The Glen Livers, Shay, Dennis Alvarez, Tommy Mora

The Glen Livers

Who are The Glen Livers? The Glen Livers are a kind of moody, kind of spooky, Americana, blues rock band, with a stoner edge. Think Mississippi delta meets the San Bernardino
freeway, west bound. The band is based in Los Angeles. Anthony Bernal is the front man. Paul Schramm plays the drums. And Mario Lopez is the bass-man. With The Glen Livers every performance is different and unique. You’ll never get the same show twice.

Shay is an Indian-American singer/songwriter based out of Los Angeles. His signature smooth vocals and diverse musical influences lend touches of R&B, funk, rock, and pop to his music. Everything from the early stylings of Maroon 5, to Bill Withers and Marvin Gaye, have influenced the creation of a new sound that is quintessentially Shay.
In 2013, Shay started performing at open mic nights and local jam sessions while continuing his day job as a software engineer. After gaining experience and seeing his popularity grow, Shay quit his job in 2016 and moved to Los Angeles to further his musical career. There, he attended Musician’s Institute where he received a Certificate Degree in Vocal Performance. Studying under many seasoned vocalists and musicians,
Shay was able to hone his songwriting, vocals, and
performance abilities into what is his brand of old school mixed with the new.

Born and raised in San Gabriel, CA, Alvarez’s interest in music began at the young age of 5. His inquisitive nature led to the discovery of his Aunt's vinyl record collection which included the works of composers Beethoven, Mozart, and Chopin, and he soon after began piano and violin lessons. During his adolescent years he continued to explore musical genres and joined the metal band Epherus as the group’s bass player. During their tour the band played at every major club on the sunset strip (The Whiskey, The Roxy, The House of Blues, The Key Club) and opened for major artists like Otep, Trivium, Cattle Decapitation, Satyricon, and 3 inches of Blood. Their success earned them the attention of Revolver magazine and radio play on 96.7 Kcal. After the band’s dissolution Alvarez went on to attend the Musician’s Institute where he studied licensing and copyright law. Dennis decided to further his education by studying Music Production and Ableton at the SAE institute under mentors such as Sidebrain and DJ Evol. Alvarez’s thirst for learning new instruments led him to discover his voice as a singer. Memories of his grandparents dancing around to music from Dean Martin and Smokey Robinson led him to release his first album as a singer/songwriter titled Can't Shake This. This was Alvarez’s first attempt at writing, producing, and recording entirely on his own. In July of 2016 he released his second album titled Awake, a culmination of Alvarez’s musical inspirations which include sounds of rock, soul, jazz, reggae, and hip hop. He is currently the Executive Producer of the collective Stadium Ways which features artists such as the Antidotes, Jowell, Ceenario, Sanaa, Full Nelson, and Raul Morales.

Guitar great and composer Tommy Mora known for his work alongside Marc Anthony, Prince, Al Green and
Jennifer Lopez is originally from El Paso, Texas. Mora is credited for creating a new sound in rock that
incorporates the timelessness of the 60's-70's music with a contemporary sound that could be called “New
Vintage.”
After John Lennon's death, Tommy Mora not only became a Beatles fan but took on the guitar with a
vengeance in order to honor his fallen hero. Having come from a musical family Tommy points Lennon's death
as ground zero of his musical career. His Dad, who was a himself a musician, gave him a Beatles album and his
mom soon followed suit by giving him his first guitar.
After a few years in music school at the age 12 Mora made a splashing debut on his elementary school stage
backed by his cousin on drums and Dad thumping the bass. The lessons from legendary borderland guitar
player Aquiles Valdez had paid off, along with mentoring from DJ Steve Crosno of El Paso’s KROD. Musical
expansion to violin in the school orchestra broadened his horizon to classical but rock guitar would always be
his first love.
“It was love at first sight from the initial chords I strummed on an Ibanez Carl Perkins model” says Mora with his
trademark down to earth, smart sense of humor.
At age 15, Tommy and the Moondogs made their debut at El Paso’s popular hangout Lone Star Billiards, fueled
by the inspiration of Jimi Hendrix, Santana and Led Zeppelin, as well as The Beatles. Tommy turned his parent’s
garage into “The Blue Room” his first recording studio while he was still in college. It soon became the regular
hang out place for musicians of all stripes in the greater El Paso area.
In 2002 a local El Paso bassist landed an A&R contract with BMG in Los Angeles. He urged Tommy and band
mates to relocate to Los Angeles. Tommy soon landed a job at SIR, the giant equipment rental and rehearsal
facility, where his audio engineering talents were immediately recognized. Soon he was in charge of mixing
sessions for all Grammy® show rehearsals. This paved the way for his role as musical director for Alejandro
Fernandez' Grammy® appearance in 2005 and engineering for artists as diverse as Jennifer Lopez, Prince and Al
Green.
Tommy Mora's new brand of rock found the perfect home within the diversity of LA’s musical scene. He was
soon performing all over Los Angeles in both American and Latin showcases, from the legendary Whisky A Go
Go to The House of Blues, while still making appearances in his native Texas.

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Tickets

  • 8:15 - Dennis Alvarez
  • 9:00 - The Glen Livers
  • 9:45 - Shay
  • 10:35 - Tommy Mora

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