Born in northern Italy in 1990, Eliot Sumner received a first-rate musical education from her father, Sting. By her mid-teens, "Coco" Sumner had taken a cue from her dad by composing reggae-flavored songs of her own, many of which were posted to her MySpace page. Several labels took interest in the material, and she subsequently signed a multi-album deal with Island Records.
Following her first studio album, Sumner took a four-year hiatus to re-evaluate her sound. During this time she also worked with the composer Clint Mansell on a soundtrack for the film Filth. After putting out the blistering, three-track EP Information last August, Eliot embarked on a European tour with Swedish songstress Lykke Li. The tour was captured in a two–part, behind-the-scenes documentary: On the Road with Eliot Sumner and Lykke Li.
Zipper Club comprises Mason James of Cerebral Ballzy, Lissy Trullie of Lissy Trullie, and Damar Davis on drums. “If it sounds good I don’t care if it’s from the 1920s or the 2016s. As a musician, you take little tidbits of cool sounds you hear and combine them into something completely unique. Music needs to reflect on itself,” says James, the no-nonsense guitarist and founding member behind the addictive assault of a new-wave inspired band alongside multi-instrumentalist, co-writer, and vocalist Lissy Trullie.
Bat House is a cosmic quartet from Boston, Massachusetts, that fuses elements of math and psychedelic rock, providing listeners with an intergalactic experience through sonic space. Mixed metered grooves, melodic guitar tapping, and sweeping soundscapes fuse together to create a unique and infectious brand of psychedelic rock. After laying its foundation at the Converse Rubber Tracks studio in downtown Boston, Bat House's debut LP is due out this fall.
$12 advance / $15 day of show / Standing Room Only
HAGO is a group from Israel, that plays a unique combination of jazz fusion and progressive metal, along with Middle Eastern influences. In their live set they play original compositions as well as arrangements to ancient Hebrew songs, along with special guests from all over the world.
Christian Conti is a trumpeter and vocalist, as well as a composer and arranger. He combines jazz with many other styles, like rock, funk, hip-hop, and pop, for an innovative and eclectic musical experience. This concert will showcase his work over the past four years at Berklee, as a performer and as a writer and bandleader. Two years ago he formed The Christian Conti Orchestra. The CCO is a big band dedicated to the popular song. They perform new arrangements of songs, all arranged by Conti, with a different spin, from new reharmonizations to complete style changes. The songs range from The Great American Songbook of Tin Pan Alley, music from the 1960s and '70s, such as Billy Joel and The Beatles, Conti's own original songs, and pop music of today.
An evening of contemporary classical music presenting original compositions by the performers, as well as works by Witold Lutoslawski and others. Featuring clarinetist Jeri Sykes and pianist David McGrory.
Ace Music Factory presents music from their debut EP. Diverse grooves, eccentric guitar sounds, and lively melodies put a new stamp in the jazz-rock genre. Come and be a part of building the bridge between classical tradition and jazz, rock and funk, pop music, and world influence. Ace Music Factory aims to strengthen our humanity, and express a social concern of urgent change.