bart & the bedazzled with scott hirsch
friday, April 27, 2018, 7-10pm
Bart is a Bay Area (now Los Angeles based) legendary song writer, singer and musician. The Bedazzled is a band lineup that brings together the jangly guitars of Wayne Faler (Dream Boys) with the soul beats of drummer and percussionist, Andres Renteria (Jose Gonzales) and the post punk bass lines of Jessica Espeleta (also L.A. Takedown), all wrapped around Davenport’s soulful voice. The four friends, united in their affection for the “Elegant 80s” sounds of Prefab Sprout and Style Council give Davenport’s songs a distinct esthetic that producer, Aaron M. Olson relished in augmenting. Olson’s own music incorporates soundtrack and avant-garde elements. His gift for song arrangement and talent with synthesizers both weave their way into Blue Motel seamlessly and subtly. The resulting sound is Anglophile pop meets West Coast yacht rock with occasional sci-fi weirdness. Vocalist, Nedelle Torrisi makes several guest appearances, including the lush layers of harmony on ‘The Amateurs’. Saxophonist Billy McShane is also featured on three songs with improvisations that evoke scenes of whale watching on the moon.
After starting out in post production at BAVC in San Francisco, Scott relocated to New York City in 2007, where he honed his craft as a film sound designer. As he obtained a master’s degree focused on spatialized audio in post-production at New York University, Scott embedded himself as a sound fixture among the New York independent film scene. While moonlighting in a 5th Avenue commercial post-house (Creative Media Design), Scott edited, sound designed, and mixed films by directors Rick Alverson, Joe Wladyka, Trey Edward Shultz, Andrew Renzi, Sam Fleischner, Pamela Romanowsky, Matthew Porterfield, Francis Bodomo, Adam Rapp, Lawrence Michael Levine, Jonathan Caouette, Chris Mason Johnson, and many more.
$10 suggested donation