Mikrowaves, Bobby Thompson

Mikrowaves

Bobby Thompson

Thu, July 11, 2019

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

The Camel

$5 ADV, $8 DOS

Tickets at the Door

Mikrowaves
Mikrowaves
It’s like a beach party in space and everyone is best friends. Mikrowaves, based out of Richmond, VA, combine explosive grooves and trance-like rhythms with cathartic melody, setting them far above and beyond the herd. This is new music. This is right now. And it’s funky as all hell.

Mikrowaves is led by front man Edward Prendergast, and the music is the fruit of his twenty plus years of musical exploration. Growing up on the outskirts of Washington, D.C., Prendergast was exposed to the city's vibrant cultural scene, which inevitably taught him what it means to be an artist. Moving to Richmond, Virginia to study jazz, Prendergast joined salsa band Bio Ritmo and immersed himself in the world of Afro-Carribean rhythms. From Miami to New Haven and all points in between, Eddie’s life in the business led him to the idea of Mikrowaves, a band with the raw sound of blues, filtered through latin rhythms and funked up with a gogo swing.

Inspired by R.L. Burnside, Mexican cumbiancheros Los Master Plus, and the upcoming birth of his first child, Prendergast decided that the world was finally ready for Mikrowaves. He reached out to his friends and colleagues, trumpeter Bob Miller (Bio Ritmo/ Fear of Music), low brass master Toby Whitaker, saxophonist John Lilley (Bio Ritmo), drummer Kelli Strawbridge (Jellowstone/ Ropeadope Records), and percussionist Hector 'Coco' Barez (Calle 13) to help him achieve his vision. Together they recorded their first album in 2014, “Get Nuked,” alongside co-producer John Panos (Mates of State). “Get Nuked” is eight tracks of The Biggest Beat. Pure, unfiltered, raw, roots, space funk.
Bobby Thompson
Bobby Thompson
Awe-inspiring master guitarist and vocalist Bobby Thompson is no stranger to the blues and rock world. He cut his teeth learning to play in the old blues clubs of D.C. from the likes of Bobby Parker. After honing his craft as a much sought after support man, Thompson decided to step out as a solo artist, releasing three albums since 2011. A recent review from Roots Music Report claims Thompson’s songs portray "muscular blues- and soul-rock strong on soulful vocals and cut-above-the-norm originals." With his smooth, gripping vocal stylings and his perfect musical taste on anything with a string, Thompson is what’s referred to as a “musician’s musician. Considered a “must see” act of the Northeast region, Bobby was nominated for the D.C area Musician of the Year award in 2015.

The Bobby Thompson Project is his latest collaboration with New Orleans groove master Jeff Mills and Mississippi bass extraordinaire Danny Infante. This trio is wrought with deep emotion and blazes down the path pioneered by the great Jimi Hendrix, blending deeply-rooted blues traditions with a popular rock edge to create a sound that will stir every soul.
Venue Information:
The Camel
1621 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA, 23220
http://www.thecamel.org