Time: September 15, 2012 at 9pm to September 16, 2012 at 1am
Street: Gulou Dong Dajie #206 B202 - 鼓楼东大街206号B202 (Inside an old Chinese arch, a red door next to the wangba)
Event Type: progressive, &, hard, rock, funk
Organized By: 雷豹
Latest Activity: Sep 16, 2012
Free to attend
The 88's are a band with influences of Hard Rock, Progressive Rock, Funk and Latin music. Based in Shanghai, China and formed in 2011 by guitarist Luis Coelho, the band includes vocalist Pheel, drummer Joe Mahone and bassist Michael Hiller.
The band combines the raw energy and dynamic charisma of Pheel, the rock and latin guitar influences of Luis, the hard rock and funk drumming of Joe, and the groove bass playing of Michael.
Luis, Pheel, Joe and Bulent (the former bass player) first met on stage during a jam session in 2009, and the guys continued jamming regularly. Audiences were left in no doubt of their ability to rock, but the idea of starting a band was delayed due to conflicts in their busy schedule. In 2011, that idea came to fruition and Luis decided to write songs for an original band. He had a clear agenda: to write music that caputred the intensity and chemistry of the band live, and in the studio. With his musical ideas in place and with Pheel’s lyrics and vocal melodies, the band came together to record their demo. These 5 original tracks were arranged, produced, mixed and mastered by Luis. Soon after recording, Bulent departed and Michael Hiller joined the ranks as the new bass player. This is how The 88's were born.
In the studio and in live performance, The 88’s are sometimes joined by special guest vocalist Lola. The beautiful track “Shanghai Balada“ was a collaboration between her and vocalist Pheel. Her singing style at times will remind the listener of great artists such as Janis Joplin, and neo-soul artists like Erykah Badu.
The 88's play shows that rock audiences. From the first note, to the final "thank you", The 88's energize and inspire!