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Friday November 21 ~ April Anne ~ Robin Daniel Egan ~
8:00 pm, April Anne is originally from Boston, MA but has called Arizona home since 1990. After her parents divorced during that year she found herself in a very hot state with no friends. She found a friend in music and poetry. from this she was able to spread her wings and become the woman she is today.
Music has always been her lifeblood and at times would drive her parents crazy, for she would never stop singing, she was a living radio.
In 1991 in addition to writing poetry and singing she picked up the violin. Coming from a musically gifted father, she found that playing music came naturally to her. She ended up playing this beautiful instrument for 14 years, in addition to 2 years of viola and 1 year on cello. But from her many years of playing she injured herself and ended up developing tendonitis in her left elbow and right shoulder. This all came to the surface during her first year in college, as a vocal major, when she was finally learning the piano, she had to drop out after one semester and not play any instruments for 6 months.
Once she was healed she began to teach herself piano. She'd always wanted to learn it and instantly fell in love. But it didn't always come easy to her. The concept of singing while playing proved to be a tad tricky at times, but with anything that is challenging to her, she practiced until she persevered.
April has been writing music and poetry since she could put a pen to paper. Her lyrics always come from a place that she knows, her life. She has lived major ups and downs and all are reflected in her music. When she is in love she writes songs that could melt any man's heart, but when she's been hurt she writes lyrics that touch many deeply. She admits she has made many mistakes, but if given the opportunity wouldn't change a thing from her past, for they all made her who she is today.
"Piano Strings" is a great example of this. A song about a horrible relationship, april jokes, "well at least i got a good song out of the whole thing". She is shocked at how this song has really taken off. With it's provocative lyrics and energetic piano she leaves nothing out. It's all right there for us all.
No matter where life leads her, we can always rest on knowing she'll be singing about it in one way.
When asked, what if you never get your heart broken again, she replies with, "no worries there, i have enough ammo to last a lifetime!"
April is currently hard at work on her album and singing at local venues and open mics whenever she can.
Stay tuned, for this is just the beginning! Check out her Official Music Video for "Phoenix" at http://www.aprilannemusic.com
9:20 pm, Robin Daniel Egan.
From azfamily.com: "Robin Daniel Egan a solo singer/songwriter who uses a combination of irony and witt in his lyrics to tell stories of love, loss and being half irish."
Check out his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Onewithzero and you will see that he is multi-talented individual!
Admission tonight is $8. Doors open at 7:15 pm.
Saturday November 22 ~ Angwish and 2B2 share the night! ~
8:00 pm , Bryan Bielanski is Angwish - "Changing the face of modern music one song at a time"
Forging the future of rock and roll by taking inspiration from the great bands of the past (drawing comparisons to The Beatles, R.E.M. and Nirvana), Angwish is leaving its musical footprint all over the world with a maelstrom of non-stop international touring.
Frontman Bryan Bielanski (guitars/vocals) formed the alternative rock duo in Charlotte, NC while still in high school during the late 1990's shortly after his beloved older sister took her own life. One of the last things she said to her brother was "You need to travel the world and play your music to people everywhere". This conversation was burned into Bryan's brain and since then he has released 8 full length albums, 2 EPs and played over 1000 shows in 15 different countries on 3 continents, including major cities like New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Amsterdam, Athens, Bangkok and Hong Kong. Angwish has also been sponsored by the national US music store chain Sam Ash, had songs placed in European Red Bull advertisements and in 2011 Bryan Bielanski was nominated for "Best Songwriter" and won the "Most Promising Artist" award in the Charlotte Music Awards.
The guitar/drums duo (complemented by Mitch Cooper on drums/vocals) creates its thick sound by using a specially modified guitar, numerous effects pedals and multiple amplifiers, a set up that Bryan constructed himself. Many listeners claim Angwish sound like a 4 or even 5 piece band after hearing their live performance. The songs range from jangly 60's British Invasion rock to the punk of the 70's, alternative rock of the 90's and the pop music of today. Bryan pours his heart out with his lyrics in each and every song drawing from all his life experiences from the ecstatic to the horrific. Nobody can question the sincerity and ferocity of the gauntlet of emotions that spews forth when Bryan sings his songs.
2B2 - In 2013, with the entry of Celia R. as the "Voice"- transformed the concept of 2B2: From the pure songwriting for other (and some Gigs as 2B2&Friends) arose 2B2 (LIVE) and it follows the return on stage and the work on their own songs. The music ranges from Singer / Songwriting Stuff, Soul, Jazz, Pop, Rock...up to Dubstep, Garage and Experimental Sounds to create an own style and symbiosis of music and lyrics. On 4/2014, three more musicians joined the concept of 2B2, while Celia's work ends.Time for the difference and the next step... Since 7/14 the second vocal of 2B2 is Vanessa Scheichenost.
Admission tonight is $8. Doors open at 7:15 pm.
Fiddler's Dream is located one block north of Glendale Avenue on 17th Street, on the Southeast corner of 17th Street and Cactus Wren. Use the newly opened Sprouts grocery at 16th Street and Glendale as a landmark - we are one block further East on Glendale, and when you reach 17th Street turn North and go one block to Cactus Wren. 1702 East Glendale, Phoenix, AZ, 85020 is the street address to plug into your map app.