Marc Christian is a Filipino American cellist, drummer, pianist, and composer residing in Southern CA. He studied cello performance at California State University Northridge under Dr. Diane Roscetti. Marc is classically trained but has ventured off from the traditional classical route of cello and focuses on various genres ranging from rock, hip hop, and his own contemporary solo works.
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DARDEN is comprised of Clarah, the guitarist; Havi on mandolin, Tabbi, the bassist, and Josiah on drums.
The girls are vocalists in the group, focusing on harmonies and musical blends.
Raised on the California Coast in a family of musicians, the band grew up surrounded by musical influences from almost every genre. In the early 2000’s, their parents piled them into an RV, and together they embarked on several singing tours around the U.S., traveling as far east as Ohio. Originally their vocals were backed by their Grandpa Joe Tatar on honky-tonk style piano, but eventually, each decided on an instrument, and when the Darden family came off the road in 2008, the sisters began to hone in on forming their own musical entity. It was only natural that their brother Josiah join the group, and he now backs the girls on drums.
Everyone is a songwriter in the group, now playing several instruments each. Since coming off the road, they have developed a sound which is their own unique spin on all the music they grew up on. Leaning towards an Alternative, Modern Americana feel, DARDEN presents an experience of crystal clear harmonies, angelic melodies, and modern versions of classic songs and styles.
The band currently resides in Orange County and they can be seen frequently performing around Fullerton and Southern California.
“Music has always been our first love, and our goal is to share that love with as many people as possible!”
Formally the Water Tower Bucket Boys they decided to kick the bucket and release their debut album as Water Tower in the middle of the pandemic. They sought LA legends Don Bolles (The Germs) and Ron Reyes (Black Flag) to produce “Fly Around”.
Multi-instrumentalist and live-looper, Mik Garrison, blends state-of-the-art magic technology, with old-fashioned instrument know-how. He creates layers with his bass guitar, baritone saxophone, keyboards, beatboxing, and a vintage telephone microphone to create the dynamic and funky sound textures of a full band.
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JaFFer (Formally known as Fergo & The Burden) is a vibrant and highly energetic soul/rock band from Byron Bay, Australia.
Formed in 2016, they are a group of accomplished musicians led by the funky bass playing of Fergo (Luke Ferguson) whose incredibly powerful vocal range turns heads, every time.
Adding polish to the power is the versatile guitar playing of Matt Day and the sublime backbeat of drummer James Pattugalan.
This powerhouse trio is currently touring nationally and boasts an impressive working resume including Blues Fest, Woodford Folk Festival, Splendour in the Grass and the Tamworth Country Music Festival.
JaFFer’s music is exciting and energetic and their live performance reflects the top class quality of their musicianship.
They currently have a debut 5 track EP, which won them several awards, including Best Male Vocal at NCEIA in 2019.