Jelly Bread & Thumpasaurus

Jelly Bread & Thumpasaurus

Fri · December 7, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

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This event is 21 and over

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Jelly Bread
Jelly Bread
Cver a few short years of touring, Jelly Bread has risen from Reno/Lake Tahoe area favorites into a powerhouse quintet with a high-energy calling card that delivers a high-energy, chameleonic playlist all over the United States. Jelly Bread’s distinct style is identified by a blend of desert twang meeting the urban tones of funk and rock. Exceptional songwriting and storytelling interlaced with four part harmonies, intricate “in-the-pocket” drum and bass grooves, swampy lap steel guitar, dirt under the fingernails guitar licks, tasty talkbox, “take-’em-to-church” organ come together into a sound that is downright appetizing.

Here, There & Everywhere, Jelly Bread’s upcoming album is due to be released this fall. The album was mixed by renowned engineer/producer Justin Phelps (Cake, Galactic, Fruition, The Mars Volta, The Neville Brothers, and Dead Kennedys among many others). Jelly Bread has performed direct support for the likes of Robert Cray, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Moe, Rusted Root, JJ Grey, Dragon Smoke (members of Galactic), The Motet, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real, Pimps of Joytime, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, Allen Stone Band, Orgone, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Carolyn Wonderland, and The California Honeydrops. The band has also appeared at premiere festivals including the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, High Sierra, Joshua Tree, Strawberry, and Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza.

On a recent tour through the in the upper reaches of the Northwest states, Jelly Bread had a fortuitous encounter with American Idol winner, Taylor Hicks. Taylor decided to sit in with Jelly Bread that evening for a couple songs on vocals and harmonica. Footage of the collaboration can be viewed on the Video page.

Jelly Bread is singer/drummer Cliff Porter, singer/guitarist Dave Berry, singer/bassist Errick Lewis, singer/lead guitarist Sean Lehe, and singer Alvin Johnson on keyboards/talk box.
Thumpasaurus
Thumpasaurus
Los Angeles-based Thumpasaurus are a gang of five superbly-skilled young American musicians taking hugely divergent influences and channelling them into something uniquely Thumpasaurian.

These music and film students from the University of Southern California have honed their unique take on a multifarious swathe of musical inspirations through numerous live appearances on L.A’s insane house party circuit.

Thumpasurus offer up their own unique punk/funk stew wherein, hidden in plain sight and sound, you’ll find traces of Zappa, Beefheart, James Chance, Funkadelic/Parliament, Morphine, Devo, Talking Heads and Prince, as well as some rocking heavy metal, free jazz, musical theatre and even some light opera references thrown in for good measure.


So far, 2018 has seen the band release an EP with legendary house producer Justin Jay. Consisting primarily of remixed Thump songs, the EP is out on Jay’s Fantastic Voyage label and has already been played in by massive DJ’s in the house and techno scene across the country, including in a EatsEverything’s headlinging set at Ultra Festival in Miami.
Thumpasaurus also debuted a live dance music opera at their first ever headlining show in Los Angeles, and released their debut album in a sold out headlining show at the Troubadour. Directly following this release, Thump caught a plane to Edinburgh where they played up to three shows a day at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, using their few days off to steal away and play some quick but effective shows in London.

Think. Dance. Smile. Feel. Thumpasuarus are about to come into your life and make you do all of the above.

Go see, go hear - you’ll never feel more alive.
Long may you Thump.
Venue Information:
The State Room
638 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
http://www.thestateroomslc.com/