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May 2, 2019

Just Added: Local musicians to play Genevieve's

Greenville, S.C. – The Peace Center has added two music events to the schedule:

 

Phat Lip

Wednesday, June 12, at 8 p.m.; Genevieve’s theater lounge; $20

Phat Lip is a Greenville-based band that fuses Afro-Cuban and Colombian folklore rhythms with catchy, American pop.

 

Colombian American singer-songwriter Kelly Jo Ramirez began as a solo acoustic act, performing in South Carolina’s most reputable bars and restaurants, and formed funk-rock band The Kelly Jo Connect in 2010. In 2016, even after a band hiatus, The Greenville News named her “Best Female Vocalist.” Ramirez’s exposure to a constant flow of bilingual culture – growing up listening to Latin heroes like Joe Arroyo and Celia Cruz, alongside pop greats like Prince and Paul Simon – set the stage for Phat Lip.

 

Ramirez started Phat Lip as a GarageBand pastime. Her build-it-and-they-will-come mentality led to a five-song EP and a group of four guys ready to dabble in Latin fusion. The EP, Vision, offers a spectrum of American, Latin and Brazilian influences that intertwine effortlessly. The single “Stranger’s Love” is completely immersed in Afro-Caribbean flair, while “City Lights” dances between capoeira and grunge-era rock.

 

Brother Oliver

Wednesday, July 17, at 8 p.m.; Genevieve’s theater lounge; $20

Brother Oliver is a Greenville-based musical project formed by two brothers, Andrew and Stephen Oliver. The brothers deliver high-energy performances through the lens of a folk-rock and psych-rock aesthetic – a genre they've officially coined as "psychedelic folk-rock."

 

The band’s explorative approach to music has gained recognition in the Southeast and abroad. In March, they opened for Steve Miller Band at the Peace Center, and they have been featured on bills alongside Father John Misty, Drake Bell, Old Sea Brigade, Matthew Logan Vasquez and SUSTO. Their self-titled, full-length album has been regarded as highly innovative in the world of folk-rock music – gaining the attention of Huffington Post, PBS, PopMatters and AXS.

 

Tickets may be purchased by calling 864.467.3000 or 800.888.7768, in person at the Peace Center Box Office or online at www.peacecenter.org. Tickets go on sale to Peacekeepers beginning now and go on sale to the public on Friday, May 3, at 10 a.m. Service fees will apply to phone and online sales. For more information about the Peace Center and its upcoming events, visit www.peacecenter.org.