JACOB BANKS

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JACOB BANKS

Vera Blue, The George Lacson Project

Fri Nov 10

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Fox Theatre

$15.00 - $18.00

This event is all ages

Ages 15+ without a parent

All tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable following purchase

Listed price does not include tax and service charge

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Jacob Banks
Jacob Banks
Like all trailblazers, Jacob Banks defies any and all boundaries. His ear-catching signature sound remains equally steeped in the swing of R&B, the grit of rock ‘n’ roll, the gusto of hip-hop, and the power of pop.

The singer/songwriter moved from Nigeria to Birmingham at the age of 13, and began singing, playing guitar and writing songs at the age of 20. He got his start recording songs for friends to listen to in their cars and hitting the open mic circuit before self-releasing his first EP The Monologue in 2013.

He has since released independent EP The Paradox and made his debut on Interscope Records with The Boy Who Cried Freedom EP, praised by everyone from The New York Times to Vogue, with Time recognizing “Chainsmoking” as one of the “Best Songs of 2017 So Far” and The FADER naming “Mercy” one of their “Songs You Need in Your Life This Week.”

Jacob has recently introduced “Unknown (To You)” as the first single from his forthcoming full-length album, The Village. The track has received critical acclaim, featured on The New York Times’ “The Playlist” and NYLON’s “Soundcheck: The 11 Best Releases of the Week” upon release.

Having supported Alicia Keys, Sam Smith and Emeli Sandé on tour, Jacob is now playing to festival crowds including Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, The Meadows, Firefly, and Outside Lands. The New York Times named Jacob one of “12 Notable Acts” at SXSW. This fall, Jacob will embark on his headlining North American Into the Wild tour. The tour will kick off with a show at LA’s The Roxy on November 2nd, which sold out 3 months in advance, and will run through December 5th in Atlanta.
Vera Blue
Vera Blue
Meet Vera Blue, the new project from one of Australia’s most promising talents.

Cutting her teeth as a folk artist in the small town of Forbes and adopted home of Sydney, Vera Blue found her feet first as a singer and then an acoustic guitarist. Now, she’s found her sound, mixing the music she’s long loved with lush, sultry electronica. The results are sometimes gentle, sometimes ferocious and always show-stopping, with her commanding vocals front and centre.

It’s an evolution that feels like coming home. “I’ve always wanted to create something that’s a blend of folk and cool, heavy, thick sounds,” she says. “This is the music I have been wanting to make and I feel like I’m unleashing.”

The debut single from Vera Blue is Hold, the bewitching first taste of a five-track EP. “This song is about finding someone who pulls you out of a dark place,” she explains. “It’s about when you’ve opened your heart so many times to people and you finally find that person who is there to protect you, to look after you, even when you’ve hurt them and they’ve hurt you. You never give up on them.”

Written together with veteran producers Andy and Tom Mac and Melbourne songstress Gossling, Hold matches acoustic guitar with piano, production and Vera Blue’s candid songwriting. “I’m at the age where I’m writing about what’s happening to me, the things that I’ve been through, the people that surround me and everything in my life,” she says. “I can’t make things up, it has to be honest.”

The result is real, raw and powerful, with the purity of folk music and the punch of a bassline. Take a listen and step into the world of Vera Blue.
The George Lacson Project
The George Lacson Project
The GLP is a collective musicians based in Boulder, CO. Organized and led by bass
player George Lacson, their sound melds traditional Jazz, Funk, R&B with the
innovative and modern influences of today’s contemporary music.

Throughout George's career, he has performed with world-renowned artists such as
John Lee Hooker Jr. and shared the stage with household names like Lenny Kravitz and
Z.Z. Top. He has also achieved recording credits on a Grammy nominated album in
2008. The GLP entices listeners’ ears with powerful, inspired music that’s built around a backbone of strong musicianship.

Originally from St. Louis, MO USA, the talented bassist is a recognized master of his
craft. The GLP’s music has been described as soulful, with ever-changing innovative
rhythms, well-constructed songwriting/arrangements and world-class musicianship. The group has gained a significant following, largely based on their captivating live
performances.
Venue Information:
Fox Theatre
1135 13th St
Boulder, CO, 80302
http://www.foxtheatre.com