CROSS-POLLINATION CCXCV - TUES AUG 3RD - 7:30-10 PM
MATT SINGER
SUNROOM

"Everyone will find their favorite part, but the jury is still out on me - I can't pick just one moment. It's all so good." - Underrated Magazine

"Matt Singer writes to amuse himself, and that's a good thing. His perspective is delightfully warped with a strong wit and wrapped in gorgeously melodic songwriting." - Wildy's World

"His sardonic, side-splitting, politically-infused lyrics - thinly veiled in catchy melodic, folksy hooks - make you ask, "did he really just say that?," usually followed by an uncontrollable, belly-aching laugh. Plus, he can whistle like a piping hot tea kettle." - My Musical Crush

"Like Early Paul Simon vs. Schroeder from Peanuts"

No joke, that is a real - albeit drunken - description of Sunroom's sound. Sunroom is a New York Folksicana group from the outer boroughs of the Big Apple. They play simple, unpolished, and alive music - reminiscent of early Paul Simon - which combines with a soulful and introspective lyricism akin to Elliott Smith. Old-fashioned yet distinctly modern, Sunroom likes to tear up the Book of Song, throw the pieces onto the floor, and gleefully dance upon the remnants - usually with a pair of shoes that couldn't get any more folk, early rock n' roll, or jazz stuck in the soles.

Their debut self-titled CD - Sunroom - is a collection of songs recorded live in a tiny East Village apartment on a hot June weekend. Aiming for a record that is refreshingly minimalistic and performance-based, they adopted the old-fashioned oft- forgotten "one-take" approach - most likely 'cause they couldn't bear thinking they'd be recording their parts of each song in separate rooms and at separate times. They love playing together too much for that. That being said, they did go to a proper studio to get the songs mastered by a cool fella named Fred Kevorkian, who has mastered albums by (WARNING: name-dropping ahead) Regina Spektor, Ryan Adams, and Willie Nelson to name a few.

Sunroom is Ryan Hobler (Songsmith, Vocalist, Guitarist) & Ethan Halpern (Bassist) plus a handful of awesome friends with lots of skills!

LISTEN TO MATT SINGER LISTEN TO SUNROOM
CROSS-POLLINATION CCXCV ::: Tuesday, AUG 3RD
7:30 - Doors Open
8:00 - MATT SINGER | myspace.com/mattsingermusic
8:45 - SUNROOM | youtube.com/user/sunroommusic | myspace.com/sunroommusic
9:30 - Cross-Pollination set ft MATT SINGER & SUNROOM!!
10:00 - Guitar Hero