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Live Music! Colorway
January 3 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Colorway is a dynamic, original trio from Northampton, Mass. who play pop-rock songs infused with
inventive, energetic and melodic lead guitar.
Bandleader F Alex Johnson (Drunk Stuntmen/Young at Heart Chorus) formed the group in 2012
as a way to give life to his new batch of compositions: a culmination of over two decades of writing, recording and
performing. It was also a way to exorcise some demons. Johnson had taken a break from composing after
two family deaths and a cessation of a long and storied love affair with drugs and alcohol in 2008.
Colorway’s 2013 self-titled debut album featured the song “Live With Me” which was voted the #3 song of 2013 by the listeners
of AAA station 93.9 WRSI in Northampton, Mass. and set the band up for its first year of heavy live shows.
The band’s second album, The Black Sky Sequined (mastered by engineering legend, Bob Ludwig) was called “One of the finest rock
albums of 2015” by Ric Albano (Modern Rock Review) and Diffuser’s Chuck Armstrong called the Colorway’s single,
“Come Back July” “. . . impossibly catchy” when they premiered the video. The same song was voted in the top 10 songs of 2015
by the listeners of WRSI and continues to be part of the station’s weekly playlist. The album was
The group toured up and down the East Coast in support of the album and continue to tour heavily year round.
Colorway has recently opened sold out shows for Foreigner, The Yardbirds, Ian Hunter, Delta Deep (feat. members
of Def Leppard and Stone Temple Pilots) and Television’s Richard Lloyd (who called the band “amazing and inspiring” when they
Performed together at the Outer Space in Hamden, Connecticut in October 2016.
The band was included in the 2016 Green River Festival alongside artists such as Peter Wolf,
Los Lobos, NRBQ, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Dawes and more. Colorway’s live shows are engaging, high-energy, and
always a celebration of the power of music to heal, connect and inspire.
Though the easiest way to describe Colorway’s music is pop-rock, don’t be fooled. The band can jam, and are
convincing audiences far and wide that it’s possible to extend the boundaries of a four minute song and
still have it stuck in your head all day.