Alto Cinco is proud to present:
Amanda Rogers and MVT
Friday, May 22nd, Late Night.
Join us for an evening of incredible music! We are thrilled to bring you acclaimed singer-songwriter Amanda Rogers in collaboration with MVT's residency with Alto and Otro. Come get down with us!
Often compared to the likes of Tori Amos for her fairy esthetic and classical roots,Tom Waits for her dark and literary lyrics, and Carole King for her Tin Pan Alley Pop sensibility - Upstate NY native, Amanda Rogers, has continued her 15 year musical journey on her self paved career path as an original and independent touring and recording artist. With 9 albums in tow, including her latest 2013 double-album release "WILD", Multiple international tours solo as well as with a full rock band and as a folk duo, notable press, recognition for a song reaching the International Top 100 billboard charts, numerous co-writes and guest appearances, song placements on networks such as the Discovery channel and MTV, and a list of musical celebrity fans that are all name-dropper worthy, she maintains her desire to evolve as a Singer-Songwriter without boundaries while remaining "uncompromisingly d.i.y".
Her recordings are often labeled as "lo-fi bedroom ambience", "chamber-pop", "Pop with a dash of folk and blues" and her live performances are described as "raw and emotional", "haunting", "quirky and delicate as well as powerfully moving". "An accomplished and versatile songwriter and pianist, timid when she takes the stage, her first fragile notes transform into clear soul-resonating melodies".
MVT (Michael Vadala Trio)
Since its formation in March of 2011, Rochester-based funk fusion band MVT has brought the old jazz ideals of freedom and improvisation to the new world of music which highly values electronic, hip-hop, and R&B influences.
MVT's current core members are all multitalented, young, and good looking guys. Jamie Greene (drums), Ben Crossgrove (Bass), Eli Flynn (guitar), Matthew Billings (Keys/Sampling), and Michael Vadala (Keys) compose music using odd meters, time signature changes, key changes, complex progressions, and whatever else the band thinks would be interesting to write into their music.
MVT is inspired by artists such as Robert Glasper, Snarky Puppy, Christian Scott, The Roots, Avishai Cohen Trio, A Tribe Called Quest, STS9 and Jurassic 5