FTC welcomes Brooklyn-based indie band Streets of Laredo

The Fairfield Theatre Company welcomes the Brooklyn-based band by way of New Zealand, Streets of Laredo on Thursday, June 4, at 7:30 p.m.

Founded by three close-knit family members Daniel, Dave, and Sarahjane Gibson, Streets of Laredo were born when the oldest sibling, Dave Gibson saw the potential and the dreams that his younger brother Dan had for music. Though broke himself, Dave told his younger brother not to give up on his dream and hired his brother to work for him doing t-shirt orders so he could support his dream of being a songwriter.

Seeing the potential and the gusto that his younger brother had the two began to work on demos together and “started writing songs pretty much day and night from then on in.” says Dave Gibson

After refining their sound and songs one holiday weekend at a beach house on the New Zealand coast, the Gibson’s would fashion a sound that was equal parts folk storytelling and psychedelic madness.

As their sound began to attract eager listeners the Streets of Laredo’s goal of trying to escape the mundane everyday working life began to take fruition. It wasn’t long until with just one home-town show under their belt, a handful of demos and a whole lot of hope that the three siblings moved halfway around the world and began to rehearse in a space in Brooklyn NY with a guitar, a drum-machine and figure out the next step.

With the help of fellow countryman Thom Darlow and the addition of several local Brooklynites including Sean McMahon and Andrew McGovern, this new seven-piece has crafted a dance-inducing mix of vocal hooks, beats and wildly unique sounds that the New York music scene has embraced and helped build a firm reputation in the music halls of Brooklyn and the Lower East Side.

Their mesmerizing sound and stage show that includes stand-up drummers, horn players, guitars in every corner of the stage, weird home-made instruments, and five-part harmonies has had instant effect their music has had on fans and critics alike, and has led them to be compared to many of today’s best indie acts including Arcade Fire, Edward Sharpe, and The Lumineers.

See for yourself why these New Zealand originals have won the AAA category of the world-wide Unsigned Artists competition and were featured as the must-see band at CMJ Music Marathon in NYC as well as at SXSW in Austin Texas.

For tickets, at $25 in advance, visit fairfieldtheatre.org or call 203-259-1036.

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