Calla Bere Sings Her Music
Calla Bere has been compared by her audience to Janis Joplin, Grace Potter, and Susan Tedeschi. This songstress craves live performance, and she throws her heart into every show. Her lyrics speak to all listeners and our desire to be whole and find joy. Bere chose her band members to bring her show into a new energy for the ‘now’ era as the group projects her original songs and lyrics into the new consciousness. With her background based in music theory and solid instrument knowledge in guitar, bass, keyboards, and marimba, Calla is inately skilled at creating wonderful intensity, profound mood, and vocal innovation that moves her audience to dance and party. Inspirations that can be heard in her music come from trendsetters, such as Cream, and Ella Fitzgerald.
Kevin Rovner on Guitar and Vocals
Kevin Rovner’s stellar guitar interpretations of Calla Bere’s originals has created the jam band style, which people respond to with sheer awe. An obvious desire to practice his art with persistence has lead Kevin to a position as stage director for Dean Wean’s Wednesday Night Invitational Jam at John and Peter’s Place, where he has the undeniable attention of regular crowds that fill this showplace. In Rovner’s blazing guitar work, listeners can hear the resonance of revered players like Duane Allman and Eric Clapton.
Rich Berends Driving on Drums
Rich Berends, world class, technical percussionist, transfixes audiences with transformational solos and melodic percussion. Berends has performed with artists like Fish (Marillion), Chris Caffrey (Trans-Siberian Orchestra), and Jermaine Paul (2012 winner of The Voice), and he has shared the stage with artists such as Rush, Jon Wetton, and Joe Satriani, and performed at festivals such as the Planet Pul Festival, Netherlands. Rich trained, early, with Tony DeNicola (Harry James Orchestra), learning technical prowess and improvisation through study of the pioneers before him, like Ginger Baker, Buddy Rich, Carl Palmer, and Billy Cobham. With experience across many genres, Berends is a master of big rhythm, fusion, and progressive rock that you can witness in his musical leadership through the drums and his massive kit show philosophy. Now, as the band’s drummer, Rich Berends extends his talents as producer of Calla Bere and the Attitudes’ new cd, Good Day.