Nathan Angelo, Bryce Merritt

Thu Jul 19 2018

7:00 PM (Doors 6:30 PM)

The Basement

1604 Eighth Ave South Nashville, TN 37203

$8 ADV / $10 DOS

Ages 21+

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  • Nathan Angelo

    Nathan Angelo

    Music

    In the ever-changing landscape of modern pop, Nathan Angelo shines as a refreshing alternative, embracing the classic elements of popular music and celebrating the backbeat of American tradition. As the revival of music in the 60’s and 70’s brought together the heritage of the Great American songbook, the flair of jazz and heartache of the Delta blues, Angelo integrates these forms into his own music with great ease and delight. Like many Motown and Stax artists, Angelo’s musical craft was cultivated at a young age in the pews and platform of the church. It was there that he first witnessed the power music had to transport people beyond their present experiences.

    As a seasoned performer, Angelo has captivated audiences across the country with his tight band and high-spirited live show. Fans of Nathan Angelo recently rallied to fund his latest project on Kickstarter with totals reaching 10K over the projected goal. The new album began with a creative vision rooted in Angelo’s love of classic soul and R&B. His dream was to create an original record that brought listeners back to the infectious, danceable sounds of the era.

    Out of the Blue (Sept. 2013) channels the vibe with success, featuring fresh, amusing songs with sounds reminiscent of Marvin Gaye, Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder and Otis Redding. In order to capture the energy of the live show, Angelo and his band spent two days in the world-famous Quad Studios in Nashville recording analog onto 2″ tape. The project incorporates the signature “call and response” singing style common to Motown as well as the distinct orchestration: horn sections, strings, guitars, snaps, claps, tambourine and the unforgettable keys. To complete the aesthetic, Angelo’s breathtaking falsetto and honest, quirky and charming songwriting reach surprising new heights, satisfying listeners with an all-around experience of nostalgia, energy and emotion. The timeless and unique artistic direction of this record coupled with its phenomenal execution and production allow Out of the Blue to emerge as Angelo’s most exquisite work to date.

  • Bryce Merritt

    Bryce Merritt

    Singer-Songwriter

    Bryce began his musical journey as a ten-year old with performances at venues across Oklahoma, including the renowned Oklahoma Rodeo Opry. Before finding his own sound as a teenager, Bryce opened for country artists Craig Morgan, Billy Currington, and Phil Vassar. 

    It was during high school that Bryce developed his soulful pop style and began packing local venues with his live performances.  Then in 2010, with modern influences from Ben Rector and Jason Mraz, & classic influences from the likes of Frank Sinatra and Stevie Wonder, Bryce entered a world of garages, closets, and attics to create his 6-song EP, “Half-Full”.

    Upon graduation from high school, Bryce briefly stepped away from music to play college tennis with plans of becoming an architect.  However, the pull of the songs in his head was far too strong and within months, Bryce found himself in Nashville attending Belmont University's School of Music and getting recognition at local hot spots. 

    While at Belmont, Bryce was selected for the 2011 Urban/Pop Showcase and also opened for several national acts, such as Drew Holcomb and Green River Ordinance during their stops in Nashville.  In addition to his solo performances, he represented the University in their elite ensembles Phoenix, Jazzmin, and 2014 national ICCA finalists, the Beltones.

    In 2014, Bryce worked with  Grammy Award-winning producer, Andy Hunt, to release his debut full-length album, “The Simplest Thing”.  Since graduating from Belmont, Bryce has been growing his fan base with YouTube videos and with two cross country house show tours, performing from Maine, to Florida, to California.

Nathan Angelo, Bryce Merritt

Thu Jul 19 2018 7:00 PM

(Doors 6:30 PM)

The Basement Nashville TN
Nathan Angelo, Bryce Merritt
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$8 ADV / $10 DOS Ages 21+