C.Shreve the Professor and ILe Flottante

– ALL AGES- STANDING ROOM ONLYC SHREVE THE PROFESSOR & ILE FLOTTANTE Back in 2020, longtime collaborators C.Shreve the Professor and ILe Flottante decided to make an album together with plans of touring their work throughout both the U.S. and Europe. Despite being unable to tour properly, the duo forged ahead and made the album anyway—releasing ILE.Pro in late December 2020. After both resuming with live performances and touring in 2022, ILe Flo decided to make the leap and book a flight for a U.S. tour. The pair are delighted to bring their work to The Grey Eagle on 11/28!C.Shreve the Professor (Boone, North Carolina)Chris Shreve is a North Carolina based MC/producer & founder of the hip-hop collective Free The Optimus. The Asheville based, 2-time Carolina Music Award winners (2015 & 2016 Best Hip Hop Group) developed their following & relevance through an unrelenting tour & release schedule, driven primarily by Shreve’s vision. The Professor moniker references his 12 year career at Appalachian State University teaching biostatistics, which he left to pursue music full-time. He defines Free The Optimus as “a call to action—to set free our optimal ability & our optimistic perspective & to transform the world around us.”From the writers at Earmilk: “C.Shreve’s lyrical prowess is undeniable. FTO is known for bringing positive & poetic lyrics that flow over jazz influenced hip hop beats that bring in a hint of soul. Their lyrical talent goes above & beyond what is expected in rap music these days.” Since 2009, FTO has helped to define Carolina music & continues to set the bar for hip hop in the live space.Shreve has toured & shared stages with The Pharcyde, Big Boi, The Hieroglyphics, Lupe Fiasco, Raekwon, Gift of Gab, Cannibal Ox, Camp Lo, Nappy Roots, Talib Kweli, Guilty Simpson, Lespecial, Planet Asia, Jarv, Tanya Morgan, Spose, Zion I, Rapper Big Pooh & many more. He’s performed at Hopscotch, Blue Plum, LAAF, Beats & Bars, Boone in Blossom, Drink Durham, Spring in the City, Harvest Boone, Brooklyn Wildlife & GURP Fest. His work has been featured on Shade 45, Hip Hop DX, Earmilk, Revolt TV, I Still Love HER, INDYweek, & has been spun by both DJ Premier & Chuck D.ILe Flottante (Bristol, England)While growing up in a small Welsh town called Aberystwyth, ILe Flottante (aka ILe.Flo) immersed himself in music and skating, followed by relocating to Leeds at the age of 10. From there he became involved in alternative music scenes where he went on to develop and burnish his sound at the Leeds College of Music. He then moved to Bristol, ensconcing himself in the city’s energetic hip-hop scene. Releasing music on labels like Soulful Chemistry, Vinyl Digital, Hip-Dozer, Yogocop Records, and X3i Records, he promptly amassed more than 2 million streams. He probes the potential of the MPC & the SP 404 — as well as other music production centers — amalgamations of drum machines and samplers, which enable artists to manipulate sounds and rhythm. Blending elements of jazz, old-school hip-hop, Phonk, and soul, Ile Flottante delivers deliciously low-slung beats topped by melancholic savors of jazz invested with lush sonic blemishes — authentic and tantalizing, especially in live form.MIKE MARTINEZHOUSEPLANTZ