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Help us raise funds to debut off Broadway at HERE arts center!
Perf Productions is a theatre and production company bringing you new and interesting work that promises the playful, the provocative, and the unprecedented. With your help, their original multi-media show, "Degeneration X," will debut this December 2011 at HERE arts center!
Aaron Lee Tasjan
25 year old songwriter, guitarist and singer Aaron Lee Tasjan has rock'n'roll running through his veins. From his collaborations with BP Fallon and Jack White or Sean Lennon to his stint as the lead guitarist in The New York Dolls he has seemingly done it all. His band, Madison Square Gardeners, became unlikely hometown heroes in Brooklyn where they favored Heartbreakers guitar riffs and choruses over synthesizers and boat shoes. In 2010, the Village Voice called them, "...the best NYC has to offer!" Still Tasjan has proved to be much more than just another young songwriter worshiping at the alter of Petty, Westerberg and Chilton. His remarkable guitar playing and trademark vocal style are something unto themselves, pushing the songs he creates into directions outside those of his heroes, while still ringing true to the heart of rock'n'roll. "Tasjan has a way of writing us back into moments and years that we're no longer a part of," remarks Daytrotter's Sean Moeller. Moeller continues saing Tasjan's writing reminds him of a time when, "...Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty were writing and releasing their seminal recordings about the lives of Americans." A lofty comparison indeed for such a young writer and singer but as Dinosaur Jr., Hold Steady producer John Agnello puts it, "I know that's saying a lot, but you have to hear it to believe."
Will McCranie Trio
Will McCranie has traditionally focused on being a one man acoustic
wondershow. He has toured nationally, opened for the Goo Goo Dolls and
Colbie Callait on the way, and last year he recorded a song a week,
every week (Do the math: that's impressive). Born in Augusta, GA and
based in NYC, this child of the south has America's richest musical
traditions at his fingertips, as evidenced in his latest album
smile.shift.speak. The all new WM3 finds McCranie in full tilt
electric mode with Tommy Walsh ,also from Augusta, GA, on drums and
Noah Schipani-Trivier holding down the low end on bass.
The Cleaners are an original/cover band from NYC rocking everywhere
from bars/clubs, subway stations, even your backyard. Currently
performing original music and covers;Singer/guitarist Josh Walker has
appeared on the Howard Stern Show, FUSE TV, Sirius Satellite Radio and
KROQ. As a solo artist, he has packed The Bitter End, Knitting
Factory, Cutting Room, and other NYC clubs. His vocal style has been
described as combining the best of rock, punk and country. He is
currently recording a new Cleaner’s CD with fellow members Jay and Flo
B..... Singer/guitarist Jay Shepard was described by the Charleston
Post and Courier as a, “beast on the guitar”. He has shared the stage
with Derek Trucks (Allman Bros.), Bernie Worrell (P. Funk), the Dirty
Dozen Brass Band, Natasha Bedingfield, and others. Whether rocking New
York City’s Radio City Music Hall and Hammerstein Ballroom, or
Hollywood’s Kodak Theater, Shepard holds the audiences’ attention with
his signature guitar sound and commanding stage presence. .... Drummer
Johnny “Flo B Wan” Levine has toured with and/or recorded for, among
others, DMX, Tricky, Marilyn Manson, SWV and Shakira. His most recent
project is the upcoming Island/Def Jam release of singer/songwriter
Laura Warshauer. He has played with numerous original and cover bands
throughout the tri-state area, covering styles from classic punk to
western swing. .... New Jersey Based Bassist/Vocalist Joe "Diesel"
Decker has played with numerous original and cover bands that have
appeared throught the Tri-State Area.