BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Hollis Brown

Hollis Brown

Angel Ocana, Andrew Jude

Wed, July 8, 2015

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

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Hollis Brown
Hollis Brown
Hollis Brown is a self-defined American Rock 'n' Roll band. Named after a Bob Dylan song ("The Ballad of Hollis Brown"), the band was formed by Queens-natives and songwriters Mike Montali (lead vocals/guitar) and Jonathan Bonilla (lead guitar). Both 2nd-generation immigrants (Italian-American and Puerto Rican-American, respectively), they soon found their musical brethren in the Mid-West, recruiting Dillon Devito (bass/vocals) and Andrew Zehnal (drums) from Ohio, and Adam Bock (keyboard/vocals) from Missouri.

Hollis Brown made a significant splash as an independent band with the release of their debut album "Ride On The Train" on Alive Naturalsound in 2013 (produced by Adam Landry), garnering song and video premieres from Rolling Stone, Paste, and American Songwriter, and music placements on MTV's "Real World", Showtime's "Shameless", and the Willem Dafoe/Matt Dillon film "Bad Country". They toured extensively in America and Europe, building a fanbase on both continents. Following a memorable performance at a Lou Reed tribute concert in NYC, Alive Naturalsound asked the band to go back into the studio to record a tribute to the Velvet Underground's classic album "Loaded", as a limited-edition vinyl release for Record Store Day 2014.

The band has now finished recording their new studio album, "3 Shots" which has been mixed by the legendary John Agnello, and is the focus of a pre-order campaign through PledgeMusic: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/hollisbrown The album is slated for an early May 2015 release through Jullian Records.
Angel Ocana
Angel Ocana
Drummer for Northern Arms 2014 Best band Philadelphia Magazine. Ocana's live performances are intimate and enchanting with delicate and soulful vocal melodies. His songs transport you into his intimate reflections of life, love and everything that comes with it.
Andrew Jude
Andrew Jude
With the beach as his playground, Andrew Jude grew up in the small New Jersey town of Sea Isle City. Coming from a tight-knit circle of family and friends, his hometown brought great experiences and fond memories of the summertime. Jokingly, Andrew credits most of his singing ability from the acoustics of morning showers. But like all great songwriters, Andrew's lyrics are influenced by his life experiences stemming from the passing of his best friend, lost loves, comforts, childhood memories, and coping with his obsessive compulsive disorder and anxiety.

Along with music, Andrew has a passion for baseball that molded him into the man he is today. At the tender age of nine, his father brought him to his first Philadelphia Phillies baseball game at the old Veterans Stadium. After seeing the lime green AstroTurf, along with the atmosphere and camaraderie of a baseball game, Andrew was hooked on the sport. With a childhood dream to become a major leaguer, Andrew pitched his way from the little leagues to college at Philadelphia University. At that time in his college baseball career at Philly U, Andrew began to experiment with playing the guitar. This led to recollecting his own memories, and he began experimenting with lyrical writing. Open mic events soon followed where Andrew thrived on the butterfly feelings before a performance, and the intimate connection an artist makes with his audience. He felt a familiar comfort on stage, much like the comfort he found on the pitching mound. After his last pitch was thrown in college, Andrew hung up his cleats and turned toward his new passion, music, as his release.

Having played shows as a new artist around Philadelphia, New York, and the Jersey Shore, Andrew moved to Philadelphia in the summer of 2009 to work full-time and continue his music passions. Since forming his band, Andrew Jude, in 2009, the band has recorded two albums. Taking his music from classroom to the studio, Andrew's new album, Everybody Wants A Little More, consists of ballads with a folky twang. His first album, The Cages Are Keeping Us In, was released in October 2010 with a more deliberate sound of quirkiness. Andrew credits artists and groups like The Beatles, Matt Costa, John Lennon, Daniel Johnston, Neil Young, The Doors, Pearl Jam and Modest Mouse as influences on his sound. Andrew Jude has performed in some of the top Eastern PA, Southern NJ, and New York City venues including Philly's hot spots: World Café Live, The North Star Bar, and The Grape Room. He has performed at the infamous Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ as well as Arlene's Grocery and The Bitter End in NYC. The band is continuing to perform around the Northeast region and beyond as a more regional fan base begins to grow.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com