Henry Grace began his music career in Los Angeles while at university. He started out playing small clubs in Venice Beach before moving on to play venues along the Sunset Strip and across California. In 2016, he released his debut EP, Crash The Moon, and was picked by Guild Guitars as one of their "Artists to Watch." In 2017, he continued performing across the UK and America, all the while completing his undergraduate degree in English Literature from UC Berkeley. He released his second EP, What We Took From the Mountain, this March. His music roams the genres of Folk and Blues, taking inspiration from the likes of Bon Iver to Nick Drake and everything in-between, but ultimately Henry's sound is very much his own.
"A young man from England who is capable of silencing the room." (LA Weekly)
"Listening to Henry Grace’s music, you would never guess that this UK native was young enough to still be in college. His lyrics, his playing, his debut EP, Crash The Moon, seem to be a part of a musician with years of writing and touring under his belt." (Guild Guitars)
Joshua Barnhart is an Oakland, California-based songwriter who first became known as a member of the acclaimed Bay Area band Port O’Brien. In the years since Port O'Brien's break-up, Joshua has played with multiple bands including Release the Sunbird, Two Sheds, and Sparrows Gate.
In 2016, Joshua made his debut as a solo-artist, releasing the album Turn Out The Light. His harmony-drenched, psych-pop sound is centered on the experience of living on the coast of California. In September 2017, he released Dance with Me, the new single from his forthcoming follow-up album.
"Barnhart is a tenor Fred Neil (stately and controlled, an entity unto himself, though inseparable from the music as a whole)." - armchairjournalism.com
"Dance with Me feels like dropping acid in a poppy field. He takes the warm, fuzzed out sound of the mid 60s garage rockers, adds just a bit of Their Satanic Majesties Request menace, and artfully polishes the twist off with a tinge of Beach Boys melody." - punknews.org
A Bay Area native, Marcus started out playing in a wide range of groups including full jazz ensembles and four piece rock bands. Now inspired by the acoustic sounds and soulful lyrics of folk music, Marcus combines his love for the big band energy with the intimacy of an acoustic set in his own music.
With a guitar and R&B-inspired vocals, Kayla began to pursue a music career during her first year of college. She continues to add to her store of original songs, and plans to record and release these on her social media accounts next year.
Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 for students with ID. Advance tickets are available at the link below, or you may purchase your tickets at the door the night of the show. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash only at the door (ATMs are nearby).
The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space, dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music of all kinds. You are welcome to bring your own adult beverage with no additional corkage fee. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us: #510-654-3808. Thank you for your support!