with Azure Vox
Upstairs, All Ages
DOORS: 8:30 PM // SHOW: 9:00 PM
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Novo is an electro soul quintet from Washington, D.C. Melding elements of jazz, R&B, and psychedelic rock, the group formed in early 2018 out of an impromptu jam session, during which the members quickly noticed that a fire had been lit. That initial session blossomed into a fully-realized sound, spearheaded by husband-and-wife songwriting duo Gena Photiadis (keys/vocals) and TJ Turqman (bass). Lead vocalist Tula Pisano seamlessly marries intricate melodies that are equal parts evocative and beautiful, complemented by guitarist/vocalist Nikhel Sus and drummer Matt Tredwell. The end result is a sound that is melodic, yet distressed. Retro, yet new. And, above all, full of light and energy.
Azure Vox is the alter ego of northern VA singer/songwriter, Brian Johnson. With his smooth voice, acoustic guitar and laid back vibes, he blends various styles like r&b, rock and pop in a delightful mix of soulful originals and creative covers.