BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Darla (Record Release Show)

Darla (Record Release Show)

Nik Greeley & The Operators, Roz and the rice cakes

Wed, November 16, 2016

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Darla
Darla
Darla is an 8-piece progressive funk group from Philadelphia. The band’s sound is a melding of its raw origin in the Philly basement scene and keen compositional focus on feeling the groove. At its core, the Darla sound is driven by a powerful horn section that wields a lyrical and catchy sense of phrasing. Their efforts are matched by a jarring and methodical rhythm section that has been described as ‘Steely Dan with Dave Grohl on drums.'


Since forming in 2014, Darla has shared the stage with the likes of Snarky Puppy, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, George Porter Jr. (of The Meters), Kamasi Washington, and Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles. They have released six EPs to date, including their latest release "Darla Rolls The Dice!", out now on Phil's Records. Darla is ready to share their funk across the eastern seaboard with shows & festival appearances lined up for the rest of 2017.
Nik Greeley & The Operators
Nik Greeley is known for being arguably the best frontman & performer in Philadelphia, and just in the last few years has established himself as one of the most entertaining & hard working musicians in the area, often being compared to the likes of James Brown, Joe Cocker, and Jim Morrison. Greeley released his solo debut EPTown Gypsy in Spring 2015, and has performed live sessions & received airplay on radio stations such as Radio 104.5, 88.5 WXPN, 93.3 WMMR, 93.7 WSTW, 91.7 WKDU and 95.9 WRAT. Greeley is also a member & singer in Philly's première funk band, Swift Technique, where he shares lead vocal duties with his female counter-part, Chelsea ViaCava. Members of ST also perform in The Operators, including the talented ST horn section.

The Operators is a collective of some of the finest musicians in Philly, all who happen to be friends, too. It includes Producer/Drummer Joe Baldacci, longtime friend & Bassist, Freshy and members of Prog-Fusion juggernauts, Out of The Beardspace such as Zach LoPresti (Lead Guitar) & Sam Gutman (Keyboards) and the Swift Technique horn section, "The ST's" Greg Rosen (Trumpet), Ian Gray (Trombone) and Jason O' Mara (Saxophone).
Greeley has had the pleasure of opening for respected artists such as George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Gene Ween (Ween) Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Shuggie Otis, Bernie Worrell (P-Funk, Talking Heads)The Disco Biscuits, Rebirth Brass Band, Fishbone, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Rusted Root and many more. NG & The Operators is looking to continue their success into 2016 and beyond.
Roz and the rice cakes
Three kids residing in Providence that enjoy making new, experimental, and fun music.
Opened for Passion Pit, OK GO, Atmosphere, The Joy Formidable, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, the Low Anthem, Tera Melos, Andrew WK,
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com