Iris & The Shade, Christian Spence, Joshua Speers

The Wayfarer Presents

Iris & The Shade

Christian Spence

Joshua Speers

Wed, February 20, 2019

8:00 pm

$5.00

This event is 21 and over

Iris & The Shade
Iris & The Shade
If Stevie Nicks from Fleetwood Mac and Jack Johnson had a love child, that would be a good way to describe the beginnings of our musical journey as an acoustic duo. Ranging from folk-rock and a little bit of jazz and country. We created our first ever EP called "THE BLUE ROOM" as we were sleeping on a tarp painting the walls of our apartment blue. We were lucky enough to have Matt Costa's drummer (signed to Jack Johnson's label), Corey Gash and Michael Blum, produce our 7 song EP. New music coming soon with a few more up beat rock songs but still keeping to our acoustic roots. We are touring this summer across the northwest trying to share our music and good times with everyone

Short Story:
Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. I saw a beautiful girl walking my way as I was sitting at a bar and stuck my leg out to trip her and she reacted with trying to hit me back in the balls. I drew a Stussy “S” on her arm, she drew a a mermaid and her phone number and after a few dates and karaoke, we fell in love in The Blue Room and created most of our music in it. I was painting my room Blue in honor of my idol-grandpa whom passed away in 2015 (his walls were baby blue) and we slept on a tarp for the first week while she helped me paint the walls. We wrote our first song as a joke country song. We then would go on to write more from experiences. Moonlight track was drinking wine on our porch randomly playing around with a jazz chord, and the Judene song was made right in front of our best friend Judene who was yelling at us to make a song for her and then it came unbidden right in front of her. The Blue Room is just as real as it was-is abstract and it all feels like a dream and still does . . .
Christian Spence
Christian Spence
Joshua Speers
Joshua Speers
Venue Information:
The Wayfarer
843 W 19th Street
Costa Mesa, CA, 92627
http://www.wayfarercm.com