March of 2020 was the last time The Repressions performed in front of a live (non virtual) audience. While they long for these shows again, they are grateful that that small evening was blessed with a long set and a lovely audience.
Moonlight Magic is a wonderful example of Forest Music, and a misty dream that we will make our forests anywhere, through music and art and love and hope.
We call it Forest Music, some of these songs, because we feel connected to the very sound of that. Musical genres blend and leap and jump and share, we cannot adhere to one of we tried, yet we are always asked what type of music do we play? At one concert in 2019, we played a set list of our melodically softer and quieter songs, and a stranger in the audience approached us afterward and said “It sounds like Forest Music,” and we were all excited smiles.
If something as revered by us as a forest could produce something as revered by us as music, then to even capture a hint of that in the imagination fills us with humble glee.
We are currently recording “Ophelia’s Song, “”From the Blue Green Sea,” “Followcat,” and “Quiet Solitude. These are songs that tell some of those tales.
This Friday is going to be very special… The Dolphin Bookshop has a magic that surrounds you before you realize it. The Repressions will play in the stage/ seating/cafe area, with a beautiful bookshop to the right, more books and toys to the left, original art and color all around… It is not just “one” kind of place, and therefore inspiring and imperceptibly comfortable. No cover charge and all ages are welcome… The music begins at 7pm!
The Repressions just got some fantastic photos by Patrick Merino, from the Make Music New York 2019 event. Thank you Patrick! How wonderful to get the band enjoying the show after their set, and The Repressions’ Prize Box in action. There are prizes for all ages at every show.
The Repressions are wide-eyed about their upcoming gigs! January 19 at The Local in Astoria, 9pm with loads of other talented acts, as part of Astoria Music Now Festival… January 31 at Espresso 77 in Jackson Heights, a super cool joint. Hope to see you there!
The third Repression, Nate Lay, has written and recorded a beautiful song, and The Repressions are honored to have it in their catalog… Catch Nate doing a solo set tonight at the Irish Whiskey Showcase here in Astoria, 9pm.
Youtube is very excited to have this video for LIFE SIZE UNICORN from the February 3 show. We hope you are a little excited too. This is Nate Lay, the third Repression, performing his original song. It is pretty magical.