GREENWICH, Conn. — While the Greenwich Town Party brought in legendary rockers John Fogerty along with Daryl Hall and John Oates, this year’s lineup — as always — also included burgeoning local performers.
Greenwich High School graduate Brett Steinberg took to the town stage early Saturday afternoon with the rest of his bandmates from Kalimur. They performed songs from their latest release, entitled “Redemption,” along with songs from “Ghosts We Used to Know.”
“It was so fun to play in [my] hometown," Steinberg told the Daily Voice after his set on the town stage, which features music from area bands. "Everybody was super nice and having a great time."
Steinberg, who now attends the University of Connecticut, said he was impressed by the town party, which brings local and national performers to the stage.
“It’s got a lot of different facets to it and capabilities to bring in such unbelievable music throughout the entire day,” Steinberg said. “I just feel lucky to be able to play a show like this."
Steinberg also said the band connected well with the audience, making for a better performance.
“Whenever your music can resonate with people no matter where you go, it makes you feel at home on stage and things make sense,” he said. “It’s why we lug equipment and [sit in] traffic for hours and stay in the van for long road trips.”
Steinberg, a singer and songwriter, started with music as a solo project before linking up with guitarist Alex Trouern-Trend and drummer Jonah Propfe. The band members play well together and have great chemistry, he said.
Kalimur’s music is influenced by Coldplay, The Fray, Imagine Dragons and The Black Keys. “Redemption” received “extremely positive reviews from national blogs and fans alike,” according to the town party’s website.
The band is now booking many shows in New York City, Steinberg said, with two shows in Manhattan and one show in Brooklyn in the next few weeks. But the band plans on making some more appearances in the Nutmeg State.
“We always come back to Connecticut,” Steinberg said. “It’s our home state. We love playing in our home state.”
The town party is an annual event held on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. It includes live music, local food favorites, and family fun activities for residents of Greenwich.