In September, MacMillan House played host to some of the best dance moves ever seen on Bowdoin campus. The reason for all this exuberant flailing of arms and legs was The Gregory Brothers' energy-packed live performance. They visited Bowdoin along with guest band member Sarah Fullen and knocked some socks off. This weekend they're back and prepared to do it all over again.
Comprised of brothers Andrew, Evan, and Michael Gregory, the band blends folk melodies and jazzy backbeats.
Andrew writes and plays guitar. Named a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Writer-In-Residency and also a guest songwriting teacher as the University of Virginia's Young Writers' Workshop for four summers, Andrew has immense talent that becomes immediately apparent when the band begins to play.
Evan, who had a successful solo career in New York City, plays keyboard and sings lead vocals.
Michael, a producer and hip-hop artist, left school to join the band.
Formed just two years ago, the three brothers left their individual music endeavors to start their cooperative project. With the addition of phenomenal vocalist and songwriter Fullen the group was complete and in August of 2007 they hit the road for three months, making stops along the road in New York City, Philadelphia, Nashville, Austin, and Chicago.
Describing their sound as, "Otis Redding singing John Prine songs with Bonnie Raitt singing lead and back-up all on steroids," the Gregory Brothers won't fail to entertain.
Fullen, who accompanied the band in September, can only be described as heartbreaking. Her sound is soaring, powerful, and soulful. Normally a solo artist, she teams up with the Gregory Brothers, who often perform her original songs.
In addition to performing, the band will also be running a song writing workshop at MacMillan House at 4 p.m. prior to the show.
Currently the band is producing a studio album due out this summer.
While not traveling the country, the Gregory Brothers make Brooklyn their home, where they play with Sufjan Stevens, Welcome Wagon, and Susan Enan.
The show begins at 10 p.m. in MacMillan House.