Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why

Bonfire & Rock On Philly Present:

Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why

Kuf Knotz, The Rosemary Fiki Band

Sat, August 9, 2014

8:30 pm


This event is 21 and over

Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why
Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why
After 5 years, 400+ shows, and four award-winning albums, New Jersey-based 21 year-old singer/songwriter Quincy Mumford released his 5th album "Its Only Change" on July 2013.  Its Only Change was recorded in Nashville, TN with producer Ken Coomer (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo) and features performances from Jerry Roe (K.D. Lang), David Labruyere (John Mayer) and Aubrey Freed (Black Crowes, Sheryl Crow).  Producer Ken Coomer, states, "Quincy Mumford is a true artist that can bring raw 70′s style rock and funk highlighted with the voice of an old soul, it's a perfect blend."

Its Only Change displays many different emotions and musical styling's including rock, soul, jazz, funk and hip-hop.  States Quincy, "This record is like nothing I have ever done before. For the first time, I was able to mesh all of my influences into one complete piece of work." Several different life changing experiences during the past year have provided Quincy with an array of lyrical content to complement the expansive sonic approach to Its Only Change.

Its Only Change opens with "Change", the final song written for the album completed during pre-production in Nashville with Coomer.  The album title draws from the song name and speaks towards a new musical direction for Quincy and the band.   "Time Won't Wait" explores a young man's struggle with accepting reality and features an emotionally charged refrain with heavy jazz/R&B inspired verses.  "Under the Covers" funky bass and driving drum beat draw the listener in and "Eventually", an introspective ballad, speaks to a need for a simpler life.  "A Hard Place", the first single on the album, is a bouncy, energetic reggae inspired metaphor for feeling small in this world.

Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why's 2012 release "Live At The Saint" captures the band's live sound featuring songs from Quincy's three previous studio albums.   Quincy states, "after recording Live at the Saint, I was ready to take on a new challenge" as evidenced onIts Only Change.  The Live at The Saint DVD includes footage from the concert shot on multiple cameras, interviews with the band, scenic cinematography and a documentary featuring Quincy and the band members' musical getaway and adventures in the mountains of Vermont. The film was directed, edited, and filmed by Quincy's award winning brother, Kyle Mumford, and his Lifted Pictures' film crew.
Quincy and The Reason Why are excited to continue their tireless performance schedule which has found them sharing the stage with Slightly Stoopid, Rusted Root, moe., Donovan Frankenreiter, Tedeschi Trucks Band and performing at major music festivals The Gathering of the Vibes and Musikfest.  Quincy and the band also volunteer their time for The Surfrider Foundation and hold other environmental causes close to their collective hearts.

Optimistic, charismatic, and undeniably genuine, Quincy's music possesses the same "feel good" attitude that the young man himself does.  
Kuf Knotz
Kuf Knotz
"Kufie" has been making a name for himself as a member of some of Philly's most cutting-edge alternative rap crews; first as a founding member of the BurnDown All-Stars, and more recently, his own group, hip-hop/soul collective The Hustle. Knotz, a.k.a. Ty Green, is now making his solo career top priority, and with Boombox Logic, he's created a diverse, far-reaching collection that underscores the rapper's eclectic tastes.
The Rosemary Fiki Band
The Rosemary Fiki Band
RoseMary Fiki Bio

RoseMary Fiki is a Nigerian-American rock-soul singer based out of Philadelphia. Staying true to the soulful musical tradition of the "City of Brotherly Love," RoseMary is capturing audiences far and wide with a dynamic sound that is equal parts grit, soul, pop, & rock. Her current effort, The RoseMary Fiki EP, has received much internet fanfare-- boasting over 14 blog posts from the likes of Afro-Punk, Vibe Vixen and SoulBounce. The standout single from this eclectic body of music is the Aretha Franklin inspired "Ooh." Give it a listen-you won't be disappointed.

RoseMary Fiki Band Bio

The RoseMary Fiki Band is a Philadelphia based all girl rock-soul collective formed 2 years ago navigating it's way through the Philly music scene. Developing their sound, crossing genres, and sharing the stage with other talented acts at venues such as The Milkboy, Grape Room, The Fire, The Nail, Lickety Split, Triumph, and The Kimmel. Broadening their scope and setting their sights on "the greater later," RFB is focused, resolved, and prepared to start on their musical journey.
Venue Information:
1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107