Alex Stanton by Alex Stanton  June 03, 2019 

Instructor Band Bonanza 2019

Each June we like to highlight all of our instructor's exciting musical projects in our Instructor Band Bonanza! Check em out: 

hunnycombProject Name: hunnycomb

Teacher(s) Involved: Chloe Wieczorek, Kevin Lynch

How did your group get started?
Before the group came to be(e)...lol...Chloe performed as a solo artist, collaborating with various musician friends. Then she found some home bois 4 lyfe and they were Kevin on drums, Bryce Rabideau on guitar, and Jonah Petrelli on bass.

How would you describe your sound?
R&B/Neo-Soul... Jazzy-Pop nectar for your soul.

What's on the horizon for your group?
The horizon = a lot of performing, writing, recording, and promoting. We plan to release at least one single before the end of the year, in preparation for our 2020 album debut. (Oh and we have a cover music video streaming the interwebs this Friday!)

Where can we listen to your music and/or see you play?
Follow us online @hunnycombmusic on Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube

Here's when you can catch us this summer:
6/8 - 9pm - w/ Lyndsey Smith and Starship Mantis @ Hard Rock Cafe
6/14 - 7pm - Frick Park After Dark @ Frick Environmental Center
7/6 - 7pm - Stars at Riverview Jazz Series @ Riverview Park, Observatory Hill
7/12 - 4pm - Deutschtown Music Festival @ Main Stage


Rose WinstonProject Name: Rose Winston

Teacher(s) Involved:  Solo project by Anne Angyal

How would you describe your sound?
Lo-fi Electronic Pop - It has been described as Animal Collective/Arthur Russell meets Sade

What's on the horizon for your group?
This summer Rose Winston will tour the East Coast and Midwest for a few weeks in August. Look online at www.rosewinston.com to see if you might be traveling in one of those cities - or tell your friends to come out and say hi.

Where can we listen to your music and/or see you play?
You can listen online (Spotify, Bandcamp, Youtube), CDs will be available soon and Rose Winston will be playing in Pittsburgh at Nights of Conroy with Ami Dang on Aug. 24


radon chongProject: Radon Chong

Teachers Involved: Brian Hecht

How did your group get started:

I rediscovered some midi files I generated with notation software before I knew anything about harmony or music theory. I liked the mix of randomness and everything being in the same key (I don’t think I knew how to enter sharps and flats in the software). I started writing little things on the guitar, trying to capture this “vibe.” Once the band was put together the music became shaped more by the musician’s personalities and individual styles than by my early unschooled experiments, but we tried to keep an attitude of not worrying if things “made sense.” The big discovery for me was that it's not necessary to set arbitrary limits on the music you are making; in the absence of unlimited time and money limits will present themselves.

How would you describe your sound:

The city paper described our debut cassette as “sitting at the intersection of post-rock’s interwoven trajectories and Captain Beefheart’s atonal laments.”

What’s on the horizon for your group:

We plan on releasing a 4 song EP sometime in the second half of the year.

Where can we listen:

http://sgmgrecords.com/artists/radon-chong/

https://radonchong.bandcamp.com

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