Eric Bazilian and Wesley Stace: Au Renoir to the Tin Angel – Tickets – Tin Angel – Philadelphia, PA – February 1st, 2017

Eric Bazilian and Wesley Stace: Au Renoir to the Tin Angel

Eric Bazilian and Wesley Stace: Au Renoir to the Tin Angel

Wed, February 1, 2017

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

$25.00

This event is 21 and over

Tickets are non-refundable. Seating is unreserved except for Serrano diners. Reserved seats are assigned based on the order in which the reservations are made, and are only available for those diners who honor their reservations in a full and timely manner. In order to make a dinner reservation please visit OpenTable.com. All shows are 21 and over unless indicated.

Eric Bazilian
Eric Bazilian
Classical music was the mainstay in his household, until Eric saw the Beatles perform on the Ed Sullivan show in 1964. At age 10, Eric’s life changed forever.

At 16, he started writing songs for his first band, "Evil Seed". He got hooked on performing as his band played all original music at "B-ins" at Belmont Plateau, in Fairmont Park. By the mid 70’s, while attending the University of Pennsylvania, Eric met his musical soul mates and closest friends. Rob Hyman, Rick Chertoff and he created a musical energy, which remains strong to this day.

Eric’s and Rob’s most notable early collaboration founded The Hooters in 1980. "Nervous Night", The Hooters’ debut on Columbia, sold in excess of 2 million copies and included Billboard Top 40 hits such as "Day By Day" (#18), And We Danced (#21) and "Where Do The Children Go" (#38). After creating 6 well-received albums, The Hooters achieved superstar status throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s. As a result, The Hooters were asked to open 3 of the most important musical events of the century, Live-Aid Concert, 1985 in Philadelphia, Amnesty International Concert at Giants Stadium in 1986, and Roger Waters’ extravaganza at The Wall in Berlin in 1990.

Since then, Eric has become recognized internationally as a gifted songwriter, musician, arranger and producer. Eric wore all those hats while involved with Joan Osborne’s debut project. "Relish" was nominated for 6 Grammy Awards in 1996 including Song Of The Year for the #3 Billboard smash hit "One Of Us" which Eric is proud to have single handedly written.

Globally, Eric’s crafted hits for artists such as Billie Meyers/"Kiss The Rain", Robbie Williams /"Old Before I Die", Amanda Marshall/"Believe In You" and Ricky Martin/"Private Emotion".

As busy as he’s been, Eric found time in 2000 to release his long awaited debut solo album "The Optimist". "A Very Dull Boy", his sophomore effort, followed in May 2002.

He continues working with veteran and up and coming artists alike. Most recently, he wrote and performed the theme song for Joss Whedon's TV show, "Dollhouse", with Jonathat Brooke, and co-wrote Ricky Martin's current hit single, "The Best Thing About Me Is You", which Ricky performed at the 2010 Latin Grammies and topped the Latin Charts. He also co-wrote seven songs on the most recent Scorpions album, "Sting In The Tail".

Eric is currently launching a project in Sweden with Mats Wester of Nordman, which they have been working on for over ten years and are both very passionate about. It's an exciting hybrid of Swedish folk music and American rock and roll which they are very excited about finally unleashing on an unsuspecting world. Eric is also currently performing live shows with the Eric Bazilian Band as well as preparing for an upcoming Hooters tour in Germany

Whatever the venue, 2011 promises to bring forth new, well-crafted evocative music. Whether for other artists or his next solo project, Eric’s unique and diversified songwriting skills and producer talents hint at tradition while inspiring imagination and originality.
Wesley Stace
Wesley Stace
Formerly known by his stage name John Wesley Harding, under which he has performed and recorded for the past 25 years, Stace chose to step out from behind his well-established pseudonym for Self-Titled in honor of the increasingly personal nature of his new material. "Novels seem to take care of the intellectual business for me these days, and my songs have become a lot more intimate and autobiographical, requiring a different musical treatment entirely. It seemed ridiculous to sing them under any name but my own," notes Stace, adding, "It's time to bring everything under one roof."

Stace co-wrote two of the tracks from Self-Titled—"Stare at the Sun" and "When I Knew"— with the Fiery Furnaces' Eleanor Friedberger. Both songs appear in alternate versions on Friedberger's critically acclaimed new album Personal Record, which was entirely co-written by Stace. Of Personal Record, SPIN hails the pair's "easy collaboration" while NPR Music notes that Harding "knows a little something about smart love songs of every stripe." Stace's version of "Stare at the Sun" is streaming at The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/18EnwGx) while his version of "When I Knew" can be streamed at The Wall Street Journal (http://on.wsj.com/104VFMZ).
Venue Information:
Tin Angel
20 S. 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA, 19106
http://www.tinangel.com