Sooo! Every year the fancy artsy folks in Miami get together on the Monday of Art Basel week at the Perez Art Museum to give out $$$ for the arts in Miami! This year, Sam Hyken of Nu-Deco Ensemble was named a Champion of the Arts by the Knight Foundation. He was tasked to choose an artist & a project to support and he chose US & our hybrid-documentary in production, Birthright?!
We are so grateful for this award and can’t wait to share our progress with you!
Thank you Knight Foundation, Sam Hyken & Nu-Deco Ensemble!
We played on the first night of the fest this year in Feb & the temperature went down to 30 degrees! I was so cold I wore 3 layers as part of my outfit and shed pieces little by little as the show went on. We met so many friends and camped at Virginia Key Beach for Grassroots 2015 and we are stoked to be on the lineup again for 2016! Get your tickets now- the fest kicks off Feb 18-21st. We heard this year they are offering workshops during the week leading up to the fest with workshops, food and camping! So down!
This was our 7th year getting to play Ultra Miami. We shared a dressing room with one of our fave artists, Kiesza.
In April, our collaboration with the Nu Deco Ensemble was a dream come true. I mean what musician doesn’t fantasize about playing their music with a 25 piece orchestra! Conducted by Jacomo Barrios and arranged by Sam Hyken, we played 5 songs of our newest album, “Dream About You”.
Our album release party for “Dream About You” turned into a full-fledged festival with support from the Rhythm Foundation and Prism Music Group. Big thanks to all our friends who played: Oigo, Chantil Dukart, Denabi, Sharlyn Everertz, Jesse Jackson & Telekinetic Walrus.
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Trick or Beats Tour with Telekinetic Walrus
We went up and down the east coast with the Walrus crew and made lots of friends along the way! Halloween was EPIC and we dressed as Edward Scissorhands and his leafy art! We even had a rad fan make us a pumpkin w our logo! Woot!