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Put on your dancing shoes ’cause WBRU Rock Hunt finalists, JETTY, will open the show!
Here is what WBRU said about their performance:
“Jetty started off their set with a slow beat as if to ease the audience into their performance. As always during Jetty performances, the room was packed with their fans. Their time in the barn must have done them some good because the band returned with double the energy and passion. The drummer’s dreads danced as he pounded his heart out. “This next one’s got some stank,” Yeugene Barokha told the audience before one of their songs, and that song truly did have some stank. Everyone in the room—even their competitors—was engrossed in Jetty’s performance.”
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The Rooks are a New York City based R&B/IndieSoul sextet just funky enough to make your mother nervous. The group formed at Wesleyan University, bonding over a mutual love of listening to Beyonce, playing at house parties, and performing Motown covers. They continue to do all three in excess.
Drawing on an eclectic catalogue of influences, from the melodic sensibilities of Stevie Wonder, to the staggered hip-hop backbeats of J Dilla, to the vocal intricacies of the Dirty Projectors, The Rooks dance along the line between music that makes you think, and feel-good-down-in-your-gut soul.
The Rooks have spent the past two years steadily gaining notoriety around the northeast, notably sharing the stage with the likes of Grammy-nominated MC Talib Kweli and fast-rapping phenom George Watsky. Their set of studio singles (released in the spring of 2012) earned the attention of a number of online publications, and finally provided their parents with a tangible means of bragging about their children to their co-workers.
The Rooks released their debut EP Something You Can Take in June and continue to make as much noise as they can around their new hometown of Brooklyn, NY. They would love for you to join the party, because they’re having an incredible time
Clyde Lawrence is a musician, songwriter, and native New Yorker. He began playing piano at age four and started writing music soon after. At age six, he wrote a song that was featured in the movie Miss Congeniality (2000). While attending the Dalton School, Clyde continued composing music for major motion pictures. He wrote the song “Dance With Me Tonight,” performed by Hugh Grant in Music & Lyrics (2007), a film for which he also wrote some original score. He also wrote two tracks for Did You Hear About the Morgans (2009), one of which he performed himself. Around the same time, Clyde was invited to play regularly with jazz singer Steve Tyrell at the Carlyle Club in Manhattan.
He has worked with and been produced by Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne/That Thing You Do!) and has appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America, NBC’s The Today Show, and Fox’s Good Morning New York. Clyde has built up a wealth of material that he is currently working on and recording, often singing alongside his sister Gracie (a talented singer/actress who has performed on Broadway).
Clyde now performs regularly at and around Brown University (where he is a junior), and his original songs are in regular rotation on New England’s WBRU at 95.5 FM.