Kolars, Mike Dunn & The Company, Richard Sherfey & All God's Children

Wills Pub and Norsekorea Present

Kolars

Mike Dunn & The Company

Richard Sherfey & All God's Children

Special Guests TBA

Sat, June 24, 2017

8:00 pm

Will's Pub

Orlando, FL

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Kolars
Kolars
When it became clear that glam folk act He's My Brother She's My Sister was heading towards a hiatus, band members Rob Kolar and Lauren Brown decided to go off and find their own beat. What they learned from their previous outfit was that even folk fans want to find music that makes them move. That's the dictum that's guided the duo into the creation of KOLARS. As KOLARS, the pair create a kinetic brand of disco-inspired rockabilly they loving dub glam-a-billy. Kolar provides the soaring, fuzzy guitars while Brown pounds and literally stomps the percussion — she actually stands and tap-dances on a bass drum. Far from a gimmicky trick, the clacking feet add familiar moments one might expect from a hi-hat or the clapping of hands. Even without Brown's unique method of performing, the band's sound remains uniquely driving. Take their latest single "One More Thrill". Crafted like a grooving '70s country song carved out of the gleaming vibrations of modern rock, the track pulsates right into your chest. It takes your heart by the hand and leads you to the dance floor, daring you to not feel motivated to dance, shimmy, just escape the mundane. "'One More Thrill' is about someone who wants to break free from the monotony in their life to pursue their dreams," the band tells Consequence of Sound. "The video uses imagery and creatures to symbolize that struggle and the excitement of taking that chance."
Mike Dunn & The Company
Mike Dunn & The Company
In the fall of 2013, several years had passed since Mike Dunn released an album with his band Mike Dunn & the Kings of New England. He had taken time off from music and touring to “grow up.” You know, get a job and get married. And though he never stopped writing songs, nothing felt worth its weight in vinyl. With a dark cloud of self-doubt looming like an afternoon storm in summer, Dunn knew it was time for a new chapter. So he picked himself up by his bootstraps, rented a cabin in the woods and set out to write a record.

He rigged up a little studio in the two-bedroom shack on a lake. He read Flannery O'Connor, ate rare steak, drank good whiskey, took naps and, lo and behold, wrote a song. When the week was up, so was his song count; he left with five songs and the roots of what would become the sprawling Hard Luck Soft Rock. The ten song album shows Dunn as a veteran of the music scene, a songwriter enjoying his art without worrying about success. Instead of chasing an ever-moving finish line, his heartfelt lyrics and rock melodies prove he is finally enjoying the run.

In describing the album, it’s best to lean on one of Dunn’s favorite quotes from Paul Westerberg: “We weren’t invited to the party, so we threw our own.” Reuniting with producer Louis DeFabrizio (Gasoline Heart), who produced Dunn’s first record in 2007, made it easy to pave this new musical path. And fortunately for the rest of us, this is a rock ’n roll party with Americana grit and power pop hooks we’re all welcome to attend.
Richard Sherfey & All God's Children
Richard Sherfey & All God's Children
"It’s nice to see country-rockers Richard Sherfey and All God’s Children play out more these days. After moving to town and getting into the craft beer business at Redlight Redlight, Sherfey sort of put his music career on ice. Now there are some signs of new life, the latest being a recent headlining show (Oct. 1, Will’s Pub). He’s assembled an all-star band locally by cherry-picking top talent from the remnants of the city’s once-defining American trad-rock scene, including members from Mike Dunn and the Kings of New England, Gasoline Heart and Squad Five-O. As for Sherfey himself, the guy’s still got the gospel and fire in his throat. The astonishingly convincing CCR cover they played proved that. The Sherf tells me that the increased gigging has been a result of him and the boys rediscovering the high of live performance and that there are even a couple new songs they may try and record soon. Stay tuned."
-Orlando Weekly
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Venue Information:
Will's Pub
1042 N. Mills Avenue
Orlando, FL, 32803
http://www.willspub.org/