Angel Vivaldi, Scale The Summit, Andy James

ACI ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS

Angel Vivaldi

Scale The Summit

Andy James

Sun ยท November 12, 2017

4:00 pm (event ends at 9:00 pm)

$18.00 - $20.00

This event is all ages

Angel Vivaldi
Angel Vivaldi
"If people don't like instrumental music, I'm here to make them like it."

In today's music scene where countless bands are effortlessly duplicated, Angel Vivaldi stands out as a cutting edge and unprecedented up-and-coming artist. His blend of spell-binding guitar anthems, tasteful yet virtuosic playing and engaging song arrangements have captured the ears of many who would have never given instrumental music a listen.

Angel's debut album, "Revelations," gained him enough notoriety to land him a spot as lead guitarist for Black Market Hero, (post-40 Below Summer/FLAW). After 2 years, he parted ways with the band to focus on his second release, "The Speed of Dark," which was released in 2010. Now on his third release titled "Universal Language," (May 2011) the Ibanez endorsee is focused more than ever to catapult guitar instrumental music back into the world of metal and hard rock. He recently recruited ex-Mutiny Within (Roadrunner Records) drummer Bill Fore to complete his lineup of master live musicians including Jason Tarantino and Jake Skylyr.
Scale The Summit
Scale The Summit
At this point in their career, it's almost easier to list the prog acts SCALE THE SUMMIT haven't toured with than the ones they have. From legends like Dream Theater and Yes, to cult heroes such as Cynic and Devin Townsend, to modern trailblazers such as Periphery and BTBAM, to heavy experimentalists like Intronaut and Mastodon, the band has shared stages with a who's who of the genre's past, present and future.

This mix of classic and contemporary, timeless and topical is also reflected in the instrumentalists' evocative sound, which is just as vital in today's post-post- / anything-goes world of shuffled playlists as it would have been on the freeform rock radio playlists of the 1970s. The group's fifth album, "V," sees the group further develop their colorful musical palettes thanks to the addition of new drummer J.C. Bryant and the work of returning mixer Jamie King (BTBAM, The Contortionist), who also collaborated with the band on 2013's Billboard-charting "The Migration."

Described as "essential prog" by Guitar World, SCALE THE SUMMIT was formed in 2004 after guitarists Chris Letchford and Travis Levrier met while attending Hollywood's Musicians Institute. The group self-released their first album, 2007's "Monument," before signing with Prosthetic for the 2009 release of their sophomore effort "Carving Desert Canyons." That album earned acclaim from fans, critics and peers alike -- none more high-profile than former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, who asked the band to take part in the group's Progressive Nation tour that year.

From there, SCALE THE SUMMIT supported the release of 2011's "The Collective" with rigorous touring. With new bassist Mark Michell in tow, the band then headed to King's Basement Studios in North Carolina to record "The Migration," their first effort to crack the Billboard Top 200. Described as "post-rock at its most melodic and dynamic best" (Alternative Press), the album was supported by extensive touring across North America and Europe, as well as appearances on several notable festivals (Yestival, SXSW, Cruise to the Edge, etc).
Andy James
Andy James
Venue Information:
Dingbatz
620 Van Houten Ave
Clifton, NJ, 07013
http://www.dingbatznj.com/