Gardendale & Berkley

Eric Auerbach: violin / vocals Loren Israel Gurman: keyboard / lead vocals / bass Faruq Marican: electronics / guitar / bass Ben Temin: bass Butch Wade: drums Matthew Wood: guitar And friends: Moises Cunha: violin Lia Kohl: cello/ vocals Ben McGil
Gardendale and Berkley exploded onto the Bloomington, Indiana indie scene in 2008. Fronted by playwright and dramatic pianist Loren Israel Gurman, G&B fuses lyrical genius with musical theatricality and instrumental variety. Largely a brio-pop ensemble, Gardendale and Berkley incorporates violin, various arpeggiators, electronic banjo, bandoneon and experimental synth in addition to the instrumental mainstays expected in a rock group. Armed with nuanced musical knowledge and strong sense of identity G&B creates a unique and soaring sound reminiscent of some but derivative of none. Having played a mere 35 gigs G&B is already well established both locally and regionally and is well on its way to becoming a staple in the indie music scene. Lauded as "one of the best new bands on the scene" by WIUX DJ Kat Johnson and fan-expressed "happy happy sunshine joy," Gardendale and Berkley manages to create euphoric, driven sounds that culminate in a cohesive brilliance leaving its audience awash in modern orchestral bliss.



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