The Shack Band, Vacation Manor – Tickets – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC – April 28th, 2017

The Shack Band, Vacation Manor

Gypsy Sally's Presents

The Shack Band

Vacation Manor

SondorBlue

Fri, April 28, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Advance $12/ Day of Show $14 + Fees

This event is 21 and over

The Shack band: Progressive, Alternative Rock 'n' Roll

Vacation Manor: Indie Rock N Roll

This event is 21 and over

Online sales stop at 5pm day of show then tickets are available at door unless posted as sold out.

The Shack Band
The Shack Band
What originally started as an organic, impromptu and free-flowing collection of musicians casually performing in the renovated remains of a dilapidated "shack" in Blacksburg, VA has morphed into what is now The Shack Band. Since 2010, things have changed. The band relocated from Blacksburg to Richmond, VA. A true lineup was established, with four members signing on. The songwriting abilities and sensibilities matured and improved. At the start of 2013, the quartet became a quintet with the addition of a horn player adding more complex arrangements and texture to the band's already well-established sound. But, the one thing that never wavered was The Shack Band's intent to wow new crowds with their off-the-cuff, high-energy live shows melding funky rock 'n' roll and soaring harmonies with a strong emphasis on song-writing.

In 2012 alone, The Shack Band played 120 + shows up and down the East Coast and as far west as Chicago, while performing alongside a number of national touring acts, including: moe., Moon Taxi, The Machine, Perpetual Groove, The Pimps of Joytime, The Heavy Pets, Assembly of Dust, Everyone Orchestra and Dangermuffin among others. Thanks to their raw, infectious live shows and incessant touring, The Shack Band have seen, felt, and heard the effects of their budding reputation and burgeoning fan base. In February of 2012, they released their first EP, Born & Raised, to a sold-out crowd in their hometown of Richmond, VA. For 2013, the goals are simple yet ambitious: hit the rarified level of 200+ live shows, release their first full-length album, and continue to hone their craft while writing and learning new material.
Vacation Manor
Vacation Manor
Vacation Manor is a four-piece indie rock band from Lynchburg, Virginia consisting of Nathan Towles (guitar, vocals), Josh Morales (guitar, BGV's), Dane Spearman (Bass), and Cole Young (Drums). The band formed in the fall of 2014 almost instantaneously after the four agreed to play as Towles' backing band for a Battle of the Bands in Washington, DC. After having practiced and performed collectively for the first time, the band had two finished songs and had won the competition all in under 24 hours.

Over the past year the band has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with several local and national acts including Magic Man, Civil Twilight, Colony House, and many more. The group’s combination of bright melodies with unique chord structures and strong pop drum beats bear resemblance to artists such as Young the Giant, Leagues, and the War on Drugs.

Having released their first single “A Toast and a Spirit” in October 2015, the band released their debut EP, Girl, Say, in Spring 2016. Now the band continues to write and play shows around the East Coast.
SondorBlue
SondorBlue
SondorBlue is an alt-rock four-piece band with three lead singers. Their tight, soaring harmonies might remind you of The Beatles or Crosby, Stills and Nash, but the SondorBlue sound is entirely contemporary. John, Connor and Andrew pass around the vocals within their emotional and carefully crafted songs and, when they sing together, a magical fourth voice is created that is uniquely SondorBlue.

The members of SondorBlue grew up on Hilton Head where they all played music and excelled in school and sports, especially baseball. In 2011, Andrew Halley and Connor Hollifield met at a pick-up basketball game on Hilton Head. When they sat down and talked music after the game, and later that day Connor sent Andrew a YouTube video of him performing an original song. They started playing and writing together, and soon started doing local gigs around the island: vocalist and multi-instrumentalist John Sheehan joined them a year later. In 2015, as the shows got larger, including season-long weekend residencies at various local resorts, Drew Lewis joined them on drums.

The band believes that we are all connected and that music is the way to bring people together in peace and harmony. “Sondor” is a word that describes the unique life story carried in each one of us and, through SondorBlue’s lyrics and music, we can share this connection between us all.

Go to one of their live shows, and you will feel for yourself the energy between the band and the audience. The band connects with age groups - from small kids, to teenagers, twentysomethings, parents with their kids, and the older generation, everyone is drawn into the SondorBlue experience.

SondorBlue played over 70 shows through the summer months of 2016. The band is currently based in Charleston SC.
Venue Information:
Gypsy Sally's
3401 K Street NW
Washington, DC, 20007
http://www.gypsysallys.com/