Robert Jon & the Wreck

The Wayfarer & Hampton Productions Presents : Robert Jon & The Wreck Record Release Show

Robert Jon & the Wreck

Nick Foster Band, Andrew Corradini

Sat, April 28, 2018

8:00 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Robert Jon & the Wreck
Robert Jon & the Wreck
Southern California natives, Robert Jon & the Wreck, began their musical journey together in February 2011. Within 6 months the band had not only embarked on a national tour, but also released their debut album, Fire Started. This full-length effort, which is blues-heavy with moments of soft country, tempered by down-beat driven classic rock nuance, earned them a nod from the 2012 Orange County Music Awards in the category of "Best Blues," as well as a spot in the finals for that year's "Best Live Band."

Fueled by this success, the Wreck took the road again in the summer of 2012, drumming up fans from Seattle to Boston to South Carolina and everywhere in between, delivering performances emblazoned by passion and dripping with a rawness that's impossible to fake. Simply put, it is difficult to ignore when these five musicians take the stage. Little wonder they have made an impact on audiences across the country, where they have played a run of sold-out shows and proudly shared bills with talent the likes of Walk the Moon and Rival Sons.

They returned to the studio in early 2013 to record their sophomore project, which was produced by Warren Huart (The Fray, Aerosmith), engineered by Philip Allen (Adele), and mastered by Robert Vosgien (Smashing Pumpkins, No Doubt) at Swing House Studios in Hollywood. This new, and even edgier material has simply added more fuel to the fire that Robert Jon & the Wreck ignite while performing. Audiences all over Orange County and Los Angeles have crammed venues, salivating over a band that is determined to not miss the mark. This sharpshooter like mentality was fully recognized when Robert Jon & the Wreck won the title of "Best Live Band" at the 2013 Orange County Music Awards, along with nominations in the categories of "Best Rock," and "Best Blues."

To take a line from a track off their forthcoming album, Robert Jon & the Wreck have no plans to "let the fire burn out." Orange County's reigning "Best Live Band" is ready to load up the van and hit the road again. Kicking things off in Austin for SXSW, the Wreck will continue their "Rhythm of the Road" tour for 7 weeks, playing over 20 shows across 16 American cities.

As 2013 dawns, the band finds themselves at the cusp of many new adventures. With the second album due for release in June, and plenty of touring in the cards, fans across the nation should prepare themselves to get wrecked by the lion-strength energy created by the beast that is Robert Jon & the Wreck.
Nick Foster Band
Nick Foster Band
Nick Foster is a songwriter from Seattle, WA. He makes use of a compelling folk and country songwriting style, exploring genres ranging from stripped-down acoustic to indie rock, alt country and blues. Supported by a revolving band of prominent Seattle musicians, the lyrically driven songs are centered in a sincere and earnest tone and punctuated by an unyielding honesty. His ballads contrast a warm and emotive character with a sense of urgency and longing, while more dynamic, full-band numbers offer a sometimes biting attitude.

In 2013, Nick Foster independently released an album entitled 'The Glowing Heart' featuring 11 original songs, including the single 'Letters' for which a video was produced.
Andrew Corradini
Andrew Corradini
For most of my life I have been fascinated by words and music and songs. Whether they're simple and traditional, or modern and experimental. Whether lyrical or instrumental, silly or serious, heavy or soft. Music has always kept me dreaming and excited about life's possibilities and how to set them to melody.

As a boy I grew up with the tapes and records my father would play for me. He was really interested in a variety of contemporary artists. We'd listen to The Doors, The Band, Harry Nilsson, John Prine, J. Geils, Ricki Lee Jones, Pink Floyd, John Fogerty, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and countless others. He also loved Delta Blues and pretty much anything that spawned from the 60s counterculture. Even classic Steve Martin albums. As a result, I simply became captivated by Rock & Roll and all its subgenres. My dad would recall that, while most other 6-year olds were watching Sesame Street, I would hunker down in front of the box for a choice viewing of MTV's Top 20 Countdown each week. As I grew, my older sister exposed me to more popular artists of the time, like The Cure, Depeche Mode, Psychedelic Furs, and Paul Westerberg. When I was about fourteen years old I received my first acoustic guitar - a beat-up old Yamaha - and wrote my first song within the year.

