The Shades & Brendan Fletcher - 3/30/17Thursday, March 30 2017 6:00 PM Doors / 8:00 PM Start
- Front Premier
at City Winery Chicago
The Shades are a Chicago-based trio consisting of Andrew DeMuro(from Season 11 of NBC The Voice) and brothers Phil & Mark Jacobson. Equipped primarily with their voices and acoustic guitars, they’ve developed a signature sound that encompasses elements of pop/rock, folk, soul & R&B. Impressive arrangements and close harmonies are the hallmarks of The Shades’ music. In 2015, their song, ‘Take You Home,’ was featured in American Songwriter Magazine and they were chosen as a Top 10 finalist in NewSong Music’s International Songwriting Competition. They’ve also had the fortune to grace a variety of Chicago’s stages, including House of Blues, Schubas Tavern, City Winery & Navy Pier. 2017 will be a monumental year for the band as they’ll be releasing their debut EP entitled, "Miles Made of Inches", in the spring. Keep up with The Shades on social media (@WeTheShades) and visit their website for info on upcoming shows.
Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, soulful singer-songwriter Brendan Fletcher got his start touring bars in New Jersey and New York City. Influenced by the great rock, soul and blues musicians Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Otis Redding, Ray Charles, and Bruce Springsteen, Brendan writes and performs music with an old soul sound. His original music, with songs like “Maria” and “Boston,” draws inspiration from his childhood summers spent on the Jersey Shore, his family, heartbreak, and his journey to find his unique voice. In 2016, Brendan competed on the 11th season of NBC’s hit show The Voice, singing his way to the semi-finals. His powerful performances were praised by Rolling Stone as “soulful, elegant and stirring.” Brendan added new depth and his unique, raspy sound to popular hits; his rendition of Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors” hit No. 2 on the iTunes overall chart, and his cover of “Whipping Post” by the Allman Brothers Band hit No. 1 on the iTunes rock chart. Brendan’s pure sound and authentic presence onstage captivates audiences, transcending popular music today with the power of his voice and guitar.