Cereus Bright – Tickets – Kings – Raleigh, NC – December 9th, 2016

Cereus Bright

Cat's Cradle Presents

Cereus Bright

The Antique Hearts

Fri, December 9, 2016

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Kings

Raleigh, NC

$10.00 - $12.00

Cereus Bright
Cereus Bright
CEREUS BRIGHT FINDS ITS MUSE—and its name—from the Cereus: a white desert flower that blooms only at night. This flower, blossoming in the most desolate of places, is a symbol of art and story, which draw their beauty from brokenness and heartache. In their lyrics and melodies, Cereus Bright aims to embrace life as both messy and beautiful.
THEIR SONGS SHOWCASE STRONG, PASSIONATE HARMONIES singing stories of real life—hope and heartbreak, adventure and stillness. Tyler Anthony plays guitar, piano, and sings, Evan Ford layers harmonies while playing mandolin and lead guitar. Bassist Matt Nelson and drummer Luke Bowers provide driving rhythm and nuanced texture. On special occasions, they are joined by violinist Kaitlyn Ferry and cellist Gideon Klein.
IDEOLOGICALLY, CEREUS BRIGHT MAKES A STRONG CASE FOR FOLK MUSIC. Recently the genre of folk has come to mean “acoustic pop”, blending together into a sea of kick drums, hand claps, and escalating banjo riffs. In its roots, Folk music is meant to communicate; to use simple, melodic music to communicate stories of success and heartbreak, to transport and convict listeners. This is Cereus Bright’s goal—drawing you in with beautiful melodies so they can move you with poetic yet direct lyrics. Connections with bands like the Avett Brothers, Fleet Foxes, and the Head and the Heart are apt comparisons and major compliments.
CEREUS BRIGHT IS SELF-RELEASING THEIR SECOND RECORDING, the five song EP Happier Than Me, on November 12, 2013. Their first recording, Goldmine EP, was released exactly one year earlier on November 12, 2012. They are currently touring intermittently throughout the southeast, with a growing following in Tennessee, the Carolinas, Alabama, and Virginia. They look forward to bringing their music to larger audiences as they continue to organically grow through word of mouth, social media, and live performances.
The Antique Hearts
The Antique Hearts
Emerging from Raleigh, North Carolina, The Antique Hearts blend traits of Americana, Country, and Rock, bringing a sense of roots energy backed by a "heart-on-the-sleeve" writing style. Since coming together in early 2015, Zach Gregory, Matt Austin, Christian Ulrich, and David Dollar have been pushing the sounds of alt-country, while looking back at the styles of the old American greats.
Venue Information:
Kings
14 West Martin Street
Raleigh, NC, 27601
http://kingsbarcade.com/