The Pete Ayres Band

C'mon Everybody presents:

The Pete Ayres Band

Stephen Babcock, Heartland Nomads

Fri · August 4, 2017

8:00 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

The Pete Ayres Band
The Pete Ayres Band
In 2011, lead singer and keyboardist Pete Ayres was writing and recording songs for his latest project. That year would prove to be a big one, as he graduated from Webster University and planned his move to New York City. Ayres had ambitions to further his education and create the band he always wanted - one with a tight rhythm section, a screaming group of horns and a pair of powerhouse backup singers who would help inspire the music he dreamed of performing. And after his first year in New York, he accomplished just that with the formation of the Pete Ayres Band.

Today, the Pete Ayres Band has grown into nothing short of a small orchestra, often performing with up to 11 musicians on stage at a time. The mammoth band harnesses a full, rich and complex sound, showcasing Jazz/Soul/Pop and R&B influences from both the past and present. The band is notorious for playing energetic and dynamic shows, where the audience is just as involved as the musicians - singing, dancing and cheering throughout their performances. You can witness PAB live in various venues around New York and on their frequent tours throughout the East Coast and Midwest. They released their much-anticipated second album, Till I See You, in June 2015. The album can be found on all music platforms, including but not limited to iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and GooglePlay.
Stephen Babcock
Stephen Babcock
Born and raised in New Hartford, New York and now residing in New York City, Stephen began playing guitar at the age of 15 after hearing John Mayer’s “Room For Squares.” Since then, he has continued to craft his skills as a singer-songwriter; recording and performing a catalog of original music, including two EPs and one full-length LP. Stephen's new album titled "Said & Done" was released on February 27, 2016. The new LP draws on inspiration from his time in the southern United States as well as pop and Americana styles.

Stephen began his musical career as a drummer, and his transition to a songwriter has weaved a percussive element into his guitar playing and singing. Since humble beginnings as a solo act around Central New York, Stephen has since finely tuned the performance and arrangement of his songs to compliment both bold full band shows and intimate acoustic events. Stephen’s live shows distinctly blend singer-songwriter charm and comedic wit, leaving listeners wanting more. Encore Magazine says, “Whether his lyrics flourish with optimism or heartache, Stephen Babcock’s music infuses the listener with an all-encompassing positive feeling”.

With influences ranging from John Mayer to Otis Redding, Stephen has a sound that is relatable and enjoyable to all fans of pop music. Critics agree, stating that “His youthful vocals parallel those of Jason Mraz, as does the cadence of his songs” (Encore Magazine).

Stephen’s debut album, entitled “Dreams, Schemes & Childhood Memories,” was released on August 31, 2011. It was followed shortly after by the EP “Lost,” released July 19, 2013. Stephen went on a touring frenzy during that period, playing up and down the east coast of the US as well as the United Kingdom and hitting numerous singer-songwriter festivals.

Stephen’s EP, “Wishful Thinking,” was written and recorded upon returning home from touring and was released in May 2014. After taking the following winter to write and record, Stephen took another full tour of the southern US in the summer of 2015 and 2016. Now, with the release of his new album "Said & Done" , things are on the rise. Already drawing comparisons to Brett Dennen, Dawes, and John Mayer, the album has charmed fans and critics alike.
Heartland Nomads
Heartland Nomads
The Heartland Nomads are an American-roots duo based in Brooklyn, consisting of singer-songwriter, Chi Ko, and guitarist, Greg Meyer. The two met in Los Angeles, California while working at Liberty in North Korea, a nonprofit organization dedicated to rescuing and resettling North Korean refugees. With powerhouse vocals, lyrically driven songs, and stripped down instrumentation, their music tells compelling stories that speak to the human condition. They are pursuing music independently, performing at venues, festivals, and nursing homes across New York City. They have completed two tours — one cross-country tour and one Northeast tour with Sofar Sounds. In October 2016, they released their debut EP, Small but Fortunate. They are going on their second cross-country tour with their EP in August 2017.
Venue Information:
C'mon Everybody
325 Franklin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11238
http://www.cmoneverybody.com/