Kuinka

The Grey Eagle and Worthwhile Sounds Present

Kuinka

Pink Mercury, Dr Danny

Tue, June 12, 2018

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

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is all ages

STANDING ROOM ONLY

Kuinka
Kuinka
Described by NPR Music as joyous folk pop, Kuinka "laces modern folk and Americana with an electronic jolt, waltzing along the grooved edges of dream-pop, synth-pop, and Brooklyn’s mid-aughts guitar-rock revival" (Vanyaland). Their genre-defying music features several different lead singers, four-part harmony, and eclectic instrumentation including cello, banjo, synthesizers, ukulele and electronic percussion. For all of their sonic experimentation, the Seattle quartet's songs and live shows are linked by an infectious energy that remains present in everything they do. Their new EP Stay Up Late is available now on Spotify, iTunes, and at www.kuinkatheband.com.
Pink Mercury
Pink Mercury
Mercury is the only liquid metal.

Led by shapeshifting vocalist Stephanie Morgan (formerly of pop-noir powerhouse stephaniesid, and Stephanie Morgan and The Mercurists), Pink Mercury makes exploratory music within sparse structures, only some of which are predetermined, resulting in an alt-pop-rock-centered, but ultimately genre-bending, conversation.

"The band conjures many spirits... Bjork, Pink Floyd, Billie Holiday, PJ Harvey, Aerosmith, Fleetwood Mac, Cocteau Twins... while maintaining its own sovereignty." -- Wasteland

Tapers welcome.
Dr Danny
Dr Danny
On his debut full length Nothing But Love, Dr. Danny Ayala layers kaleidoscopic baroque funk over a foundation of unapologetic pop songwriting. A compelling amalgam of hook-focused 70s rock, ‘California Sound’ vocal builds, and precise, elegant musicianship, Nothing But Love is both immediately engaging and flush with intricate nuance.

Danny Ayala was born on Long Island, NY. He began his musical journey (somewhat against his will) when his grandmother enrolled him in piano lessons at the age of 6. When Ayala crossed paths with Brian and Michael D’Addario of The Lemon Twigs at an elementary school talent show his fate was sealed.

For the last 10 years they’ve been a musical family; Ayala is part of their live band, and the D’Addario's now make up the studio band for his Dr Danny project. Brian handles production and mixing duties. “One major blessing in my life is that they decided I was talented enough to be a live member of the Lemon Twigs” laughs Ayala. “Through years of touring and learning their complicated material I became the keyboard player and vocalist I am today.”

During this time Ayala had been working on his own material. When he found the courage to play it for the D’Addario’s they offered advice and assistance at once. The songs on Nothing ButLove were recorded at Ayala’s home in Long Island, The Lemon Twigs home in Long Island, and the University of Syracuse.

Thematically, the record covers Ayala’s life in High School, and the love he shared with a particular someone during that time. “I hope that people listen to this record and understand how personal I really get during it” says Ayala. “Even with the naïve lyrics of a 15-year-old in some of the tunes. I got everything I needed to off my chest and now I’m sharing it with the whole world. I hope that someone can relate. Even if it’s just 1 person. I’m DR DANNY and I may tour the word and be “cool” but I’m just another dude with another love story. #NOTHINGBUTLOVE”
Venue Information:
The Grey Eagle
185 Clingman Ave
Asheville, NC, 28801
http://www.thegreyeagle.com/