Photo: Madison McGaw @ BFA

Photo: Madison McGaw @ BFA

The music of Cole Ramstad blends R&B and soul, with strong roots in jazz.

Ramstad began his music career playing backyard sessions with older Jazz musicians in Park Slope, eventually headlining hot venues all over New York City, including SoHo House, Up and Down, and Norwood. He and his band have carved a niche performing at exclusive spaces like these, where tickets cannot be purchased.

They pioneered the coveted weekly show "Happy Monday" at Apotheke Bar in 2009, which still continues today, although he recently left the show, after 5 years, to focus on writing and recording his forthcoming EP.

The band recently sent summer off with a bang at storied Montauk venue The Surflodge, sharing the Labor Day weekend bill with Gary Clark Jr. He headlined the closing night, joined by special guest Talib Kweli, who whipped the capacity crowd into a frenzy with an all time version of Everbody Loves the Sunshine. 

The band brings a sexy, soulful vibe to the stage, captivating crowds in intimate and dance driven performances, and has galvanized a strong and energetic following that turn any venue into a beautiful party.

Currently, he curates and DJ's Monday nights at one of New York city's hottest and newest downtown institutions The Blond.

 

Via: The Grand Life

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Surflodge w/special guest Talib Kweli Photo: Adam Leo

Surflodge w/special guest Talib Kweli

Photo: Adam Leo