Cory Allen Staats EP Release with Brotherhood of Grace and Tiffany Wilson
Doors at 7:00pm
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Cory Allen Staats first showed up on the Boston scene almost a decade ago playing open mics and jamming with just about anybody. In 2011 he received his bachelors degree in Film Scoring & Songwriting from Berklee College of Music. It was during that time, in late 2010 that he was introduced to seasoned engineer and producer Tony Autore (formerly of Motown Records). The original plan was to record a three song demo to help get more gigs outside of Boston. After the first day of recording, however, it was clear that they had something special and both felt it warranted the extra time to do the project justice. Since then, and many days of trial and error in studios all over the Boston area, two new songs have been added. It's taken almost six years to finish but it is finally ready for you!
Cory's band includes some of Boston's best young musicians. Nicole Tomaszewski (drums) moved to Boston in 2013 to study at Berklee and has decided to make Boston her home base. "You gotta hear this girl play!" remarks producer Tony Autore to pretty much everybody. Brothers Max (bass) and Sam (lead guitar) Finkelstein, 15 and 13 years old respectively, are undoubtedly two of the most talented musicians in the Greater Boston Area. In addition to performing with Cory Allen Staats, their own band Brotherhood of Grace will play a set to open the show. Gabriel Majou (violin) is a transplant from Paris, France. His catchy melodic lines and raw technical ability are only outmatched by his charisma on stage. He is the co-frontman of the 2Birds Band which is leading the "string revolution" and winning the hearts of concert goers across the world. Nicole Alexandra (piano/keys) is a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter. Her debut EP "Dark Moon" released last Fall. DeDe Kimble (vocals) is a talented young singer heading into her third year at Berklee. She recently released her first music video for "Let It Go" by James Bay. Tiffany Wilson (vocals) worked with Cory on many projects while they both attended Berklee. She moved to Brooklyn, NY in 2014 to pursue her music career and is finishing up her first album this summer. Tiffany will be opening the evening with an acoustic set of songs from the forthcoming album.
Brotherhood of Grace was born in late summer of 2012. Its founding members, Sam (9 year old guitarist) and Max (11 year old bass player), decided it was time to make their own band happen. Previously they had been performing with other local bands. BoG started off as a cover band playing mostly Joe Bonamassa and others in a similar style. They soon recruited vocalist Grace, 16 at the time, and Zac on drums, 20 years old. The four worked well together. and they performed their first show as BoG in March of 2013. They were hailed as Boston's best pre-teen band ever. Since then, BoG has seen changes in the line up but the Brotherhood core of Max and Sam remain. They still perform some covers but they have made the metamorphosis into an instrumental prog/jazz/rock band. They have played many of Boston's prestigious local venues including the Middle East, the former TT the Bears, Johnny D's, PAs Lounge, the Hard Rock Boston, Fusion Nightclub, Showcase Live, Once Ballroom, Common Ground, Brandy Pete's, Uncle Eddie's and the once great Beach Comber just to name a few. They will also be performing at next year's NAMM show in California. Watch out for Brotherhood of Grace's first full length album due out in the fall of 2016.
Tiffany is a Brooklyn singer-songwriter, originally from Los Angeles. Her music is a combination of folk and blues. She's releasing her debut album this summer and plans to tour next Spring. She's inspired by cultures from around the world and tends to incorporate different sounds and instruments whenever possible.
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