Corey Harper / XYLØ – Tickets – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR – November 28th, 2018

Corey Harper / XYLØ

A twofer featuring the soulful songwriter with PDX roots and sparkling Los Angeles electro-pop duo

Corey Harper / XYLØ

Gavin Haley

Wed, November 28, 2018

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

$10 ADV / $12 DOS

This event is 21 and over

Mostly Standing / Limited Balcony Seating

Corey Harper
Corey Harper
Corey Harper’s blend of acoustic Folk/Americana, Country and Blues pays homage and builds upon the storied singer/songwriters of past and present. As a guitar player, and songwriter, Harper crafted his sound from growing up around 60s/70s rock and soul music, as well as drawing inspiration from newer artists such as John Mayer and Ben Howard. Harper’s debut EP “On The Run” ambitiously showcases his lyricism, and melodic guitar playing that has caught the attention of many.
XYLØ
XYLØ
Brother-sister duo from Los Angeles, CA.
Gavin Haley
Born in Michigan, Haley and his family relocated to Louisville, Kentucky, when the singer was just four-years-old. There in a close-knit community of neighbors and siblings, his passion for singing emerged. At the age of 16, Haley was living in Belgium competing with the national cycling team when he suffered an injury resulting in a collapsed lung. During his recovery, he explored and found inspiration in Europe’s underground music scene, becoming enamored with energetic live performances filled with a grit and energy.

Such autonomy at so young an age greatly influenced Haley, who reflects that the discipline of professional athletics caused him to grow up quickly. “I definitely didn’t have normal teenage years,” he muses. Still, the structured life of an athlete taught him valuable life lessons, the themes of which are often reflected in lyrics that feel and sound years older than the artist. In ‘Fades Away,’ his first single, which landed on Spotify’s Viral 50 chart at numbers 1, 8 and
18 respectively in Australia, the UK and America, Haley’s heartfelt reflections rise over a sparse backbeat (complete with finger snaps), ultimately detailing what it feels like to love someone who is just out of reach.