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Cambridge, MA: November 15, 2016 — Renowned local vocalists/musicians Jen D’Angora (Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents, the Downbeat 5, the Dents), Andrea Gillis (Andrea Gillis Band, the Other Girls, Devotion), and Erica Mantone (session vocalist, performer, Boston Rock Opera producer) have banded together as “The Revelations” — celebrating their love of true roots of rock and roll and raw, soulful Gospel music.
The three powerhouse singers decided to collaborate after discovering their mutual love and respect for artists like the Staples Singers, Mahalia Jackson and Sister Rosetta, they dug deep into a wealth of material that will provide listeners with an experience that is truly “revelatory.” They will also be including a few Holiday classics to mark the start of the season. The Revelations are grateful to be working with stellar musicians Matt Murphy on bass and Chris Anzalone on drums to provide seat-rocking, toe-tapping, hand clapping tunes that inspire and move the soul.
The Revelations are grateful to be hosted by Randi Millman and Atwood’s Tavern, 877 Cambridge St. Cambridge, MA 02141. Atwoods will provide their delicious and much-talked-about brunch on Sunday, December 4, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free for all, however donations to the performers are warmly encouraged.
The Revelations – Sunday Gospel Brunch
Sunday, December 4, 2016
11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Jen D’Angora (a.k.a. Jenny Dee) has been in the Boston music scene for over 15 years. Her main bands include the Downbeat 5, the The Dents, and Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents — and she is still performing with all three. Some career highlights include opening for J. Geils and Aerosmith at Fenway Park, touring Spain, winning a Boston Music Award for Best Female Vocalist, and opening for The Zombies, Hoodoo Gurus, The Muffs and more.
Andrea Gillis is a powerhouse singer who has been a staple on the Boston music scene for years. She’s got the lungs of Tina Turner, the songwriting chops of Christie Hynde,and the swagger of Mick Jagger. She’s opened for J. Geil’s Band, Sharon Jones, Lee Fields and Koko Taylor. She’s also performed our national anthem at historic Fenway Park for a Red Sox game.
Erica Mantone began studying voice at the age of 12 and obtained her BA in Music in 2003. She has performed as a soloist for classical, opera, musical theatre, jazz, blues and rock. She has also performed in collaborative projects and as a backing and session vocalist for many artists in the Boston music scene and most recently produced and performed in the resurrected Boston Rock Opera.