Star 99.9 WEZN presents:
Beach Avenue, Whatever We Are
238 College Street
New Haven, CT, 06510
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM
This event is all ages
Fans fell for Nick Fradiani as he soared through American Idol, claiming the champion title and releasing his debut solo project, Hurricane. Now based in his home state of Connecticut, Fradiani returns to the soul of his work, crafting songs with melody and rhythm that remind him why he chose music in the first place. Fradiani is gearing up for the fall release of his latest EP, Where We Left Off, an independent album available October 13th.
“When we got back into the studio, I wanted to find a way to express how far we’ve come and the direction we’re headed,” shared Fradiani. “These songs encompass the feelings I had as we created Where We Left Off and I hope that it shows.”
Growing up on the east coast, Fradiani was mesmerized by the live renditions of his heroes: Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel, to name a few. He initially gained recognition fronting trio Beach Avenue before breaking off to pursue his own endeavors. Now settled from the whirlwind of television shows and record deals, the poetic singer/songwriter is focused on translating his next body of work to live performances because, at the root of it all, his fans make him the artist he is today.
Fradiani has shared the stage with notable acts like One Republic, DNCE, Rachel Platten, James Bay and Rob Thomas.
Beach Avenue formed in Summer of 2011 on a whim to enter a regional Battle of the Bands at Mohegan Sun Casino in their home state of Connecticut. Playing their first shows ever the band won the event and earned a cash prize that would fund their debut EP “Something To Believe In”. The band rose to national notoriety then they appeared on Season 9 of America's Got Talent on NBC in 2014, performing their original songs “Coming Your Way” & “Feel The Beat” on prime network television. Beach Avenue last performed together in Fall of 2014 and are extremely excited to re-unite and play their catalog of songs for a special reunion show four years later!
Whatever We Are
It started with four friends in a studio, each with wildly different personalities and journey’s, but all united in their support of each other. Before they knew it, almost by accident, they were recording some of the most powerful material of their careers, moving into a house together, and launching one of the most exciting new names in music: WHATEVER WE ARE.
The group's four members—Gabrielle Ross, Chris "Trippz" Michaud, Joey Castellani, and Ian Biggs—had spent the majority of their careers as solo arts, but the chemistry when they wrote and recorded together was undeniable, so they embraced the new direction and uprooted their lives to move into a shared house on Long Island where they could make music in their living room-turned-studio-space full time. As a result, these songs represent not only a clean start artistically, but also a fresh new outlook on life. Whatever We Are's music blurs the boundaries of genre as it melds four distinct voices into a singular whole, and four wildly different backgrounds and personalities into a unit. Their mission is to carry this theme of breaking boundaries much farther than music, and inspire others to be undeniably true to who they are. With this, they wear white to symbolize unity and a blank canvas. Each member contributing equally to their songs, starting from a blank canvas each time and the creative process forever a new formula. The foundation based on a judgment free zone, no limitations, just open mindedness and passion.
$25.00 - $50.00
This event is General Admission Standing Room on the Floor and Reserved Seated in the Balcony.