Moes Alley Santa Cruz Nightclub
C-Money & The Players Inc + Agent 22 & Boostive
Appearing Live at Moes Alley
Sunday, February 10th
8:30 PM, Doors Open 8:00 PM, $10 advance, $12 day of show, Reggae & Rock Double Bill

Moe's Alley presents a live double bill featuring C-Money & The Players (featuring C-Money of Slightly Stoopid) with special guests Agent 22 & Boostive.

Southern by birth, basic and fundamental music, vocabulary and morals, Christofer “C-Money” Welter was made to be a musician. Best known for his work in John Brown’s Body where he played the keys and trumpet, and his work as the keyboardist and trumpet player for Slightly Stoopid, one of the most notable, top reggae bands to come out of Southern California since Sublime, C-Money is one of the most innovative, creative, and rising musicians in the business today. While in John Brown’s Body, C-Money recorded four full-length albums with the band, and toured with them for 8 years. The 8-person group quickly became one of the best-known artists in the modern reggae scene, winning the “Best World Music Act” at the 2001 Boston Music Awards and “Best Live Act” the next year. In 2006 he joined Slightly Stoopid, adding a dimension and element to the band that would take them to a whole new level. Slightly Stoopid grew to become one of the most successful independent artists of the decade, their album catalog sales topping the 700,000 mark and the group toured the most prestigious concert venues around the world. They went on to play some of the most notable music festivals in the country year after year including: Coachella, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, New Orleans Jazz Fest, and played sold out shows not only across the US but in Australia, Japan, Guam, Amsterdam, Portugal, Denmark, the UK, Germany, Holland, and The Dominican Republic. More recently the band released “Slightly Not Stoned Enough To Eat Breakfast Yet Stoopid” in 2008, played KROQ’s Acoustic Christmas and toured with Snoop Dogg in 2009, and in 2010 played at the Sundance Film Festival and on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Now, in 2010 C-Money is set to release his debut, full-length solo effort entitled “Family Business.”

A continuing investigation of the sonic landscape...

Somewhere along the borders where melodies, grooves, harmonies and textures meet, you can find Agent 22. Tom Griesgraber (aka: Thos) and Ryan Moran (aka: Rymo) share a fascination for the intangible; that music that defines a mood and stirs the imagination. There can be light and there can be dark. There can be immersive denisty or beautiful abject sparsity; mercurial quickness and contemplative stillness. Their technique as instrumentalists can drive an audience's fascination, but is often held in reserve in defernce to what is more important; the emotion of the moment.

Difficult to classify yet easily identified, the music of Agent 22 is based in rock, but borrows amply from jazz, funk, world and classical. While best known for Chapman Stick and drums respectively, both Tom and Ryan make use of multiple instruments. A graduate of San Diego State University (where the two first met and worked together) Ryan's instrumental pallette extends through Latin American, African and Asian percussion as well as vibes, synths and the Australlian didjeridoo. Tom Griesgraber graduated from Berklee College of Music as a guitar major, but his musical journey began on piano and violin and continues through bass, synths and vocals.

Individually the two have garnered much attention throughout the music industry. Rymo has spent years with groups like Slightly Stoopid and the B-Side Players, touring the world and headlining venues like Red Rocks Amplitheatre, The Fillmore and House of Blues. Thos has toured and recorded with some of the industry's most respected instrumentalists like Bert Lams of the California Guitar Trio and Peter Gabriel/Paul McCartney alumnus Jerry Marotta. Both have solo albums that the other has contributed to and together they have provided the backbone of recordings for a number of other artists. Through it all though, Agent 22 remains a focal point for their shared exploration of that most intangible art form; music.


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