tomatoband ｜ Album Release Party
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 • Doors 9pm • Show 10pm
Show is all ages. Attendees under 18 must be accompanied by a parent. If you are under 21 you are subject to a $3-5 surcharge depending on the show. The surcharge must be paid in cash at the door on the day of the event.
tomatoband & Friends ‘Routine Interactions’ Album Release Party featuring members of Runaway Gin, BYOG, Traveling Kine, and more.
The tomatoband experiment commenced in Richmond, VA in the fall 0f 2010. Life-long friends, Charlie Mitchell, guitar, and Alex Irwin, pianos, starting writing odd music and performing it around town as a duo. Some catchy tunes melted into some weird improvisation, and the mold was born.
In 2017, tomatoband fully-relocated to Charleston, SC and added Alan Stern, bass guitar, and Jake Acheson, drums. Now, with dozens of original tunes and more on the way, the experiment has taken on greater scale. With the debut release of Disc Uncertain on Wappoo Cuts Records in August 2017, the band established themselves as willing bards for a new generation. Their hard work was recognized when the Charleston City Paper named tomatoband a finalist for Jam Band of the Year in 2017.
With a sophomore album set to drop in May 2018, tomatoband is just getting started. With a strong emphasis on satirical songwriting and improvisation, the band's sound manifests itself in a unique live routine at each performance.