Jay Allan & The Uncommon Good, The Runner-Up, Gene Pool

Jay Allan & The Uncommon Good

The Runner-Up

Gene Pool

Thu, May 4, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$8.00

This event is 21 and over

Jay Allan & The Uncommon Good
Jay Allan & The Uncommon Good
Colorado-born and Phoenix, AZ based singer/songwriter Jay Allan is continuously getting back to his roots. Whether they be musical, of family & friends or that of his own adventurous heart & soul, Jay’s roots are what have brought him to where he is today. As he sees it and expresses through his music and art, it is a very joyous, inspirational, yet perpetually growing and kinetic place in life. Jay has been playing and performing for over 15 years and has made music his sole profession for the past 5 years. With eight albums and counting under his musical belt, multiple projects, countless shows and tours (local, national and international) including sharing the stage with numerous influential people, Jay Allan is quite the experienced and motivated little songster. Add to all that his recent marriage and the arrival of his beautiful baby girl and you’ve got the makings of a radiantly happy Jay.
Jay Allan plays what is known to his fans as funky-folk, blues rock. Channeling honest passion and raw emotion through his own life and observations, he continues to gain fans and notoriety locally and nationally. He combines heartfelt and memorable lyrics with genre-bending styles and melodies in his long list of ever-evolving original songs that range from that of joy, love, loss, gratitude and searching and are often outlined with an insightful and sometimes humorous touch. While remaining true to his own roots, Jay often taps into and pays homage to such influences as The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, The Black Crowes and far too many artists and songwriters, old and new, to name. You could say Jay relishes in the inspiration brought on by his favorite artists.
The Runner-Up
The Runner-Up
he Runner-Up is a 5 piece Phoenix indie-dance-rock band. All members have extensive experience playing music collaboratively, and bring a distinct, stylistic element to the group's sound. As such, no two songs sound alike.

At a live show, you may hear a dreamy, harmony-laden West Coast indie track followed by a hard driving 70s blues rock tune, or a synth driven dance groove followed by a dark, heavy, experimental blend of early metal music and modern synth/guitar hooks. This diverse blend of material has developed organically and continues to expand in new, more sophisticated directions as three separate song writers learn from, iterate on, and push each others' ideas to develop a sound which is new and exciting to the whole band.

Even though each song has a different style, the group's overall style avoids sounding schizophrenic through consistently memorable melodies, tasteful 3-4 part vocal harmonies, rhythmic precision, strong grooves and memorable modern electronic elements.
Gene Pool
Gene Pool
Formed in 1990, Gene Pool was a colorful part of the Tempe music scene, with 2 albums, "Time and Place"(1992) and "Bigstupidhead"(1995).
Venue Information:
Last Exit Live
717 S. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ, 85004
http://www.lastexitlive.com/