Arcadia, Mandala, Gabriela Martina

Arcadia

Mandala

Gabriela Martina

Sun - May 5, 2019

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Pianos - Showroom

$8.00

This event is 21 and over

Arcadia - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Arcadia
Arcadia (n): any real or imaginary place offering peace and simplicity; grunge-funk band based in West Haven, CT.
Made up of guitarist/vocalist Chris Theurer, drummer Tom Barvick, and bassist Michaela Sullivan, we’ve been playing shows since December 2017 and we plan on releasing our first full-length album in 2019. Our music pairs both lighthearted and contemplative lyrics with the funk/alternative rock elements of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Nirvana-esque grunge, producing a unique, fun and authentic sound.
Mandala
Mandala
Mandala is an independent five-piece band based out of Connecticut. With a female vocalist and a musically technical band behind her, they deliver "sad music you can dance to." Over the last year they written and recorded their second LP 'Cash For Smiles'. They wrote and recorded the entire album in their guitarist Chris' living room."This album holds a special place in all of our hearts. This album has our groove, heart, and soul in it."
Gabriela Martina
Gabriela Martina
Gabriela Martina is a vocalist, composer and educator. Released in 2016 with a four-star review from DownBeat, her newest album, No White Shoes, represents a major step in the singer’s sojourn as a 21st-century musician. Martina had the opportunity to perform and collaborate with heavyweights like Meshell Ndegeocello, Jack DeJohnette, and Angelique Kidjo. She recorded with veteran drummer J.R. Robinson and was a semi-finalist in the Shure Voice Competition at the 2009 Montreux Jazz Festival, performing with guitarist Lee Ritenour’s band. Martina released a critically hailed EP in 2010, Curiosity, which included her original song “Ain’t Nobody,” a finalist in the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers Foundation Young Jazz Composer Awards in 2012. She sings in four languages (German, English, French, and Spanish) and is currently performing with various groups up and down the East Coast. Martina owns her own booking agency called Red Velvet Sounds and is cofounder and curator of the In Momentum concert series.

Martina is a social activist who is passionate about learning more about other cultures, helping to develop a sense for community, and fighting inequality and racism. She is a strong advocate of causes that promote equal human rights independent of religious or political affiliations. From 2009 to 2010, Martina was the founder and president of the Cultural Leaders Club at Berklee College of Music, where students investigated causes and effects in terms of race, gender, and ethnicity issues. Sonic Relief, which Martina cofounded, was awarded the Berklee Urban Service Award 2016 for using music to aid people in need, such as organizing a humanitarian fundraising concert for Syrian refugees, featuring Simon Shaheen and the Lee Swensen Katz Trio in December 2015.
Venue Information:
Pianos - Showroom
158 Ludlow Street
New York, NY, 10002
http://www.pianosnyc.com/