Fulton 55 Sixth anniv. Party w/ 40 Watt Hype, Violin on Fire

Fulton 55 Sixth anniv. Party w/ 40 Watt Hype, Violin on Fire

Sat, January 21, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Fulton 55

Fresno, CA

$6.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Tickets available at the door

40 Watt Hype
40 Watt Hype
In the center of California, a culture that is the underbelly of LA and San Francisco. from the bass bumping out of the ’84 Cutlass to the backyard fiestas, the music of 40 Watt Hype is created—live Hip Hop cultivated from the seeds of a favorite dusty Soul record with a Latin b side.
Born and influenced by the streets of Fresno, 40 Watt Hype started (out of necessity) at a backyard party by front man Aaron Wall and as soon as the music started, the people danced and embraced this new sound. Wall—songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer—a second generation Dutchman from Holland, grew up listening to a multitude of styles and forms of music, from R&B to Hip Hop to Latin. When you hear and see Wall perform, you can feel the love and influence of the environment he is the product of, breaking stereotypes, as he states, “nothing turns heads quicker than seeing a white boy sing and rhyme in Spanish”. As a kid in Eastside Fresno, he learned to speak Spanish from hearing it throughout the neighborhood and from kids at school, and during high school in Fresno’s urban Westside, R&B and Hip Hop further impacted itself on his musical journey.
Violin on Fire
Violin on Fire
Patrick Contreras

Born and raised in Fresno, California Patrick Contreras has branded his style of playing with influences of Hip Hop, Mariachi, Rock, Soul, Jazz, Electronic and Classical to become one of violin's rising stars with a completely unique sound. Patrick thrills audiences wherever he goes with his original music and explosive interpretations of Jimi Hendrix -
Hendrix vs. Violin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zeOthn3WOM) Little Wing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bieQBrJ6jic)

Patrick's Career has taken him to perform all across the United States from Las Vegas and San Antonio to Los Angeles, Phoenix, and most recently in Denver. Internationally Patrick has performed in Italy (Florence, Rome, Venice), Austria (Salzburg, Weis) and the Czech Republic (Prague), and most recently in Bissau, Capitol of African Country Guinea-Bissau.

Working and opening for such a eclectic array of musicians such as BB King, Datsik, Johnny Mathis, Boney James, Cole Fonseca, Salvador Santana, Digital Underground, Kreayshawn, Sir Mix - A - Lot, Poncho Sanchez, Marky Sanchez (lead singer of Adema), Jackie Kelley, Fashawn and The Wailers Patrick has learned a wide scope of music and performed for many different markets.

this past year has been a stellar year for the rising musician.

Africa: In January, Patrick flew to the tiny country of Guinea - Bissau to shoot a music video in support of West African Vocational Schools, he was the first ever violinist to perform in that country. The Video will debut in Nov. here's a preview of the trip - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azcCbgOL1jg

Tejano: Finding success in a new market with Jorge Moreno, Patrick has already performed to large crowds at the Las Vegas Hilton Ballroom, Tejano 's largest festival "fan fair" in San Antonio, and Casino's up and down the Southwest.

World Star Hip Hop: Three of Patrick's videos were featured on Hip Hop's most popular blog, Rise & Fall, Wicked Games, and No Lie amassing over 380,00 views so far.

Youtube Success: with a growing fanbse of 2, 672 subscribers (and rising everyday) and a rapidly rising (209,081 views) Dubstep Violin Remix of Adventure's Club's Rise and Fall thats quickening going viral.

In Nov. 2013 Patrick will release a DVD of interviews, live footage, new music, and an in-depth look into his playing named Violin On Fire. Also a new untitled EP co-produced and written with Omar Nare.
Venue Information:
Fulton 55
875 Divisadero Street
Fresno, CA, 93721