No Name is starting the year off right on January 17th with its next installment of No Name Presents: The Uptown Cabaret SPOTLIGHT featuring singer/songwriter and now Inwood local PHIL ROY. The concert begins at 8:00PM at the Indian Road Cafe, 600 West 218th Street at Indian Rd. Hosted by Alexandra de Suze.
Phil Roy has had his songs recorded by Ray Charles, "Pop's" Staples, Joe Cocker, The Neville Brothers, Wyclef Jean, Mavis Staples, Barrington Levy, Widespread Panic, Los Lonely Boys, Melody Gardot and many others.
His songs appear in numerous films including the Academy award winners "As Good As It Gets" and "Leaving Las Vegas". His solo albums "grouchyfriendly", "Issues + Options", and "The Great Longing" have been released to extensive critical acclaim.
His latest release, "In The Weird Small Hours" was named "Concept Album Of The Year" by the Independent Music Awards. For more info, visit www.philroy.com.
Indian Road Café offers an excellent wine and beer -and coffee!-selection as well as great food from paninis to lobster mac and cheese all amidst a warm and casual atmosphere. Check out their "punch of the week" along with other fab cocktails! They also are home to a monthly singer/songwriter open mic, comedy shows and classical performances by Opera On Tap.
So come join the Uptown Cabaret on January 14th, continuing on the SECOND MONDAY of every month. Come test out your new songs, songs you've resolved to write or learn or songs that you just love to do in a part of the city you might not otherwise see...unless you live up in No Name's fab neighborhood. And then come back for No Name Presents: The Uptown Cabaret SPOTLIGHT on THURSDAY, January 17th with PHIL ROY.
For more information, go to www.nonamenyc.com.
Photo Credit: Michael T. Regan