First Fridays with The Southern Belles & Black Masala!

First Fridays with The Southern Belles & Black Masala!

Fri, April 1, 2016

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Camel

ADV $10, DOS $12

Tickets at the Door

The Southern Belles
The Southern Belles
The band consists of Adrian Ciucci (guitar/vocals), Tommy Booker (keys/vocals), Aaron Zarrow (drums/vocals), and Andrew Carper (bass/vocals). The band formed in 2010 and since then has been growing exponentially. The Southern Belles hold residencies across the state of Virginia in Charlottesville, Herndon, and our hometown of Richmond, and we have toured the East Coast from Georgia to Vermont. In 2012 we recorded our debut album "Sharp As A Knife". We have also played a seemingly countless number of music festivals in our area. This year we are adding Floyd Fest and Some Kind of Jam to that list. The Southern Belles have shared the stage with the likes of Anders Osborne, Moon Taxi, Keller Williams, Toubab Krewe, Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band, Zach Deputy, and more. Currently The Southern Belles are touring the East Coast and working on new material for our next album.
BLACK MASALA
BLACK MASALA
Think about the best concerts you've attended and chances are you had a lot of fun, dancing and smiling throughout the show. This is exactly the kind of vibe you will experience when Black Masala is performing live. Performing hundreds of shows a year has helped Washington, DC's gypsy punk and brass band hone their sound, while injecting it with a healthy dose of funk, soul and eclectic grooves.

On their second album, I Love You Madly, it is clear that Black Masala are having a lot of fun incorporating various musical influences into their go-anywhere Brass sound. Ranging from Gypsy punk, Balkan brass and New Orleans funk, to Bhangra and bounce, this is an album for the multicultural music listener. The heavy horns and danceable rhythms tie “I Love You Madly” together and create an album that can be played for a wide range of audiences.


The band has not let up since releasing the album, touring heavily with their infectious live show to clubs and festivals up and down the East Coast. New fans will be hooked and those already familiar with the band will be excited to hear and see new instruments and songs.

Whether they are performing live shows or releasing new music, Black Masala push the boundaries between genres and explore new musical frontiers. This unorthodox and highly creative approach is what makes the shows so much fun with a wild and unpredictable vibe for the audience. We encourage you to come see the band perform at one of these shows this spring, just be prepared to smile, dance and have a great time.

“Black Masala are sort of the Washington, DC counterpart to Slavic Soul Party. They play an intoxicatingly edgy blend of Romany, Indian, Afrobeat, circus rock and hard funk dancefloor grooves. Their brassy attack features lots of biting minor keys and slinky rhythms.”

- NY Music Daily
Venue Information:
The Camel
1621 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA, 23220
http://www.thecamel.org