Listen here to Radio Edit from “The Trouble I Find”!
This is the song that inspired Sharam’s new single On&On, out TOMORROW April 23rd exclusively on http://www.beatport.com/!
Spring is almost here and we’ve got an exciting show to share with you!
The Garage Grand (Re) Opening!
SATURDAY, APRIL 13
FREE (bring some cash for the musicians)
After surviving a car accident last October in which one of its walls was completely destroyed, The Garage launched a Kickstarter project that exceeded anyone’s expectations. With the support of hundreds of friends, The Garage is back on its feet with new walls, flooring, new hanging, lighting and sound systems and will soon be launching a hip new website to showcase the whole thing.
Please join us on Saturday, April 13 with some of the best bands in Charlottesville and around the country. Relay Foods will be sponsoring a Picnic in the Park with meats/cheeses/baguettes and the Tom Tom Founders Festival will be sponsoring some fun games/activities throughout the day.
This is going to be a great day of food and fun in support The Garage, local music, and the Charlottesville community. This event is also coinciding with the annual Tom Tom Festival, so go ahead and clear your schedule and come down for an all-around awesome weekend in Charlottesville!
Other upcoming shows (details TBA):
The Listening Room No. 40
Check back for more exciting news for the summer!
Happy New Year everyone!
The holidays are over, and now the real fun begins.
We are starting 2013 off right with some awesome shows in January!
On Friday January 11th we are playing a Benefit Show for
Girls Rock! RVA, an awesome local organization that empowers girls to collaborate creatively through their songwriting camps.
We are playing with the Kindling Kind and Cardinal Compass,
two local bands with kickass female leads!
The show is FREE, w/a suggested donation of $5, all proceeds go to Girls Rock! RVA.
On Saturday January 19th we are opening up for the Low Branches CD Release Show. The Low Branches are one of my favorite local bands, my friend Christina’s vocals and songwriting will quietly shake you to your core and speak to your soul. Check out a little preview of their new record:
Dogs on Main Street
I am so excited about the upcoming year, we’ve got a lot planned for you. Hold on to your hats!
The EP is available now on bandcamp! You can download the whole thing for $5, or individual tracks for $.99.
Check back for posters and T-shirts– they will be up soon!
Check out our fantastic EP artwork, illustrated and designed by Matt Deans of Team Eight.
We are so excited to see everyone– special thanks to Triple Stamp Press for screen-printing such beautiful shirts and posters for us!
Preview tracks off of the EP:
I am pleased to announce that……the NEW EP is officially finished! YEAH!
I would like to begin the celebration early by letting you guys in on a couple of my favorite tracks from the 6-song EP, “The Trouble I Find”:
If you are near the Richmond/DC area, come out to one of our TWO EP Release shows!
I hope you enjoy the sneak peak of “Run It” and “On and On”.
Stay tuned for new photos, music, merch and show information!
We are working away at the recording, taking over Hope Church’s studio and auditorium as much as we can! Recording AND balancing 5 full time work schedules is no easy feat, but I am so happy about our progress and can’t WAIT to show you the final results.
Check back here video footage of the studio and samples of the new tunes!
In the meantime, check out my newest collaboration with DJ Sharam– this song took years for Sharam to perfect and I’m so glad it’s finally been released. I had a lot of fun writing this part, let me know what you guys think of it!
I would like to introduce everyone to the wonderful people in my musical life.
I went through a period of time where I didn’t work with anyone. It was just me, myself and a computer- trying desperately to find inspiration. I was pretty tapped and completely frustrated, thinking I was all dried out and had no creativity left. Well, that was a total load of shit. For me, (and in my opinion, for everyone) turning inward was not going to get my creative juices flowing again. So fast-forward a few failed attempts and awkward introductions, I managed to snag myself an AMAZING band of musicians to work with. It isn’t easy to find the right people to work with creatively, it is SO much like finding a boyfriend, except you end up with more than one. I am one lucky girl, I’ve got three band boyfriends and we are busy making babies! Song babies…. I swear.
Anyway, I thought it would be nice to introduce them here on the old blog:
From the left–
Matt Morton: Drummer extraordinaire! Matt is a Richmond area native and is quite possibly the cutest of all of us. He is an amazingly talented drummer, so creative and a total human drum machine. He compliments my idea better than anyone I have ever worked with, and since I’m rhythm and drum-speak challenged, he is even MORE impressive– he might be a mind reader. He is also a tech genius, and helps me with all of that stuff without even making me pay him. The best!
Marcus Shrock: Coolest bass player I’ve ever met (and by that I mean he doesn’t do that thing with his head when he plays…. you know what I mean). He’s also one of the sweetest people I’ve come accross. Marcus and Matt have played music together for years (their most recent project was with David Shultz and the Skyline). Marcus comes up with the most gorgeous and innovative basslines I’ve ever heard, and is always in perfect compliment to the drums. He has great taste in music, is cool without trying AND he’s a sweetie…Ladies?
Tyler Crowley: AND then there’s the guitarist. What to say about Tyler, other than brilliant? He’s a slightly newer addition to the band, a loving father of 4 and one of the most giving and humble people I’ve met. Before Tyler we knew we needed a guitar player, but BOY did we need HIM. He is by far the most tasteful, melodic guitarist I have ever worked with. He writes the most amazing and catchy guitar riffs– he adds a new hook to every song! We are pretty much a rock band now because of Tyler– and as much as I love my piano, the guitar kind of makes it. Seriously.
Last but not least, Allen Bergendahl (below):
This guy (and his impressive beard) are the magic behind the new EP we are recording. The best engineer in town, he owns http://www.vikingrecording.com/ and has committed his precious time to dealing with our ridiculous schedules and getting this thing recorded! Allen has been a good friend and collaborator for years, he engineered my first record and also played bass for me on my first tour (www.triplestamprecords.com)! Allen studied recording arts at Full Sail, and has worked at the prestigious Inner Ear studio in Washington DC. He is the best engineer I have worked with, he has an amazing ear and endless patience. If you haven’t heard of him and you want to record with someone in Richmond (or really anywhere in the VA/DC area)- check him out!!!
Ok, there’s my guys– am recording some more next week and will post some great pics!
Welcome to my site, this is my first blog post EVER….. here I go.
This site will be morphing and changing over the next few months, but this here is the first draft of what will soon be a glorious, fully functional and interactive music site. That’s the plan anyway!
Just testing things out with this little post, more soon!