Ripe / Lawrence

Ripe / Lawrence

DAP the Contract

Thu, December 1, 2016

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

Fête Music Hall - Lounge

Providence, RI

$12

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This event is all ages

Lawrence
Lawrence
Lawrence is an 8-piece soul-pop group based in New York City led by siblings Clyde and Gracie Lawrence. Drawing from the songwriting of The Beatles and the soul of Stevie Wonder, Lawrence (formerly Clyde Lawrence) released its debut EP, Homesick, in 2013, and has since been performing regularly at clubs and colleges in the Northeast. Their high-energy live shows combine soul and funk, R&B and pop, weaving dynamic vocal harmonies, crisp horns, and a tight rhythm section into their keyboard-based grooves to create a distinctively vintage yet modern sound.

Clyde Lawrence began playing piano and writing music at the age of 4. At the age of 6, Clyde was admitted to the Songwriters Guild of America as its youngest member for his work on Miss Congeniality (2000). Since then he has been composing songs and scores for a variety of films, and has performed on ABC's Good Morning America, Fox's Good Morning New York, and NBC'sThe Today Show. While assembling the beginnings of the Lawrence band, Clyde released Homesick. Partially produced by acclaimed songwriter/producer Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne/That Thing You Do!), the EP has continued to serve as a basis for the group's constantly evolving sound and repertoire.

Homesick also featured vocals from Clyde's younger sister, Gracie Lawrence. In addition to her music career, Gracie is also an accomplished actress, having performed on Broadway in Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs, and films and TV shows such as The Sitter (2011), The Good Wife (2012), and The Americans (2014). Clyde and Gracie, now 21 and 18, have been playing, writing, and performing together for over fifteen years.
Ripe
Ripe
Ripe is a Funk/Pop band out of Boston, MA that was born as a result of our seven members' uniting over one belief: with enough passion and honesty, music can still make the earth shake. With one eye looking back to the inception of both funk and psychedelic music, and the other looking forward with a modern concept of what makes people move, Ripe seeks both to honor musical history as well as to make it. The perfect fruit is equal parts past and present, and this is the approach of the Ripe sound.

With a strong devotion to consistently creating an unforgettable live experience, Ripe has kept the groove going from Vermont down to North Carolina, out to the Midwest, and back home in Boston and New York. With a recently released sophomore EP, 'Hey Hello,' and plans to start recording a full-length album in the coming year, Ripe is shifting into overdrive with every intention of taking this to the stratosphere. From our Ripe family we ask you to get loose, get down, and get ready. The party is just getting started.
DAP the Contract
DAP the Contract
Born in Lagos, Nigeria, and coming from an entirely musical family, DAP started playing the piano at the age of 4, passed his ABRSM Grade 8 Piano with distinction at 13, and went on to attain a DipABRSM Performance Diploma on the Piano at 17. After high school in London, U.K., he attended the Berklee College of Music for two semesters as part of a gap year, with the intention of majoring in Contemporary Writing & Production or Music Production & Engineering. On his departure after the summer, DAP released a mixtape titled GoodBye For Now. In May 2016, he graduated from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island with a BA in Classics (Latin & Greek) and Computer Music & Multimedia.

He has performed frequently in Providence, RI at Brown University, University of Rhode Island, AS220, Aurora, The Colosseum, and Lupos, in Lagos, Nigeria at Harbor Point and Eko Hotel with Bez Idakula, a well known artist (guitarist/singer) in Nigeria. He released his fourth mixtape GoodBye For Never, a sequel to GoodBye For Now, on October 27th, 2014. In late December he put out a joint project entitled Jam On Scones with Shane Chubbz under their duo moniker The Contract, for which they had a release show on November 29th in London at the renowned Saatchi Gallery. In September 2015, he recorded at the renowned Abbey Road Studios in London with grammy award winning "Uptown Funk" producer Mark Ronson after being selected for a competition produced by Converse.

DAP is currently working on his next project, and put out extended single "JRDN Yr" on May 23rd, the day after his 23rd birthday.
Venue Information:
Fête Music Hall - Lounge
103 Dike Street
Providence, RI, 02909
http://www.fetemusic.com