The Speedbumps | Oliver Oak

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The Beachland Ballroom and Tavern says
Sat, Apr 25, 2015 | 8:30 pm (7:30 Door)

$13 ADV / $15 DOS | Ballroom | All ages

Event and Artist Info:

Alluring raspy, vocals paired with a jazz-infused, acoustic groove have earned The Speedbumps an IMA Award and showcase slots in festivals on two continents. Their indie folk vibe gets toes tapping and bodies swaying while their stirring, honest lyrics captivate fans long after the music stops. Their rocking AAA sound comes from an eclectic mix of hollow bodied instruments and deeply personal songwriting. Because their approachable, down to earth style easily fits the soundtrack of people's every day lives, the band's music has been selected for various TV and film projects including PBS's Road Trip Nation and the feature film Molly's Girl.

In 2012, The Speedbumps were invited to collaborate with The Canton Symphony Orchestra resulting in a joint performance of many songs from their first two albums to a packed house at The Canton Palace Theatre. The band's bassist, Kevin Martinez, (who has a master'sdegree in Music Composition from DePaul University) spent 9 months developing and writing parts for all the orchestra members to perform alongside the group. The Speedbumps have also shared the stage with Amos Lee, Matt Nathanson, OKGO, Crosby Stills & Nash, Chrissie Hynde, Andrew Bird, G-Love and Special Sauce, and Red Wanting Blue.

The band's second album "The Moon Is Down" received acclaim from some of the music industry's brightest tastemakers. Erin Gellert of Q Prime Music (The Black Keys, Nickelcreek, Joshua Radin) said, "In the era of auto-tune and single-based artists, the Speedbumps give you a reason to believe in the album again. Organic, brilliant, emotive music."

Erik Urycki - (guitar/vocals, ukulele)

Sam Kristoff - (cello)

Kevin Martinez - (upright/electric bass)

Pat Hawkins - (drums/percussion)
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