CI Productions and Chameleon Club Present...
Sparks The Rescue, Jimmie Deeghan of Every Avenue, Rookie Of The Year, Tidewater, The Eleventh Hour, Jesse Baker, Brighter Panorama, Stuart Young
Fri, March 15, 2013
$11.00 - $13.00
This event is all ages
This is an acoustic show.http://www.chameleonclub.net/event/222223/
Emerging from Portland, Maine with debut album Eyes To The Sun in 2009, Sparks The Rescue's playful pop rock made them a fan favorite as they toured with the likes of Mayday Parade and The All-American Rejects, scoring music cues on MTV's Real World: Cancun and winning MTV / Garnier's "I Want My Music On MTV" battle of the bands contest. Hitting the road hard in 2011 in support of Worst Thing I've Been Cursed With, the band are now ready to take on the world. Fans of intelligent pop rock and superb musicianship in the vein of Taking Back Sunday, Brand New, Jimmy Eat World and Saves The Day, get ready to fall in love with Sparks The Rescue!
In the same year that Rookie of the Year began, the band signed with Orlando, Florida's One Eleven Records after catching the ear of owner Brad Fischetti. In 2005, One Eleven re-released their debut record, "Having To Let Go" and the band began writing their sophomore album. The band chose producers Ed Rose and Matthew Malpass to produce their second album, "The Goodnight Moon," which was released on April 11th, 2006. The record has sold over 10,000 copies and has helped the band secure tours with artists such as Mae, Copeland, Mute Math, Cute Is What We Aim For, The Spill Canvas, Blackpool Lights and the Rocket Summer, just to name a few.
Rookie of the Year marched into 2007 with great eagerness and excitement. The band has managed to built a rapport with their fans, such that every person who attends show will leave satisfied. Their live show has built some buzz around the fact that it exhibits a raw energy that you would normally only see in a studio setting . It is this buzz that is now generating up to 500 fans per show. Rookie of the Year has a track record of constant touring that dates back to 2002 and even though "The Goodnight Moon" was released over a year ago, the band is showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, they have managed to balance their touring efforts with some down time in order to start writing for their third release, which is due to be released in the spring of 2008 on One Eleven Records. Keep an eye out for an explosion of Rookie of the Year in 2008. This could be your new favorite band.
With an army of acoustic guitars, a hearty dose of mandolin, plenty of piano, plus bits of programmed pulsation, Tidewater is just as diverse as it is innovative, drawing comparisons to such acts as Owl City, Dashboard Confessional and Five For Fighting. On The Seas We Sail, Allen dives beyond radio commonplace to weave a compelling web of unforgettable rhythms, introspective lyrics and plenty of porch pop personality.
“Tidewater’s more just a guy behind a piano or with an acoustic guitar; it’s actually hard to put a finger on,” notes Allen of his eclectic songwriting. “I’ve become obsessed with the mandolin thanks to Nickel Creek and now I follow The Punch Brothers, but there are also a lot of programmed beats in what I do. It’s kind of parallel in dynamic to Mumford and Sons, who mainly play folk instruments, but are so heavy with their constant strumming that they come across like Muse. With Tidewater, there may be some bluegrass instruments, but there’s plenty of pop and rock that might appeal to fans of John Mayer, Howie Day or Matt Wertz with my own twist.”
The Seas We Sail, produced by Kevin Gales, is filled with Tidewater originals with the exception of Matt Maher’s “Christ is Risen.” Gales, whose production credits include luminaries like Sarah McLachlan, Bob Seger, Fiona Apple, Courtney Love, Faith Hill and the Dixie Chicks, also co-wrote several tracks on the album.
As for the moniker, Tidewater is simply part of the street name where Allen grew up, though he also muses “there’s a certain vagueness and ambiguity to it that will hopefully make people curious about what I have to say.” He is consistently hopeful in its lyrical slant, following in the footsteps of Switchfoot, whose faith-informed messages still have no trouble translating to the world at large.
“There’s so much negativity out there that regardless of what you believe, my songs are angled more towards hope and less towards destructiveness,” says Allen, who hopes to be a positive voice amidst the current pop/rock spectrum. “I know it’s not necessarily fashionable to write happy and hopeful music, but we need more of it and I hope people can relate to that.”
The Eleventh Hour is a new concept and a new beginning for singer-songwriter Cliff Roebuck in December 2011. With a solid rock backbone and progressive, alternative, and pop undertones, this band has a sound that will demand your attention! Having just released their debut EP, "Epiphany" in January 2012and just got off the road from touring the east coast twice already in two seasons as a band, The Eleventh Hour is making a statement and name for themselves.
Currently, these four guys are embarking on their 46 day summer tour in support of their sophomore EP "Therapy." They are also debuting two music videos and an official band documentary DVD this summer. When returning home in August, the Eleventh Hour will be hard at work writing new songs to return to the studio again for a third EP to come out this year. They will be supporting the EP with 4 tours this fall and winter.
"Tearing Down The Walls" is my introduction to the world as an artist. Written, recorded, and produced in my small bedroom studio, it is a true representation of myself. Although it was not created to the industry standard of modern recordings, I believe it is honest work that people can relate to.
I was fortunate to collaborate with very talented musicians during the start of this musical adventure. They invested in my music with little return besides the moments we shared performing. The lineup has changed with time; I now work with a solid group of guys who eat, sleep, and breathe music. There is no doubt in my mind that they will push my music to the next level (and possibly many levels after that).
Honesty is the most important characteristic of our band. We'd rather be under-estimated than over-blown. We try to maintain an honest appearance by simply sharing our work and connecting with others. What you see is what you get! Work hard and let the music speak for itself.
Thanks for listening,
Well, needless to say, I wrote my first little diddy those first two weeks and I was hooked. The Lord developed a passion for music and writing songs. I remember playing my first show in freshman year of High School. It was at a coffee house and I was extremely nervous. Once that show was done and the night was over I realized that this is what I want to do. Back then my motives for playing music were a little different from what they are now. I am grateful for that as well. As I have matured, so has the music.
High school came and went and the more I got serious about the Lord, the more I loved music. Jesus Christ has given me a hope beyond what I can comprehend. Often times I lose sight of that greatness, and what comes from those moments are songs.... A lot of my writing has come from the low points in life where I realize how far away I have come from the Love of Christ. The beautiful thing is, nothing can separate us from His love. Nothing.
My life has been far from perfect, and there have been many times where darkness has flooded my heart. However, there has never been a moment in my life where God has not intervened in the dark and brought forth the light of hope. That hope is Jesus Christ who died for this world. For me. I say this because the gospel of Jesus Christ drives the songs that are written. In the times of darkness there is hope; there is hope beyond understanding. These lessons I have learned through some hard experiences. I thank the Lord for each one of them. Circumstances like these have kept me up at night and have allowed me to etch my heart into songs that have been able to encourage hearts that listen. I praise the Lord for that!
I am just an everyday guy walking this journey of a life. I am looking to write honest songs about honest situations that everyday people face. It’s more then just music and lyrics that I want to capture. It is about people’s walk of life. I pray that as you listen in on these songs that you will be encouraged! I am excited to be able to share my heart in this way.These songs are just a story of checkpoints in my life where I have had to turn away and look up at the bright hope there is in Christ. God bless and enjoy! And please connect with me via the contact page. I would love to hear from you my friends.
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