November 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Grumpy D's Coffee House
7001 15th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98117
Steve Polyak was born about 10 years too late to see the Beatles in concert, but got the 45 of I Wanna Hold Your Hand for his fifth birthday and was hooked. He dissected Beatles’ music like the scientist he would become, learning the DNA of melody and mastering three part harmonies with his mom and sister. Steve is still a sucker for power pop with clever melodies. His song writing leads with catchy vocal melodies and lyrical musings about being a guy, a father, an ex and a son.
Mike Buchman’s grew up with the chugging rhythms and careening voices of Motown, Broadway’s whip-cracking wordplay and the morning sun shining like a red rubber ball through the three-inch speaker of a transistor radio. His songs don’t really sound like any of these, but the way he thinks about songwriting is influenced by them. His tunes explore life’s many journeys: birth, love, aging and death. He fingerpicks and strums, sings, hums, and occasionally howls like a dog.