The People Now to Host Italian Rock Band, Neodea, in Conjunction with the Launch of “Bands Beyond Borders” – International Music Exchange Program in August
Seattle, WA (July 14, 2013) — Seattle-based, cause-oriented rock band, The People Nowwill host Neodea, a rock band from Milan, Italy as they launch “Bands Beyond Borders”, an International Music Exchange Program the week of August 11-24, 2013 in Seattle, WA.
Bands Beyond Borders provides musicians from around the world with an opportunity to connect, explore and share their music on stages in Seattle. The People Now is excited to host rock band, Neodea from Milan, Italy as the first participant of the program. The program also provides musicians from abroad with housing, transportation, shows and opportunities to explore Seattle’s music landmarks and legacy during their stay.
“Our time in Europe in the Spring of 2013 was life changing – and we were given incredible opportunity to share our music to listening ears. “Bands Beyond Borders” is a program we started based on that experience; a way of giving back the same opportunity. ‘Now’ is the time to give the world our ears, and a chance to welcome their music to the Emerald City whose music is world famous.” – Garth Hockersmith, founder and lead singer of The People Now.
Neodea, will play a number of shows during their stay in August. The band is based out of Milan, Italy and consists of members; Lu – vocals, Federico “Chicco” Valisi – guitar, Igor Mihaljli – bass and Emiliano Coldesina – drums.
“The idea of being able to play and live in the city of Seattle among musicians that influenced us and where this historic rock sound was born is an honor and a privilege, not for fame or glory; it’s just for the sheer pleasure of being able to realize a dream.” – Lu, lead singer of Neodea.
Neodea’s passion for Seattle’s music legacy and advocacy to stop violence against women is highlighted in their music video for the song, Scorre Lento which honors the memory of the late Mia Zapata who was lead singer for The Gits.
Shows featuring Neodea will include:
- · Friday, August 16 at Louie G’s in Fife, WA;
- · Sunday, August 18 at Tony V’s Garage in Everett, WA;
- · Wednesday, August 21 at The Central in the Pioneer Square area of Seattle, WA;
- · Thursday, August 22 at Floyd’s in Seattle, WA; and
- Friday, August 23 at One Eyed Jacks in Lynnwood, WA.
The People Now is a Seattle-based, cause-oriented rock band and non-profit organization with a depth of music and message, striving to make a difference in their community, both locally and globally and acting as a conduit to raise funds and awareness for selected charities and non-profit organizations. Members include; Garth Hockersmith – lead vocalist/guitar, Tim Karman – drums, Jonny Smokes – guitar, Dagna Barrera – bass, and Reid Strange – bass.
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The People Now is managed by Jamie Richards who is also co-founder of the non-profit division and co-creator of Bands Beyond Borders. For more information about this project and program, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.