Berklee College of Music announces a third season of Executive Sessions, a concert series showcasing bands whose members include Boston-area CEOs and corporate executives, at Berklee’s Café 939 (939 Boylston St., Boston). The series is booked and produced by Tom Simons, President and Creative Director of communications firm PARTNERS simons and Mirek Vana from Berklee College of Music. This semester, the series will culminate in December with a «Battle of the Executive Sessions Bands,» featuring the most popular groups that have played since the series inception.
All shows at Café 939 are all ages. Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $20 (students free with valid student ID). For tickets or more information, call 617-923-8487 or visit http://www.berklee.edu/events. For more information about Café 939, visit www.cafe939.com.
Wednesday, Nov. 18 – The Loomers, with guests: The Bleeding Hearts
Tom Simons–president/creative director of the marketing communications firm PARTNERS simons–is a guitarist by avocation and a long-time Loomer. Along with Jon Svetkey (acoustic guitar, harmonica, lead vocals); Everett Pendleton (electric guitar, harmony vocals); PARTNERS simons controller Jack Cavalier (bass guitar, background vocals); and Michael Cahill (drums, background vocals) who owns his own business, CK Environmental, Simons continues to perform in the great tradition of corporate bands. The Loomers, whose latest album Tomorrow Today is available on iTunes, have twice been finalists in Fortune Magazine’s Corporate Battle of the Bands, and they have also performed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. For more information, visit www.loomers.com
Wednesday, Dec. 16 – Battle of the Bands
Executive Sessions veterans collegially battle it out for supremacy. Appearing in addition to The Loomers and Six (see above) will be 7 at Denny’s, featuring Javier Marin, principal of Hispanic News Press; and House Red, an eclectic band that combines classic jazz (Mingus and Parker), and rock ranging from the classic (The Doors) to the contemporary (3 Doors Down). The band features Marc Caruso on guitar and vocals, Dean Goodermote on bass and vocals, John Rule on drums and George Skelly on guitar and vocals. The band supplements its musician income with other gigs: Marc (VP of Enterprise Services, Data Intensity), Dean (Chairman and CEO, Double-Take Software), John (Director, Fuel Cell Development, Lilliputian Systems) and George (Partner, Nixon Peabody). The winner will have the opportunity to record with Berklee alumni and Grammy Award winning producers. Other contenders, as well as celebrity judges, to be announced.
About Café 939
Berklee’s Cafe 939 is a 200-capacity, state-of-the-art, all-ages, student-run music venue and coffee house. Cafe 939 showcases Berklee’s emerging student talent, local artists, as well as national acts seeking a more intimate, personal space in which to perform and connect with their fans. The cafe is open to the general public and aims to attract musicians and music fans from all walks of life. While most rooms in Boston have a specific musical niche, Cafe 939 will embrace nearly any style, from rock, jazz, folk, and world, to bluegrass, hip-hop, electronica, avant-garde, and beyond.
About Berklee College of Music
Berklee College of Music was founded on the revolutionary principle that the best way to prepare students for careers in music was through the study and practice of contemporary music. For more than 60 years, the co