Date: January 14, 2023
Time: 8:30 pm
Seating Disclaimer: To accommodate as many live music fans as possible, we offer both seats and standing room at our shows. Seats are first come, first served. We recommend arriving early if you’d like to be seated during the performance.
Calgary neo-funk band Natural Twenty bring their groovy sound to the legendary King Eddy stage along with special guest horn band Long Time No Time.
About Natural Twenty
Natural Twenty is a Calgary Funk, R&B, Soul, and Jazz music group led by Frederick Fernandez (manager, vocals), Jason Cillo (guitar), and Robin Cillo (drummer), Canadian born Filipinos based in Alberta. The performance and songwriting ensemble is complete with Rauth Clement (bass), Dylan Paish (trombone), Seyoung Lee (keys, synth) and combined, have over a decades worth of songwriting, performing, and touring experience. Since the release of their first EP, Cantrips, they’ve incorporated additional horn players to fully realize their desired sound. They’ve taken everything they’ve learned from recording Cantrips and were deliberate to distill a matured and refined rendition of their Funk, Jazz, Soul, and R&B music style. With influences like Jimi Hendrix, Frank Ocean, Anderson Paak, Tom Misch, Hiatus Kaiyote, Snarky Puppy, and Steely Dan – they have been compared to Phony Ppl, Free Nationals, Daft Punk (a la RAM/Disco era), with sultry vocals like John Legend and Bruno Mars. Join their musical antics as they share their danceable, cathartic, foot-tapping tunes with everyone.
Shortly after releasing Cantrips, they secured funding towards their next EP, Mahika, which is planned to release late 2023.
About Long Time No Time
Award-winning Calgarian horn band Long Time No Time is a musical force unlike anything audiences have heard before. Formed in 2017 as an amalgamation of music school nerds from the University of Calgary looking to find mainstream outlets, LTNT merges intense musicality with hard-rocking grooves that are guaranteed to get even the stodgiest party goer up on their feet. Featuring frontman/composer Daniel Pelton on saxophone, Andrew Leitch on trumpet, Thomas Dundas on bass trombone, Jesse Schwarz on electric bass, and Fletcher Dahlman on drums – the group’s unique instrumentation draws almost as much attention as their music.
LTNT’s genre-bending work has won and been nominated for awards in rock, jazz, and metal categories. Their performing career has seen them opening for prominent acts including New York brass house titans Too Many Zooz and Canada’s very own Dirty Catfish Brass Band. LTNT is a unique group that promises fun and engaging music for all who care to listen. Categorically ubiquitous, audiences will find themselves steadily surprised by what comes next, the only constant being that no one will be standing still.
Sound production equipment for the King Eddy provided by PK Sound.