with Zach Benson
Upstairs, All ages
DOORS: 8:30 PM // SHOW: 9:00 PM
Songbyrd Vinyl Lounge
Wednesday May 22, 2019
After finding initial success with his band ‘The Canes’, Taylor Phelan went solo working with award-winning artists Pharrell and Adam Levine as a Top 20 finalist on The Voice.
Phelan then teamed up with Nashville-based producer Joshua D Niles (Sheryl Crow and Coin) to release his debut album 1 Of 2. The album's first single, “Settle Down”, was met with praise from Yahoo Music and Huffington Post: ‘His unique sound is the perfect complement to his fervent vocals. Taylor’s songs are thought-provoking, complex constructions that flourish as they progress’.
In the summer of 2018, Phelan released his anticipated follow-up album 2 of 2. The first single, “Long Way Down”, climbed its way to #38 on the Billboard Mainstream Top-40 indicator chart and resulted in over 1.5 million total radio plays.
Phelan has been featured in Paste Magazine and touted as a “supreme” live act by Bandsintown.
At twenty-two years old, Zach Benson is making a name for himself in the world of indie pop. Since age thirteen, Zach has been performing up and down the east coast as a drummer in a variety of bands, ranging from pop punk to indie rock to acoustic pop. Now, Zach is bringing his indie pop sound to the front of the stage. With a high-energy one-man live show, Zach strives to create safe spaces for everyone to dance and sing their hearts out.
His first two EPs, Pretty and Humidity, showcased his quirky and sentimental lyrics, as well as a unique production style. After a summer of touring and promotion, Zach came back with the radio-ready bop “Best Friend's Basement”, a fan favorite that gets crowds moving. Summer of 2018 brought Zach's music into the ears of even more fans, especially with the single “Running Back”, a breakup anthem with a pounding bass and groovy melody. This was followed by the release of his third and final EP Prom, which combined honest lyrics with 80s pop aesthetics and modern indie tropes. Zach has recently released two new singles, “Sunset” and “Deflated”, while he gears up for his debut album.
For fans of Troye Sivan, The 1975, Jack Garratt, and CHVRCHES.