Mr. Bill w/ Au5, Covex, Evoke

Mr. Bill w/ Au5, Covex, Evoke

Sat, March 10, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$12 Advance / $15 Day Of Show

This event is 16 and over

Mr. Bill
Mr. Bill
Bill started writing music by age five after being introduced to Bill Haley & The Comets and receiving a keyboard from his parents. As a teenager he acquired a guitar and joined various metal bands. He credits Metallica as one of his earliest influences, and later saw parallels between metal and electronic music.[1][2]

His first exposure to electronic music occurred at 18 when a friend took him to a psytrance show (known as a doof) on a beach in NSW, Australia. At the time, he thought the CDJs were playing everything live and was amazed that someone could do so much complex production on the spot. His foray into electronic music production began shortly after, when his parents bought a Macintosh computer. Starting with GarageBand, Day quickly found Ableton, which he still uses today. He received a bachelor's degree in Audio Engineering from SAE Institute, in Sydney, NSW, which helped solidify his electronic production skills. Production appealed to Bill because of the frustration of having to work around other musicians in bands, a sentiment echoed by Frank Zappa.[1][2][3]

By 2006, Bill was opening for psytrance acts in Australia, playing house and IDM.[2]

In 2008, Mr. Bill released his first album, Cell Abrasions, through Qwerty Records.

In 2009, he released his next two albums, Barcodes and The Ulterior Vadge Shpiel Rehearsal. That same year, he formed the duo Electrocado with fellow producer Ryanosaurus.[2]

Through the years, Bill collaborated with many artists and released dozens of remixes and singles, as well as 10 EPs. In 2013, he released The Collaborative Endeavours, a double-album consisting of collaborations with various artists over 28 tracks. His fifth album, IRL, was released in 2014, followed nine months later by his sixth album, Settling for Mediocrity. Both were released through Section Z Records.[4]

IRL was produced during a period of brief hiatus from live shows. Bill became disillusioned with self-management and decided to stop touring and devote his time to writing music. In response to the public statement, Muz Moeller, who manages Opiuo and Tom Cosm, offered to take up the role as manager.[2]

In 2013, he undertook a tour of India and Canada.[5]

In 2014, Mr. Bill and Gravitas Recordings held a remix contest for his track "Cheyah." The contest received over 200 submissions, with artist Haywyre taking first place.[6]

Bill has taught at Dubspot and holds Ableton seminars.[2]

He has an ongoing project, The Art of Mr. Bill, which includes both music and video. As of July 2015, there are three "seasons," and it continues to grow.
Electronic music producer from New Jersey, USA.
His music combines elements of electro, progressive house, trance, and dubstep.
Colorado native Brendan Bell, aka Covex, has been a rising star in the Denver production community over the past two years. Combining his impeccable production knowledge with unmatched creative ingenuity coupled with live elements that are on a level all their own, this future melodic star has been captivating audiences time and again. Supporting the likes of Illenium, Jauz, Bonobo, Crywolf, Slow Magic and more as well as gearing up for his debut headline in March of 2018, Covex has entranced audiences with his blissful yet high energy sets and shows no sign of slowing down.
Alden Groves—better known by his stage name, Evoke—is one of Boulder, Colorado’s most eclectic and dedicated up-and-comers in the alt-pop scene. As a singer, songwriter, producer, rapper, and multi-instrumentalist, Evoke traverses a multitude of different styles and ideas, drawing influence from disparate genres and a laundry list of bizarre life experiences.
The Evoke project began in 2013, when Groves began to seriously explore the potential of electronic music. Having produced under more than 10 different monikers over the course of a decade, he’s developed a unique yet approachable style that’s garnered him a dedicated cult following.
At its core, Evoke’s sound is characterized by tight songwriting—laden with brooding and intricate lyricism—and modern electronic beat-work, drawing inspiration from UK bass music. The result is a dark and intense take on alt-pop that bears more resemblance to artists like Radiohead, Jon Bellion, and The Weeknd than to Evoke’s EDM contemporaries.

Following the success of Future Holds, a collaboration with fellow singer/songwriter Laura Brehm, and Fall Into Me, produced by Arrient, Evoke is working on a full length solo album. FOOL // savior is slated to be released in early 2018.
Venue Information:
Aggie Theatre
204 South College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO, 80524