“There’s always a sense of spontaneity when Andrew hits the stage… he makes me want to drink beer, clap my hands and dance. His sound is so distinctive and varied, he possesses the unique capability of evoking multiple responses: he'll have listeners anywhere from swaying in the daisy fields to boot-stompin' in the clubs.” - Kyle Deven, OC Arts & Culture.

My musical career began in Southern California back in 1998 as bass player in the Reggae/Hip-Hop band Badfish. Based out of Santa Ana, we recorded two albums amidst a non-stop circuit of parties, shows and festivals. Then in 2004 after a year-long overseas travel stint, I came home and formed the Indie/Pop outfit Handsome Grandpa along with friends Jay Akins and Ali Zakka (Ted Z. & The Wranglers), assuming the role of lead singer/songwriter/guitarist/keyboardist. Through 2010 we built artist friendships and a solid fan base, releasing two records and tirelessly performing local LA and Orange County haunts. After six years of continuous gigging, we amicably sought out new individual projects. I welcomed the singer/songwriter in me, wrote a bunch of songs, and went solo. In 2012, I recruited six other companions (Ben Wagner, Rob Boyd, Jeni Watts, Morgan Burrell, Joel Meyer, and Daniel Blank… all brave and gentle characters, willing and skilled) to help bring my tunes to life a little bit. Everyone felt right at home with the music, and thus Andrew & The Tall Ships of the North was born - a Folk/Americana septet featuring violin, lap-steel guitar, mandolin, upright bass, backup singers and a washboard. Also around that same time, I teamed up with close pals Russell Long and Jonathon Staph. Together we started shaping an idea for a project called A Tale of Kings, which was to be a loose blend of old country acoustic mysticism and psychedelic improvisational rock & roll… a sort of "Grateful-Dead-meets-Fleet-Foxes" -type of sound. We wrote and recorded four songs, still yet to be released.

As a multi-instrumentalist and avid harmonica player, I continue to wear the hat of the session musician, both in the studio and onstage, having supported fellow artists Michael Rosas, Robert Jon & The Wreck, Russell Long, Micah Brown, Anesha Rose, Parker Macy, and The Dupp Brothers.

“Packing crunchy guitars and light-hearted soul, Andrew's recordings are a mesh of attitude-inspired rock and roll and taut indie pop with warm, buoyant melodies. This couldn’t have come at a better time. The diversity from tracks such as ‘Fads’ – featuring angst-driven vocals and a 'wake-me-up' electric guitar solo – to charming lullaby-esque numbers such as 'Baby Girl’ to the old-time mountain sound on 'The Year Quinn Brought Back The Sun' makes for one incredible ride. He even lets us in on his flare for the comedic in 'My Rocking Chair' and 'Giving Up My Pride.' The appeal of his sound lies in his mix of good humor, sparkling soul and a folk simplicity that happily chases the colors of summer into the midnight bar scene. His music is as infectious as it is timeless. And it all lies within his irrepressible, natural ability and delivery; it's just that simple. Quality songwriting and lyrical aptitude mixed with this welcoming, ancestral outlook on music and life has led to a strong foundation and will continue on the road to a limitless future for this whimsical troubadour.” - Nate Jackson, OC Weekly.

Over the past sixteen years I have had the privilege of befriending so many creative and inspiring folks and sharing the stage with some amazing talents, such as B.B. King, Jimmy Cliff, Poncho Sanchez, Matt Costa, Donavon Frankenreiter, The White Buffalo and many others... for which I remain extremely grateful.
Venue Information:
The Wayfarer
843 W 19th Street
Costa Mesa, CA, 92627
http://www.wayfarercm.com