The Greyboy Allstars
Noise Pop Festival 2020 Presents

The Greyboy Allstars

Ghost & the City

Ages 18+
Doors 8:30 // Show 9 // ALL SALES ARE FINAL // Under 21 must buy $5 drink ticket at the door All doors & show times subject to change.

The Greyboy Allstars

Seminal boogaloo revivalists The Greyboy Allstars are celebrating their 25th year together. Saxophonist Karl Denson, guitarist Elgin Park, keyboardist Robert Walter, bassist Chris Stilwell and drummer Aaron Redfield are some of the most revered players on the neo-modern funk and jam scenes.

Initially formed as the backing band for rare groove luminary DJ Greyboy at the release party for his groundbreaking 1994 album, ‘Freestylin’, GBA quickly became a long term project with a string of critically acclaimed albums and world tours. Their unique sound was captured on recordings like West Coast Boogaloo, A Town Called Earth and What Happened To Television.

The Greyboy Allstars’ success has served as a platform for the group’s individual members to launch highly successful and substantially diverse solo careers. Saxophonist Karl Denson fronts his own touring juggernaut Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, but also serves as the tenor saxophonist in The Rolling Stones. Organ and synth master Robert Walter leads his own band, 20th Congress and is a member of Phish bassist Mike Gordon’s band. Guitarist/composer Elgin Park (aka Michael Andrews) is among the most in-demand Hollywood composers, scoring films and television shows including ‘Donnie Darko,’ ‘Freaks and Geeks,’ ‘Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story’, ‘Bridesmaids’ and ‘Daddy’s Home’. Bassist Chris Stillwell and drummer Aaron Redfield are one of the most sought after rhythm sections in any genre with a steady flow of high profile session and touring work.

Ghost & the City

With spectral grooves, caressing textures and luminescent melodic hooks, Ghost&theCity emerges from Oakland’s vibrant underground music scene. The ensemble melds the alluring vocals of soulstress Kia Fay, the lyrically charged keyboard/synth work of AshMaynor, the elastic beats of drummer Will Jenkins and the trumpet stylings of Ross Eustis into a sensuous trip-hop jazz sound. Rapidly gaining notice as a signature West Coast musical force, Ghost& theCity continues to hone a sound that embraces a multiplicity of styles while melting away from superficial labels. 2019 will see the release of a handful of new originals and remixes from their recent TIME EP with a wide array of global collaborations.

Venue Information:
The New Parish
1743 San Pablo Ave
Oakland, CA, 94612