BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

The Lonely Biscuits

The Lonely Biscuits

Thee Idea Men

Thu, June 16, 2016

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

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

The Lonely Biscuits
The Lonely Biscuits
The Lonely Biscuits, formerly known as Gravy and the Biscuits have been together since September of 2011. Founding members Grady Wenrich and Sam Gidley were random roommates at Belmont University, in Nashville, where they started jamming and making music out of their dorm room. John Paterini, current lead singer of the band came into the picture in September after hearing some of their tunes from his dorm room across the hall. Then, two months later, Nick Byrd joined the band as an official biscuit playing bass guitar. Blending soul, funk, and pop with rap; The Lonely Biscuits have created a unique sound that has appealed to a wide array of people.

The Lonely Biscuits have toured the country playing at universities, festivals, and clubs, gaining dedicated fans everywhere they go. The band was recently named mtvU's first ever "College Artist of The Year", and traveled to Austin, TX, to perform at the MTV Woodies Festival at SXSW.
The band has independently released three EPs. Their latest EP "A Girl Named Destiny", charted on Billboard's Regional Heatseekers Chart, and gained national coverage from numerous notable music blogs and magazines.

The Lonely Biscuits continue to write, record, and perform new music that can relate with anyone, and they will continue to share it with as many people as possible.
Thee Idea Men
Thee Idea Men
While Thee Idea Men are the first to make fun of themselves in their signature self-deprecating yet gloating style, their rock and blues EP is a multilayered homage to beloved influencers while laying the groundwork for a rich, opulent eight-track album that diversifies their goofy, over-the-top personas. The melodic cadences the three-piece band contrives from their Philadelphian home is strategically crafted but adhered with reputable talent that eclipses many struggling contenders. But it's not their fault; they were clearly birthed and then serendipitously met in their mid-20's to form Thee Idea Men.

After Matthew Jurasek, (guitarist/vocals) was asked by fellow Drexel University student, Tyler March, (drums), to write a few songs for his senior project at Drexel University, the two snowballed the classroom assignment into a full-fledged band, adding Kris Prinat (bass) to complete their trio while luckily adding some good-looks to their somewhat homely group. They soon moved in together and converted their spare room into a studio where the three started jamming regularly just for shits and giggles. Soon the sounds they were making became too rousing that they were all but cornered into turning their stoned-jam sessions into the real deal; a few months later we are graced with Thee Idea Men – and luckily too.

When asking Thee Idea Men who actually has the best ideas, Jurasek interjects, "Let's get something right. We all have the best ideas, hence why we are Thee Idea Men. And we have them because we are thinkers and drinkers, and occasional smokers." This assemblage of inspiration and education clearly represents itself on the cover of their album where they chose to wear bold leotards for their photo-shoot, because it's obvious these three soon-to-be college grads take everything with a grain of salt and a shot of whiskey, minus the meticulous care and attention to detail given to their standout EP "Getcho Groo Von". But what truly rounds this young band into their old-soul groove is a compilation of raw talent, their genealogy given to the rock and roll greats, and their obvious spirited obsession with music, sounds, and living life in an ultra-engaged fashion. Sucking the marrow out of life, Thee Idea Men are not only set and ready with their sails ready, but they are filled to the bone with determination to play music for the rest of their lives.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com