Wednesday, April 21, 2021
The Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center is thrilled to announce our first-ever Virtual Concert Series
presented by Liberty Bank
Artists featured in the first episode of the Virtual Concert Series include:
“Twisted Blues” is how Righteous Continental (Ryan Newman, Tim Leffingwell, and Mitch Igneri) describes their sound, offering an exciting blend of blues, funk, and rock and roll. Inspired by legends like Jimi Hendrix, the band was formed in 2017 on the same day they recorded their first record, Psychoactive, at the University of Connecticut’s WHUS radio studio. After that auspicious start, they’ve performed all across Connecticut to enthusiastic fans, from Foxwoods to New Haven and beyond.
Kids That Fly
Kids That Fly is an alternative pop-rock band that also formed out of the University of Connecticut in the fall of 2018. Their music is heavily inspired by contemporary alternative rock, citing acts such as The 1975, Weezer, and The Black Keys as some of their main influences. The band’s energetic style – described as “euphoric” by Buzz Music – derives from the enthusiasm that Nick Smeriglio (vocals, guitar), Jacob Stockman (drums), Blake Henry (guitar), and Braden Frandino (bass) bring to their music.