event

Funk 'n Waffles Presents
Harry Jay, Miette Hope, Cypress & E Block
with Miette Hope, Cypress
Tue February 5, 2019 9:00 pm (Doors: 8:00 pm )
Funk 'n Waffles
Ages 18 and Up
Harry Jay

Harry Jay is the living definition of Red Hot: a saucy songwriter with a fiery stage presence, unique fashion sense, 4+ octave vocal range, and a knack for writing burning hot hooks.  At only age 15, Harry Jay began writing and composing music for both himself and other artists.  Performing for the first time at age 16, Harry Jay has yet to look back, turning himself into a coveted performer with the poise and excitement of a touring veteran.  At age 19, upon his first year as a student at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Harry Jay released the EP “Truth” under the moniker “Harry Jay Smith and the Bling,” a live, eight piece funk project, managed, orchestrated, and lead by Harry Jay.  The EP was met with instant success, reaching #1 on Bancamp’s Neo-Soul chart, and #3 on the RnB chart within 5 hours of its release.  Following the success of “Truth,” Harry Jay embarked on two east coast headlining tours, selling out shows in Washington DC, Boston, and Maine, and garnering critical acclaim at each stop, being dubbed “A musical lovechild of Steely Dan and Jamiroquai" by Earbits Radio's Dave Sorrendino, as well as “Effortlessly Cool,” by Atwood Magazine’s Kaitlyn Zorilla.  Harry Jay’s music has been described as explosive, exciting, and memorable by those who have seen him live, and in the words of WEMF DJ Ryan Carroll: “He’s damn good!” 

Harry Jay is endorsed by Moniker Guitars and Proteusco Clothing.

Miette Hope

Miette Hope is a 22 year old singer-songwriter and artists based out of Brooklyn, NY. She is a recent graduate from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA as the first ever Vans off the Wall Presidential Scholar. Her style can best be identified by its emotional honest lyrics over spatially rhythmic tasty grooves. Her songs are an embodied expression of the beauty in life's trials and triumphs. With emotionally honest lyrics complimenting infectious melodies, her music will move your body and your soul. Her live performance usually consists of a 5 piece live band with vocal harmonies, she also has the ability to play solo with her guitar and loop pedal.

She went on her first tour of the U.S. winter of 2014 preceding the release of her first EP, “Expressions” and since then has released 3 more singles, self directed two videos, and collaborated with various producers with a second EP in the works.  While living in Boston, she performed and collaborated and recorded with local bands, Aüva, Maddie Jay and the PH Collective. Aüva performed at the Berklee/Vanyaland  SXSW event in Austin, TX, opened for Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys at the New Hampshire Pavilion and has gone on multiple East Coast tour runs. They have released 2 EP's and an album over the past 3 years. Maddie Jay and the PH collective has performed in Boston, Canada, and RI and released a full album last year. 

Cypress

Cypress is the project of singer-songwriter Ben Higginbotham. Based in Boston but originally from Dallas, Ben formed the group in 2017 with several friends fromcollege. Based in simple melodies, the music allows his lyrics to shine in a way that evokes artists such as Ray Lamontagne, Maggie Rogers, or James Bay. 
Their debut single Oh Canada was recorded in Austin, TX by long-time collaborator Taylor Tatsch.