Ghost-Note Ft. Members of Snarky Puppy & Prince – Tickets – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC – June 14th, 2017

Ghost-Note Ft. Members of Snarky Puppy & Prince

Gypsy Sally's Presents

Ghost-Note Ft. Members of Snarky Puppy & Prince

Drop Electric

Wed, June 14, 2017

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

Advance $12/ Day of Show $14 + Fees

This event is 21 and over

Ghost-Note: Jazz, Hip-Hop, Funk, World

Drop Electric: Post-Rock/Ambient/Electronic

All online sales stop at 5PM. Tickets are available at the door at 7PM unless the event is listed as sold out.

Multi-Grammy Award winning artists Robert Sput Searight and Nate Werth take percussion out of the shadows and into the spotlight with their new project, Ghost-Note. World renown for their ongoing catalog with international sensation Snarky Puppy, this dynamic duo expands their rhythmical voice into a celebration of music in all its forms. This is music that takes listeners on a mind-blowing journey, inspired by the influences of James Brown, J Dilla, and the Beastie Boys, all the way to folkloric West African, Afro-Cuban, and Brazilian samba grooves.

Ghost-Note’s impressive rotating roster of heavy hitters combine their decades of experience to create a night of unforgettable musical madness. Band members include Sylvester Onyejiaka (Prince, Quantic) on flute, tenor, and baritone sax, Jonathan Mones (Funky Knuckles, RC and the Gritz) on flute, alto, and tenor saxophone, A.J. Brown (Fred Hammond) on bass, internet star Dywane “MonoNeon” Thomas (Prince) on bass and guitar, Justin Stanton (Snarky Puppy) on keyboards, Daniel Jones (Jay-Z, Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake) on keyboards, Nick Werth (Galaxe, Yak Attack) on xylosynth, Mike Jelani Brooks (Kirk Franklin, RC & the Gritz) on tenor saxophone, and Alvin Ford Jr. (Pretty Lights, Dumpstaphunk) on drums.

Ghost-Note’s first record, Fortified, which debuted at #1 on the ITunes Jazz charts in 2015, not only showcases Searight and Werth’s unique duo approach to rhythm, but it also highlights a phenomenal community of Dallas musicians. Fortified includes features by Shaun Martin, N'Dambi, Mark Lettieri, Caleb McCampbell, Jason “JT” Thomas, RSVP, and Nick Werth, and guest appearances by Cleon Edwards, Taron Lockett, Marcelo Woloski, Wes Stephenson, Bob Lanzetti, A.J. Brown, and Sylvester Onyejiaka. In addition to touring across the United States, the band is also working on their second album to be released in fall 2017.

Ghost-Note is an instrumental explosion like you’ve never heard before — prepare yourselves for a neck breaking and booty shaking night that will keep you on your feet all night long.
Drop Electric
Drop Electric
Based in a city known for stagnant bureaucracies and business as usual, Drop Electric tells a
different story about the nation's capital. The band's sound is a manic barrage of soaring vocals,
heavy guitars, atmospheric textures, and thunderous percussion, born in the
the band members shared experiences as the children of immigrants.

Drop Electric's debut album, "Finding Color in the Ashes" was self­ released in December 2010.
Exploring a dark post­rock sound reminiscent of Mogwai and Mono. It was met with a positive response from critics, The Washington Post calling it a "rumbling, expansive sound." The album helped the band break through in the Washington DC music scene.

In the following years, they transformed their sound with the addition of a vocalist, Kristina
Reznikov. They introduced their new sound via an online only EP ("Drop Electric Sampler
Platter"), which featured the song "Empire Trashed". This song was featured on NPR's "All
Songs Considered", after the show's host, Bob Boilen, caught one of their shows at the Black
Cat in Washington DC. Describing the band's sound as "epic", the podcast helped to drive
interest in the band outside of their hometown.

The band eventually signed with Lefse Records/Fat Possum to release their follow­up album in 2013.

Following a week-long premiere on Pandora Premieres, the band released, "Waking up to the
Fire" on Lefse Records in October 2013 to critical praise. Since the release of the album, the band has played extensively around the mid­ Atlantic, including the CMJ Festival in 2014, All Good Festival in 2015, and headlining a sold out show at the 9:30 Club in Washington DC and the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn.

The band also found success in licensing with "Santo Domingo" being featured in the theatrical
IMAX trailer for Warner Brothers blockbuster, 300: Rise of an Empire and "Blue Dream" being
licensed for commercials by H&M, Maybeline, and fashion website Refinery 29.

The 2015 album, "Lost in Decay" was released via Waaga Records in the US and Rallye Label in Japan. Completed before the departure of former singer Kristina Reznikov in 2014, it was a return to the post­ rock, guitar­ based sound of their previous releases.

In 2016, Drop Electric plans to release its fourth album with new members Anya Mizani and Steve Smith.
Venue Information:
Gypsy Sally's
3401 K Street NW
Washington, DC, 20007