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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Bronsen and the Expedition
Recommended if you like: We're like.....funk, pop and jazz thrown into a blender. Some people have called us John Mayer mixed with Hiatus Kaioyte. We love and take influences from many artists such as D'angelo, Anderson .Paak, Dave Matthews Band, Esperanza Spalding, etc.
Story behind your band/artist name: The trio was first started as a collaboration, with me writing the majority of the songs, and theother two adding their own voice to that. We call it the expedition because our music reflects the journey we're on, good and bad!
Band Members: Bronsen-Guitar/Vocals/Bass/Keyboard, Conner-Drums, Natalie-Keyboard/Synthesizer/Synth-bass
What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : We're all apart of the DC area through different channels such as school or travel, but as a band we've been drawn to the DC scene because of thediversity and creativity and just general friendliness of musicians and people here. We've all spent time in New York, and we didn't feel as connected. Although we still play in New York often, we're drawn to DC as our home because quite simply it has accepted us and made us want to play even more. We're currently living outside the city in NOVA and in Maryland, but in 2 months Conner andBronsen are moving to Columbia Heights to be even more connected to the place we love to spend time in the most.
At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: 1. You can find us at many of the jam sessions around town, from the Gypsie Sallies jam with Gordon Sterling, to the Bossa Soul-down Session, to thejazz jams at Soto, Jojos and as many places we can get to, we're looking to meet as many people as possible
2. Before or after our shows, you may see Conner climbing things in the city, as he loves anything that's mildly unnecessary and kind of dangerous.
3. One of our first gigs at Boss Bistro in Adams Morgan, and we love that venue and area, and it's one of our favorite places
4. One of our favorite activities as friends and as a band is exploring the city and the surrounding parts. Natalie and Bronsen once walked around for miles to stop by every venue we could think of that we hadn't been to before, and handed them our demo. This was before we had any recorded material, but it was quite the adventure, and we love doing that with or without a purpose.
Anything else we should know, or you want to share: We just put out our EP that we've been working on for about a year, andwe're incredibly excited for the future. The past 4 months have been tumultuous...to say the least...for every member of the band, due to personal loss and issues (2017 has been the worst for almost everyone I know) but we're hoping that you can hear our resilience in our music, and the way we play and record it.
We want people to have fun at our shows, and be able to let go for a few hours. We try to make our shows a mix of high-energy danceable music, and reflective emotional music. We just want to give something back to the people around us, because we already get so much.
Official Website URL: www.betheexpedition.com
Facebook URL: facebook.com/betheexpedition
Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4ob7g66E9o4YruVmVTlqhI
Main Genre: Pop
Other Genres: funk, fusion, jazz, rock