Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Rescues coming to the Troubadour to help friend with health care costs

Comprised of four successful and critically acclaimed solo singer-songwriters in their own right, THE RESCUES--KYLER ENGLAND (vocals, acoustic guitar, ukulele, bass), GABRIEL MANN (vocals, Wurlitzer, piano, celeste), ADRIANNE GONZALEZ (vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion, bass) and ROB GILES (vocals, acoustic guitars, bass, drums)--have more than 15 albums, dozens of songwriting awards, and thousands of miles on the road between them.

Coming off their recent sold-out residency at the Hotel Café and a packed debut last week at LA’s famed Troubadour, THE RESCUES will launch their first-ever East Coast tour August 19 in Boston, MA with recording artist AM (on Filter Records) supporting. The two-week trek will hit New York City’s Canal Room on Friday, August 21.

Before heading east, the group will return to the Troubadour on August 12 for a special cause. A longtime friend of the band, Kelly Buchanan--a New York-based singer/songwriter--suffered a traumatic brain injury during a street hockey game in March 2008. THE RESCUES will join Glen Phillips (ex-Toad the Wet Sprocket), Sara Bareilles, Maria Taylor, Paris Carney and more to be announced for a benefit concert to raise funds for Kelly’s health care. Three of the four members of THE RESCUES attended Berklee College of Music alongside Kelly Buchanan.

"We’ve known Kelly for a long time, and we’re thrilled for this opportunity to bring the L.A. music community together to celebrate the music of one of our own,“ notes singer/guitarist KYLER ENGLAND.

For tickets to the August 12 show, visit: Fans who cannot attend the show but still wish to contribute may donate via Paypal at

What started as a lark at a party in the Hollywood Hills has turned into a burgeoning force on the local Los Angeles music scene with the city’s Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa becoming a fixture at the group’s shows and recently introducing them onstage. The group’s chemistry is evident at their explosive, emotional live shows, highlighting a new, compelling indie-pop sound with multi-instrumental, four-part harmonies which have earned the group rave reviews in their hometown of Los Angeles.

“It’s hard to believe they’ve only been playing together for about a year,” noted the LA Weekly. “Their voices take flight on the soaring opener, ‘Lost Along the Way,’ and rarely land again.” Elsewhere, Music Connection added, “Historic. A new band composed of four of L.A.’s finest singer-songwriters. It was as if these four had been born for this moment, such was the chemistry emanating from the stage. The Rescues have everything they need to become the leaders in a musical revolution.”

THE RESCUES’ new song “Break Me Out” is currently featured in the TV and radio promotional spots for the Lifetime TV series “Drop Dead Diva” with Margaret Cho. To view the clip, click:

Four of their songs have been featured on the current season of "Grey's Anatomy.” In addition, the group’s songs have been featured on the TV series “Army Wives,” and in the films The Lucky Ones and Superhero Movie. The group performed live on NPR’s “Mountain Stage” program. THE RESCUES music can already be heard on the following stations including influential Los Angeles taste-making station KCRW 89.9 Los Angeles, KTAO (New Mexico), KSLU (St. Louis, MO) KRVS (Louisiana) WRUV (Vermont), WSFX/WRRW (North Carolina), WHFC (Maryland), WUTC (Chattanooga, TN), KDNK/ KVNF (Colorado), WAER (New York), WCRX-A KAXE (Minnesota) KSMF (Sacramento, CA) KNBA (Alaska), KCLC (St. Charles, MO) and WJCU (Cleveland, OH).

Catch THE RESCUES on the road in the following cities:

Kelly Buchanan benefit w/ Glen Phillips, Sara Bareilles, Maria Taylor, Paris Carney and more.
Wed 8/12 Los Angeles, CA The Troubadour
With AM opening
Wed 8/19 Boston, MA Club Passim (7:00pm)
Thu 8/20 Philadelphia, PA World Café (7:30pm)
Fri 8/21 New York, NY Canal Room (8:00pm)
With AM and Ellen Cherry opening
Sat 8/22 Annapolis, MD Rams Head Tavern (8:00 pm)
With AM opening
Sun 8/26 Atlanta, GA Eddie’s Attic (8:00pm)
Mon 8/27 Silk Hope, NC Merry Band Farm (7:00pm)
Tue 8/28 Charlotte, NC Evening Muse
Wed 8/29 Raleigh, NC Pour House (7:00pm)
Thu 8/30 Arlington, VA IOTA Club and Café (7:00pm)

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