A Great Big World

A Great Big World (9:45 PM)

Sawyer Fredericks (8:45 PM)

Fri, November 6, 2015

8:00 pm


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A Great Big World - (Set time: 9:45 PM)
A Great Big World
The biggest success stories often enjoy the most humble of beginnings. A Great Big World is no exception. Long before they won a Grammy Award®, sold millions of singles, and toured the globe, Ian Axel and Chad King met as students at NYU. Instantly bonding, they began making music together, and A Great Big World was born.

Cultivating a fervent fan base early on, they funded their independent debut EP through Kickstarter. It would not only yield two viral sensations in the form of “Everyone Is Gay” and “This Is the New Year,” but it also inspired a Glee cover. Following this impressive D.I.Y. success, Epic Records signed A Great Big World, and the stirring and stunning, signature ballad “Say Something” properly introduced them to the masses in 2013.

Inspired and invigorated by their performance of the song on Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance, Christina Aguilera asked to collaborate on a new take of “Say Something.” The single would eventually go quadruple-platinum, win the 2015 Grammy Award® for “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance,” go #1 on iTunes, Billboard’s Digital Songs Chart, Spotify, and Shazam, and receive over 220 million YouTube/VEVO views. It also paved the way for their critically acclaimed 2014 full-length, Is there Anybody Out There? With palpable excitement surrounding the release, the album bowed at #3 on the Billboard Top 200.

Along the way, the boys performed literally everywhere. They went from NBC’s The Voice to The American Music Awards and The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show as well as ABC’s Good Morning America, Live with Kelly & Michael, The Tonight Show, HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and enjoyed the distinction of being the first-ever musical guests on Late Night with Seth Meyers. They hit the stage at Clive Davis’s storied annual pre-Grammy® party in 2014 and embarked on a marathon world tour that touched down everywhere from North America to Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the Far East.

However, the next chapter is the most exciting yet. In July 2015, A Great Big World returned with their irresistible single “Hold Each Other” featuring FUTURISTIC. In between heavenly harmonies from Axel and King, rapper FUTURISTIC—who the band teamed with after hearing his cover of “Say Something”—delivers spirited bars of his own. Within a month, it accumulated over 1 million YouTube/VEVO views and begin quickly rising at radio.

“Hold Each Other” is just the beginning. It sets the stage for the release of their second full-length album, arriving November 2015. Once again, the boys’ impressive chops and knack for a timeless tune takes the spotlight. At the same time, they expand their sound yet again with a few surprises up their sleeves. The biggest moments are just on the horizon for A Great Big World.
Sawyer Fredericks - (Set time: 8:45 PM)
Sawyer Fredericks
19 year old Singer-songwriter Sawyer Fredericks, hailing from his family's farm in central New York State, is fast establishing himself as an authentic original, Americana artist with an old soul. His deep, beyond-his-years lyrics and melodies, raw, soulful vocals, and powerful live performances have attracted an ever growing number of devoted fans of all ages, selling out shows throughout the US.
As a folk/blues singer-songwriter, who cut his teeth at local farmers markets, open mics, and iconic New York venues like Caffe Lena, the Towne Crier Cafe, and The Bitter End, Sawyer seemed an unlikely match for reality tv, but quickly won over broad audiences with his genuine delivery and unique arrangements of classic songs, going on to win season 8 of NBC's The Voice.
Fresh from that whirlwind, Sawyer went forward with the release of his major label debut, A Good Storm, with Republic Records, an impressive blend of soulful Folk, blues, and rock, entirely written or cowritten by Sawyer. His 2016 A Good Storm Tour included 62 shows across the US.
For 2018, Sawyer has once again gone independent, the highly-anticipated Hide Your Ghost sheds the high gloss major label treatment, and stays true to Frederick’s honest and elegantly stripped down style, a self-described “free range folk”, incorporating elements of blues, roots rock, and jazz with live instrumental arrangements throughout.
Venue Information:
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069

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