Advance tickets $5 each / $10 day of show / Children 12 and under free.
Sponsored by Giant Food Stores.
Hosted by Merwood Park Civic Association.
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Alfred James Band with Avalare Strings.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 6 pm
Merwood Pavilion – Wynnefield Lane and Cherry Lane, Havertown, PA 19083
Hailing from the Philadelphia area the Alfred James Band weaves classical themes with soulful charm into a cello driven acoustic rock sound that is both original and musically masterful. Rich vocal harmonies, intertwine with the ethereal sounds of Alfred’s cello to create a musical texture that is entirely unique. Accompanied by a band that features fiery, virtuosic performances on guitar, bass, violin as well as the driving rhythmic reinforcement of drums and percussion, the Alfred James Band is a musically intelligent and dazzling force to be reckoned with in a world inundated with mass unoriginality. Performing with his custom made Luis and Clark 5-string carbon fiber cello, there are no musical bounds Alfred will not cross. He is an extraordinary, yet relatable crossover artist in the truest sense.
Alfred started playing the cello as a young boy after his father (a surgeon and amateur cellist) suffered a stroke that ended his surgical career. Alfred picked up his dad’s cello where he left off and the rest as they say is history. With past venues that include the White House, NBC’s The Today Show and ABC’s Good Morning America, Carnegie Hall, The United Nations, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, and The Academy of Music, the Alfred James Band is making waves with their cello-driven acoustic rock sound.
Alfred was recently featured in Main Line Today Magazine as one of the Main Line’s Artists to Watch. and Song of the Year.
Avalare Strings ~ Philadelphia’s got a string quartet that rocks! With style and energy, Avalare Strings, performs timeless classical works, Latin and Celtic folk as well as electrifying rock hits of yesterday and today. Highly esteemed for their skillful artistry, style, and versatility, Avalare’s musicians reflect their world-class training and experience in every performance.
Avalare is highly respected in the Philadelphia and tri-state region and has been given a 5-star rating by The Knot.