Wild Adriatic + Haewa - FnW ROC

Thu Jun 28 2018

9:00 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)

Funk 'n Waffles Rochester

204 N. Water Street Rochester, NY 14604


Ages 18+

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Wild Adriatic + Haewa - FnW ROC

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  • Wild Adriatic

    Wild Adriatic

    Rock & Roll

    Rooted in the rowdy spirit of rock & roll, Wild Adriatic has built an international audience on a combination of groove, grit, and guitar-heavy swagger.
    With the power trio's newest album, Feel, bandmates Travis Gray, Rich Derbyshire, and Mateo Vosganian update the sound of their influences -- from Seventies rock to Motown to soul -- for a contemporary audience, taking influence from the past but never losing sight of the present. They aren't revivalists; they're modern men, carrying the torch of melodic, riff-ready, high-energy rock into new territory.

    Whittled into sharp shape by a touring schedule that's kept them busy for roughly 175 days a year — including two European tours, countless stateside runs, and appearances at festivals like Bonnaroo — Wild Adriatic's three members recorded Feel in Austin, teaming up with Grammy-nominated producer Frenchie Smith in the process. The goal was to shine a light on the band's strength as a live act, avoiding click tracks, digital instruments, sampled sounds, and other tricks of the recording studio. Instead, Wild Adriatic focused on the same core ingredients — Gray's guitar playing and soulful sweep of a voice; Vosganian's percussive stomp; Derbyshire's in-the-pocket bass — that helped kickstart the band in 2011, back when Wild Adriatic formed in Upstate New York.

    From the psychedelic "Chasing a Ghost" to the mellow, horn-filled "Come Baby Baby" — the latter song featuring blasts of brass from the West End Horns — Feel offers up 11 new songs of modern, analog, groove-heavy rock, with Wild Adriatic taking inspiration from breakups, friendships, new relationships, tour stops, and even politics. "Appleton" finds the guys paying tribute to the Wisconsin town that's hosted some of their most most memorable shows, while songs like "Some Nerve" and "Hurricane Woman" channel the influence of guitar greats like Stevie Ray Vaughan and Joe Walsh. Much of the album came together during five separate writing retreats, including treks to Virginia, Texas and Wisconsin. Throughout it all, the songs were written collaboratively, molded by a band of longtime friends who, more than a half-decade into their career, are still turning over new leaves.

    "This feels like our first record all over again," says Vosganian, a childhood friend of Gray since his elementary-school days. "We're a rock and roll band at heart, but we have heavy ties to soul and blues music, too, and as the band matures, those roots come out. This is a great way to reintroduce ourselves."

    Gray agrees, saying that the real-life inspiration behind most of the album — a painful breakup — helped Wild Adriatic create a record that ultimately celebrates the electricity and elation of playing in a traveling band.

    "These songs align with everything we've gone through in the last year," he adds. "They highlight hard times, but also underlying hope and optimism. We're people. We're supported by fans who buy tickets and come out to shows, and we like to hang out with them. We aren't trying to take ourselves too seriously. We're trying to connect. We're trying to feel."

  • Haewa


    Jam Bands

    "Haewa can be better described by what it isn't. The group jams, but it isn't a jam band. It circles psychedelic rock, but doesn't get lost in the ether. It's a rock 'n' roll band that doesn't adhere to merely the one, the four, and the five. It's odd, but not intentionally obtuse...." - Frank DeBlase

    Haewa has shared the stage with;

    Dickey Betts (Allman Brothers Alumni)
    Max Creek 
    Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad
    John Browns Body
    Consider The Source
    Deaf Scene
    Vibe n Direct
    Thunder Body
    Hypnotic Clambake
    Baby Gramps
    Sim Redmond Band
    Ozric Tentacles
    The Heavy Pets
    Lazlo Hollifeld
    Honey Smugglers
    Intrepid Travelers
    Ocular Panther
    Personal Blend
    Upward Groove
    Formula 5
    The New Daze, and many more

    Upon the creation of Haewa in 2011, the trio established its foundation by captivating their audiences with fearless improvisation and a heavy blanket of sound. Over the years Haewa has built upon these roots to create a brilliantly unique sound that offers a sonic balance between utter chaos and pure bliss. Combining the spirit of rock-n-roll with trance-like electronic influence, Brendon Caroselli (Drums/Pad), Collin Jones (Guitar/Vocals/Electronics), and Ben Chilbert (Bass) drive their audience down the road less taken, into a familiar but enlightening unknown that is Haewa.

    Haewa Do You Say? by Frank De Blase at Rochester City Newspaper:

    An Interview With Haewa by The Finger at FLCC:


Funk 'n Waffles Presents

Wild Adriatic + Haewa - FnW ROC

Thu Jun 28 2018 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:00 PM)

Funk 'n Waffles Rochester Rochester NY
Wild Adriatic + Haewa - FnW ROC
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$10 Ages 18+