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Bryce Vine

First Fleet Concerts Presents:

Bryce Vine

Kid Quill, 7715

Thu, February 21, 2019

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm


Des Moines, IA

$20.00 - $23.00

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This event is all ages

Bryce Vine
Bryce Vine
Pinning Bryce Vine down to one sound is tricky. There’s the bass-heavy reality rap he was
baptized in, flying down Los Angeles’ freeways with his father. The bright and sunny pop
aesthetic of a happy childhood in Manhattan. The DIY ethos of the punk band he formed in high
school. The loose and breezy reggae and gospel ensembles of college. The mellow stylings of
crooner jazz and classic soul.
His keen blend of laid back, in-the-cut hip-hop and anthemic choruses —or, as Bryce describes
it, “If Outkast and Blink-182 got drunk with the Gorillaz and started playing music together” –
prompted Entertainment Weekly to praise Vine’s “boundary-pushing aesthetic” and hail him as
one of the “artists who will rule 2018.” His breakthrough single “Drew Barrymore” soared to the
Top 15 at both Top 40 and Rhythm radio, earning more than 140 million streams and leading to
performances on Late Night with Seth Meyers and the MTV VMAs pre-show, while Pepsi
selected Bryce for their coveted “The Sound Drop” program.
Now gearing up for his major label debut, via Sire Records, Bryce Vine is poised to break out
and shift the musical conversation.
Born in the bathtub of his mother’s Manhattan apartment, Bryce grew up without material
comforts. Scraping by as an actress, his mom—who eventually landed a major role on a soap
opera and now runs a volunteer book store—enriched their lives with music and literature.
“We didn’t have much money at all,” Bryce says. “But she was always so positive, I never
realized how poor we actually were. To this day, she says I was the happiest child.”
But there was something dark seeping into the corners of Bryce’s mind, and by the time he was a
teenager, he was diagnosed with depression and ADD. Alleviating his psychic pain, however,
was music—especially rap. While visiting his father, a restauranteur, in L.A., “How Do You
Want It,” by Tupac came on the radio, and Bryce felt his world shift. “I remember thinking,
‘This is the coolest music on the planet, hands down,’” he says, laughing.
The discovery of gangsta rap, with its refusal to sugarcoat life, was fortuitous—he sought refuge
in music that spoke to harsher realities. “What excited me was how positive the songs sounded,
even if the subject matter was dark,” recalls Vine. “Music was therapy for me. You can always
find a song about something you’re going through.”
For his 13th birthday, he received his first guitar, and spent countless nights teaching himself to
play and write songs. Eventually, he started a punk band with three high school friends in L.A.,
where he and his mom had relocated, instilling a DIY sensibility that would permeate his career
— especially after Bryce was awarded a scholarship to the prestigious Berklee College of Music
where he met his current producer, Nolan Lambroza, (aka Sir Nolan) and with whom he
collaborated and released his debut EP, Lazy Fair.
The EP immediately connected, as Bryce found out when he sold out of CDs halfway through
his first-ever support tour. The bouncy single “Sour Patch Kids” racked up 20 million plays on

Spotify. The next batch of songs included “Los Angeles” and “Bang Bang,” which are playful
commentaries on society and growing up as a biracial millennial.
Vine’s momentum attracted shared marquees with the likes of G-Eazy, Big Sean and Kyle as
well as major label attention. Now, he’s gearing up to release his debut album on Sire Records.
Maintaining his optimism yet keeping an unblinking eye on life’s ups and downs, it’s obvious
why his rapidly growing fan base is devoted to him: His main goal is to make them happy simply
by relating to them through his music. Fans are also drawn to his openness about having the
same fears and internal conflicts they do.
“Honest emotion is missing in music. I want to be somebody who’s not tainted, someone they
can root for,” Vine says. “I want to bring people together and leave the world a better place.
That’s what drives me.”
Kid Quill
Kid Quill
Mitchell Quilleon Brown, known by his stage name Kid Quill, is a 23 year old American recording artist from Indiana. In October of 2016, he released his first studio album The Name Above the Title, which charted top ten on the iTunes Hip Hop Charts and a Heatseeker on Billboard. Following that release, he went on his first national tour as support.

In September of 2017, he released his second studio album 94.3 The Reel, which also landed in the top ten on the iTunes charts. Following that release, he went on his first headline tour run.
Every house tells its own story. Though the specific details may be a little foggy now, the story of 7715 Bluebell Avenue in Southern California comprises parties to rival Project X and The Hangover, magical impromptu late-night jam sessions, and the start of an eternal friendship and musical union for its denizens—Stu Da Boi, Tyler Wilson, JP Clark, Dan Geraghty and JRM. A year after moving out (and getting tattoos of the address), the five lifelong musicians penned a song together in order to help Stu get over a breakup during January 2018. The intersection of four voices—namely Stu, JP, Tyler and JRM—proved undeniable when backed by Dan’s production and instrumentation.
Venue Information:
504 E. Locust St,
Des Moines, IA, 50309