Glow Team is a bass duo from Miami, Florida, comprising $UAREY and Berklee student TRU¢¢O. They have produced celebrated remixes including one for Ellie Goulding's “Burn” that landed them the no. 2 spot on dubstep.net’s list for best tracks of all time. Aside from producing, Glow Team is gifted in knowing how to hype a crowd through their dynamic DJ performances. They have been invited to perform at music festivals including Life in Color, and have opened for Kill Paris and Antiserum, among others.
Glow Team will perform at the Electric Daisy Carnival, one of the biggest EDM festivals, on the Cosmic Meadows stage.
Aüva formed in January 2015 in Boston while the band's members were studying at Berklee. Their first EP, entitled Light Years, was released in April of the same year. The overall sound was reminiscent of the dream/pop style influenced by surf and psychedelic rock. A consistent, driving rhythm section dances underneath jangly guitar and soaring harmonies. J. Simpson of the Equal Ground said of Light Years, "It's like a sun fever dream that's over almost before you can register that it's begun....Sparkling, sublime stuff." In addition to making music, Aüva also helps run a DIY music space called Make Out Point.
The Berklee Popular Music Institute and Heavy Rotation Records are proud to announce that Aüva will perform on the Magic Hat stage at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, located just inside the doors. The main stage of the pavilion will feature a performance from one of the most influential composers of our time, Brian Wilson.
[BABA] is a site-specific sound and visual creation team that blends live acoustics with electronic production, from ambient soundscapes to drum and bass. Collaborating with dancers, projection artists, and other media, [BABA] approaches each event as an installation, reconsidering sound, space, time, and place. For Berklee's Multicultural Welcome Concert, [BABA] has enlisted Boston Conservatory faculty member Tai Jimenez and a corps of three student dancers to collaborate on the project. [BABA]'s resident projection artist and animator Samo will create a visual projection score, employing multiple projectors placed throughout the venue. The cast will additionally treat the space with props and elements of curiosity, bending perception and betraying expectations.
This event is presented by the Office for Diversity and Inclusion.
Migrant Motel is frontman David Stewart Jr., guitarist Ed Graves, and drummer Salvador "Chava" Ilizaliturri. The band was formed by Stewart when he set out to find a "dreamy guitar player and a scary, monster drummer." Born in Peru but largely raised in Florida, Stewart started out playing Peruvian folk music and musical theater before developing an interest in rock 'n' roll. After attending the Five-Week Summer Performance Program at Berklee, he decided to come to Boston for college and found Graves and Chava to form his power trio. Influenced by Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Jack White, Jet, and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, among others, Migrant Hotel has been going strong since 2012, making music, playing shows, and recording.
Migrant Motel will perform on the Magic Hat stage at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, located just inside the doors. The main stage of the pavilion will feature multiplatinum artist Journey and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Dave Mason.
Known as the minister of groove, Zoro is an internationally renowned rock star, motivational speaker, and author, and the consummate definition of the rare man who marches to the beat of a different drum. He has sat on the drummer’s throne commanding some of the most famous stages in the worlds of rock and R&B music. He has toured and recorded with Lenny Kravitz, Bobby Brown, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, the New Edition, and Jody Watley, to name a few. Throughout his career, he has consistently been voted the no. 1 R&B drummer and clinician by premier music industry publications such as Modern Drummer, Drum!, and Rhythm Magazine.
Zoro is a kinetic bundle of energy and enthusiasm. He captures audiences and readers around the world with his unmistakable hip style, sense of humor, and contagious conviction. As author of the critically acclaimed and highly successful book The Big Gig: Big-Picture Thinking for Success, Zoro has equipped countless musicians with the tools needed to excel and succeed.
With influences ranging from rock to country to bluegrass to Americana, Boston-based singer-songwriter Ryan Pinette has created his own sound to tell his cathartic narratives. Although he didn't pick up an instrument until his college years, the past five years have found Pinette traveling the East Coast and the Midwest to share his music and amass the experiences that fill his songwriting. His debut record, The Distillery, trades in his signature man-and-guitar, troubadour style for a full-band effort that is sure to please.
Rival Island is a musical duo from Boston formed in 2015 by Tommy Flynn and Joe LaMonica. They released an independent record in early 2016 titled Look to the Sun.
Folk rock/indie/pop/singer-songwriter Ryan LaPerle joined the Boston music scene back in 2008 and has been flourishing since, sharing the stage with national artists like Matthew Perryman Jones, The Kin, and Joshua James. The New Hampshire native has toured from his home state to SXSW in Austin,Texas. LaPerle’s sound has been compared to John Mayer, Ray Lamontagne, Mat Kearny, and Matt Wertz.
$12 in advance / $14 day of show (standing room only)
Shaun Michaudis an engineer, composer, and assistant professor in the Guitar Department at Berklee since 1999. He performs both original and cover pop and rock songs on vocals and instrumental guitar with his band that also includes drums, bass, guitar, and keys. Michaud was a member of the band Event who performed with Zakkwilde and released recordings including Electric Skies in Japan, Europe, and South America. Michaud is widely immersed in genres ranging from progressive rock to classical and orchestral music and has done engineering for a classical label.
Jon Finn, a professor in the Guitar Department, presents an evening of mostly original, mostly instrumental guitar music in a wide variety of styles, featuring some strong rhythm section players.
Finn has been teaching at Berklee for almost 30 years. Originally hired as a rock specialist, his playing has evolved to include a wide variety of genres such as rock, jazz, blues, funk, and any other style that catches his fancy. As a sideman, Finn has performed with the Boston Pops Orchestra, The Lion King, Rent, Amy Grant, and Vince Gill, to name just a few.
Sheryl Bailey, a professor in the Guitar Department, performs original compositions with Ian Froman, a professor in the Percussion Department, on drums and Pat Bianchi on organ. Bailey has appeared as a Rising Star in the DownBeat Critics Poll in 2014, 2015, and 2016. The group will play selections from her release A Meeting Of Minds (CellarLive) and more.
Join musicians from Berklee's Global String Intensive for an exciting celebration of world music, jazz, folk, and new acoustic music. Darol Anger, a legendary fiddler and jazz violinist, opens the evening with an expanded orchestral incarnation of his Republic of Strings. Renowned Arabic violinist Simon Shaheen leads a special summer edition of his near-Eastern fusion orchestra, Qantara. The night will also feature performances from 2Birds Band and Wrong is Right.
Current Berklee faculty, students, ensembles, and recent alumni add to the fun.