The Duke of Surl

Manic Mondays:

The Duke of Surl

The Right Offs, Sarah Golley

Mon, October 23, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Cafe Nine.

New Haven, CT

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

RSVP closes at 2pm on day of show. $5 tickets will be available at the door until capacity is reached.

The Duke of Surl
The Duke of Surl
The Duke Of Surl is the solo recording project of Massachusetts native Will Brown.

The project started in 2015 when Will’s long-time band, The World War I’s, was on hiatus. When he wasn’t at work building explosion proof doors, Will was in an old mill building in Passaic, NJ, abusing ¼” tape with the ‘60’s inspired grooves and the ‘70’s inspired fuzz that would become his debut LP Ham Radio.
Still unsure of the project’s next step, Will sent his record out to a few labels that specialize in DIY Rock n’ Roll and ultimately found a perfect home in Brooklyn’s King Pizza Records who released Ham Radio on cassette in March of 2017.

Today, The Duke Of Surl is based out of Milan, Italy, where Will now resides. He has shoehorned his tape machine into his bedroom closet and is currently working on 3 stand alone singles due out in late 2017 as well as his 2nd full length which will come out in 2018.

At its core, the music of The Duke Of Surl is meant to be played live for people who want to dance and Will frequently heads back to the states to tour. With a lineup consisting of Will (guitar/vocals), Sam Trioli (drums), Mike Fiorentino (guitar), and Paul Travisano (bass), The Duke Of Surl has completed 2 tours of the Northeast and is embarking on a month-long run down the entire East Coast of the United States in the Fall!
The Right Offs
The Right Offs
The Right Offs (with no hyphen) are a New Haven, CT. based rock n' roll trio who consistently channel every ounce of joy, grit, and energy they can muster into their music. Fronted by the soulful and instantly memorable vocals of singer/songwriter/guitarist Max Loignon, the band also includes the dynamic rhythm section of Than Rolnick on bass/backing vocals and drummer Bob Breychak. Of their live performances the New Haven Independent said "The Right-Offs sounded tight, even tighter than the band is on its last release, and more ferocious, raging around the twists and turns in the band's clever, tightly wound material," while the #NewHavenMusic blog called one of their recent shows "one of the most high energy performances at Cafe Nine in recent memory...". In 2016 the Right Offs self-released their debut album Quiet Down to rave reviews in local press. Chip McCabe's 'The Metal Dad' blog named Quiet Down as the best non-metal album of 2016, while the 'Twangri-La' blog commented, after a favorable review of the album, "I can only imagine their stage presence." In March NYC's The Deli Magazine named The Right Offs as one of the Best New England Emerging Artists of 2017, putting in writing what everyone already knows: The Right Offs are a force to be reckoned with now and in the future beyond.
Sarah Golley
In 2012, Sarah Golley attended a festival in New York City in which Fiona Apple performed. She was so enthralled and inspired by her vulnerability on stage that she decided to learn all of Fiona’s songs as a piano exercise. Through this, Sarah began to write her own music, which proved to work through the challenges and changes in her life after graduating college. With a goal to perform an original song in public, she began her career as an indie musician, but her performance roots dig deep.

Sarah began her journey into the performing arts with tap dancing. Next, she began piano lessons, and soon after that she began singing in several esteemed choirs. She’s always been a fan of musical theater, and has performed in many shows (Spring Awakening, The Full Monty, Rock of Ages, Gypsy). She studied classical voice, and graduated from The Hartt School of music with a degree in music education/ vocal emphasis. Sarah has spent the last four years teaching music at a special education school in Connecticut.

In 2015, Sarah began to arrange and record her songs by herself, in her living room, using Garageband. These recordings became her release “Weaving the Pieces.” Through this process, Sarah was able to break away from the musical structures she felt trapped behind, and incorporate several aspects of her various stylistic backgrounds. She’s no stranger to many different genres, and her training always manages to find its way into her art.

Sarah tries to live her life with a strong vulnerability. She feels she’s always existed in the in-between, embodying qualities of different sides, being simultaneously both and neither. She knows there must be people out there who relate to this feeling, and hopes her music reaches them the same way she’s been reached by artists like Fiona Apple. The only way to heal yourself is to embrace your truth, and the only way to heal others is to share that truth, whole-heartedly, without shame or inhibition.
Venue Information:
Cafe Nine.
250 State Street
New Haven, CT, 06510