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Saturday November 17 2018
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Humble Pie

Hosted by: Spent Grain

Tickets :: http://bit.ly/HumblePieSYR

Humble Pie
w/ special guest Spent Grain

The Westcott Theater
524 Westcott St
Syracuse, NY 13210

Humble Pie: Humble Pie were an English rock band formed by Steve Marriott in Essex during 1969. They are known as one of the late 1960s’ first supergroupsand found success on both sides of the Atlantic with such songThe legend of Humble Pie looms large in the annals of rock legend. Perhaps best known for their critically and commercially successful albums, Humble Pie Performance Rockin’ the Fillmore and Smokin’, the band represented the pinnacle of British blues and boogie rock! The original lineup featured the late Steve Marriott on lead vocals and guitar, Peter Frampton on lead guitar and vocals, Jerry Shirley on drums, the late Greg Ridley on bass and vocals and Clem Clempson on guitar, vocals and keyboards. Frampton exited the outfit prior to the release of Performance Rockin’ the Fillmore. Marriott perished in a fire at his home in 1991 and Ridley died in 2003.

Humble Pie enjoyed R.I.A.A. gold record sales status for their albums and are best known for a catalog of hits that includes: “I Don’t Need No Doctor,” “Hot and Nasty,” “30 Days in the Hole,” “Hallelujah (I Love Her So),” “Natural Born Boogie,” “Stone Cold Fever,” and “Shine On.”

Today, co-founder/drummer, Jerry Shirley oversees Humble Pie’s legacy from his home in England, maintaining maximum quality control over the presentation of the group and their new and current touring entity. “We all have a great sense of love and pride for Humble Pie, the members, their families and what we were able to achieve,” begins Shirley. “And it goes without saying that no one will ever replace Steve, Peter or any member of the band. My goal is to keep the legacy of Humble Pie intact, as one of the greatest live acts in rock, while satiating the need for generations of our beloved fans to again enjoy our music performed live by world-class musicians,” he declares.

​Shirley appointed Dave “Bucket” Colwell, (who played and recorded with him on the last Humble Pie album Back on Track), to lead the band live on tour as co-front man and lead guitarist with the wiry and fiery Jimmy Kunes handling lead vocals. Colwell is best known for his work on the last Humble Pie record and a longtime stint recording and touring with Bad Company. “Dave represents the bridge to the present-day lineup,” states Shirley “and the live band couldn’t be in better hands than he and Jimmy Kunes; they have my full endorsement,” the affable rock legend concludes.

​Jimmy Kunes is best known as the lead singer of Cactus and his vocals and stage presence hearken to the days in the 70’s when groups like The Faces and Humble Pie mesmerized audiences worldwide. James ‘Roto’ Rotondi is on guitar, with David C Gross on bass and Bobby Marks rounds out the lineup on drums.

​In addition to the Humble Pie hits, the new lineup serves up a select slice of supercharged anthems that include Bad Company’s “Can’t Get Enough” and Free’s “All Right Now” among other classic surprises.

​The new and authorized lineup of Humble Pie is slated to commence live shows in September of 2018. The band is managed by Jim Della Croce at Pathfinder Management and booked by TCI/Talent Consultants International, LTD. in New York. For more information on Humble Pie contact your local agent at TCI or Pathfinder Management or visit Humblepieband.com.s as “Black Coffee”, “30 Days in the Hole”, “I Don’t Need No Doctor” and “Natural Born Bugie”.

Spent Grain: Spent Grain is a band born of rock ‘n roll, raised by funk and soul, existing comfortably in the rolling hills of Jam Band Land.Spent Grain mashes rock, funk, blues, and jazz to craft their own unique brew.

“Spent Grain is a big picture rock n roll band,” says John Dermody, a local music enthusiast. “Their songs are filled with details and developed with intricate structure… Watching them live, you know you’re seeing a powerful band go to work.”

Spent Grain’s original music distills the bounce of funk, the improvisational spirit of jazz, and the power of rock n roll down to a fresh yet familiar sound. They soar from structured songs into shape-shifting improvised sections that make every live version unique. Constant interplay between the five musicians makes Spent Grain as conversational as they are unpredictable. Charlie Mason’s blazing guitar lines compliment Tom McCaffery’s jazzy piano stylings and funky synthesizers. Matt Mulville keeps the band buoyed, even on the deepest sonic expeditions. His driving bass locks in with Edmund Barrington’s thunderous drumming and Pat Allen’s bouncing guitar to form a rock-solid rhythm section. Allen’s dynamic singing and clever lyrics draw listeners into the world of the song and connect with the humanity of his characters.

Though a typical set is mostly original material, Spent Grain draws from a huge catalogue of covers to pay homage to the artists that have influenced them. Whether it’s a classic hit or a deep cut, Spent Grain interprets the music with their own flavor and feel. Past audiences have seen them cover: Son Seals, Dave Brubeck, The Talking Heads, The Beatles, The Meters, The Gorillaz, Allen Toussaint, The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Albert King, Phish, Swamp Dogg, Freddie McGregor, Jimmy Cliff, Johnny Cash, Amos Milburn, BT Express, Eric Burden & War, Bob Dylan, The Doors, and many others.

Spent Grain’s self titled album is their first studio project and is in production now at Farmhouse Funk Studio in Cazenovia, NY. It’s a collection of originals written between 2015 and 2018 and developed during their two summer-long residencies at Critz Farms in Cazenovia. This year Spent Grain is picking up steam, playing favorite local haunts like The Westcott Theater, Funk n Waffles Syracuse, Sterling Stage Kampitheater, and Critz Farms. Stay tuned!