The Coffis Brothers, Kingsborough
Ivy Room Presents

The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men

Kingsborough

$10.00 - $12.00
Ages 21+
Ivy Room is excited to announce the return of both The Coffis Brothers and Kingsborough!

The Coffis Brothers

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The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men are a rootsy rock n’ roll band born and raised in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Influenced by those early surroundings, songwriters Jamie and Kellen Coffis’ blend of folk, blues, R&B and straight-ahead rock is evidence an upbringing spent listening to all of the right records from Tom Petty, Neil Young, and The Beatles.

On their third full-length album, Roll With It, The Coffis Brothers put that rock into overdrive, looking ahead to the good things coming and suffering no fools. First single “You Ain’t Got the Heart” is a barn burner and a fan favorite, having already been part of the band’s live set for a couple of years. “There’s a little bit of that sense of angst and that sort of ‘I don’t need this’ attitude,” says Kellen Coffis, “but don’t overthink this one.”

Not that there isn’t plenty to think about on Roll With It. Tracks like “Bad Luck” and “Better Days” reflect on how to live with and learn from rough times, while “You and Me” is a testament to how people can make it through these things together. But on every song, The Coffis Brothers & the Mountain Men stay true to a rock sound that draws from Southern grit and California hills.

Roll With It was recorded on analog tape over a week at Barefoot Studios in Hollywood with producer Andy Zenczak and engineer Cian Riordan. The band’s near-constant touring throughout California and elsewhere has earned them not only devoted fans, but lots of critical praise as well:

“The Coffis Brothers & the Mountain Men have developed a sound that has an easy rock vibe that’s actually hip.” – San Francisco Chronicle

“The Coffis Brothers mix a blend of folk, country and rock with the intensity of personal lyrics into a gritty and often tender harmony of sound… a show that delivers one part Avett Brothers and one part early Neil Young for a full night of dancing and fun.” – Santa Cruz Weekly

Kingsborough

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Frontman Billy Kingsborough and lead guitarist Alex Leach of San Francisco’s Kingsborough are determined to connect with audiences both on record and on stage. Influenced by the sounds and songwriting of The Beatles, The Black Keys, and Led Zeppelin, Kingsborough form a bond with fans by unleashing a brand of potent rock n’ roll that No Depression calls “laced with a vintage elegance that appeals to an ever-changing audience.”

Produced by Grammy-nominated producer Damien Page Lewis (Rihanna, Katy Perry), Kingsborough’s second album, 1544, turned out the singles “Low Down" and “Subtle Lies.” Both tracks spent six weeks in the top 200 of American college radio and as featured tracks on Spotify’s Blues & Roots Rock playlist.

Kingsborough match the radio success of 1544 with an equally compelling live show. With lead singer Kingsborough projecting what The Bay Bridged describes as “the animation of a live wire,” the rest of the band more than hold their own on stage via heavy grooves, classic riffs, and soaring solos.

According to Leach, Kingsborough views each live performance as an opportunity to break down the walls that often separate artists and audiences:

“On stage, we try to recreate the energy and emotion that inspired the songs, all with the hope that we can connect with people. We want our shows to be a conversation with our audience, a back and forth flow of energy. If we can allow them to escape for a few hours, we feel good about what we’ve done.”

This purposeful plan of action for the stage has paid great dividends: Kingsborough’s infectious live energy has earned them opening slots for Dorothy, Joan Jett, Robert Cray, and ZZ Top.

Billy Kingsborough and Leach formed Kingsborough in 2010 as a gritty rock n’ roll band with roots in the blues. Inspired by their musical heroes of yesteryear and countless voyages across the Golden Gate Bridge, Kingsborough and Leach immediately began penning songs about love, loss, and lost identities.

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Ivy Room
860 San Pablo Av.
Albany, CA, 94706