Aqueous has built a reputation for bringing high energy and tireless effort to their craft, and fans rave about the uniqueness and power behind every performance. Featured as one of Relix Magazine “On The Verge” artists and having shared the stage with the likes of Umphrey’s McGee, Lotus,Papadosio, Twiddle & more, there seems no limit to the quartet’s journey to the top.
With three studio albums under their belts, and their critically acclaimed live collection “Live Nugs”, Aqueous is as strong in composing as they are at communicating and improvising during their shows. Their onstage persona is infectious and undeniable; their lifelong friendship stands as a testament to the tightness of the music. While the band is relatively young, they are polished – check them out as soon as you can, and discover firsthand what the buzz is all about.
Natalie Cressman & Mike Bono-
A collaborative duo since 2014, Natalie Cressman and Mike Bono have developed a repertoire of vibrant and intricate originals which incorporate a combination of genres, including indie rock and contemporary jazz.
Raised in an eclectic musical household, Natalie Cressman has continued to diversify and expand her musical universe throughout her musical career. Still in her early 20s, the trombonist/composer/vocalist has assimilated the full range of her sonic influences into a startlingly-mature and strikingly-original voice. Cressman’s sound melds the sophistication of contemporary jazz with captivating storytelling and intoxicating melodies reminiscent of indie rock’s most distinctive songwriters. Cressman has spent much of the last six years touring the jam band circuit with Phish’s Trey Anastasio, while also performing with jazz luminaries Nicholas Payton, Wycliffe Gordon, and Peter Apfelbaum.
Guitarist Mike Bono, now age 24, is a performer, educator, composer, and recording artist. He began his musical career at the age of 5, and at 18 he auditioned for Berklee College of Music and was the first guitarist in the school’s history to be awarded a Presidential Scholarship. While at school, Mike formed The Mike Bono Group, which released their debut record in September 2013, entitled, From Where You Are. In the last five years, Mike has had opportunities to perform with many including, Erykah Badu, Aloe Blacc, Chris Cheek, Dayna Stephens, and Julian Lage, to name a few.
The duo recorded their debut album, Etchings in Amber, in late 2015, to be released in October 2016. The 9 songs, featuring the intimate instrumentation of voice and acoustic guitar, combine Bono’s harmonic stylings with Cressman’s soulful storytelling. The meeting of these two musical minds results in a transcendent, emotionally stirring journey for listeners.
“Her trombone is world-class, but her singing voice is another thing entirely, an empathic entity that channels the ages. Cressman’s is a flawless act that can only get better with time and age. Yep, I smell a Grammy — someday.” — Dave Good, San Diego Reader
“Mike Bono is one of the most promising young guitarists I have come across. He has formidable skills, maturity, and a great imagination.”
Thursday October 13th – Aqueous w/ Natalie Cressman & Mike Bono Duo
Doors: 8:00pm, Show: 9:00pm – Tickets: $12 ADV/$15 DOS – Ages: 18+