#THEHANGS **LIVE ORIGINAL MUSIC** [THURSDAY – 16.02.2017]
Behind The Front x PLAY BAR SYD present “#THEHANGS”
We showcase who we’re vibing in whatever artistic discipline/format, striving for artistic freedom and expression. One thing is for sure, they must inspire and make us feel something.
“The Hangs..” is about getting together to head nod with strangers and finding that common love for a sound that rarely gets played in club nights.
As long as they inspire and make us feel things, we’re going to share.
#THEHANGS 16 FEB 2017 feat.
GLENN LUMANTA *LIVE*
BRUCE HATHCOCK *LIVE*
GLENN LUMANTA //
Glenn Lumanta is an up and coming RnB/Soul artist residing in the west side of Sydney. Born in the Philippines and raised in Sydney, he has always had an affinity from music even from a young age and has grown to have an incredible love, respect and passion for it. For the the most part of his early years, he learned to play the piano by ear. As a young boy he was exposed to many of the great artists of decades past through endless afternoons with his father’s stereo on blast. Tunes from Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind and Fire, Billy Joel, Elton John, Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Whitney Houston, and the list goes on. At age 14, he picked up the guitar and began writing original material.
Starting off his Youtube account in 2007, Glenn’s soulful voice has helped him clock over 2 million total views on YouTube, with content ranging from covers to collaborations, to original music, featuring keyboard and/or guitar arrangements. The buzz created by his Youtube account has earned the attention and accolades of music industry professionals worldwide and now performs in several residencies around Sydney.
He currently is studying at the Australian Institute of Music, which has further expanded his musical knowledge, delving into the worlds of Jazz, Funk, Gospel, Neo-Soul and many more.
With his debut EP entitled ‘In My Element’ set for release in February 2017, Glenn Lumanta is an artist gearing up for a more prominent career, setting sights on the international arena.
BRUCE HATHCOCK //
Bruce Hathcock was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. After doing a few homeless bouts and selling weed, he was recognized and removed from the streets. Bruce Hathcock’s diverse musical influences range from Joni Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix, George Benson, Bob James, Prince to rap icons such as N.W.A and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. He has demonstrated his diverse influences by way of his own production, lyrically, as a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist.
Bruce has been featured on several independent rap projects, mix cd’s including LA”s famous DJ Warrior Mix, Marilyn Manson, Missy Elliot, Eazy E, Pharcyde, Randy Jackson, Angie Stone, Lady of Rage, Another Level, Royce the 59, Sleepy Brown, Akon, Jr.,Murs, Medusa, Ozomatli, Santana Jr., Dj Elusive, Loose Ends, and many more.
Bruce released his own mix cd titled ‘Explicit’ whilst being the opening acts for major artist including Bone Thugs-n-Harmony – one of the major highlights from his career thus far, connecting with Bone Thugs-n-Harmony producer DJ U-Neek who is responsible for hits such as Thuggish Ruggish Bone, First Of The Month and the Grammy award winning Crossroads(remix).
U-Neek liked Bruce’s style and understood what Bruce was doing and knew he could add some of his Thuggish flava to the tracks. U-Neek also knew the major labels wouldn’t catch the vision for an artist like Bruce Hathcock. After an immediate bond over music and musical vision, Bruce and U-Neek went to work immediately executive producing and co-producing alongside Bruce.
Finally 2 years later after hitting the Billboard charts, no major deal, just his hustle, commitment and passion along with being featured on mix cd’s, doing live shows relentlessly, Bruce has finally completed a full project titled Miracle Mile.
Miracle Mile features some instant street banger anthem feels, illustrating his diversity and unique blend of soul, hip hop and rock. Now residing in Sydney, Bruce has lent vocals to Sydney electronic soul outfit The Goods.
Bruce Hathcock is definitely a multi-talented force of the future. For more info check out reverbnation.com search Bruce Hathcock.
DIOLA (Behind The Front) //
Krystel Diola is at the fore front when it comes to her selections.
There’s always QUALITY. SUBSTANCE. DEPTH, and MUSICALITY.
If the TV Show WEEDS was adapted into a musically-orientated show called BEATS, she would be Nancy Botwin.
Catch Diola on FBI radio Every Wednesday 6-8pm Sunsets with Mike Who (www.fbiradio.com)
BENNY HINN (Play Bar Syd) //
Benny Hinn (Daniel Robertson) began spinnin’ vinyl back in 01′ playing a range of phat funky house and some chunky big assed broken beats for the masses… Although now only 34, the Hinns has played at some of the finer establishments, parties and festivals around Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns, Spain, Wollongong and the South coast, gaining a rep az a bit of a party starter and one with some def skillz, finesse and sheer artistry on a pair of 1200s.
The Hinn has also toured with the MOS Label for an Annual release and has supported many artists such as, The Stanton Warriors, Freq Nasty, Krafty Kuts, A.Skillz, Jay Jay, Sneaky Sound System, The Resin Dogs, Katalyst, Sarah Love, Shortee Blitz, Frenzie, Total Eclipse, Mr. Doris, Cool Hand Luke, Normski, DJ Katch, DJ A.$.K, DJ KC, Edseven, Inkswel, Omegaman, Busta, Koolism, [love] Tattoo, Mark Dynamix, Ajax [RIP], Bang Gang, Goodwill, Alex Taylor, Funktrust, Purple Sneaker DJs + many many more…
Benny has also been dipping into a little production here and there with a few little mashes and beats all up on his soundcloud & mixcloud page & is host of the Radio Program Sydney Underground on Bondi Beach Radio.
His latest venture has been building and establishing PLAY BAR SYDNEY. After drawing inspiration from his last stint in Melbourne and meeting his partner & co-owner Sarah, the two worked hard to build what they hope to be for many years to come, an institution that brings decent music into Surry Hills Sydney. He has programmed every bit of music that has come through the venue and supported a huge range of hiphop, breakbeat DJs and just awesome beat-makers and producers both local and abroad…
DATE: THURSDAY 16 FEBRUARY 2017
WHAT: #THEHANGS **LIVE ORIGINAL MUSIC FROM ACROSS MULTIPLE GENRES – A MONTHLY SHOW**
FEAT. GLENN LUMANTA *LIVE* + BRUCE HATHCOCK *LIVE* + DIOLA + BENNY HINN
TIME: DOORS OPEN AT 5PM | MUSIC KICKS AT 8PM | HAPPY HOUR 6PM-8PM
WHERE: PLAY BAR SYDNEY. BASEMENT 72 CAMPBELL STREET SURRY HILLS
FREE ENTRY ALL EVENING, FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. THE WORLD IS INVITED.
To reserve a space please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos thanks to cyanpeper.org & Benny Hinn