Press Release Courtesy of Nick Riebel
Following last week’s incredible debut of The Unplugged Series at Berklee College of Music, Series #2 is sure to be a sell out. Featuring Berklee’s Pitch Slapped, Merry Go Round, and Tom Howie, the LOFT will see another impressive crowd for its first annual OKTOBERFEST. Admission is free, doors open at 6:15PM, show begins at 6:30 with Tom Howie.
Pitch Slapped: For the past three years Pitch Slapped has been the only student run A Cappella group at Berklee. Started by Cate Wright, they have competed in annually in the ICCA’s (the International competition for collegiate A Cappella) And last year placed third in the entire north east. They are currently an ensemble 15 talented singers and will be gigging around Boston and New England under the new direction of Christine Gallagher.
Merry Go Round: Evelyn Brown and Ashley Root are two powerful musical forces coming from two very different parts of the country. Hailing from North Attleboro, Massachusetts, Ashley found herself beginning her musical career at Berklee in 2006. Likewise Evelyn had just moved to Boston from the “Live Music Capital of the World” of Austin, Texas to study at Berklee. Through their interactions in songwriting classes they became great friends and admirers of each other’s work, but it was months before they wrote their first song together, “Better On My Feet.” Every line one of them started, the other finished. Every melody one of them would sing, the other added an amazing harmony to it. After this collaboration they realized there was no way they could dive into the music business without each other. Merry Go Round’s debut album is due out in late 2009 from Tono Music Group. Evelyn and Ashley are currently planning a nationwide tour in support of their album, kicking off during winter 2009.
Tom Howie’s talent lies in his ability to weigh the ups and downs of what is really meaningful in ways that awaken us to our own reality. The 21 year-old Canadian is currently a scholarship student at Berklee. Despite his age, he has already had a production deal with Ashwin Sood, husband to and drummer for acclaimed singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan (with Sarah performing on several of the tracks, he released an EP entitled Song is the Lifeblood), he has been courted by major labels, and has played extensively throughout Western Canada.
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