A Tribute to the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - With Undercover presents
UnderCover Presents worked with over 100 artists from 13 Bay Area ensembles to pay homage to The Beatles’ 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' - one of the most iconic albums in the history of recordings. Music Directing and co-curating this lineup is Joe Bagale - multi-instrumentalist, producer, and composer. Each of the 13 ensembles is from a different genre (ranging between Hip Hop to Orchestral) and is arranging one (1) song from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Every group is highly encouraged to put their own sound and personality into their rendition. The result is a showcase of thirteen (13) ensembles who performed the album in its entirety live at The UC Theatre in Berkeley on June 3, 2017 - 50 years after the original album’s debut.
A Tribute to Green Day's Dookie - With Undercover presents
In November 2015, over 100 artists walked through the doors of the legendary Fantasy Studios and spent over 22 days recording and mixing 14 songs at Fantasy Studios. Yes, the same place that Green Day recorded the original album.
UnderCover has asked 14 Bay Area Bands to put their own twist on the twisted. The genres have ranged from Arabic Rai to Gospel to Orchestral...with a ton of punk in between.
UnderCover Presents enables musicians and audiences to deepen bonds with the local artistic scene through collective celebration of a shared cultural touchstone. UnderCover navigates audiences to a diverse range of musicians by reinterpreting an iconic album in its entirety with a different ensemble performing each song in their own style.
THE DEAR HUNTER - ACT V: HYMNS WITH THE DEVIL IN CONFESSIONAL
Another collaboration between Casey Crescenzo & Awesöme Orchestra to be performed in concert on Oct. 28, 2016!
"These two albums, Act IV and V, were written and recorded much in the same time frame- though each album retains its own unique identity, tone, and experience.
Act V, however, will be the final ‘rock’ record in the Act series. This may read as though I am abandoning the project, one record early - but the truth is simply that in knowing what Act VI means to the series, and what its story has to say - presenting it in the same form as Acts I-V would be short selling the creative opportunity it presents." - Casey Crescenzo
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MARK MONTGOMERY FRENCH - THEME FROM A PIRATE FILM
Danger, romance and swashbuckling on the high sea. Taste the adventure!
From his solo debut EP "One is Exotic, Two is a Threat.", a semi-orchestral misfit song cycle, released 10/5/16 on CircusTall Recordings.
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THE DEAR HUNTER - ACT IV: REBIRTH IN REPRISE
Awesöme Orchestra players accompanied Casey Crescenzo on ACT IV: Rebirth in Reprise, the latest installment of his epic six-part prog rock odyssey.
"Ambition has never been a problem for The Dear Hunter and here it’s manifested through a huge range of styles from fast-paced alternative rock, to folk ballads and disco-pop, all served against a rich orchestral backdrop. These orchestral elements, though present in previous acts, are now richer, more vibrant and creatively layered." - alreadyheard.com
STAND! - WITH UNDERCOVER PRESENTS
UnderCover Presents creates covers of famous albums, with a different Bay Area artist playing their rendition of each song. Awesöme Orchestra kicked off the title track of Sly & The Family Stone's STAND! TheBengsons provided vocals.
A THOUSAND FACES - BEATS ANTIQUE
Awesöme Orchestra players joined the Oakland band Beats Antique in the studio for three tracks off their 2014 album A Thousand Faces.