Republic Records Welcomes James Bay To The Henry Fonda Theater
May 15, 2015 at 11:57 AM (PT)
ALL ACCESS sends a big thank you out to REPUBLIC RECORDS' GARY SPANGLER (SVP/Promotion), RON CERRITO (SVP/Rock & Alternative), AMANDA WALK-DOBBINS (VP/Rock & Alternative), ARTIE GENTILE (Sr. Director/Hot AC), TALIA GILBOA (SW Regional Mgr.), STEFANIE COLE (Sr. Director/Rhythm), and the entire label staff who welcomed the radio and music industry out to see a live performance at the HENRY FONDA THEATER on THURSDAY (5/14) by rising star JAMES BAY.
JAMES BAY and his band put on a soulful set of contemporary songs with tasty guitar licks. BAY told the crowd early on that since it was the last stop on the tour he and the band would "Give it everything ... " and that’s exactly what they did, performing most of the debut album "Chaos And The Calm."
Highlights included "Let It Go," "If You Ever Want To Be In Love," and "Incomplete." Another that actually made the talkative L.A. crowd stop mingling and pay attention was "Scars," an emotional song which BAY set up by explaining it took two years to write and almost didn’t make the album.
They closed the set with the energetic tracks "Best Fake Smile," and "Get Out While You Can." The band returned to the stage for a three song encore that included a cover of ALICIA KEYS’ "If I Ain’t Got You" and ended with BAY's current single "Hold Back The River," which on MEDIABASE is Top 5 at AAA and Top 20 at Hot AC and Alternative.
Seen enjoying the band was AMERICAN IDOL 14 winner NICK FRADIANI. Some of the industry VIPs in attendance included JOHN PEAKE (VP/Programming IHEART/SAN DIEGO), BEATA MURPHY (KIIS APD/MD), BRANDON BELL (KBIG APD/MD), MIKE KAPLAN (KYSR PD), JASON BOWERS (MD WESTWOOD ONE), MIKE O’REILLY (KFMB PD), CHRIS JACKSON (KXTE APD), PETE MCNAIR (KFMA APD), BRITTANY SHABASHOV (KIIS DIGITAL), TANYA RADISAVLJEVIC (SEACREST DIGITAL), ALL ACCESS' JOEL DENVER, ED BROWN, and MARK STRICKLAND.