Cordelia & the Buffalo / Andrea Charls / Mike Caprarola
The story of Cordelia & the Buffalo begins with Cordelia, a Mexican/American musician, singer, songwriter, and producer who draws inspiration from the Mexican Indian and Native American cultures. In 2011, she set out to find the perfect combination of musicians to give life to a fresh sound. Singing and playing keyboards and synthesizers, she became the founder of a band with Berklee College of Music students Yusuke Sato (guitar), Dag Hanken (synthesizers/percussion), Rodrigo Gramitto (guitar), Diego Diaz (drums), and Daniel McCallum (bass). The band’s vibrant sound developed from a fusion of explosive beats, exotic instruments, powerful lyrics and soothing melodies, incorporating influences from band members hailing from Alaska, Japan, Mexico, Norway, and Venezuela. Together, these members forged the soul of an indie rock/electronic sound and the Buffalo was born.
Andrea Charls was born in Limassol on the island of Cyprus. She graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2013. In 2012 she was nominated by Hollywood Music in Media awards for her single “ What Ya Wanna Do.” She has worked with the flamenco singer Jose Merce and was featured on his album, which was nominated for two Latin Grammy awards. Andrea is currently working on her debut album, due out in 2016.
Mike Caprarola is a Boston-based musician from New Jersey. He combines raw and emotional storytelling with pop-punk and folk influences. Backed by drummer Taylor Palusky and bassist Avery Miller (The Hazmats), he hopes to help his audience get a little more in touch with its feelings while also having a good time rockin’ out.