We are very excited to be featured on FuseTV’s groundbreaking series: Behind the Unsigned!! In May, we spent a full day with a FuseTV film crew at guitarist Sam RP’s house in Newton. We dug back to our roots to discuss our songwriting process, what makes B&G’s sound so unique, and how we all came to know each other. We also threw in some back-flips, some backyard barbecue, and a preview of one of our newest tunes: Shine.
You can check the video above to get an idea of what life’s like from our perspective. This mini-documentary is just the first piece in a huge Summer and Fall push for the Gravy Train.
We’ve locked down nine tour dates, from Bangor, ME to Columbia, MD, so that we can share what we love to do with as many people as possible. Check out the tour page and mark your calendar! We’ll be serenading you soon enough…
Thanks to Frankie Leroux and his crew for coming out to film our show at the Hard Rock in Boston a couple weeks back. Here’s a little compilation video of the whole night that he put together. See you all at the next one!
We’re excited to announce that we will be joining this amazing lineup of artists at this years KahBang Music & Arts festival!
Photo credit: Nicholas St. Paul
Hello friends! We haven’t updated you in a while so we wanted to make sure you knew what the Gravy Train was up to.
It’s been a busy few months for B&G – we’ve played shows in five states, rocked the stage with Wu-Tang legends and Nas affiliates, shared Hello Weekend with thousands, and started writing new material. We can’t wait to share it with you at a slew of upcoming shows in YOUR area. Check out some future events below and if you haven’t grabbed the record yet (seriously!?), head over to iTunes.
ATTENTION NEW YORK – Because we love our New York City family so much, we’re heading back to Sullivan Hall on Saturday, April 6th to treat your ears to some new tunes and some classic B&G material. Y’all know Sullivan Hall is our second home and since it’s been a while, we’re bringing some heavy-hitters with us. Our good friends Urban Sun will drop a dose of their funkiest jams on the evening and our new friends Nickel & Dime OPS are hip-hop prodigies not to be missed.
ATTENTION BOSTON – As Serenade dictates, we’re getting our chirp up and delivering a huge spring kickoff at the Hard Rock Café on Friday, April 19th. We’re going all out to welcome in our favorite season so call your Mom, call your Dad, call your ex-girlfriend and that weird kid you used to hang with in high school – no one should miss this show. Tickets are available in advance and we highly recommend you grab one or five before they sell out. Head over to our tour page to lock yours down today.
ATTENTION COLLEGE STUDENTS EVERYWHERE – We are thrilled to announce that we’ve joined the team over at The College Agency and yes, the name explains it all. Some of our best tour experiences have been Gravy Train stops at area colleges so it’s only fitting that we start rocking campuses all across the northeast. We’ll post dates as we lock them in but expect us in your area real soon. Want to see B&G at your school? All you have to do is ask! Head over to our contacts page and drop us a line – we’ll be there.
This is going to be a huge spring for us and we couldn’t be happier to share it with all of you. So get dust off your dancing shoes, grab your friends and get ready for the get-down. We’ll see you all very soon.
During the Hello Weekend recording sessions, there was one song we recorded that didn’t end up making it onto the album. However, because we love you all so much, we’ve decided to release it so you can get your daily dose of funk in. Here is Castle Wall: http://biscuitsandgravymusic.bandcamp.com/album/castle-wall
Next Friday, October 26th, we will be performing at the Middle East Downstairs for the annual Halloween Hangover weekend put on by HearNow Live. This is the 2nd year in a row for us and the 7th annual Halloween run for HNL. Make sure to head over to our tour page and order your tickets today before it’s sold out! And remember, Halloween show means costume party so come dressed in your most ridiculous outfits.
Sorry it’s been so long since we’ve updated you all, it’s been quite a busy summer since we released “Hello Weekend.” First and foremost, thanks to everyone who has helped support the release of the record and a huge thanks to all who came out and made the Boston & New York City CD release parties such a great success!
We’re planning a ton of shows for you all this fall and trying to reach out to some cities that we love but haven’t played before. We’ll be adding dates throughout the next couple of months so make sure you keep an eye on our tour page! For now, our Fall lineup is:
Boston, MA – Sept. 8th
Acton, ME – Sept. 14th
New York City, NY – Oct. 11th
Salisbury, MD – Oct. 14th
Cambridge, MA – Oct. 26th
Manchester, NH – Nov. 8th
New York City, NY – Nov. 10th
…and more TBA!
Finally, we want to thank some friends of ours across the pond. Thanks to Abubilla Music for their recent write up on the band from the UK! You can check that out here: http://www.abubillamusic.com/2012/new-music-friday-biscuits-and-gravy/
Thanks again for all your love and support!
See you on the dance floor.
After a long wait, Hello Weekend is finally here!!
Check out our BandCamp where you can stream and download the album: biscuitsandgravymusic.bandcamp.com
Also stay tuned to Facebook for updates on CD Release shows and new material!!
We love you all and are so happy to share this with you! Thanks for all the help along the way.
“Hello Weekend. I wasn’t sure if I would make it here…”
Thankfully, we have. What began in 2009 as a jam session in a Roxbury basement is finally coming to fruition. It’s been a long time coming but tonight, the Biscuits & Gravy crew is thrilled to announce that our debut LP, Hello Weekend, will be released next Friday, June 8th.
This product has taken us more than two years to complete and it is a testament to your patience that you are reading this right now. But for that, we thank you. Just know that this was not an album delayed by laziness, but rather by a concerted effort towards producing the best possible product.
As you listen through Hello Weekend, it will be apparent that this album was written and recorded in our early twenties. While much of our free time was spent working on this project, each of us struggled to balance work and school with our social lives and musical ambitions. B&G’s collective resume now includes several real estate agents, a few music teachers, a construction worker, a piano tuner, and even a vacuum salesman. Let’s just say it’s been an interesting road. You’ll hear the highs and lows of our chaotic lives and occupations in this record but you’ll also hear all the heart and drive that led us to launch this project. If your experience in young life has been one of hard work, sacrifice, success, failure, fun, laughter and love, then you’ll find you’re right at home with this record. If you like to groove, that won’t hurt either.
We have labored over harmonies and snare hits, stayed up late debating song forms and solos, and analyzed each track with meticulous focus. It has been a long time in the works but trust us, it is worth the wait. We think you’ll agree that the result is something fresh, vivid and oddly familiar. As one blogger noted of our first single Serenade, “This is real music kids, expect great things.” We hope you do.
To tide you over until the 8th, we’re releasing our second single, (Girl Are You A) Freak tonight. If you have ever caught someone’s eye across the dance floor, then you’ll find yourself more than familiar with this track. As one of the first songs we wrote together as a band, it’s only appropriate that we release it alongside our debut release date. (Girl Are You A) Freak is available for free download on our BandCamp page along with our first single, Serenade.
Thank you all for joining us on this journey. We couldn’t have done it without you.
But remember, it only starts here. Welcome to the weekend.
Sam, Dave, Evan, Ghost, Mark, Eric & Paul