Runaway Dorothy, Former Belle, Cletus, Dots Will Echo, Aaron Zimmer

Runaway Dorothy

It took a journey of 500 or so miles to New York City to unite the members of Runaway Dorothy. All hailing from the South, Dave, Brett, Evan and Sammy did not come together as Runaway Dorothy until mutual friends and good fortune brought the foursome together in New York City’s outer borough of Brooklyn.

The origins of Runaway Dorothy can be traced back 5 years as a no name side project of another band. At the time, Dave was a keyboardist in a band that did not need or want another songwriter. It wasn’t until Dave met North Carolina’s own Ryan Adams of Whiskeytown by chance, that he garnered the confidence to quit the band and pursue his own music. Just like Bob Dylan’s life changing moment when gorgeous George Wagner told him “You’re making it come alive”, Dave Parnell got his life changing moment and he was finally able to make his music come alive.

Combining newly gained confidence with a cohesive sound that mixes alternative rock with country’s heartbreak and harmonies. The bands critically acclaimed debut full length album recorded in Nashville, is filled with heartfelt tunes through the melancholy voice of David Parnell.

From raucous busking sessions in the subway to the rooftops in Brooklyn to the star studded famous Manhattan venues, they have the uncanny ability to capture audiences small and large, transient and still. Runaway Dorothy is a band that wears its heart on its sleeve while proudly brandishing the foot-tapping, ear-pleasing sensibilities of its southern roots. Runaway Dorothy possesses both the assurance of seasoned performers as well as the charm of four boys genuinely excited to be doing the thing they truly love.

Former Belle

Born and raised in Philadelphia and its surrounding suburbs, Bruno Catrambone spent years working and writing for a project that didn't exist yet. These years of makeshift, at-home recordings turned into what Bruno later named, Former Belle.

Seeking refuge in his mother's suburban basement, Bruno got together with a few friends to sculpt what was to be Former Belle's debut release, the Sounds From the Ground EP. Sounds From the Ground was recorded in three different parts starting in Telford, PA with Producer Ed Myers, then to Zionsville, PA with Scott Minner (iHava Studios) and finishing in Doylestown, PA with Chris Radwanski (Drink Up Buttercup, Peasant, White Birds, Night Panther).

Upon its release, Sounds From the Ground took Former Belle, both full band and Bruno Joseph solo, along the east coast and on an extensive, month-long European tour. Former Belle spent their 2011-2012 months promoting and playing shows alongside the likes of Owen, Fences, Colour Revolt, River City Extension, Allison Weiss, Illinois, Daniel Ellsworth & the Great Lakes and more.

Upon returning home from Europe, Bruno settled back down in Philadelphia with a handful of new songs and a concept for the next record. During the fall and early winter months of 2012, Bruno headed back into the studio with good friend, Chris Radwanski to track Former Belle's debut full length, 'Cathedral', due out in early February 2013.

Cletus

Dots Will Echo

Nick Berry, whose elegantly twisted musical mindset defines Dots Will Echo, loves to tweak expectations and play with people’s minds. We are, after all, talking about a man who has sung onstage from inside a plastic trash bag, performed minimalist keyboard instrumentals whilst wearing a gasmask, recorded under the artistic alias of Norton Anti-Virus, and given the world such song titles as “Gandhi Had Gorilla Balls Made of Finest Steel” and “Help! Gerard Cosloy Is Chasing Me With An Axe!” FYI, Gerard Cosloy runs Matador Records, but the usual indie-rock fare is far removed from what makes New Jersey duo Dots Will Echo tick.

Aaron Zimmer

BROOKLYN BASED AARON ZIMMER IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF FIRST PERSONS, THE FIRST IN A COLLECTION OF SHORT EPS (RECORDED TO TAPE ON A VINTAGE TASCAM 388 8 TRACK) TO BE RELEASED THROUGHOUT 2013. ZIMMER IS MAKING A NAME FOR HIMSELF IN NYC AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY NOT ONLY FOR HIS BRAND OF POP/ROCK, BUT ALSO FOR HIS ENGAGING ONE-MAN LIVE SHOW THAT INCLUDES A MULTITUDE OF INSTRUMENTS, PERCUSSION AND LOOPS...A SHOW THAT LEAVE HIS AUDIENCES WONDERING, "HOW'D HE DO THAT?" AARON WILL BE TOURING CLUBS AND COLLEGE CAMPUSES THROUGH 2013.

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Monday, May 6 · Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:00 PM at Spike Hill

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