Murphy's Kids

Murphy's Kids

Mighty Joshua, Eastern Standard Time, Chrome Daddy Disco

Fri, July 7, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Broadberry

Richmond, VA

$10 ADV, $15 DOS

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

Murphy's Kids
Murphy's Kids
Murphy's Kids has been melting faces and shaking asses since 1999, with the goal of spreading good vibes and great music across state lines and narrow minds. They are coming to a town near you and the message they bring is this: LET'S GET DOWN!
Mighty Joshua
Mighty Joshua
Mighty Joshua moves listeners by opening minds and activating bodies through song. He encourages positive change with lyrics that raise consciousness in his community and beyond. With the debut of his first solo album, Joshua expresses himself through a spirited self-titled life inspired compilation.

Experimenting with sound and rhythm, Joshua draws from his musical roots in African percussion. Soon after exposure to Djembe and Djun Djun drums they became a part of his playing repertoire which also includes the Didgeridoo. In 1998 Joshua worked as a manager and D.J. with the company 3 Brothers, 1 Million Records – steadfastly laying the foundation for what has become the vibrant reggae music scene in Richmond today. By 1999 Joshua joined Jah Revelations, and later linked-up with Richmond Dub Collective which transformed over time into the reggae band Antero.

Joshua is an integral part of Antero. In 2008 the group won title of “Favorite New Band” at the first Virginia Reggae Awards. As vocalist and percussionist for the group since 2007, he has helped build the following that made the band a staple on the local music scene in his hometown of Richmond, VA. It is in this role that “Mighty Joshua” was born, and in 2012 he was nominated for Virginia Reggae’s “Best New Artist” award. In 2014 Joshua received awards for being Virginia Reggae's Favorite Artist of the Year, and his debut album was voted Favorite Album of the Year. Joshua has become acquainted with internationally recognized reggae artists through Chris “Peanut” Whitley of Stable Roots Productions who has received many accolades for his role as Music Director/Producer for Corey Harris and touring keyboardist for Corey Harris, Culture, and Eek-A-Mouse. Mighty Joshua played percussion and supplied backing vocals for Corey Harris albums “Father Sun, Mother Earth” and the soon to be released “Fulton Hill Blues.”
Mighty Joshua has had the pleasure of opening for international reggae acts such as Inner Circle, The Itals, Midnite, Tribal Seeds, and The Legendary Culture w/ Kenyatta Hill.

When he’s not living the life of a professional musician, Mighty Joshua dedicates time and energy to working with non-profit organizations like the Makindu Children’s Program in Kenya East Africa. He enjoys integrating music for social awareness and celebrating the impact individual people make.
Eastern Standard Time
Eastern Standard Time
Chrome Daddy Disco
Chrome Daddy Disco
An original twist on Rock-a-billy in RVA since 1989. Never comfortable w/ being labled Rock-a-billy or Psycho-billy etc.. because those are easily worn uniforms with standardized off the rack approaches more often than not. CDD has always been a tight, powerful & entertaining Rock & Roll band. Having seen 19 plus musicians do time with CDD over the last 20 plus years, the one constant in CDD from day one has been the sincere commitment to this home grown genre of front man Sean McClain (me). Humorous, arrogant, and at times caustic, I've known folks to LOVE the show - and some to be REPULSED by it. Never heard of anyone being bored though.
From 1989 till the late 90's CDD was at it's most active, playing up and down the east coast and locally. Bands like the Useless Playboys, Frantic Frank & the Flattops, Glenmont Popes, Flat Duo Jets And Southern Culture on the Skids were bands we often played with in RVA and on the road. As time went on members here and there moved on for different reasons, some having spent several years with the band. Time away from the project was spent dabbling in another local band called Gorgeous for a few years and most recently We did a tribute to the Cramps with the passing of Lux Interior. For a year and a half, the core of CDD was channeling Lux's spirit as true to form as possible. The hand full of shows were memorable and well received.
Highlights over the years... Link Ray fest '93 Chapel Hill, Sleazefests '94 & '95 also in Chapel Hill, Raunch-o Rama in Gainesville Fla, The wrap party for "Homicide" in Baltimore, Got to play CB's, A ton of great shows both here in RVA and on the road with killer bands and a lot of great lasting friendships over the years.
So........... Now my freak ass is feeling twitchy again so I've assembled a tough ass combo to re-emerge as RVA's latest incarnation of Chrome Daddy Disco. Heads WILL roll!
Venue Information:
The Broadberry
2729 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA, 23220
http://www.thebroadberry.com