newts
The Red Newts have been cooking up the tried-and-true, classic recipe for original rock and roll music in the Burlington area for over 3 years now; equal parts country, blues, and soul. The band has been through several line ups of some of the areas finest players until landing on the current one which consists of Nick Losito (guitar, vocals), Jon Hanlon (guitar, vocals), Sarah Cutler (vocals), Matt Shannon (keys), Glen Wallace (drums), and Euan Burgos (bass).
They’ve been featured on WRUV’s exposure twice, WBKM’s The Drinking Gourd twice as well, played a 2 year Wednesday night residency at The Olde Northender, recorded an EP with Chuck Eller, and begun production on their first ever LP.
No matter where you catch the Newts, you are guaranteed to get your dosage of good ol’ rock and roll music.