Wednesday, July 28th28 Jul 2021 Chris Haise Band with guest Orlando Pena
Wednesday, July 28th – 6pm
Headliner: Chris Haise Band
The Milwaukee based Chris Haise Band’s (pronounced Hi-zee) music is a blend of hook filled ballads and toe tappers. Mixing Folk and Rock, Haise’s vocals have been described as Dylan meets Springsteen meets Petty, while his lyrics have been described as “smart new songwriting” and “Intense, Thoughtful Songcraft”.
In 2017, Chris Haise released his solo album entitled “Your Ugly Friends” which was nominated for 88Nine’s Music Awards for Album of the Year, Independent Release of the Year, and Solo Artist of the Year. He was also selected as NSAI “One to Watch” along with winning Dylan Days Singer/Songwriter Contest. CHB became a WAMI Award Nominee on the steps of their first full band album “Suburban View” released in 2019, as well as 88Nine’s Music Awards for Album of the Year & Band of the Year. In 2020, singer song-writer Chris released a solo record during the pandemic lockdown called “The Quarantine Tapes”. For the 2nd year in a row CHB was also nominated for 2 WAMI’s. CHB will be releasing a new studio album dubbed “Half of All of Nothing” July 2021.
Opener: Orlando Pena
Orlando Peña is a Singer/Songwriter from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is also the writer and singer for The Midnight Purchase.
His style contains the beautiful imagery and storytelling qualities of traditional folk and country music, but with modern instrumentation and rhythms that come from his eclectic background.
After spending a few years on a goat farm in rural Illinois honing his craft, Peña returned to Milwaukee with more focus and hard-earned experience.
His group, The Midnight Purchase bring a refreshing and unique sound to Americana, a genre that often favors tradition. Coupled with an energetic and passionate live performance it’s easy to see why Orlando Peña and the Midnight Purchase are an act to keep a close eye on as they begin to reach out beyond the Midwest.