On Thursday, July 18, 2019, The City of Albany (Albany Events), Hartley's Encore, The Hollow Bar + Kitchen, and Sugar Productions are teaming up to bring you the Official Alive at Five (Lettuce) After-Party, immediately following Lettuce's performance on the Alive at Five stage.
Make your plans now to head up to The Hollow Bar + Kitchen on Pearl Street, where the dance party will keep going 'till the midnight hour with Albany's own Funk/Soul machine Hartley's Encore (and maybe a special guest or two)!
-Doors at 7:30pm; Music at 8:00pm
-$5 for anyone with Alive at Five (over 21) wristband
-(full price admission) $10 at the door
Hartley's Encore is a funk/soul band from Albany, NY. Their mission: making music that's equal parts soundtrack to your Saturday night and bacon for your Sunday brunch. Frequently FUNKY—and always soulful—H.E. is the house band at your dance party for the apocalypse. Their sound: (1) smart melodies & hooks; (2) funk/R&B grooves; (3) earworm horn lines; (4) electrifying solos. Think: Bill Withers + The Meters + Jamiroquai + Tower of Power + Soulive/Lettuce.
They have shared the stage with established icons, and stars of today's scene, such as Los Lobos, Eric Krasno (of Soulive/Lettuce), and the Nth Power, as well as future stars, and artists on the rise, like Brandon "TAZ" Niederauer, and Kat Wright.
On 3/1/19, they released their single "Feels So Good," which was recorded and mixed by iconic drummer/producer Alan Evans (of Soulive) at his Iron Wax Studios. Seven weeks later---on 4/19/19---they dropped their follow up single #Burnin' (recorded, mixed, and mastered with the same team as #FeelsSoGood). Both are now available on Spotify, iTunes, and all major digital platforms. Their self-titled debut record—also recorded and mixed by Alan Evans at Iron Wax Studios—was released on 4/20/18.
Hartley's Encore was selected as a "[Band] You Should Know," by NYSMusic.com in its 2017 year-in-review, and both their recorded material and high-energy live shows have received positive reviews. Stay tuned for more fresh material in Summer of 2019, and make sure to catch them live in the near future at a show near you!