‘MOAR’ is a monthly concert series highlighting stripped-down, acoustic sets by local, Connecticut artists and bands. The sound and intimate setting for these musical performances is unmatched in CT!
After breaking his neck, all Zach Andersen could do during the recuperation process was play video games and learn to play guitar. Once he was all healed, he jokingly thought it would be fun to write his own songs. Later, this joke turned into a new passion and the formation of The Andersen Brothers. Along with his brother, Eric, they took the local music scene by storm with their catchy, relatable, and nostalgic songs. Their first album, “Unrequited Daze”, was released in 2011 and contained the crowd favorite “However Hard She Tries”. While TABs is on hiatus, Zach continues to play both solo shows as well as gigs with his other band, “The Or Something Like Thats” (or whatever he decides to call them on any given night).
Catalina is a Chilean singer/songwriter based in the New Haven, CT area. Born and raised in Santiago, Chile, Catalina began singing and performing when she was 5 years old and songwriting at the age of 12. Today, Catalina has greatly developed her craft and is seen reflected through her powerful, vocal prowess, soulful writing and overall soundscape creations. As a crossover artist, her style of music is a potluck of all of the genres that she is influenced by. How she manages to intertwine and compliment them is what makes her a trailblazer. The way she showcases her musicianship and artistry by molding through different sounds comes to show how versatile she is. This upcoming artist has played at venues such as The Bitter End in New York City and at the Smoky Mountains Songwriter Festival in Gatlinburg, TN, where she won the Band Playoff in 2014. With 3 EP releases under her belt, Catalina is ready to share her debut full-length album to continue furthering her career and her reach across the United States.
Ian Biggs is a singer/songwriter from New Haven, Connecticut, who denies the label of a “genre.” The musical journey of his latest collection of material will take you from the quiet depths of a weathered soul to the heart-pounding, rug-cutting thrill of being alive.
After years of fronting the rock band All In Blind, Ian Biggs began working with producer Jeff Gitelman (The Stepkids, Chance The Rapper, Alicia Keys) and longtime friend Robbie Chemical on his new project. After his second European tour, Ian returned home in August of 2014 and signed with Niveo Records. Entering 2015, Ian has continued his collaborations, working with Frostbite Entertainment and producer Tim Cappezone of Rise or Decay.
Ian Biggs has worked as a session guitarist/vocalist for many acts as well as a toured with Jesse McCartney (808 Records), Katy Tiz (Atlantic Records), Edisun (EMI), Nicole Frechette, Marjorie Lee, and was an instrumental member in the indie rock band Lion’s Teeth. Ian has also had the good fortune of sharing the stage with several other notable acts including Neon Trees, Capital Cities, Betty Who, Aaron Carter, Kat Dahlia, Marcy Playground and Everlast, to name a few.
Other MOAR details you need to know:
This is an all ages event
$5 Advance, $8 at the door
Doors @8pm, Music starts @8:30pm
549 Howe Avenue, Unit 404, Shelton, CT 06484
Entrance to White House Productions and Map Views:
Enter the parking lot that has a large sign for “Valley Karate”. The parking lot is to the Left of “Photography by Roman”. There are stairs on the exterior of the building that will lead you to the entrance. Once you are inside the hallway will be lined with xmas lights. Follow the hallway (it turns to the right) and the door to White House Productions is on the Left (it will be marked).
We all hope to see you at the show!