06/06 - Bumperyachts and Matt Wheeler & Vintage Heart
at The Abbey Bar at Appalachian Brewing Company
Featuring guests Amber Sands....
$5 in advance
$7 day of show cover
For tickets visit | www.greenbeltevents.com
Grant Goldsworthy and Steve Mondschein of the Bumperyachts, first started playing and writing music together in 2000. Their first band, Gravelfish (which featured Goldsworthy on bass and lead vocals, and Mondschein on guitar), as well as a short lived ska cover band, came and went as the two went off to their respective colleges.
For years, without a band, the two would return to write and record music that, for the most part, would never leave the basement. The two would practice recording their own songs, overdubbing all of the instruments and adding layers of vocal harmonies to create the sound of the full band they imagined.
In 2012, on a whim, Goldsworthy bought a ukelele and started teaching himself to play. This became a catalyst for the two to start playing live shows again and writing new material, this time as an acoustic duo, under the name “The Bumperyachts.” The two are hard at work on their debut album which will released in early 2015. The pair have brought in pianist, Krystal Grant, guitarist/bassist Alex Hilliard, and bassist Robbie Kirk, to complete the live sound.
Matt Wheeler & Vintage Heart
“Thinking love is worth the fall/The damage healed, & truth is all that remains.” – From “Avalanche”
Honest, thought-provoking lyrics mingle with an orchestral feel & a strong rhythm section to characterize Matt Wheeler & Vintage Heart’s sound. Based in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Matt Wheeler & Vintage Heart are emerging with a brand of acoustic folk-rock that reflects faith, love, and what it means to be human. Drawing influences from the folk/singer-songwriter tradition such as James Taylor, Glen Hansard, and Iron & Wine, Matt’s musical poetry can range from lilting and sweet to haunting and driving.