Farewood

Farewood

Farewood is comprised of husband and wife songwriters Lou Lorenzo and Leah Booker. Rounding out the present lineup is drummer Kyle McCarthy and soundscape artist Ed Diaz. The band finds inspiration for their tunes against the backdrop of their hometown of Meriden, CT. The desolate feel of the city surroundings consistently finds its way into the subconsciousness of their songs, yielding a sound that at times is shadowy, desperate and lonely. But like many Connecticut towns, once you venture out of the emptiness of its downtown center, the back roads can unfold into beautiful, almost country roads. That duality, or contrast if you will, can be found throughout their music. Their songs can be dark, but underneath it all lies a certain unmistakable beauty.

The band is currently recording their fourth album, which they hope to have the ready for 2012. Farewood's sound has drawn comparisons to The Cocteau Twins, Sundays, The Cure, Afghan Whigs and Dinosaur Jr.

If Not For Dreaming

If Not For Dreaming is an indie/alt/pop band from New Haven, CT. What started as the musical vision of Pasquale Russo and Amity Wahl has become a melodic, multi-layered, unique sound that separates this band from the norm. Their 5-song self-titled debut album is currently available to purchase digitally from iTunes or can be heard on the band's website www.ifnotfordreaming.com. Entirely done in their home studio, this release was written, recorded, and produced by Pasquale and Amity. With the help of musician Jay Jerz on drums, If Not For Dreaming's next release is scheduled for early fall 2010.
Recently, If Not For Dreaming's song "Joyous Rush" was chosen to be a featured song on Live365.com station WomensRadio, being put into regular rotation throughout the station's broadcast day. WomensRadio also chose to put the band's song "Moving Forward" on their 25th WomensRadio Music Review podcast for the month of August, 2010. The band is proud to have been Under Republic's July 2010 Artist of the Month (www.underrepublic.com). Pandora Radio recently accepted If Not For Dreaming's song submission and is now played regularly to thousands of Pandora listeners. They have been reviewed by music bloggers in the United States, Ecuador, England, and Germany. If Not For Dreaming was chosen to be a “Renagades of Music” artist (http://renagadesofmusic.ning.com/) as creators of quality indie music. The band just released their first video for the song “Joyous Rush” on YouTube with plans for two others in the works.
If Not For Dreaming is currently rehearsing for their live show in support of their releases. With layered guitars and beautiful vocals, If Not For Dreaming has a sound that ranges from haunting to edgy. This exceptional music group has an uncommon sound among today's bands.

Kari Bunn is singer / songwriter from West Haven, CT. Writing songs since she was 9, guitar since 10, and live shows since 14, Kari knows her stuff! Influences such as Tanya Donelly, Kate Bush, Kim Deal, Julianna Hatfield, Frank Black, Greg Dulli, Andy Jackson, the Anniversary, At the Drive-in, Adam Franklin (Swervedriver), Bob Nanna, and Evan Dando (Lemonheads).

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Monday, May 13 · Doors 4:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at Cafe Nine

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