Ayo Dot & The Uppercuts + Eclectic Approach + James Redfern

High Dive Presents

Ayo Dot & The Uppercuts + Eclectic Approach + James Redfern

Friday 11/17

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

$8 advance / $12 day of show

This event is 21 and over

Ayo Dot & The Uppercuts
Ayo Dot & The Uppercuts
Ayo Dot & The Uppercuts are an electrifying, high energy hiphop soul rock band made featuring Jeff McNamara (Drums), Jordan Haas (Guitar), Ryan Waggoner (Bass), Whitney Killian (Backup and Lead Vocals) and Ayo Dot (Lead Vocals). Delivering soul-wrenching riffs and heavy basslines with catchy choruses. A.D.U.C. draws its audience in with an amorous performance every time they hit the stage with their take on some of your favorite songs and originals clearly puts them in a stratosphere far removed from your everyday hiphop band. You'll be hard pressed not to bob your head to the sounds emanating from this ever dynamic crew.

You won't find Ayo Dot & The Uppercuts branding themselves as just another hip hop band with their original and cover renditions of crowd favorites. You'll be hard pressed not to bob your head to the sounds emanating from this ever-dynamic crew.

More on Ayo Dot: Ayo is a Nigerian-born emcee in the Seattle Area with a style that is versatile, yet poignant and hard-hitting. An unmistakeable delivery that is both captivating and engaging.
Eclectic Approach
Eclectic Approach
Eclectic Approach is a band built on perseverance. After three self released albums and four years of constant touring, the band was selected at SXSW as the top unsigned band in the U.S. by the Ourstage Panel, which included industry heavyweights Bruce Tyler (former VP of Sony and Columbia Music), Scott Igoe (talent booker for Jimmy Kimmel Live), Sharon Dastur (Program Director Z100, New York, NY) and Lee Dannay (Vice President of A&R Warner/Chappell Music). The band was flown to New York City to record an EPK with legendary producer David Hewitt (U2, Aretha Franklin) and Emmy Award winning director Mitchell Stewart. Most recently the band was a musical guest on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live.
James Redfern
James Redfern
“I want to make music that people can relate to and feel passionate about, but also makes it impossible for them not to move!" says James Redfern, Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist from Poulsbo, WA. "Like Maroon 5 meets John Mayer, with hair on it's chest" James replies when asked to describe his sound.

Armed with a handful of tunes, James headed into the studio with friends Alex Westcoat (Drums; Pickwick, David Bazan, Ivan & Alyosha), Bennet Pullen (Bass; Eclectic Approach, Tommy Simmons), & Dan Walker (Keys; Red Jacket Mine, Leroy Bell) to craft an E.P. of songs that, while vulnerable, are still full of energy and momentum.

Engineered by Frank Mazzeo (Good Charlotte, Anberlin) & Steven James Aguilar (The Head & the Heart, Dave Matthews Band) & featuring guest performances by Meagan Grandall of Lemolo & Jowed Hadeed of Eclectic Approach. James has just released his debut E.P. on July 13th at the Showbox Market.

He continues to write new material, while fine-tuning an explosive live show filled with catchy tunes, guitar acrobatics & an always killer band.
Venue Information:
High Dive Seattle
513 N 36th St.
Seattle, WA, 98103
http://www.highdiveseattle.com/index.asp