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Welcome to the Charisma Artist Agency.
The Charisma Artist Agency represents the finest artists specializing in a broad array of Americana, World, Roots, Indie, Jazz, Swing and Rock genres; offering a roster of renowned regional, national and internationally touring acts and providing our client venues with a highly-experienced and skilled staff of agents and a top-notch administrative support team. We look forward to working with you.
Charisma is excited to announce the addition of The Interlopers to our agency!
Haling from the rolling green hills of Berkshire County Massachusetts, The Interlopers formed at Monument Mountain Regional High School, comprised of long time friends Curtis Kelley, Nick Veinoglou, Ariel Shrum, Max Weiner and Dylan Renner. What began as just a couple friends playing community events, talent shows and parties slowly began to take a marvelous shape; the shape of a creative and expressive entity, a musical brotherhood worth sharing with the world.
The band performed during their high school careers and in 2011, Nick Veinoglou and Ariel Shrum were accepted and attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Upon their return for the summer of 2012, the band experienced their most successful season yet. Michael Gilbert was added on Organ and keys to complete their summer sound and they proceeded to play over 30 shows in the Berkshire area and beyond in just the 3 short months they all had together.
August of 2012 also marked the release of their debut, self-produced Album "Don't Forget to Breathe". Recorded and engineered by Curtis Kelley at Muddy Angel Studios in Richmond, MA, the project was a culmination of everything they had accomplished as a band and represented all the generosity and support they had received through the years.
The Fall of 2012 marked the return to college, Kelley joining Veinoglou and Shrum at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. A time of great change had come, with the heartbeat of the band no longer in the Berkshires, it was time to expand; leaving Weiner, Renner and Gilbert was no easy feat. In October of 2012, The Interlopers welcomed in 3 new members, taking the place of their dear friends that could not make the busy rehearsal schedule. Jakob Rabitsch joined on Keyboards, Kama Bell on saxophone, and Nick Frenay joined on bass. The band's music combines the enlightening and sultry sounds of rhythm and blues and soul music and the fluid harmonic language of jazz, all executed with the boundless mind set of jam band. "Their music is like a sound bath, welcoming and inviting you in slowly, then once you are completely submerged, takes you on a cleansing journey". - Fan
2013 marked their debut performance in their new home city of Boston, MA and the launch of their "Get on the Road Campaign" to travel the east coast and beyond to share their music with eager listeners. The remainder of the year looks promising as they continue to expand their sound.
More info of The Interlopers here: http://www.charismaartist.com/artist_info.aspx?id=68
Charisma is happy to announce the addition of Nicholas Altobelli to our roster!
Nicholas Altobelli was born in Southern California and moved to Dallas, Texas in the middle of the fourth grade. Shortly after graduating, Nicholas picked up the guitar and taught himself country songs that were on the radio. In college he took a
songwriting course and soon realized what he wanted to do in his life. He left college in 2007 and began pursuing music full time.
Between 2008 and 2011 he released three folk albums ('Waiting for the Flowers to Bloom,' 'The Regulator' and 'Radio Waves and Telephone Wire)' on his own Dalton Records, earning praise from the local press. Including a nomination for Solo Act of
the Year by the Dallas Observer and declaring that Altobelli would “make fans of Leonard Cohen
In the fall of 2011, Nicholas began writing what he thought would be 'Without a Home.' After an initial tracking session in January of 2012, he realized he needed a change in musical direction.
“It was all wrong. Something didn’t feel right.” Altobelli recalls. “These were the wrong songs. I had to go back and start over even though I was halfway finished with an album. It was a tough decision but I had to do it.”
He began to rewrite the album but writer’s block turned weeks into months. It wasn’t until he had a meeting with Dallas songwriter and producer, Salim Nourallah (Old 97’s, Rhett Miller), that he was able to move forward. In a few short weeks, Without a Home was written.
Nourallah recruited an all-star line-up of Dallas musicians for the sessions. John Dufilho (Apples in Stereo, Deathray Davies) on drums, Joe Reyes (Grammy winner) on electric guitar, Becky Middleton (Ishi) on keys and vocals and Paul Slavens (KXT Radio) on accordion (I Just Want to Feel Real).
Musically and lyrically, Without a Home is inspired by two different subjects. The music was influenced by Altobelli’s home state of California
“Southern California has some kind of magic to it.” Altobelli says. “Especially Los Angeles, where dreams are killed with each heart beat but the people still come. We wanted this album to sound like something you would listen to while stuck in traffic on The 405 on your way to another failed casting call.”
Lyrically, however, the ten tracks are inspired by a deep depression and a recently diagnosed, crippling, anxiety disorder that almost ended Altobelli's music career.
“Most of these songs were written in full fledged panic attacks and endless depths of depression. It was the only way to deal with it at the time and these songs are snapshots of those events.” Altobelli explains.
Without a Home is a departure from the acoustic folk of Altobelli’s earlier albums. Instead it is the work of a growing artist struggling with real problems and a good indication of what is to come from this talented young songwriter.
See more info on Nicholas Altobelli here: http://www.charismaartist.com/artist_info.aspx?id=69
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