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After a successful year of Sessions on the west coast, Opus and Escape The Routine are working together to debut the infamous ETR Sessions pop-up concert series in NYC. Join us as we showcase the best local talent the city has to offer.
The event will also debut the Opus Live beta!
The Flowdown (Ropeadope Records) is an eclectic jazz-rock-hip-hop-world music group from NYC. And in many ways, the band is a reflection of the urban playground that it calls home. To begin, the members met over a diverse set of scenarios; Adam Ahuja (keys, vocals) and Gavi Grodsky (guitar, vocals) connected online whilst seeking newcomer musicians in the city shortly after moving to the Big Apple; Gavi and Lavondo Thomas (bass, vocals) were musician roommates during a week of cruise-ship entertainment work. The four all had something in common though: to continually push their musical minds to furthest of reaches.
While rehearsing with his newly formed band, Mozian suggested that a female vocalist would complete the live act. The guitarist remembered Ms. Anne’s singing and gave her a call. Without any details, Ms. Anne followed her female intuition (as she is known to do), dropped what she was doing and headed to the basement rehearsal session. While the band never fully materialized, the rehearsals found the two spending more and more of their time together. Their process was organic, their vibe unique. As the songs began to take shape, so did the nature of their relationship. And in the heat and mystery of New Orleans, as if by magic, they created the framework for what is now known as The Grand Affair.
Adam Melchor is a 24-year-old recording artist from NYC. In his debut EP The Archer, Adam weaves intensely personal lyrics with colloquial melody to create a vivid yet vulnerable narrative. Carried by his folk guitar playing and impressive vocals, the songs showcase a musical empathy rare for an artist of Adam‘s age.
Opus is a NYC-based startup that connects musicians, businesses and fans. Our mission is to empower the music community with tools aimed at showcasing talent, expanding networks and booking performances.