Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal with Burroughs at The Bourbon

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Doors: 6 p.m. || Show: 7 p.m.

All Ages || $8: Day of Show

The Bourbon Theatre presents...

::: Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal :::

Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal's combination of soul, funk and R&B is in a word, electric. Best displayed in their high-energy live show, the blend of Hoyer's honest lyrics and his soulful (sometimes in-your-face) vocals merge with his top-notch band to create an undeniable chemistry.

The magic of their live show caught the attention of producer Ken Coomer (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo), who joined with the band to record their third full-length album. Their most ambitious project to date, Running From Love was recorded at Nashville's historic Sound Emporium, and once again features Hoyer's trademark vocals and the band's signature groove. The album is set for release on April 8, 2016, on Silver Street Records, and will be released on vinyl, CD and digital formats.

"If James Brown and Otis Redding had a love child, it would be Josh Hoyer. The Lincoln, Nebraska, soul shouter, and his band of merry soulsters, Soul Colossal, deliver a sound so big, so funky, so wring-the-sweat-out-of-you energetic that it reaches through the speakers and shakes you until you start moving to its groove." - No Depression

The hard working band completed several national tours in 2015, playing more than 150 shows in 32 states, including opening for R&B legends George Clinton/Funkadelic and Booker T Jones. During small breaks from relentless touring, Josh Hoyer and Soul Colossal also recorded two albums last year - Running From Love, and a live album, Cooked Raw, that was released in November on limited edition vinyl.

Hoyer formed Josh Hoyer and Soul Colossal in 2012 in famed blues town Lincoln, Nebraska. The award-winning six-piece band includes some of the area's most revered and accomplished musicians. Inspired by Stax, Motown, New Orleans, Philly and San Francisco, the band continuously crosses musical boundaries both in style and era, and joins forces each show with a common goal - to have the crowd dancing so much they forget even their smallest troubles.

The band will support the release of the new album with a tour through the Midwest and Southern markets, including Omaha, Denver, Milwaukee, Madison, Minneapolis, Chicago, St Louis, Indianapolis, and Nashville, among others.

::: The Burroughs :::

Since humble beginnings in the summer of 2013, The Burroughs have been playing and dancing their way into the hearts of dedicated fans throughout Northern Colorado and beyond. The band's trademark "sweaty soul music" features a polished four-piece horn section, a powerhouse rhythm section, and charismatic and multi-talented front-man Johnny Burroughs. Together the band's nine members create a sound that invokes the spirit of soul heroes such as Otis Redding, Ray Charles, and Etta James. Though The Burroughs got their start covering classic music from some of their favorite artists, the band truly shines on their collection of catchy and dance-able originals. Their first full-length album titled Sweaty Greeley Soul was recorded live at the Moxi Theater in Greeley, CO in May of 2015 and released in July of 2015. In April of 2016, they released two new studio singles- "You Are My Joy" and "1968″- recorded at Mighty Fine studios in Denver with engineer Colin Bricker and produced by drummer and mentor Jim White.

The Burroughs are known for high-energy, crowd-friendly live shows that are guaranteed to get audience members moving. The band has performed at FoCoMX, New West Fest, Tour de Fat, FORToberfest, and has headlined the Greeley Block Party. They have opened for national touring acts including the Steve Miller Band and have performed in historic Front Range venues including The Aggie in Fort Collins, the Boulder Theater, and The High Dive in Denver. All members of the group proudly call Greeley, Colorado home.

The Burroughs include Sean Hagemeister on guitar, Tom Amend on keyboard and organ, Brian Claxton on bass, Mary Claxton on drums, Alec Bell on trumpet, Briana Harris and Hayden Farr on saxophones, Jeremy Fallis on trombone, and Johnny Burroughs on lead vocals. The band is available for venue shows, private events, weddings, and dance parties for all ages.


Bourbon Theatre

The Bourbon Theatre is located inside a completely remodeled 1920 movie theatre and has emerged as a music venue Lincoln, Nebraska...