Abel Fermin Photography Presents
Gotham City Artist Workshop & Concert
Solmenta, Beecher's Fault, Happy Lives, The Lounge Act, L Train
361 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
Doors 6:30PM / Show 7:00PM
Solmenta is a 5 piece band that originated in Brooklyn/Queens N.Y. in 2010 with the goal to make music for the masses. Since they have started they have preformed countless of show with up comings acts, collaborated with featured artist and is building a reputable name for themselves as the future of music. Solmenta has a wide range of different elements to they style of playing such as Heavy rock, experimental, Folk,Funk,Hip Hop and groove fusion. Everyday Solmenta strives to make there music perfected to reach a broader audience by taking on challenging projects to be well seasoned for the future to come.
"Let me go on record by saying Beecher's Fault is one of the hottest new bands I've heard in 2011." - The Muse's Muse
In their first year, Beecher's Fault has become a key player in the local music scene of Astoria, NY. The pop/rock band has played an impressive amount of shows at prominent NYC venues that include The Bitter End, Sullivan Hall, and Pianos. Though only a trio, their live performance has frequently been described as a "wall of sound" that captivates audiences as they light up venues with an energy that is more akin to that of a six-piece ensemble.
Their music is catchy, yet clever. It is an honest music that emits very raw emotion. As Anil Sharma from the Examiner puts it: "Their lyrics are visceral, their melodies catchy; in short, you will have their songs stuck in your head for quite a while." In response to the praise from their self-titled debut album, Ken (keys/vocals) comments "The feedback from fans has been incredible which is great for us because we absolutely love what we do, we love
that people love what we do, and we want to bring it to more people in more cities."
Beecher's Fault is the solution that founding members Ken Lamken and Ben Taylor (guitar/vocals) were looking for. They were tired of music with boring hooks, uninspiring lyrics, and over-produced "pop" songs. "There was a time when "pop" music was free to think outside the box without sacrificing its appeal to the masses," says Ben, "New ideas are becoming less and less common in pop, and we'd really like to change that."
Young and indecisive, Brooklyn-based Happy Lives still writes its own bios.
The Lounge Act
Four great friends with a love for jamming, born in NYC.
L train are native New Yorkers delivering the stories and sounds of NYC. It's members, Crystalla Gonzalez (Vocals), Gabriel Castellar (Guitar/Vocals), Chris Arico (Bass Guitar) and David Guevara (Drums) are made up of various ethnicities and cultures. This enables them to blend all the different styles of cultures that can be found on the NYC subway. L Train began in January 2011 & looks forward to spreading the message of love, understanding...& the Funk.