Stage 8 Presents: Bridge City Hustle

(WTNH)– Johnny Burgos, Dave Zerio, and Pete O’Neill of Bridge City Hustle perform on Stage 8.

Brooklyn’s Bridge City Hustle formed in the fall of 2012 and has been building a strong following in the Northeast, thanks to performances in D.C., Philadelphia, Vermont, New Jersey, Connecticut, Boston, Baltimore, and of course New York City. All four members tout impressive resumes as NYC producers and musicians, playing such venues as Rockwood Music Hall, Mercury Lounge and the Knitting Factory. Brooklyn-bred lead singer Johnny Burgos is a multifaceted producer, engineer, and songwriter, and has co-produced beats for hip-hop luminaries such as Mobb Deep and M.O.P. Pete O’Neill, who has shared the stage with artists such as James Brown and the Allman Brothers, developed his distinctive bass tone studying under bass legends Victor Wooten and Chuck Rainey. A student of the Hartford Conservatory and the New England Institute of Art, drum and keyboard virtuoso Dave Zerio is equal parts Steve Gadd, John Bonham, and Clyde Stubblefield. Alto-Saxophonist Dan Cherouny, a student of Gary Thomas, is also an emerging force in the world of electronic music as well as an engineer and producer at NYC’s Flux Studios.

Following a successful Kickstarter campaign in early 2014, BCH released their debut project “The E.P.” independently, which features the single “I Wanna Love Ya.” The second single, “Too Good for Me,” was featured on NPR’s WNYC Soundcheck radio show. Most recently, the band performed for a packed house at the Hard Rock Cafe in Boston. With upcoming gigs in Philly and New York, the band is busy promoting their latest release, “Touch You,” along with a sophomore project, slated for release in the late winter/ early spring of 2015.

They have a gig coming up on Oct 16th @ Arlene’s Grocery in NYC, a CMJ festival showcase spot on Oct 23rd at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC and on OCT 31st, Halloween Party/Show at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC. They will also be at SXSW 2015.

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