El Caribefunk

A Post-Philly Folk Fest After Party

El Caribefunk

Ryan Tennis & The Clubhouse Band, De Tierra Caliente

August 27 · Saturday

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$12 Advance / $15 Day of Show

This event is 21 and over

El Caribefunk
El Caribefunk
It is a loud pop that tastes like the Caribbean Sea and a natural glow that reflects hybridization between these elements of funk and Caribbean music as the Haitian music, rocksteady, calypso, zouk, bullerengue, the cumbiamba, etc. .. It is a way of expressing happiness, disagreements, arguments that harmonize feelings and our reality check that this exceeds fiction.

En Espanol:
Es un estallido sonoro, que sabe a mar Caribe y refleja el brillo natural de la hibridación entre el funk y los elementos de la música caribeña, como lo son el kompa haitiano, el rocksteady, el calipso, el zouk, el bullerengue, la cumbiamba, entre otros. Es una forma de expresar alegrías, inconformidades, sensaciones y argumentos que armonizan nuestra realidad, que es capaz de superar la ficción.
Ryan Tennis & The Clubhouse Band
Ryan Tennis & The Clubhouse Band
Listening to Ryan Tennis is like taking a road trip to a new place with an old friend. Songs range from soul-touching acoustic ballads to roots funk and soul to rollicking reggae covers, but under it all is a foundation of groove and warmth that keeps you moving forward. The sound has drawn comparisons to Paul Simon, Bill Withers and Ben Harper--surprising likenesses for an all-American college football player turned singer/songwriter. While his disarming lyrics and singable melodies display a rare sensitivity, the intensity of his live performances - solo or backed by the raucous Clubhouse Band - hint at his gridiron past.

Tennis' charming authenticity and powerful groove have endeared him to fans at home and abroad, and with a dogged DIY mentality the last two years have seen him orchestrate successful tours through Switzerland, Germany, The Netherlands, Austria, Ireland, Colombia, and Argentina.

Stateside, Tennis has an ever-expanding regional tour schedule revolving around his home city of Philadelphia. He has opened for Grammy Winners Kenny Loggins and Shawn Colvin, performed at the Philadelphia Folk Festival and Falcon Ridge’s “Emerging Artist Showcase,” and shared the stage with folk legends Ellis Paul and Jonatha Brook. He’s appeared on NBC’s The 10! Show and 6abc’s Tuned in, and has become a regular on Philadelphia independent radio. In 2010, Tennis emerged atop more than 600 entrants in the Philadelphia Songwriters Project Contest, and was nominated as Philadelphia’s singer/songwriter of the year by both Origivation Magazine and WSTW’s Hometown Heroes.

Perhaps his proudest achievement is his “Clubhouse Concerts,” a warmly welcoming monthly series at his home in South Philly, which Tennis hosts, curates, and performs at. Touring favorites like El Caribefunk, Devon Sproule, Barnaby Bright, Carsie Blanton, the Gold Magnolias, Mieka Pauley and the West Philadelphia Orchestra have graced the stage, and some of Philly’s finest players are likely to show up for jam sessions that routinely go until 3 in the morning.
De Tierra Caliente
De Tierra Caliente
De Tierra Caliente: A Latin party band whose music fills the air with bright colors and gets everybody up and dancing. Catchy melodies and unaffected lyrics fuse with Latin, Caribbean and Brazilian rhythms to inspire an irresistible North/South American party.

The flavorful style of this quartet was born while its members, from Philadelphia and Puerto Rico, traveled and lived in Argentina, Brazil and Colombia and began to mix their American roots with the diverse Afro-Latino rhythms that captivated them along the way. Since its formation in 2014, De Tierra Caliente has played over 70 shows in Philadelphia, New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland.

Appearing in festivals, cultural centers, clubs and on city sidewalks, DTC delivers the sabor, spice and alegría of warm-weather countries to American audiences, where formidable winters and nose-to-the-grindstone work ethic sometimes overshadow simple pleasures like sharing a meal with friends or going out dancing. At a show you can't help but heat up as intoxicating songs in Spanish, English and Portuguese sing out the bright colors and familial warmth of a South American kitchen.
Venue Information:
The Ardmore Music Hall
23 East Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA, 19003