CROSS-POLLINATION LXXXVII - TUES MAR 7TH - 7:30-10 PM
JAY MANKIND
WYNN WALENT

Jay Mankind loves you and he will tell you so. His songs are chock full of witty, well-worded aphorisms of adoration blended with guitar adages that will cause both a bop of the knee and a sway of the shoulders. Weilding a voice that defies easy comparison, Jay has a rare ability to clearly communicate his subjects. The listener understands each word, if not their complete intent. Major in tonality, and optimistic in tone, Jay's songs often share big ideas dressed in simple garb. A lightning rod of melody, Jay's songs have a tendancy to bounce around in your mind for long periods of time. On stage, Jay is engaging and entertaining matching his songs with casual and often comical audience interaction.

Having recently formed The Jay Mankind Pop-estra, Jay's songs are now painted with a broad sonic palette featuring horns, clarinet, pianos, glockenspiel, banjo and anything else that can be found lying around the rehearsal space. It's been described as a blend of The Decemberists, Cake and The Buddha.

Known for his passionate performances, Wynn Walent’s music exudes a quiet confidence and a simple sincerity. Wynn's songs are melodic and heartfelt and he delivers them with an urgency and purity that is captivating and endearing. Fueled by an early love of timeless acts such as Paul Simon and the Beatles, Wynn was always singing songs, and began playing clubs and coffee shops throughout his hometown of Richmond, Virginia at the age of 14. 2004 saw a move to NYC, where he quickly planted roots at prominent Brooklyn and Lower East Side venues such as Galagpagos Art Space, The Living Room, Rockwood Music Hall and Pianos. Here, he has developed a local fanbase who enjoy his brand of melodic and sincere songwriting.

LISTEN TO JAY MANKIND LISTEN TO WYNN WALENT
CROSS-POLLINATION LXXXVII ::: Tuesday, MAR 7TH
7:30 - Doors Open
8:00 - JAY MANKIND | myspace.com/jaymankind
8:45 - WYNN WALENT | www.wynnwalent.com | myspace.com/wynnwalent
9:30 - Cross-Pollination set ft JAY MANKIND & WYNN WALENT!!
10:00 - Guitar Hero