Marty Willson-Piper, Laish, Salim Nourallah

Marty Willson-Piper

Laish

Salim Nourallah

Oct 16 Tue

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

The Studio at Warehouse Live

$25 Advance, $35 Day of Show, $50 Meet & Greet

This event is all ages

SEATED SHOW - first come, first served

Marty Willson-Piper
Marty Willson-Piper
Marty Willson-Piper is best known for the 35 years he spent in the Australian band, the Church. He has written songs for and with Charlie Sexton, Aimee Mann, Jules Shear and Grace Slick. He has also released six solo albums to date. His debut, In Reflection, was released in 1987. Accompanied by his wife, Olivia, Marty will perform an eclectic collection of songs from all aspects of his long history in music. Marty is not only a renowned guitarist but also an engaging storyteller with a deep and varied back catalog.
Laish
Laish
Laish is the musical project of Danny Green, a Yorkshire-born and London-based acclaimed songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Time Elastic, the 4th and latest release from Laish, fuses Danny's innate melodicism with his knack for incisive lyrics. It is surely one of the best full-length records to so far emerge from 2018.
Salim Nourallah
Salim Nourallah
Born in Alton, Illinois, the eldest child of Fayez and Karen Nourallah, Nourallah was raised in El Paso, Texas, where his family moved when he was three. With his brother Faris, Salim relocated to Denton, Texas, in 1988. They formed a band together called the Moon Festival from 1990 to 1997. The Nourallah Brothers self-titled debut was released by Western Vinyl in 2000. The album was actually recorded in 1998, and during the wait the brothers separated. Faris continued with a solo career while Salim formed the pop-punk band the Happiness Factor. The Happiness Factor released two albums: Self-Improvement? (Summer Break Records) in 2001 and Avoid Danger (Paisley Pop) in 2004.

In 2004 Salim Nourallah started his solo career as a recording artist with Polaroid (Western Vinyl) and the EP A Way to Your Heart (Paisley Pop). He went on to release the critically acclaimed Beautiful Noise (Western Vinyl/Tapete Records) in 2005, followed by Snowing in My Heart (Tapete Records) in 2007 and Constellation in 2009.[citation needed] After the German indie label Tapete Records released Beautiful Noise in the spring of 2006 a headlining European tour followed. It was capped with an appearance at Hamburg's Reeperbahn Festival. Salim's third album Snowing in My Heart, yielded the single "Don't Be Afraid," which appeared on HBO's show The Wire and "So Down," which appeared on Smallville. Another European tour followed in the Fall of 2007 with performances not only throughout Germany but also in Paris, Vienna, and Switzerland. In May 2009 a third European tour took place to coincide the release of Constellation.

In April 2012 Nourallah released his 5th solo record, Hit Parade, as well as a bonus E.P. culled from the HP recording sessions. Hamburg's Tapete Records once again released both cds in Europe and the United States. Hit Parade garnered more favorable press like "Nourallah has assembled the best album of his career..."

Nourallah also formed a new band called the Travoltas, his first since he dis-banded the Happiness Factor in 2003. The Travoltas released a debut CD that was recorded in just 3 days and then undertook a two-week tour of the Midwest and East Coast with the Old 97s in October.

Skeleton Closet, the 6th full-length record, finally emerged in August 2015. After two successful fan funding drives Nourallah released it on his own HIT records label. The record was over 4 years in the making as initial tracks were started during the recording sessions that yielded Hit Parade. Tours with Wreckless Eric, Adam Levy (the Honeydogs), Rhett Miller, Alex Dezen (the Damnwells) & Billy Harvey made 2015 Nourallah's most active year as a performer. He also released a 6-song E.P. called Terlingua as a companion to Skeleton Closet and then toured the Western half of the US opening for the Old 97s with just a 1979 Panasonic boom box as his backing band.
Venue Information:
The Studio at Warehouse Live
813 Saint Emanuel Street
Houston, TX, 77003