Smart Alec + KCSB Present:


Gene Evaro Jr

Tue 4.24.18

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

Moonchild are LA-based multi-instrumentalists Amber Navran, Max Bryk, and Andris Mattson. In 2017, the
group released their third studio album ‘Voyager’ on the Brighton, UK imprint Tru Thoughts. ‘Voyager’
follows two years after their widely-praised album ‘Please Rewind’, marking a new level of maturity in the
band’s sound. Recorded in a series of sessions in a cabin at Lake Arrowhead, California, Moonchild blend
their trademark style of soul and new-school jazz whilst exploring a diverse range of lyrical content. Fronted
by the debut single “Cure”, praise for the project has poured in, with vocal support across KCRW, BBC
1XTRA, BBC 6Music and NTS; a video premiere for the cinematic “Cure” with The Fader, and an upfront
stream of the sun soaked “Show The Way” via Okayplayer. Further reviews from DJ Mag, The Evening
Standard and LA Weekly add to support for the album, as well as online praise from NPR, The Fader,
Bandcamp (who featured the album in their top 100 albums of 2017), Soulbounce, Saint Heron and Jazz FM
playlisting. Voyager currently has over 8 million streams via digital platforms and is featured on playlists
around the globe.
In the short space of four years, Moonchild have released three acclaimed albums and toured worldwide in
support of the music. 2017 saw two headline tours and a host of dates with Kamasi Washington in the
United States, a sold out run through the United Kingdom and Europe, and three dates at the legendary Blue
Note in Tokyo, Japan. In 2018 the band will be headlining a spring tour in the western United States,
followed by a busy calendar of summer festivals around the world.

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Gene Evaro Jr
Gene Evaro Jr
The deeply-grooved funky blues, and soulful folk of Evaro Jr is attracting a dedicated following rapidly expanding beyond So-Cal, fueled by recent touring and appearances at The Joshua Tree Music Festival, AMFM Festival, and the 111 Music Festival. The band was honored with an invitation to play on the main stage at the NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA, via the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, after returning from their 2014 Fall West Coast Tour, to Seattle, WA.

Frontman Gene Evaro Jr's works have also been featured on the network television show Deadliest Catch and Ian Somerhalder's Time Framed Series.

Gene Evaro Jr is currently promoting their album Soul (How I keep Movin' On) and are working on their next full length album, "Too Good To Believe" in-between touring.

Hailing from magical Joshua Tree, California, since 2008, a place in which many music groups from all over the world come, and have for years, in search of the quiet spirit that is the high desert, Gene Evaro Jr embody that spirit with pure inspiration and creativity, like that of some greats, some of whom we've lost and miss dearly.

From the folk magic of Paul Simon, to the crazy funk fashion of Sly & The Family Stone, to the lyrical poetry of Jim Morrison, this old-soul youthful group of artists reminds us of what it once felt like to put on a record, press play, and then relish in every word from start to finish, without missing one beat. Gene's songs speak for his generation through his prolific songwriting. Musically reminiscent of Allen Stone, Blake Mills and Xavier Rudd, Gene Jr. brings the avant-garde stylings of Albert King to mind including playing a mean upside-down guitar, music that not only moves listeners with a force that manifests in dancing feet, it is music that heals your entire being to the core.
Venue Information:
SOhO Restaurant and Music Club
1221 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101