Wayne “the Train” Hancock and Kung Fu Necktie

Wayne Hancock with Mighty Joe Castro and the Gravamen at Kung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia on Sunday March 24, 2024.

Philadelphia: we’ve missed you. The band has been on a temporary hiatus these past few months working on songs for their next record. But the time has come to dust off the suits and get back to the live stage.

Our first show back is a good one. The band will be opening for legendary performer Wayne “the Train” Hancock at Kung Fu Nectie on Sunday, March 24. More information below. Don’t miss this one!

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dave kiss presents Wayne Hancock

Thomas Wayne Hancock III (born May 1, 1965, in Dallas, Texas) better known as Wayne “The Train” Hancock, is an American singer-songwriter. Known as “The King of Juke Joint Swing,” his performances incorporate jazz, blues, western swing, country and rockabilly, styles of music that he began listening to as a kid. His influences include Jimmie Rodgers, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Hank Thompson, Hank Williams and Hank Snow because they were all in his parents’ record collection.

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Mighty Joe Castro & The Gravamen

Based out of Philadelphia, PA, Ameripolitan rockabilly outfit, Mighty Joe Castro & The Gravamen is the latest musical project from accomplished collage artist and musician Mighty Joe Castro (ex-The Situation, The Lift Up). Influenced by 50’s Rock and Roll and infused with post modern Easter eggs cribbed from old episodes of MTV’s 120 Minutes, Mighty Joe Castro takes a modern, lyric driven approach to songwriting while The Gravamen layer on Jesus and Mary Chain-cover-Link Wray guitar atmosphere, booming doghouse bass and swinging beats. The quartet lurks at a crossroads where Sun Records and Creation Records meet.

According to Joe Castro: “Our goal is to play original rock-n-roll, in the style of the pioneers, but update it lyrically and sonically. Take what we’ve learned, everything great that’s come after and go apply it to that original sound. What if Buddy Holly had access to a stack of effects pedals and some Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds records? That’s the ethos of the band.”

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AGE RESTRICTION: Only Ages 21+ can purchase tickets for this show.  NO REFUNDS/EXCHANGES for anyone underage who purchases or attempts to use these tickets.

Doors: 7:00 PM

Show: 7:30 PM

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