Steve Butler & Edward Rogers/Marty Willson-Piper
With this ticket option, seating is not guaranteed. Standing room is available.
Up to 4 guests at a single table. Depending on the size of the party, full table reservation is subject to conjoint party seating. Your reserved seat will be tagged before your entry into The Vault™
ABOUT THE SHOW
Steve Butler & Edward Rogers
Edward Rogers and Stephen Butler are both Zip Records artists. They bonded over a mutual love and respect for British singer-songwriter, Duncan Browne. Over the past few years, they've written several songs together, resulting in the duo’s debut EP, Diana Dorrs, which will be released on Zip Records in early 2019. Rogers is a British-born, NYC-based singer/songwriter with seven solo albums. His most recent release, TV Generation, pairs his authentic and reflective lyricism with his powerful melodic voice “As much as he reminds me of Kevin Ayers, there is also plenty of Ray Davies and perhaps a bit of Bill Fay. Rogers’ songwriting skills are easily and fairly compared to these fine songwriters.” DC Live. Edward has played in the US, Europe and the UK several times. He has been invited to open for several artists such as Colin Blunstone of The Zombies, Dave Davies of The Kinks, The Zombies, Ian Hunter and Terry Reid and has also performed many solo shows. Most recently, he was on a U.S. tour with Marty Willson-Piper (The Church, All About Eve, The Saints). Butler is an American singer-songwriter and along with his brother Brian, one of the founding members of Smash Palace. The group’s 12 th CD, Right As Rain, was designed to be your soundtrack for the summer of 2018. Butler does what he does best… 60′s jangle rock, 70′s rock swagger, 80′s power pop, 90′s Brit rock all rolled into a contemporary style that’s all his own. It’s like listening to songs you know but haven’t heard before. “a swath of British Invasion verve, an effortless blend moving with a catchy rock swagger that’s infectious enough to require Cipro.” Philadelphia Weekly. Stephen Butler was first discovered by Hilly Kristal at CBGB’s then signed to Columbia Records, as a member of Quincy. His band, Smash Palace, was later signed to Epic Records. He was rediscovered by Zip Records; label president Arthur Herman after playing a show at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, 2005.
Marty Willson-Piper is best known for his tenure as a lead guitarist, singer/songwriter and occasional bass player, with disparate acts - The Church, All About Eve and The Saints, covering Psychedelia, Goth and Punk. As a songwriter he has written songs for and with Charlie Sexton - Bob Dylan's guitarist, Aimee Mann, Jules Shear, Linda Perry and Grace Slick from the seminal ‘60s band Jefferson Airplane. Brought up close to Liverpool in England, his influences have made him a prolific writer where he has covered even more genres with a slew of solo albums as lead singer and as guitarist and singer/lyricist with other eclectic projects, including four albums with English project Noctorum and long time collaborator Dare Mason, one album with MOAT, a collaboration with German/Swedish composer Niko Röhlcke (a member of one of Sweden’s biggest bands Weeping Willows) and staying in Sweden, he has also become a member of legendary Swedish Progressive Rock band Anekdoten as a guitarist, touring with them all over Europe, Japan and even Armenia. He keeps informed as to contemporary music as well as being an authoritative music historian. His In Deep Music Archive website covers an eclectic range of thoughtful musical essays. The In Deep Music Archive is widely acknowledged as one of the planet’s biggest personal record collections, ranging from Classical music to Jazz, Punk, Prog, Pop, Funk, Soul, R&B and Electronic sounds, with an ultimate goal of preserving the collection for posterity as an archive of music history. Marty also teaches songwriting and guitar through his website and has performed all over the world with his own band featuring interchangeable line ups. This latest fascinating incarnation features his wife Olivia Willson-Piper on violin and long-time bassist and New York resident Hannah Moorhead, with guitarist and namesake Don Piper. He performs an eclectic collection of songs from all aspects of his long history that invites all music lovers to experience Marty as a singer, a songwriter, a guitar player and a storyteller.