Jarryd James

Jarryd James (9:00 PM)

Ofelia K (8:00 PM)

Mon, August 3, 2015

7:00 pm


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Jarryd James - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Jarryd James
Warm-hearted and easy going, Jarryd James epitomises open-minded acceptance. As skilled at listening as he is at speaking, he does his due diligence and doesn’t assume anything from anyone. Yet if you ask this empathetic young Brisbane based Australian singer-songwriter about himself, conversation slows. His ego is muted and his commitment to music runs deep, so why not let the songs speak for themselves? “I like to do things in an understated way,” he admits.
“I’d rather not give too much away. People can form their opinion on my work off the back of its merits alone.”
A compelling advocate for the new minimalism so strongly associated with Progressive R&B, Ambient Beats and Neo Soul, for Jarryd while in composition less is more, form and function is everything. It’s an approach he’s honed though a lifelong love affair with song which has seem him explore the works of The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Outkast, Boyz II Men, Blackstreet and more recently Frank Ocean and Earl Sweatshirt.
“I always want to be very specific,” Jarryd says. “You can always have less on a track and put more focus on what you’ve worked up.” Working in reaction to the ornate Maximalist Pop and redlined EDM which dominates the mainstream music conversation, he uses voice and sparse structures to remind us of what really matters.
“I like the idea of reconnecting people with simple songs, bringing them back to why they liked music in the first place,” Jarryd enthuses. Thanks to production assistance from Pip Norman and Joel Little (Lorde / Broods), a recent Australian tour playing support to Broods (with his live band), and playing support in the February Angus & Julia Stone Australian tour, he’s already making it happen.
A key factor in Jarryd’s passion for song is the powerful connection between sounds and memories. “There are periods in my life that are really nostalgic to me,” he reflects.
“Whenever I listen to music from then it just takes me back.” Through making sense of his feelings and life experiences, Jarryd rearticulates them in a way where, as strident-yet-vulnerable songs, they can grow into equally powerful associative triggers for listeners across the globe.
Ofelia K - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Ofelia K
Ofelia K is a singer whose artistry spins on a luminous axis of voice and soul. Over the past 3 year, we've seen her earn three #1's on hype machince's popular chart (twice as the vocalist of indie-pop duo Wanderhouse and also alongside EDM producer Felix Cartel for "New Scene," which billboard nmed "one of the best dance recordings of the year in 2013); she also opened for nationally touring bands, and has had a number of her songs featured across prime time television.

Reintroducing Ofelia K's voice to the world is "White T-Shirt" (off her highly anticipated forthcoming solo EP). A compelling song worn down to perfection that balances wistful maturity with a certain earnest and eternally young expression, not quite pop, not quite anything else, it showcases beautiful symmetry somewhere between an unrepressed journal entry, a comforting arm around the shoulder and her smokey, shimmering glare, her eyes so knowingly staring into you.
Venue Information:
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069

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