Adrian West

Ivy Room Presents

Adrian West

Matt Jaffe, Ian Acredolo Trio

Wed · July 3, 2019

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

$10.00 - $12.00

Tickets at the Door.

This event is 21 and over

Adrian West Band
Adrian West Band
Ask him what kind of music The Adrian West Band plays and Adrian will answer "Yes." Or if he's feeling cocky, he'll answer "Good."

The longer answer: original acoustic rock that sounds like Paul Simon collaborating with Talking Heads, with Dave Matthews playing cowbell. The band features vocal harmonies, guitar, electric violin, bass, drums, sometimes sax or keys, and a bit of live "looping”.

Born and raised in Montreal, Canada, Adrian is an exciting performer to watch. He sings in an uplifting, almost child-like voice as he moves effortlessly between guitar & violin, sometimes using live looping to add layers of sound and intrigue to his songs. He's not afraid to tackle difficult topics in his songwriting; Safe Streets tells an allegory about police violence, Close Your Eyes laments the beauty bias that pervades in the mass media, while Senses implores that you enjoy your senses while you can. Meanwhile Adrian avoids taking himself or any topic too seriously; his lyrics are always infused with a sense of hope and a touch of whimsy. The band features vocal harmonies, guitar, electric violin, bass, drums, and live "looping”.
Matt Jaffe
Matt Jaffe
Matt Jaffe is a rock & roll singer/songwriter from San Francisco. Cutting his teeth on countless open mics around the Bay Area, Matt started taking music (a little bit) more seriously when Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads offered to produce his first record.

Since then, Matt has continued to churn out more songs than he can remember the words to, oversaturate the market with gigs (opening for the likes of Mavis Staples, Jackie Greene and Blues Traveler), and collaborate with the likes of Chuck Prophet and Tom Higgenson of the Plain White T's.

With his band, Matt has played stages across the country, including The Fillmore, The Troubadour, and Irving Plaza. Fresh off the release of his second LP, California's Burning, Matt Jaffe is already back in the studio, street-teaming with the best of them to bring the guitar gospel to the masses.
Ian Acredolo Trio
Ian Acredolo Trio
Ian Acredolo explores nuanced emotional themes in his music. His inspiration comes from combining pop music form, with R&B vocals, and percussive guitar. Often compared to John Mayer, Ian embraces the singer-songwriter tradition, aiming to continually improve and deepen his original music.

Ian’s first EP, Colors For Jac, features an eclectic vintage sound and was recorded at Hyde Street Studios in San Francisco.
Venue Information:
Ivy Room
860 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA, 94706