8 STUDENT ACTS WILL PLAY, 1 WILL PLAY THE FESTIVAL
HUB - Alumni Hall
March 25, 2017
15 Minute Acts for 8 bands
Doors: 8:30 PM
Show: 9:00 PM
BATTLE OF THE BANDS LINEUP
Cinnamane, is an upbeat, energetic rapper, is new to the Battle of the Bands scene, having only been performing for less than a year. Cinnamane says he raps with a unique style and beat and all his performances always include some shock value. His musical influences include Childish Gambino, lil’ Dicky and Logic.
Glory Days is no stranger to the Movin’ On scene, having competed in the 2016 Battle of the Bands competition. A four-piece band that has a mix of pop punk and alternative rock sound, Glory Days uses progressive music and emotional lyrics that audiences can connect with. They are heavily influenced by artists like The Killers, State Champs, 30 Seconds to Mars, Yellow Card and John Mayer.
Kenny Sukitch is a blues-rock artist has been performing for six years and performed at Battle of the Bands 2016. He has written and produced all of his music in his dorm and apartment while at Penn State and his proud of his unique sound. Sukitch attributes his musical influences to artists like Jimi Hendrix, Hippo Campus, Gorillaz, John Mayer and the Black Keys.
The three-piece rock band Mantra has been performing together for four years and is well versed in the State College music scene, with two members working at local music shops. Known for their heavy and alternative rock sound, this will be the group’s first time performing at the competition.
The band Normal Force has each member studying engineering at Penn State. The band is only five months old but each member has been performing for over ten years in various other groups.
RiZ is a newcomer to the Movin’ On Battle of the Bands competition. He is influenced by artists like Big Sean and Jay-Z, RiZ describes his music as primarily hip-hop with strong lyrical ability and pop appeal. Having previously performed around campus, RiZ is not shy from showcasing his talents to the Penn State community. One day, he aspires to return to Happy Valley to perform as a main stage artist for Movin’ On.
Together since the fall of 2016, all members of The Bikes have met through Penn State’s School of Music. They believe themselves to be musicians at the core and dedicate their lives to the craft at the deepest level. This will be their first time competing in Battle of the Bands and feel confident in their talent and ability to bring "something different to the table”.
ZACH WADE & THE GOOD GREIF
Zach Wade and the Good Grief is indie rock band with a catalog of original songs that run the gambit from modern rock bluegrass to Pink-Floyd-like jam sessions. Zach Wade and the Good Grief enjoys performing creative takes on old classics with the intention of making sure the whole audience is having a great time. The band has been performing for a year and a half.