Backbeat Underground

Pearl Street Warehouse Presents

Backbeat Underground

FREE SHOW! (Following the Private event), Gordon Sterling

Thu · September 20, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm



This event is 21 and over

Backbeat Underground
Backbeat Underground
Fort Knox Recordings artist Backbeat Underground hit 2018 with the label premiere of “She Don’t Love Me (Like I Do)” featuring Aaron “Ab” Abernathy - an allegory of strife and social unrest in modern America, told through the lens of a love gone bad. The track feature a five-piece horn section with some Washington’s most in-demand jazz musicians, and an arrangement inspired by classic Stax/Volt releases, all recorded live to tape as a single unit.
Backbeat Underground builds on Washington’s timeless soul traditions by introducing neo-soul-jazz elements to their songwriting, with booty-shaking live performances and genre-defying collaborations.
The band is proud to have performed at iconic Washington venues like The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Lincoln Theatre, and serve as stewards of the funk at every one of DC’s homegrown Funk Parade festival.
Gordon Sterling
Gordon Sterling
Gordon Sterling is a DC area based guitarist/singer who has played and toured extensively throughout the country. He has had the priviledge to have played some of the best venues with numerous legends. He is teaming up with a accomplished group of musicians consisting of:

Mary-eL/Singer: Mary has performed with John Kadlecik(John K Band, Further), Melvin Seals(Jerry Garcia Band),and Roger Waters(Pink Floyd)

Adam "Snaxx" Orlando/Drums: Snaxx tours throughout the US and Europe with RDGLDGRN, and has been playing and touring for many years.

TJ Turqman/Bass: TJ has played with too many people to mention but most recently he played in The Funk Arc who's final tour was with George Clinton(Parliment)

Gena Photiadis/Keys: Gena is one of the most sought after session pianist/keyboardist in the DC area.

Together this crew has created an eclectic blend of psychedelia and soul with a touch of blues rock.
Venue Information:
Pearl Street Warehouse
33 Pearl St SW
Washington, DC, 20024