The Oblations w/ Mr. Darcy
The Oblations are a two-man Blues/Funk/Rock band from the triangle area of North Carolina. Joe MacPhail’s setup is comprised of drums and keyboard, which he performs on simultaneously with all four limbs. Daniel Fields plays slide and electric guitars with a host of a effects pedals, including customized pickups that allow him to perform bass and guitar at the same time. They both sing. As a two-piece, they reproduce the sound of a quartet or quintet while entirely avoiding the use of pre-recorded tracks or loops. This unique setup expands the boundaries of live instrumental performance through a combination of modern technology, physicality, and musicality. With over a decade of experience playing together in various projects, The Oblations share a unique musical telepathy, and invite you to join them on a funky, textural, and personal journey informed by the last century of of American music. Their live shows are a unique mix of songcraft, groove, and deft improvisations. The Oblations pride themselves on meeting the needs of any environment, and for any audience. Both Joe and Daniel have also been part of such ensembles as Rebecca Todd & The Odyssey, The Grand Shell Game and Matt Phillips.
Mr. Darcy is a progressive indie alt-rock explosion featuring heartfelt songs full of passion, love, dark rum, and a wedge of lime. With members from the Chapel Hill and Hillsborough area Mr. Darcy has strong local ties. Hailing from Hurdle Mills, songwriter/guitarist Nate Vallejo draws inspiration from The White Stripes, The Black Keys, and The Beatles as well as his time playing with his family’s band ShackTown. Hillsborough brothers Kiah and Aosha Wells, keyboardist and bassist respectively, bring a talent and musical intuition honed by a lifetime playing music in the area. Drummer Emily Harrawood of Chapel Hill started off her local music career playing with Karol Peril before becoming one of the founding members of Mr. Darcy. Together the group blends their talents to create engaging and relatable music.