THE YOUNG STEP

Murray Hill Theatre Presents

THE YOUNG STEP

Wild Pines, The Easy Button, EJ Hervey

Fri, August 17, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)

Murray Hill Theatre

Jacksonville, FL

$8:advanced; $10:day of show

This event is all ages

STANDING ROOM ONLY!!

NO LARGE BAGS. NO ALCOHOL, NO SMOKING OR VAPING IN VENUE. NO RE-ENTRY. NO CAMERAS WITH DETACHABLE LENSES.

Sound at the Murray Hill Theatre provided by AVL Productions www.avlproductions.com

THE YOUNG STEP
THE YOUNG STEP
The Young Step hail from St. Augustine, Florida. The Young Step sound is as obscure and mysterious as the northeast Florida swampland, with subtle impressions of David Bowie, David Byrne, The Doors, Roxy Music, and T-Rex, blended with New Wave quirkiness a'la Devo and the B-52s, and including a sort of 'Rock N' Roll Spiritual' aspect only the lovechild of Alan Watts and Janis Joplin would understand. It's a funky-sexy-quirky mind-trip.

Formed in the Fall of 2014, The Young Step originated with Ben Whitson and Micah Gilliam, who had previously collaborated on numerous musical projects. Ben, a film-maker and song-writer, has created music under multiple monikers (Flowers, The Sons Of), and is the primary writer and vocalist of The Young Step. Ben is the artistic spearhead of the group and keeps the band on the 'bohemian' side of Steve McQueen cool. Micah, the oldest (and wisest) of the group, has been writing and performing since pubescence, has toured nationally and internationally, engineers and produces in his own studio, and is also a member of The WillowWacks with his wife, and third member of The Young Step, Lauren Gilliam. Lauren, a vocalist and ukulele player, was added on bass, guitar, and vocals soon after inception. Lauren has played bass with St. Augustine favorites Chelsea Saddler and Amy Hendrickson, and is a professional blown-glass artist. Veteran drummer Matt Carter, formerly of Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and Virgin Millionaires, has stepped in behind the kit, bringing with him a wealth of recording, writing, and international touring experience.

The Young Step released their debut album 'El Clàsico' in April of 2016. The album was recorded at Micah Gilliam's home studio in St. Augustine and was mixed and mastered at The Magic Shop Recording Studio in SoHo, by engineer Matt Boynton (Hospitality, MGMT, Kurt Vile).

"El Clàsico opens with the driving gut-punch of 'Baby You Know.' Track two, 'Nature Man,' is another simple, visceral pop pleasure...a joy to hear. I could go song by song through this entire review, but you get the picture. This is giddy, fun, sing-alongable pop...I love this band and the music they make." - John E. Citrone | Folio Weekly
Wild Pines
Wild Pines
Wild Pines is the indie/ambient musical project of Florida native Matt Stanland.
The Easy Button
The Easy Button
Guitar driven, hook laden melodic rock with a dash of sentimentality. For fans of Weezer, Ozma, Relient K."

The Easy Button is an Alternative/Rock band from Tampa, gaining momentum with their brand of Guitar driven, hook laden melodic rock with a dash of sentimentality. They have been featured in the 97x Next Big Thing Local Band Showcase, picked from hundreds of bands in the area. Locally they have received support from Microgroove Records in Tampa and invited to play their 6th Anniversary Party along with playing Downtown Tampa's, "Rock The Park" in May, The Bends, Lucky You Tattoo and more venues in 2018.

The Easy Button is: Brian (Guitar, Vocals), Rich (Guitar), Cailun (Drums), Preston (Bass), Kristen (Keys/Synth, Vocals)

Follow the band on Facebook & Instagram and see them live this Spring!
EJ Hervey
EJ Hervey
Venue Information:
Murray Hill Theatre
932 Edgewood Ave. S.
Jacksonville, FL, 32205
http://www.murrayhilltheatre.com/