Indie-Soul Songstress Aubrey Haddard is taking the hearts of music lovers by storm with a sound all her own. Joined by Charley Ruddell on bass and Josh Strmic on drums she'll be hitting the road to promote the release of her new single “I Should Know Better” including a performance at State Park in Cambridge featuring the debut performance of June Bloom.
Born and raised in the Hudson River Valley of New York, AH now performs consistently throughout the North East. After placing second in the Hudson Valley Voice competition in 2013, and founding her stylistic “Rock & Soul” group Breakfast for the Boys, she continued her path as a richly diverse performer to the prestigious Berklee College of Music. Once relocating to Boston, Haddard was awarded ‘Massachusetts Solo Artist of the Year’ Bridging the Music Productions, and has become the front woman of the Boston-based original funk group The New Review, heralding recognition from the illustrious NPR Tiny Desk Competition stating “it sounds like she’s about to catch fire.” AH, currently joined by drummer Josh Strmic and bassist Charley Ruddell, is one of New England’s most eccentric and dynamic performers on the touring circuit. In May of 2017, the Aubrey Haddard trio began working on a full length studio album called Blue Part, a concept album steeped in the concepts of love, relationships, and passion.
June Bloom is a Psych/Pop/Rock solo project from Boston musician, Patrick Carr. Carr has played in numerous bands as a keyboardist, bassist, and guitarist since moving to Boston in 2010. June Bloom is a genre departure in addition to a change in role for Carr as sole songwriter, engineer, and producer. 2017 saw the release of “Bloomin,’” a six-song EP recorded using acoustic guitars and drum machines layered with vintage keyboards and vocal harmonies. Carr has created a sound that is reminiscent of early Pink Floyd and The Zombies yet calls upon modern heroes like Animal Collective and Tame Impala. Patrick plans to continue to write and record new music in the next year and take these arrangements to a live setting.