Matt Nasi Band
Dusty Radio, Katey Laurel
3131 Walnut St.
Denver, CO, 80205
This event is 21 and over
Matt Nasi Band
Born of equal parts cinephiles and audiophiles, the Matt Nasi Band is a Pop Rock creation with parents stemming from Stevie Wonder to GuyRichie, and Bonnie Raitt to Brigitte Nielsen. Whether it's an acoustic Apéritif or an effect cornucopia, The Matt Nasi Band will soothe your musical pangs.
This unlikely caldron began brewing after Matt Nasi made his rounds as a solo Singer/Songwriter in college and was faced with the realization of getting a real job after graduation. Little did he know that within the cubicles and staff meetings of his real jobs he would meet his band. Between an account manager, a production artist, a designer, an art director, an illustrator, and a public relations ninja, the band could assemble its own ad agency… but it won't. Instead they are focused on the infiltration through amplification and reverberation into your heart vibrations (palpitations). Their freshman full length effort "Anticiption" runs the gamut of styles from soul to synth anthems inspired by the limitless influences of the band's members.
Dusty Radio began when longtime friends Tage Plantell and Mike Smith - who knew each other from their former respective bands On Second Thought and The Mercury Project - decided to build a new band around the music of Tage's solo project and add the instrumentation of a four piece rock band with the vibe of an Americana/Alt-country/Swing band. In 2010 Kyle Zender - previously of Seismic Event - joined the band as the bass player and in 2011 Tad Lusk previously of the Blake Marvin Band, joined Dusty Radio on lead guitar.
Dusty Radio's song Don't Worry About Me has been heard on Boulder based KBCO radio station and the music video has aired on HDNet's Music Discovery program. Currently the four-piece is currently recording their first album together and expects a release date in Fall of 2012.
Denver-based Folk-pop songstress Katey Laurel crafts both radio-friendly pop tunes and lush, cinematic songs destined for film and TV. Katey has been honored as a finalist in the Tucson Folk Festival Songwriting Competition, a winner and alternate in two categories of the Walnut Valley Festival NewSong Contest in Winfield, KS and a showcase artist selected for the Midpoint Music Festival in Cincinnati, OH. Her music has been featured as part of Microsoft Windows 7 "Playlist 7" and Heineken "Ultimate Playlist" sponsored song programs, and she was one of 7 national finalists in the Nine West "Voices of Vintage America" contest. Most recently, she has been nominated as "Best Local Band" by Denver ABC Channel 7's "A-List", Westword "Singer/Songwriter 2011" and she is the 2011 Texaco Country Showdown Colorado winner.
As a live performer, Katey has shared the stage with Matt Morris, Katie Herzig, Bill Mallonee, Braddigan (of Dispatch), The Bittersweets, Trevor Hall and others.
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