Have you ever wondered who selects the music at some of your favorite stores, restaurants and hotels? In this series our RX Music Programmer’s will be giving you a taste of the music being curated for the amazing brands we work with!
About Union Chicken
Union Chicken is a casual Toronto-based restaurant that brings downtown cred to the suburbs with free-range fried and spit-fire roasted chicken. Learn more here.
Let’s dive into Programmer Craig Clemens’ picks!
Located in a couple high traffic areas the restaurants offer an oasis of great food and an equally excellent atmosphere. The music reflects the history of the food and the preferences and attitude of the staff to create a high energy, happy atmosphere through four scheduled day parts.
1. Breakfast: Junior Parker – Drivin’ Wheel
As the day begins around lunchtime, classic blues perfectly encapsulates the mood. By focusing on the music that shares an origin with the food, the day begins with an homage to the tradition of southern fried chicken.
2. Afternoon: Vulpeck – It Gets Funkier
As the crowd continues to pile in for the lunch rush, the energy increases and the music gets a little greasier. Relying on pure 70’s and 80’s rhythm-section sound, this track from the Michigan-based Vulfpeck invites patrons to open their ears to the layered grooves and minds to the overall atmosphere.
3. Dinner : Gary Clark Jr. – Don’t Owe You A Thang
Just as the office workers and commuters start getting out of work the energy really starts to amp up. Still relying heavily on soul and blues, Gary Clark Jr. is the perfect embodiment of a modern blues man.
4. Late Night: Tom Misch – Beautiful Escape (feat. Zak Abel)
At the perfect moment when the game lets out a few blocks down the road and tourists and baseball fans are looking for their late-night chicken fix, the music jumps up to meet them at their highest. This song by Tom Misch get’s those butts moving while at the same time hearkening back to the rock, soul and blues traditions in the vocal performance of Zak Abel.