Music Hall of Williamsburg


Huntertones, Suzy Jones

Thu, May 11, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Music Hall of Williamsburg

Brooklyn, NY

$18 advance / $20 day of show

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This event is 16 and over

“Lawrence demonstrates the raw, soulful grit... and an instinctive musical prowess that has already seen [them] compose songs for Hollywood films and work with Grammy winners.” - The Next2Shine

“Trust me when I say this: Lawrence is destined for big things.” - The Undiscovered

“Lawrence has placed themselves among a selection of modern artists whose music is eternal because they mix catchiness with genuine feeling.” - The Michigan Daily

NEW ALBUM “Breakfast” out March 11, 2016

After years of consuming Stevie Wonder, Janis Joplin, and Eggo waffles, Lawrence delivers Breakfast, their twelve-song debut LP. Led by siblings Clyde Lawrence, 22, and Gracie Lawrence, 18, the New York-based soul-pop group blends old-school and newschool vibes to create a set of songs that sound as good on the record as they do at their high-energy live shows.

To create Breakfast, Lawrence teamed up with Grammy Award winning producer Eric Krasno (Lettuce/Soulive/Tedeschi Trucks Band), and brought in several NYC soul/funk mainstays including Adam Deitch (Lettuce), Cory Henry (Snarky Puppy), and Maurice
“Mobetta” Brown (Tedeschi Trucks Band) for guest appearances. Following two short runs with Blues Traveler, Lawrence is about to depart on the second leg of its first national headline tour.

Clyde and Gracie have been writing and playing music together since their early childhood, performing regularly at small cafés and clubs around lower Manhattan, and of course, in their living room at their grandparents’ request. During Clyde’s time at Brown
University in Providence, Rhode Island, they met the crew of talented musicians that would ultimately form the full-time Lawrence lineup, an eight-piece keyboard-driven powerhouse with a full horn section to support the siblings’ explosive lead vocals . It was with this group that they began to garner a passionate following at countless venues and colleges across the Northeast.

With Breakfast, Lawrence doesn’t shy away from the oft-maligned idea of “pop” music, but instead is on a mission to write the music they wish “pop” sounded like. They draw influence from past and present, combining their love of The Beatles, Randy Newman,
and Etta James with Beyonce, Ben Folds, and Amy Winehouse.

In addition to working with Lawrence, Clyde has composed songs and score for films such as Miss Congeniality (2000), Music and Lyrics (2007), The Rewrite (2015), and Hard Sell (2016). At age six, Clyde was admitted as the youngest member to the Songwriters Guild of America for his work on Miss Congeniality (2000). Gracie is also an accomplished actress who has performed on Broadway in Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs, films such as Did You Hear About The Morgans (2009) and The Sitter (2011),
and TV shows such as The Good Wife (2012) and The Americans (2014).
Huntertones is a high energy horn-driven group based in Brooklyn, NY. Their signature sound is a marriage of inspired improvisation and adventurous compositions that meld jazz, funk, soul, hip-hop, R&B, and rock to produce addicting grooves that resonate with all types of audiences. The band met at The Ohio State University and got their start playing house shows at their Hunter Avenue apartment. The band's mission is simple: Create live music on real instruments that will often make you think and always make you move.
Venue Information:
Music Hall of Williamsburg
66 North 6th St
Brooklyn, NY, 11249