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AJ & The Jiggawatts

AJ & The Jiggawatts

Natik, Fulton Lee, Jackson Aide

Sat · November 17, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$5.00 - $10.00

This event is 18 and over


AJ & The Jiggawatts
AJ & The Jiggawatts
From the opening bars of their debut LP, you can tell AJ & The Jiggawatts came to play rough. In a world where mid-tempo and middle-of-the-road soul permeates the airwaves, this crew of G.E.D. Soul killers are drawing a line in the sand by making soul music that hits harder, faster and nastier than just about anyone in the game today. AJ Eason’s gin-soaked vocal-howls drip with a carefree carousing not unlike that of a street-smart hustler making moves to make ends meet. The band follows suit with highly syncopated melodics, often at breakneck speed, all while maintaining an almost inhuman tightness. Toss all of these elements into a highball glass and garnish it with a pinch of rock n’ soul and you’ve got the makings for a serious, raw-soul cocktail.

AJ & The Jiggawatts’ self-titled, full-length debut eloquently captures the vibe of a high energy, no-nonsense band. The entire album plays out like a wild night on the town with the band, and there is a good chance you are going to jail before the night’s over. Tracks like “Back Alley Beale Street” and “Brown Bottle Fever” transport the listener into the many bourbon-drenched, juke joints of Memphis while tracks like “Throw A Fit” literally explode with frenetic energy. “Get Wild,” “The Drop,” and “Shake It For Me” bring the raucous party element to the record while “Once In A Lifetime” and “Typical Feeling” keep things nice and tender. In terms of attitude and straight-up bad-assery, this is one of the hypest albums you are going to hear in 2014.

After releasing one of the most pulsating 7″ records on the label, “Don’t Mess With Me” b/w “Pimp Decisions,” the band explodes with an album’s worth of rough, tough, killer soul not to be missed! The Jiggawatts came to get wild! Try to keep up.
Natik is an urban/pop artist originally from the Rock and Roll Capital of the world, Cleveland Ohio, but just recently moved to Music City in order to pursue his dreams of being a pop music icon. A multi- talented musical powerhouse, Natik produces, writes the lyrics to, and sings on every one of his songs to date. Natik’s blend of crisp harmonies and smoky, smooth verses carry his listeners on a trip through his stories. Some of Natik’s musical influences include Calvin Harris, Odesza, The Weeknd, Nick Jonas and Kygo.
Born on April 22, 1999, in Cleveland, Ohio, Natik was introduced to music at 6 years old with classical piano. He is a ninth-generation pianist in his family, and began playing with the help of his grandparents, who both are piano teachers. He began learning and playing jazz/rock piano at 12 years old, and later went on to lead his own band (MixedElements) in the 7th grade. With the help of his bandmates, they wrote and recorded an album by their freshman year, and played over 20 shows in the Cleveland area.
Natik began his solo career in his sophomore year of high school under his actual name, Nathan Kim. He wrote, sang, and recorded 5 records from his home studio in Cleveland, Ohio. He continued to produce records for himself and other artists throughout high school, and eventually adopted the stage name Natik; under this name, he released his first single, “Waterfalls”, in January of 2016. Under his new stage name, Natik’s music began to shift towards a pop style with an electric undertone, incorporating elements of funk and jazz that he grew up around. His most popular song to date is “Escape”, released in January of 2018, surpassing 100 thousand plays in over 50 countries.
Natik has been featured in The Land Unplugged, an exclusive concert series in Cleveland’s biggest recording studio. He continues to make contributions to a number of projects with his skills in production, writing, and singing. Natik is currently preparing an EP, expecting to release by the end of October 2018.
Fulton Lee
Fulton Lee
Fulton Lee is a retro soul/pop artist based in Nashville, TN. Initially writing and performing original music intended to honor the sounds of 50s rock n roll performers like Little Richard and James Brown, the 20-year-old artist has since evolved his creative vision into his own modernized take on that same classic style. The result is a uniquely fresh sound and aesthetic, combining foundations of vintage soul with the sweet, infectious pop melodies that come naturally bursting from the young performer's larger-than-life personality.
Jackson Aide
Jackson Aide's influences ranging from folk-rock to pop-electronic with the angst of a singer-songwriter lyricist that paints a picture of a broken-hearted poet and his notebook, takes a new-age approach to crafting songs that leave the listener with a promontory dreamlike state without drowning them in over-dramatized production. Aides style: a "folk-rock-electronic-pop-art" mused artist with a wink of self-awareness that leans gently against a fashionable nod to pop culture.

The debut LP, titled L O V E, defines the relationship between two lovers with the world drifting beneath their feet and the trail of disenchantment that comes with the idea of heartbreak. It mimics Tom Petty's Damn The Torpedoes during the upbeat moments, and rattles and hums a quick distinction to his idol Bob Dylan during acoustic ballads, with come-on sing-along anthemic antics that replicate the energy of a young Bruce Springsteen. Lyrically Aide paints his picture full of themes, colors, and characters which can be experienced visually within the record's artwork. Aide himself does everything in-house. The songwriting, the lyrics, the art-work, the aesthetic, this is an image he crafted for himself.

Jackson Aide's craft isn’t just a songwriter, producer, or a poet. Aide himself wants to be an artist in its purest form, the inventive genius. This type of mindset is only for gamblers, but if it runs true, Jackson Aide will be a voice of perspective that evocatively speaks for generations to come.
Venue Information:
Mercy Lounge
1 Cannery Row
Nashville, TN, 37203