Band Build 2018

A Benefit For Habitat For Humanity of Omaha

Band Build 2018

Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal, CJ Mills

Sat 4/21/18

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 12:00 am)

$10

This event is all ages

Habitat For Humanity of Omaha
Habitat For Humanity of Omaha
Band Build, a live music showcase, is organized by Omaha Habitat Young Professionals to raise funds in support of the Habitat Omaha home they are helping build and sponsor this year.

The ninth annual benefit concert will feature SEBASTIAN LANE as the headliner on Friday, May 3rd at the Slowdown.

As the grandson of blues legend Jimmy Rogers and the son of Blues Hall of Fame artist Jimmy D. Lane, Sebastian’s roots shine through in all of his work. Sebastian was recently nominated as both "Artist of the Year" and "Best Blues Artist" in the Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards, with the winner being announced in February of 2019. Their album has gone on to top various blues and rock charts and has accumulated over a quarter million streams on Apple Music and Spotify across over 30 different countries. But, the truly fascinating thing about Sebastian Lane is that music is actually just his side hobby. His day job is balancing a future career in medicine. He is currently a medical student at The University of Nebraska Medical Center and will graduate with his M.D. in 2020!
Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal
Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal
Night after night at their live shows, Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal leave it all on the table, bringing crowds palpably authentic music. This is a real working band; music for the people, by the people. You hear the veracity in Hoyer’s voice. You hear the strife of a guitar amp being pushed to its limits. You hear keyboards hammering notes home while emboldened horns soar over the top of a rhythm section akin to a freight train. The raucous funk and smooth soul emanating from the stage dutifully pays homage to the past soul giants while simultaneously charging forward, piloting themselves into the modern era.
This is soul music.

Hoyer formed Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal in 2012 in famed blues town Lincoln, Nebraska. The award-winning five-piece band includes some of the area's most revered and accomplished musicians. Joining Hoyer (keyboards/vocals) is Blake DeForest (trumpet), Mike Keeling (bass), Benjamin Kushner (guitar), and Larell Ware (drums). Inspired by the sounds of Stax, Motown, Muscle Shoals, New Orleans, Philly and San Francisco, the band continuously crosses musical boundaries both in style and era, and joins forces each show with a common goal
- to have the crowd dancing so much they forget even their smallest troubles.

On January 26th, 2018, Hoyer released The End of the Night, a 3-song EP and solo side project with veteran Nashville songwriters Jay Knowles (Harry Connick Jr, Blake Shelton), and Jon Coleman (Trace Adkins). In the spring of 2018, Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal recorded their fourth full length record, Do It Now, which was released in Europe in August 2018, concurrent with a 35-city tour spanning 7 countries. Do It Now is slated for a US release on January 18th, 2019.

In 2017, Josh was featured as a contestant on NBC's The Voice, and the band completed their first European tour; a 27-city stint capped with a live album release from their show in Brussels, Belgium.The hard working band completed several national tours from 2015-2017, playing more than 150 shows in 32 states each year, including opening for George Clinton, Charles Bradley, Booker T Jones, and Muscle Shoals Revue. Their year-round touring schedule took them from coast to coast, including several major summer music festivals.

In 2016, the magic of their live show caught the attention of producer Ken Coomer (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo), who joined with the band to record their third full-length album. Running From Love, was recorded at Nashville's historic Sound Emporium, and once again features Hoyer's trademark vocals and the band's signature groove. The album was released on April 8, 2016, on Silver Street Records, and is
available on vinyl, CD, and digital formats.

"If James Brown and Otis Redding had a love child, it would be Josh Hoyer. The Lincoln, Nebraska, soul shouter, and his band of merry soulsters, Soul Colossal, deliver a sound so big, so funky, so wring-the-sweat-out-of-you energetic that it reaches through the speakers and shakes you until you start moving to its groove." - No Depression 
CJ Mills
CJ Mills
Venue Information:
Slowdown - Main Room
729 North 14th Street
Omaha, NE, 68102-4702
http://www.theslowdown.com/