EMINENCE ENSEMBLE, Nikolai, Rize Tha Rebel

ANIMAS CITY THEATRE PRESENTS

EMINENCE ENSEMBLE

Nikolai

Rize Tha Rebel

Wed · May 30, 2018

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm (event ends at 12:30 am)

The Animas City Theatre - Music

$10.00 - $15.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 18 and over

EMINENCE ENSEMBLE
EMINENCE ENSEMBLE
Since 2009, Eminence Ensemble has been building their fan-base through explosive live shows and unique genre-blending. The Colorado-based group infuses elements of Jazz, Rock, Electronic, Metal, Soul/Funk, and Hip-Hop to create intricate compositions, decorated with psychadelic improvisations. The band is comprised of six members: Tanner Bardin [Drums], Nick Baum [Percussion/Lead Vocal], Johnny Bosbyshell [Keyboard/Synth], Zac Flynn [Bass/Synth/Vocals], Taylor Frederick [Guitar/Vocals] & Justin Neely [Guitar/Vocals], making a solid framework for a huge sound and a whirlwind of creativity. Gaining their following first as a live band, Eminence Ensemble learned to capture the crowd with high-energy performances and large-scale production, with a light show just as dynamic as the music. And although they mainly thrive in the Jam Scene, the band is recognized by fans of all genres. Eminence Ensemble has become known for their complex song structures, heavy bass-drops, synchronized guitar-lines, dense vocal-harmonies, and powerful dual-percussion, both on-stage and in-studio. The sextet focuses most on creating a one-of-a-kind show for their followers. Each set list is carefully constructed to capture the vibe of the venue and the energy of the audience. With over 400 shows under their belt, Eminence Ensemble has proven their worth in the scene, playing festival slots at Summer Camp, Electric Forest, Camp Bisco, Wave Spell, Euphoria, The Werkout, and more.



In their most recent release 'Real News' (2019) Eminence Ensemble truly pinpointed their studio sound. The full-length 13-song LP exemplifies the diversity of the band, weaving in and out of genres while still remaining cohesive. Their thought-provoking lyrics allow the listener to dive deep into the music, while the music itself paints the picture. From radio-ready singles to eight-minute long musical odysseys, 'Real News' is a testament to the constantly evolving world we live in.
Nikolai
Nikolai
Biography
Don’t Do Ordinary.

A recent graduate from the Virginia Military Institute, Nikolai has been making music since before he can remember. Born in Richmond, Virginia, to immigrant parents from both Denmark and South Africa, “Nik” had the opportunity of traveling and experiencing different cultures from a young age.
So, combine worldly exposure with musical influences from the likes of Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, and Outkast, and you get a unique hip hop sound exclusively from Nikolai.

Rewind to 2012, Nikolai matriculated into the Virginia Military Institute with the hopes of one day entering the military. He survived the grueling first year (“Rat Year”), and came away with a new attitude towards how he wanted to live his life. Free.
During his sophomore year at VMI, he was able to study abroad in Madrid, Spain. While abroad, Nikolai found a studio in the city within walking distance, and decided to lay a few tracks down for fun. It was through those few months and the experience of making those songs at Rec Division studio in Madrid, that proved to Nikolai, a life of music was a life he wanted to achieve. Those 5 songs would later be Nikolai’s first publicly heard releases on SoundCloud.

Following his Junior year, Nikolai released his first mixtape, “Summer Furlough”, which received plays and praise from the local Richmond scene. RVAmag.com called it “very honest, humble, and appreciative of the moment and opportunity to share it with the listener.”
After graduating from VMI in May 2016, Nikolai immediately began working on his second project, “Expressions”, which has just recently been released.

With his unique hip hop sound and optimistic attitude, Nikolai is determined to bring good vibes and good music to his fans.
Rize Tha Rebel
Rize Tha Rebel
About
Young and Ambitious. Artist. Songwriter. Lyricist.
Check us out on https://soundcloud.com/rizetharebel
Venue Information:
The Animas City Theatre - Music
128 E College Drive
Durango, CO, 81301
http://www.animascitytheatre.com/