Saturday, July 27: 9pm
Riviera Theatre Bar | No Cover Charge
“Literate, grownup, soulful pop…[Genna & Jesse] combine folk and jazz with a classic pop bent, and the results are…incredibly catchy, with melodies and hooks that’ll make pop cynics smile, and have fans of grown up radio reaching for the volume dial.”
-Leicester Bangs, UK
Genna & Jesse are defined by a unique alchemy born of the quirky chemistry, intricate vocal harmonies and ardent storytelling which infuse their songwriting and vibrant performances. With whispers (and sometimes roars) of folk, blue-eyed soul, jazz, blues, torch song, and popular music from the ‘60s and ‘70s, their self-chosen genre “retro soul pop” doesn’t fully encompass what they conjure up in their joyful live shows and sensual, deliberate albums. These two shrug off music industry conventions in favor of doing what feels good, and this genre-defying dedication to being current and free has an exciting and irresistible effect.