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Nina’s Brew (Full Band)

with Ben Bivins & Friends

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Bar & Restaurant: 5:00pm

Doors: 9:00pm

18+ $5 // 21+ FREE

Nina's Brew

Hailing from diverse musical backgrounds, Nina’s Brew is a melting pot of influence, genre, and talent. The trio joined forces in winter of 2017 after casually playing a couple of gigs together in Burlington, VT, where they first met. Their sound is rooted in blues and soul, but also meanders the likes of R&B, hip-hop and pop. They integrate tight harmonies, beat boxing, heavy blues guitar shredding and can quiet the room down or take it by storm. While a zygote of a band, each member has been in the New England scene for some time, navigating solo and band projects alike and honing their styles independently of one another. When they decided to give it a go, the trio hit the ground running… opening for Zach Deputy in May, touring heavily between NY and VT, debuting on 104.7 The Point, and are in the midst of wrapping up their first EP (due out this fall). They’re hard at work crafting new songs, revisiting old ones and creating a sound that resonates across a spectrum of listeners. The trio features Giovanina on rhythm guitar and vocals, Mike Brewster on lead guitar and vocals, and Isaac French on vocals, piano, percussion and if the iron strikes, guitar as well (not all at the same time). Their live performance is uniquely infectious and soulful. And not to be missed.

Ben Bivins & Friends

Ben Bivins, aka the Janitor, is the first cousin to Duncan McCloud of the clan McCloud. He is actually immortal, and when it comes to custodians, there can be only one.  His ideal first date involves dry mopping a gym floor, unclogging your sink, and beheading all other would-be custodians with a “big ass” mop.  When he’s not wielding 67 keys on a single key ring, he’s usually holding it down on guitar on various musical projects including his main band, Brickdrop.
Over the years, Ben has been joined on stage by members of numerous Vermont groups including Swimmer, smalltalker, Grundlefunk, Annie in the Water, and Twiddle. Though the crew is ever changing, the captain is a constant, blending jazz, funk, and blues for the optimal aural experience.
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  • 188 Main Street Burlington, VT 05401
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  • (802) 658-4771
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  • Hours: Sun-Tue 7pm-2am / Wed-Sat 5pm-2am
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