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Harry and The Hit Men

Harry and The Hit Men

Sun Hop Fat, Church Marching Band

Thu, December 27, 2012

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

The Chapel

San Francisco, CA

$10 adv / $12 door

Off Sale

This event is all ages

Harry and The Hit Men
Harry and The Hit Men
While primarily a Motown band, there is no limit to what Harry & the Hit Men might try the night you catch them. Rooted in the spirit of psychedelic jamming, their music brings to life such classic songs as; Bernadette, Get Ready, Heatwave, Heard It Through the Grapevine and Nowhere to Run. Once they've captured your imagination, half the band becomes a horn section, and proceeds to blow it up. Harry & the Hit Men's focus is to combine the magic of Motown with whirlwind improvisational grooves. Often accompanied by their own lighting designer, and an innovative approach to production, their concerts create a surreal, intoxicating atmosphere. While Harry & the Hit Men are elegant enough to play at your daughter's wedding, you will usually find them entertaining a unique group of dance craves and dead heads. Whatever your needs may be, this band will deliver!
Sun Hop Fat
Sun Hop Fat
Pull out your dancing shoes, your shimmering bells, and be prepared to be moved by the eerie sounds of something familiar and yet foreign. The nine piece band, Sun Hop Fat, explores Swinging Addis period Ethiopian jazz with an original and modern sound. Combining saxophones, trumpet, and trombone with a tightly percolating rhythm section, the Oakland based band has the ability to connect to jazz, funk, world, and jam fans of all ages. Their infectious grooves and dark swells have filled rooms throughout the West Coast and historic Bay Area venues including: The Great American Music Hall, Slim’s, and The Independent. Having already supported Red Baraat, Extra Action Marching Band, Yemen Blues, and Debo Band and having recently had a single from their new album selected by Bandcamp for the Oakland X Compilation, Sun Hop Fat is taking their energetic live show and original music to clubs up and down the west coast as well as the California festival circuit.
Church Marching Band
Church Marching Band is a 13-piece street band hailing from Sonoma County, CA. They are composed of a manifold of misfit multi-instrumentalists, well-versed in a variety of musical stylings. Playing everything from funk to Balkan to Ratatat covers everywhere from house parties to grocery stores to office buildings, Church is an immersive, singular experience to be had.

Driven by jovial hooligani
sm, creative madness, and a desire for a good time, the group formed in January 2012, holding practices in the accordionist's pirate-flag-adorned "Snughouse" cottage in anticipation of their first move. In June 2012 (after a few successful marches around the neighborhood), the local community rallied behind the band's efforts to play Seattle's Honk!Fest, and the virtually unknown band become a hit of Honk. Within a mere 6 months of formation, Church had been selected as The Best of Folk/Acoustic for the North Bay 2012 and garnered a diverse cult following of local music lovers and artists, soccer moms, cool kids, schoolchildren, bros, bohemians, middle aged men with camcorders, hipsters, punks, grandpas, guys dressed up in banana costumes, and homeless people alike. And for every spontaneous performance, Church entices even larger crowds with their badass spirit and tremendous musicality.

Coming soon to a street corner near you.
Venue Information:
The Chapel
777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA, 94110