Footwerk w/ Temple Avenue
Indie pop fusion
February 19, 2016 · 8:00pm
Footwerk, a Washington, D.C.-based 6-piece pop outfit can only be described as a ‘blind date’ for first timers or a ‘booty call’ to an experienced audience member. Vocally led by a ‘friendzone’ power couple (Melisa & Kyle) on the frontline, the back line is an orgy of musicians from diverse backgrounds named Teddi (keys) Eric (Percussion) Fern (Bass) Josh (Drums).
Crafting their sound by ‘Sleeping Around’ with Rock rhythms under soulful Rap and R&B vocals over dance beats with a splash of percussion. Footwerk’s unique style of ‘No Strings Attached’ fan interaction made their ‘One Night Stand’ live shows popular in their hometwon DMV music scene.
Unbelievably, A chance craigslist ad led to the formation of the independent group. Due to their immediate success they’ve decided to release their debut album this year, aptly titled ‘Casual Encounters’ and go out on a national tour of ‘One Night Stands’ in 2015. Here’s your chance to see for yourself, if there’s chemistry in person and have your own ‘Casual Encounter’ with Footwerk. (No Strings Attached)
Take classic swing tunes, give them a fresh spin, and you have Temple Avenue — a tight, high-energy quintet that features some of the best young jazz musicians in the region. Led by vocalist McKenna Whisler, the band also features Adam Price on sax, Colin Mekeel on piano, John Gingerich on bass and Zach Vaughen on drums.