The Atlantic Effect CD Release Party
w/ Zach Ummer (early) and Copilot (late night)
Friday, January 19, 2018
Bar & Restaurant: 5:00pm
The Atlantic Effect
The Atlantic Effect was formed out of a shared love for real, authentic music. This Vermont-based rock n’ soul band is passionate about writing fun, groovy and genuine songs that anyone can appreciate. The band has a commitment to bringing the guitar solo back to contemporary music as a tip of the hat to its musical influences, which include The Rolling Stones and The Allman Brothers Band, as well as modern groups such as Alabama Shakes and My Morning Jacket
The Atlantic Effect is made up of former members of The Summit of Thieves, Victory Orchard, and singer-songwriter Jake Machell.
Vermont-born singer/songwriter Zach Ummer offers a fresh and unique blend of rock, pop, and americana with influences that include Ryan Adams, John Mayer, and Counting Crows. Ummer’s melodies are catchy and his lyrics are relatable to a vast group of audiences.
You’d be hard-pressed to define Copilot. The Massachusetts-based group are made up of powerhouse vocalist Maggie Quealy, charismatic frontman Ry McDonald, bassist Austin Beveridge, and drummer Dylan Allwine. Together, Copilot aren’t so much making music as they
are crafting an experience. Sure, you can call them Americana because of their twangy harmonies or even pop thanks to their danceable beats, but maybe nouns aren’t quite right. Adjectives, on the other hand, might do them justice.
In-your-face. Energetic. Powerful. Catchy. Melodic. Refreshing.
Versatile vocals drive the band: a soulful ache, a ferocious howl, a buttery croon. Instrumental camaraderie is important too: foot-stomping percussion, quiet guitar lines, twinkling rhythms. Copilot’s real talent lies in skillfully mixing and matching these elements to cultivate the perfect
package of retro-pop goodness that does not just suggest repeat playings but demands it.