Kevin Batchelor & Jonny Meyers are seasoned musicians in what some call the traditional, international ska scene. Together they form a duo like none other…original songs born from the genres of Reggae, Ska, Soul, 50s Doo Wop, Blues and a touch of Classic Country. On August 21st, the duo debuts at Terraza.
Influenced by the creative genius of Bob Marley, Louis Armstrong and several others, Kevin Batchelor has distilled his excellence on his instrument of choice, the mighty Trumpet, into year’s dedicated to music he loves. Equally as confident on the mic as blowing sweet sounds from the brass, Kevin effortlessly captures the attention of audiences worldwide with his powerful voice and masterful ensemble playing. Kevin’s credits are a long list that includes The Skatalites, Sugar Minot, Steel Pulse, and
grammy winning recordings with Queen Latifah, Burning Spear and many others.
Song by song, Jonny Meyers is catching up to the songwriting traditions left behind in his childhood neighborhood of Forest Hills – the small hub of Queens that gave us Paul Simon, Burt Bachrach and The Ramones. After many years on the road with his Ska group The Stingers ATX, Jonny returned to New York and began to find new inspirations to write about. His songs are viewed as snapshots of daily public life on the subway train, classic laments of love lost and traces of new beginnings.
In 2008, Kevin and Jonny came together in New York City to form “Kevin Batchelor’s Grand Concourse,” and all-star ska band based in New York. Kevin’s voice behind Jonny’s songs formed a recipe for classic material. As a duo, the two switch off between lead vocal duties and backing harmonies, giving the tunes a raw, personal feel. Please join us in their exciting debut at Terraza.
Kevin Batchelor – Voice, trumpet
Jonny Meyers – Voice, guitar
Jonny Meyers Trio at Terraza 7. on Tuesday August 21st, 2011 at 9:30 pm.
$5 cover charge for mezzanine.