Adult and youth student groups from BandWorks, the Bay Area’s “School of Rock,” some of whom might be playing their first gig, as they take the stages in Berkeley (Nov. 6) and San Jose (Nov. 13), ready to rock. Students hail from all corners of the Bay Area, including Oakland, San Rafael, and San Francisco — some are quite experienced and others are just starting out. BandWorks’ excellent professional musician-instructors help the students get organized into groups, and then coach them on cover songs ranging from vintage rock to newer hits. Teen band, Acid Reign (high school students Josh May, Calvin Wright, Austin Zimmerman, and Josh Cohen), has been with BandWorks for a few years, and has started to make a name in rock circles, gigging professionally. They will debut all original tunes at the concert in Berkeley.
The Berkeley concert at Ashkenaz is an afternoon marathon of sixteen kid, teen, and adult bands, and the free San Jose concert commemorates the special opening of BandWorks’ new space at Music. Everyone who loves rock ‘n roll is welcome to attend the concerts. Contact BandWorks if you or your child would like to pursue the dream of becoming a rock star.