Chapell w/special guests American Nomads

American Nomads

Tue, July 9, 2019

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

The Cutting Room

New York, NY

$15.00 - $20.00

Chapell
Chapell
Alan Chapell is a unique character – even by the standards of the West Village, NYC. Made from years of traveling the world and honing his craft and moving effortlessly through several musical genres without a single tune sounding the same. Seriously good songwriting that’s augmented by what many are calling the best seven piece band in New York. All led by Chapell - Mephistopheles outfitted in a well-tailored white linen suit.

Growing up on the “mean streets” of Stamford, Connecticut, Alan Chapell was something of a musical wunderkind - playing piano and trumpet before the age of six. He recorded with the legendary Jimmy Ienner at age 15, and more recently with Talking Head Jerry Harrison. He’s played to jam-packed houses around the world from Mumbai to Managua. It took Chapell a while to get here, but audiences across the U.S. are starting to take notice in a big way.

Chapell’s band includes Lorenza Ponce on violin, Ann Klein on guitar, Ali Culotta on piano, Malcolm Gold on bass and Rodney Howard on drums. Ponce plays a variety of delicious retro-synth lines which both play off of and play with Klein’s guitar work. There are multiple moving parts that all go together a bit differently depending on the song (and Chapell’s mood.)


Chapell’s live show is a cacophony of juxtapositions. His set moves seamless from genre to genre and from topic to topic. From songs about love to songs about more heady topics such as gun violence and human rights. And finally, to a parody of the origins of facebook as told by Mark Zuckerberg himself. Chapell somehow manages to keep things fun – not to mention you’re guaranteed to leave the night with at least a few of Chapell’s melodies stuck in your head.
American Nomads
American Nomads
American Nomads is Walter Kenul on lead vocals and keyboards, Dante DeLemos on lead vocals and guitar, Susan Darmiento on lead and background vocals, Joseph Humann on harmonica and percussion, George LaGrange on guitar and background vocals, Joe Conoscenti on drums, Jay Rivera on bass and background vocals, and Gerald Menke on pedal steel. The songs that they write and perform are in the American Roots style of music. Their song, "A Revelation's Gonna Come" reached #6 on Billboard's AC chart with over 40,000 radio plays and reached the first round of Grammy nominations for Best American Roots Single 2016.
Venue Information:
The Cutting Room
44 E. 32nd St.
New York, NY, 10016
http://thecuttingroomnyc.com/