NYC Ecstatic Groove Group, Michael Bellar & the AS-IS Ensemble, to play Bishop's Lounge in Northampton, MA - Friday 10/12.
Northampton, MA (PRWEB) October 05, 2012
NYC Ecstatic Groove Group, Michael Bellar & the AS-IS Ensemble, to play Bishop's Lounge Friday 10/12.
Michael Bellar & the AS-IS Ensemble will bring their high energy ecstatic groove music to Bishop's Lounge Friday 10/12 at 10pm. Since the release of their last CD, "Turned On Turned Up" in 2009, Michael Bellar and the AS-IS Ensemble have played over 160 shows, "...turning heads and blowing minds across the country." Vermont 7 Days. Their latest CD, "Oh No Oh Wow", draws from over two hours of newly recorded music and includes both originals by Michael Bellar and completely re-worked covers from artists as varied as Fleet Foxes, Jimi Hendrix, Leonard Cohen and Bob Marley.
Michael Bellar & the AS-IS Ensemble
Michael Bellar - keys (Amos Lee, Art Garfunkel, Oliver Wood, Howie Day, Jump Little Children)
Rob Jost - bass (Imogen Heap, Bjork, Oliver Wood)
Brad Wentworth - drums (Zs, Aretha Franklin, Oliver Wood, Ryan Keberle)
Who - Michael Bellar & the AS-IS Ensemble.
Where - Bishop's Lounge - 41 Strong Ave, Northampton, MA
When - Friday, October 12th, 10 pm
How Much - $5
Select Festivals and Venues
JVC, JAC, Bell Atlantic and NYC Winter Jazz Festivals, Evolve Fest, A Bear's Picnic,
SXSW 2010, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts,
the Blue Note in New York City - as the house band and Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center
The group has opened for
John Scofield, Tea Leaf Green, Medeski, Martin & Wood,
Oliver Wood (of the Wood Brothers), Grant Green Jr, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey and Perpetual Groove
(the group offers educational outreach and residency programs
in conjunction with any college performance)
Duke University, Appalachian State University, Clemson, Warren Wilson College,
NCSA, College of Charleston SC, UNC Winston-Salem,
Presbyterian College, NC A&T, Virginia Intermont
Michael has toured and/or recorded with
Amos Lee, Art Garfunkel, Howie Day,
Wheatus, Jay Clifford's Rosebud, Teddy Geiger,
and Euro pop star Giorgia
Michael’s national TV appearances include
Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,
Late Night with Conan O’Brien,
The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Good Morning America
For any additional info or interview/preview – please contact Michelle Denyés at biz(at)michaelbellar(dot)com or 917-583-9117.