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THE CHARLES WALKER BAND + LUKE DAVIDS


  • Dick's Tap and Shake Room 1602 E Ave NE Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402 United States (map)

THE CHARLES WALKER BAND + LUKE DAVIDS

Doors 9pm | Show 9:30pm | $8/advance, $10/door

CHARLES WALKER BAND has been compared to Prince, Bruno Mars, The Brand New Heavys, and James Brown. The Milwaukee based band has refined their sound into Neo-Funk, a fusion of funk infused rhythms with pop melodies. The three-piece band rehearses tirelessly in Charles’ basement, amidst couches and low ceilings, Charles having to stoop the entire time. Surprisingly, at the band’s shows, there are no fans. There is only family. The question posed at the beginning of the first song is, Are we family or not? The band evokes positive energy to their family members, who say they always feel better than when they arrived. The Charles Walker Band is Deliciously Stanky. Dynamically Funky. Recklessly Hopeful.

LUKE DAVIDS is a London-born singer-songwriter with piano-based songs and inventive arrangements that evoke the refined hooks of The Beatles, Elvis Costello and Ben Folds Five. His music is described as “sharp, accessibly sophisticated, and refreshingly sincere.” Davids produced both of his albums along with long-time friend, Brooks Paschal. The two played all of the album’s instruments, a staggering feat considering the layers of refined, detailed, and varied instrumental parts. Luke Davids is a professional musician now based in Fairfield, Iowa. His favorite pastimes are writing, reading and nerding out over J.R.R. Tolkien. He is intensely private, avoids meat, and personal feelings.