Call it what you want: AM gold, yacht rock, AOR...it's the embodiment of a mustachioed, blow-dried era of soft-focused wonder. No doubt you’ve heard the songs, with their layers of falsetto male voices singing in perfect, shirtless harmony (The Doobie Brothers - “What A Fool Believes,” Christopher Cross - “Ride Like The Wind,” Kenny Loggins - “I'm Alright,” Toto - “Africa”) and felt the gentle touch of their Aqua Net charms (Laura Branigan - "Gloria," Captain and Tennille - “Love Will Keep Us Together"), but have you ever experienced the genius of these smooth, hit songs in all their brilliant splendor performed live, and all in one place? By way of introduction, we present to you NASHVILLE YACHT CLUB, otherwise simply known as N.Y.C. Among the playlist of songs, mostly limited to that 1975-1985 era of soft rock lore and hard-hitting dance floor staples, you will hear these smooth, timeless classics come to life as never before, rendered completely (mostly) without irony or jest, in glorious tribute.
N.Y.C. features some of the most accomplished musicians in the charted universe! This 8-piece tribute band comprises among its members over a century of collective experience playing live music all over the world. Co-captaining on lead vocals you’ll find real-life lovers Adam Smith and Courtney Elliot at the helm, ready to deliver those extraordinary songs you know and love, as well as so many timeless male/female duets of the era.
Anchoring the band are accomplished bass player Matt Wigton (Christopher Cross, James Otto), and rock steady Ramsey Roustom (Blue Man Group, Colin Hay) on the skins. Jay Barclay (Augustana, The Waterboys, Ben Kweller) mans all the tides of guitar duty, delivering all those signature lines and searing solos you love to sing along with. Ryan Link (Rent, Once) navigates us on percussion, guitar, vocals, sax and more. On double keys, the “flung spray and blown spume” of N.Y.C. are John Pahmer (Carly Simon, Terence Trent D'Arby, Jordin Sparks) and David Lukens, bringing those lush 70s & 80s arrangements to life.
So, kick off your loafers and let NYC light up your event!