Powerfully expressive vocals backed by beat boxing and vocal prestigation. Energetic duo giving guests a lively and intimate experience with original material and covers
Price Range: $350-$4,000
Myra Gleason, Stereo RV’s lead singer, has one of the most powerfully expressive voices you’ve ever heard. Her fervent vocals, backed by the guitar and extraordinary beat boxing abilities of her husband, Gabe, make the vulnerable songs on Human, their debut EP, an overwhelming experience. The tracks are flooded with the joys and sorrows of everyday life, given wing by the record’s vibrant production and melodies that will haunt you, even after a single listen.
The duo has been thrilling audiences in their hometown of Portland since they began performing together six years ago. Myra’s singing and Gabe’s ability to mimic the sound of a full drum kit, make every live performance an other-worldly event. “When we play live, people keep looking behind us for the drummer,” Gabe says. “I’m a very technical and precise beat boxer. I pride myself on being able to provide any sound a percussionist can make.”
The songs on Human, the duo’s debut EP, developed slowly, coming together through trial and error over the course of two years of experimentation in the RV the couple calls home. The touching melodies and Myra’s true to life lyrics, inspired in part by her work with children in the foster care system, give the songs an emotional depth that’s often missing in pop music. “The question I often hear from the kids is, ‘Am I normal?’” Myra says. “Their lives are full of poverty and neglect, moving from one home to another, which makes that question harder to answer. That’s why we chose ‘Human’ as the title track. It represents all the voices constantly asking that question. The songs describe the traumas and victories that tie us together, the experiences that ultimately identify who we are, or who we’re trying to be.”
John DeGrazio and Stan Chan produced the record at Watersound Studio. They remixed and re-mastered three tunes the duo had made on their own – “Free,” “Runaways” and “Who Am I?” They also produced, arranged and played all the instruments on two new ballads - “The One” and “Human” - creating potent, radio ready, backing tracks for them. All the percussion on the album is provided by Gabe’s beat boxing, mixed and processed in the studio to add depth to his vocal prestidigitation.
“Human,” the dramatic title track, opens the album on an optimistic note, even as it describes the often-troubling realities of everyday life. Myra’s riveting vocal blends equal measures of hope and anguish, backed by DeGrazio’s minimal piano, a thumping synth bass and Gabe’s vocal percussion accents. Myra faces down the howling winds of uncertainty on “The One,” a hopeful anthem with the soulful, uplifting quality of the best gospel music. Her vocal soars to deliver a message of undying faith.
Additional Booking Notes
We can provide our own PA system for your event.
-DI box not included.
Past Booked Events
|September 09, 2017 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||End Tour|
|August 02, 2017 • 12:00am - 12:00pm||On Tour through Sept 9, 2017|
|July 22, 2017 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||Salem Art Fair|
2 speakers. 1 monitor. 3 mics. 3 mic stands. 2 speaker stands. Di box. 2 quarter inch cables.
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