World Wide Wednesdays@Chelmsford presents:

Young Bands on the Rise Tour
Wed. August 15, 2012
6:30 - 8 p.m.

NOTE: Tonight, because of the threat of rain, the concert will be held at the new Chelmsford Center for the Arts in the Center of town right across from the town common. Please enter the building at the rear door. There is some parking in the back of the building.

Young Bands on the Rise

This summer we are presenting a new twist to our World Wide Wednesdays concert series. We are happy to present a new tour called “The Young Bands on the Rise Tour!” This consists of a group of highly successful, hard working youth bands and solo musicians from around New England who are working together to take their talents to summer camps, bandstand stages, and “concerts on the commons” across the region throughout the summer. Each of the acts on this ‘tour’ is tracking for success, having won regional or national band battles, been selected for showcases and been recognized for their musicianship and professionalism as performers. Many have recorded multiple CD’s and all have significant stage experience. Particular care has been taken to select acts whose lyrics and image portray a positive, healthy message and whose music appeals to wide audience. Two of these bands on the tour, The Cranks and Beyond the Obvious will be performing in Chelmsford.

The Cranks (Dunstable/Westford)
Together since ’06, The Cranks is a young band - and if you were expecting 4 guys and lots of guitars, The Cranks have something else to offer. Their music is indie alt-rock with captivating melodies, a female vocalist in the forefront, and songwriting and lyric themes you would expect from veterans. The Cranks’ sound is reminiscent of 90’s post punk rockers like the Pixies with the modern dynamics of Guster and the power of Kings of Leon and Weezer. Their accomplishments include: Winner of Westford Apple Blossom Festival Battle of the Bands 2012, Finalist in Berklee College of Music Battle of the Bands 2012, Finalist in the 2012 Hard Rock Café Boston/Music On & Up Showcase, 2nd Place winner of Harvard Fall Festival Battle of the Bands, Rockin Ribfest 2010, 2011, and First Night Wolfeboro. Their song “Good Guys” has been added to Boston’s WXRV The River’s Homegrown show. The Cranks were featured on the cover of Metronome Magazine in the spring of 2012. They have two released CD’s: "Downside Up" and "What?" (available via iTunes).
Visit the Cranks Web Site
Soundcloud - http://soundcloud.com/the-cranks/sets/downside-up (songs from their second CD)
Sonicbids (EPK): http://www.sonicbids.com/epk/epk.asp?epk_id=244291
iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/the-cranks/id450797383
Youtube Channel:- http://www.youtube.com/user/thecranksband

Beyond the Obvious (Westford/Malden)
Beyond the Obvious
is a duet (guitars, keyboards and vocals) comprised of two 16 year olds. They have performed at numerous events including restaurants, private parties, fairs, shows, and showcases. They have been finalists in the 2010 and 2011 Music On & Up Showcase at the Hard Rock Café in Boston. They won “Best 15 and Under Band Performance” in 2010 and “Greatest Potential Performer” award in 2011. Beyond the Obvious took 1st Place at the Bishop Fenwick 2011 Talent Show and has also opened a show for international recording artists, “The Guggenheim Grotto.” Their shows consist of half covers and half originals written by both band members. They complement each other very well with their beautiful vocal harmonies and guitar and keyboard accompaniment.

Beyond the Obvious Links:
Youtube Channel:- http://www.youtube.com/user/MarkoskiMusic