Johnny Brenda's Presents


Great Time
Ages 21+
Res with Great Time at Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia
  • 8PM - Doors
  • 9PM - Great Time
  • 10PM - Res


Vocalist Res (pronounced “Reese”) grew up listening to a broad spectrum of music; R&B and Soul, Psychedelic Rock and Folk in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Those early influences encouraged the development of her own distinct style, a sound that has consistently defied categorization and courageously refuses the constraints of fleeting trends. “Genre blending is where music is right now.” Res notes. “That’s what I do but, in a Rock ‘n’ Roll way. I will stick to this style until people catch back up with me.”

Res has worked with an impressive roster of award-winning artists including Mary J. Blige, Maxwell, Musiq Soulchild, John Mayer, and Alanis Morissette among others. Her debut album, How I Do, released in 2001, sold over 300,000 copies and offered an edgy rock-soul alternative to the neo-soul wave that dominated the era. How I Do represents a defining moment in music in which underdogs were celebrated, artificial celebrity was mocked and artists who boldly rebelled against conformity were embraced.

Everyone can relate to heartbreak, the angst of being an outsider, the ecstatic pleasure of standing confidently in your otherness. The lyrical prose and lush compositions featured in hit singles like They Say Vision or Golden Boys stand as timeless standards from a prolific catalog of relatable and vulnerable classics. Res’ songs are rally cries and triumphant anthems that declare see me, take me as I am or leave me alone to be great despite you.

Over a decade after the release of her debut album Res’ music maintains all the beauty and earnestness that initially captured the adoration of fans around the world. Don’t call it a comeback. Res never stopped making music. This is a reintroduction to a brilliant artist who has been quietly mastering her craft. During a forthcoming cross-country tour Res will showcase definitive hits, unreleased recordings, and new bangers with the same integrity, lyrical dexterity and feel good arrangements that solidified her stardom. You have to respect an artist who has committed her life to making real music at all costs.


GREAT TIME released their debut record GREAT ALBUM in April 2018. The trio combines their eclectic musical influences with a discerning approach and a small serving of goofs; one listen through their debut LP 'Great Album' will have you forgetting whether you’re couch surfing or crowd surfing. Their music attracts all types of ears, and is influenced by artists that go as hard as Nirvana, as gentle as Sufjan Stevens, and as dancy as Little Dragon. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, GREAT TIME built a recording studio on a farm outside Philly, where they live and produce themselves and other bands. GREAT TIME's latest single, Rushin' debuted July 2019 and is available everywhere. They'll continue to expand their sound with a steady release of music through 2019-2020.

Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125