Jon Hugo

Jon Hugo

The Bone Chimes, Elli Perry

Sat, January 31, 2015

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

Rough Trade NYC

Brooklyn, NY

$12

This event is 21 and over

Jon Hugo
Jon Hugo
Jon Hugo loves pianos really really bad.

He was born in piano. Piano in the previous sentence means Chicago. He started to learn the instrument at the age of piano. Ok, in that last sentence piano represents the number five, and not the word piano, and definitely not Chicago.

Piano describes Jon Hugo’s songwriting as having the “lyrical tone of a twenty-something Woody Allen.” Woody Allen is a wry and sarcastic writer and director. I totally forgot to tell you that piano in the sentence before last means the Miami Herald.

Jon Hugo’s piano-driven sound is influenced by Billy Joel, Elton John, Leon Russell, Ben Folds, Elvis Costello, and Michael Jackson. When I say “piano-driven” I mean piano as in the instrument and not as in the Miami Herald newspaper. Hugo has also been influenced by musical theater, and is finally comfortable admitting that.

He calls his music Indie Pop Piano Rock. Piano means an inescapable undying lust of determination and dedication to playing his heart out every single show with unbridled passion and charisma pumping through his blood so he can fully live his life in true expression and artistic rejoice.

Jon Hugo is constantly redefining the piano. More recently he has additionally been writing the music for the upcoming musical parody of The Shining, entitled Redrum.
The Bone Chimes
The Bone Chimes
The Bone Chimes is the dynamic New York indie rock project fronted by Tobi D’Amore (vocals/guitar), with close friends & integral members Sarah Hund (Violin/Backing vocals), Ben Dobay (Woodwinds), Tom Rizacassa (bass), and Vinny Bang (Drums). Their genre defying debut album, In the Muck, was released in 2013 and boasts influences ranging from classic acts like Buddy Holly & Stevie Wonder, to contemporary acts like Dave Matthews Band and Tom Waits. Having played to sold out audiences at some of NY’s most iconic venues such as Irving Plaza (opening for Dirty Pearls), Pianos, and Arlene’s Grocery - one thing is for certain - the Bone Chimes’ live show packs an undeniable punch. After witnessing a live performance from the five-piece it’s apparent that frontman Tobi D’Amore’s main mission is to make sure that every member of the audience is not only having a good time, but feels engaged with the music and its energy. Whether it’s encouraging a sing-along, or buying a round of shots for the crowd - D’Amore will stop at nothing to make sure his shows are memorable and all inclusive.
Elli Perry
Elli Perry
Elli Perry began her career as a singer/songwriter/guitarist at age 12, when she started finagling her way onto barroom stages around her native state of Georgia. Since then, she has written, recorded, and produced multiple albums, toured aggressively across the United States performing in concert halls, clubs, and honky tonks, and busked on street corners and in train stations around the globe. Her wanderlust has inspired her to take to the stage and the highways with relentless energy, currently averaging over 200 shows a year. Elli released her latest effort, “The Salt & The Sea,” in the summer of 2013. This collection of songs, which has been described as “Southern Gothic Folk,” was written after Perry moved to New Orleans from Brooklyn. The resulting work reflects the haunting sounds of her adopted home, as well as the dark beauty of her Appalachian roots. Aching vocals reveal stories of loss and doubt that could have been pulled from the pages of other pained Southern writers, like William Faulkner and Flannery O’Connor. The album’s release began to garner national attention for Perry, with a music video premiere from American Songwriter Magazine, a successful Daytrotter session, and a sponsorship from respected guitar manufacturer The Loar. Elli is currently hiding out somewhere in the American Southwest, writing lots of songs and making vague references to upcoming musical projects.
Venue Information:
Rough Trade NYC
64 N 9th St
Brooklyn, NY, 11249