Denver RAW: natural born artists presents
ENCOMPASS - RAW Denver Showcase
Petals Of Spain, Vetta Star, Random Temple, Erin Graboski, Mizu
Denver, CO, 80203
This event is 18 and over
RAW Natural Born Artists
What is RAW?
RAW is a national indie arts organization for artists, by artists. Every other month, in each RAW City, RAW hand selects and showcases local artists in film, fashion, music, art, performing art, hairstyling, makeup artistry and photography. RAW creates a one-night showcase event that features local creativity in all of its flavors. Our mission is to provide independent artists within the first 10 years of their career with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity.
Petals Of Spain
There's nothing better than a(n) in-the-pocket rhythm section, but when you add 4-5 part vocals, a one-man horn section, intricate melodies, and an uncompromised drive for originality you'll feel Petals of Spain.
On venturing on this musical puzzle started, the pieces fit together snugly. The fusion and functionality of the band was immediate.
With a debut show coming in December 2008 at Hodi's Half Note, Petals slammed a show together with two weeks of practice, realizing they were embarking on something truly special. The show was a great celebration, and they continued celebrating accordingly.
Lead vocalists Hunter and Nic met over a McDonald's lunch in London in 2001, but weren't reacquainted until 2004 when they worked on their first song together "Rooftop Serenade."
Wesley, George, and Nic met at Denver School of the Arts where they attended high school. All different majors, it was jazz that initially brought them together. Jazz to this day remains to be a big influence for all members.
When it came time to bring the band together the only thing missing was a bassist. Here's where you have to appreciate open jam's, because Wes had recently met a 'tasty funk player'; Mason Shelmire. Hesitant at first, the band's first apartment jam proved very successful. They now had a foundation and could hit the ground running.
Though this crucial economic time is not the most ideal to start a band, there's nothing that pushes the band to pursue performing than human connection. "Human connection can water any seed." What better a place than Denver to develop those connections?
Support from friends/family, and every individual whose musical minds are touched is what keeps Petals pushing through. .."Audience connection is everything, and we are excited for a world audience..."
Working on building their library, Petals of Spain has a mismatch of recordings from different studios. Despite the different soundscapes the response has been consistent. Eager to get into the studio and experiment with more of their songs, each member is actively writing as well as attending school.
Without an encumbering genre, Petals of Spain is a musical melting pot. "Using a positive approach, each song is its own. We don't limit ourselves by any means, and strive to do what's right for each song."
The world should be ready for an ear-full of flavor from every bite from the Petals melting pot, and eager at least for a sample. Their energy will have you dancing before the songs over, while their tight and complex vocal harmonies hit all the right hair follicles.
Inspired by The Beatles, PofS isn't sure what the future holds but they have high aspirations. With almost two albums worth of recording ready to be taken into the studio, each member is currently writing and maintaining the standard they've set.
Vetta Star is composed of drummer and vocalist Brandon Meagher, keyboardist and vocalist Joey Genetti, and guitarists Paul Edelman and Charlie Fitz. The four came together at the Lamont School of Music at theUniversity of Denver in 2009, studying jazz and commercial music. Soon to release their debut self-titled EP on November 2nd, 2012, the band is more excited than ever to perform the new EP in their hometown, Denver, and expand into surrounding regions. Please visit their website and Facebook page for more information about their debut EP release and future shows.
$15.00 - $20.00