Get ready to move, and bring your translator – it’s a taste of Italy as Portland’s Mbrascatu performs at Salem’s Historic Grand Theatre on Saturday, Jan. 21, 8:30 p.m.
A musical product of Portland’s creative melting pot, Mbrascatu is an indie rock band that draws from diverse European and American roots to create a unique signature sound.
Blending together dynamics ranging from delicate to explosive, expressive Italian lyrics, hook-laden melodies, inventive arrangements and energetic rhythms to keep you on your feet, the band has performed extensively throughout the Pacific Northwest and abroad, delighting audiences at the hottest music venues, outdoor festivals, bars, clubs and local radio stations.
With knods to personal encounters and human qualities in his songwriting, frontman Andrea Algieri attributes his creative success to people and relationships. “I’m inspired by the people I meet in my life,” said Algieri. Clear evidence of this lies in the band’s name, pronounced Mm-brah-ska-too, which is the nickname of Algieri’s grandfather, who gave him his first guitar. Arriving in Portland in 2007, Algieri would spend the next decade sharing his story and captivating audiences in the way he knows best – Italian, of course.
Mbrascatu currently features Dylan Dean on violin, viola and backup vocals, John Sabestinas on electric guitar and banjo,Tim Anderson on bass, Mark Powers
on drums and percussion and Algieri on lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitar.
Back from their first Italian tour, Mbrascatu will kick off the New Year in a new venue, with new tunes and big plans for a second tour this summer and a live album in September.
Event information is available at EnlightenedTheatrics.org/Mbrascatu, or by contacting Enlightened Theatrics directly at 503-585-3427 x 4 or BoxOffice@EnlightenedTheatrics.org.
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Salem’s Historic Grand Theatre
191 High St. NE
Salem, OR 97301
$12 Advance, $15 Door