Sun Dec 3 2017

6:00 PM (Doors 5:30 PM)

Wire

6815 W. Roosevelt Rd. Berwyn, IL 60402

$18 adv // $20 dos

All Ages

Share With Friends

White Couch Productions presents:
The Guitar Collective 2017: Scale the Summit // Angel Vivaldi // Andy James

  • Scale the Summit

    Scale the Summit

    Instrumental Rock

    At this point in their career, it's almost easier to list the prog acts SCALE THE SUMMIT haven't toured with than the ones they have. From legends like Dream Theater and Yes, to cult heroes such as Cynic and Devin Townsend, to modern trailblazers such as Periphery and BTBAM, to heavy experimentalists like Intronaut and Mastodon, the band has shared stages with a who's who of the genre's past, present and future.

    This mix of classic and contemporary, timeless and topical is also reflected in the instrumentalists' evocative sound, which is just as vital in today's post-post- / anything-goes world of shuffled playlists as it would have been on the freeform rock radio playlists of the 1970s. The group's fifth album, "V," sees the group further develop their colorful musical palettes thanks to the addition of new drummer JC and the work of returning mixer Jamie King (BTBAM, The Contortionist), who also collaborated with the band on 2013's Billboard-charting "The Migration."

    Described as "essential prog" by Guitar World, SCALE THE SUMMIT was formed in 2004 after guitarists Chris and Travis met while attending Hollywood's Musicians Institute. The group self-released their first album, 2007's "Monument," before signing with Prosthetic for the 2009 release of their sophomore effort "Carving Desert Canyons." That album earned acclaim from fans, critics and peers alike -- none more high-profile than former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, who asked the band to take part in the group's Progressive Nation tour that year.

    From there, SCALE THE SUMMIT supported the release of 2011's "The Collective" with rigorous touring. With new bassist Mark in tow, the band then headed to King's Basement Studios in North Carolina to record "The Migration" (2013), their first effort to crack the Billboard Top 200. Described as “post-rock at its most melodic and dynamic best” (Alternative Press), the album was supported by extensive touring across North America and Europe, as well as appearances on several notable festivals (Yestival, SXSW, Cruise to the Edge, etc).

    SCALE THE SUMMIT stunned their fans and critics alike on their latest 2015 release “V”, which expertly showcased the instrumental progressive rock band’s sound across an array of beguiling soundscapes throughout each of its ten tracks. Mixed and mastered by longtime producer Jamie King (BTBAM, The Contortionist), “V” broke its way onto several of the year’s “Best of” lists being lauded as “downright flawless” (ItDjents) whille maintaining “ a collection of triumphant compositions that feel like a delightfully delirious, arrestingly hypnotic experience” (Metal Sucks). GET IT HERE

    SCALE THE SUMMIT are about to release their 6th studio album "IN A WORLD OF FEAR", out May, 19, 2017. Chris Letchford, the primary song writer since the creation of Scale The Summit has teamed up with the mighty Charlie Engen on drums and Kilian Duarte on bass to create the most anticipated album in instrumental metal in years. Produced by Chris Letchford and mixed by Anup Sastry. Featuring guests Nick Johnston, John Browne (Monuments), Angel Vivaldi, Jeff Loomis, James Iyani, Scott Carstairs (Fallujah), Per Nilsson, Yvette Young, and Nathan Navarro. "In A World Of Fear" is available for pre-order now. Get it digitally through 

     

  • Angel Vivaldi

    Angel Vivaldi

    Heavy Metal

    Angel Vivaldi was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey in 1985. He began playing guitar when he was 15 or 16 years old, and started out by playing for a local band from 1999 to 2000. He started his own solo project later in 2003, which included drummer Bill Fore, who plays drums for melodic death metal act Blinded In Bliss and formerly played drums for progressive metal band Mutiny Within. After his release of "Revelations" in 2008, he was invited to join the melodic metal band Black Market Hero. Angel also played in live performances for other bands such as With Daggers Drawn, Enstride, and Methodical. 

    He was inspired by Kurt Cobain of Nirvana and Kirk Hammett of Metallica to play the guitar. After the release of his first solo demo in 2003, he discovered the works of guitar heroes Yngwie Malmsteen and Eric Johnson, and was thus inspired to take up the melodic metal genre. He also afterwards started playing the 7-string guitar. Other influences include Mattias Eklundh of Freak Kitchen and Brazilian jazz musician Tania Maria. 

    Angel's first guitar was a Silvertone. He now uses custom 7-string Agile guitars and endorses Peavey Amps. He also uses EMG pickups for his guitars.

  • Andy James

    Andy James

    Rock

    Andy James is one of the world’s top new Metal and Shred guitar stars with amazing technique, phrasing and all round ability. Andy’s talent has been recognized by guitar stars including John Petrucci, Mark Tremonti and Rusty Cooley, and he’s also played alongside Zakk Wylde, Paul Gilbert, Guthrie Govan and Vinnie Moore and many more. 

    Now a globally renowned guitarist with thousands of fans to his name, Andy has been featured by magazines such as Total Guitar and Metal Hammer as one of the world’s best.

    A Youtube phenomenon with millions of views, Andy is an online legend famed not only for his incendiary playing, but also his tutorials and DVD’s released with leading companies such as Licklibrary and Jamtrax.

    Andy has several acclaimed solo releases to his name as well as two successful albums with Sacred Mother Tongue, and is a well-respected metal session guitarist. 

    From festivals such as Download, Sonisphere and Bloodstock, through to European and Far Eastern tours - including China and India - Andy has played all over the world on some of the largest stages around with bands including Sacred Mother Tongue, Cradle of Filth and The Fields of the Nephilim.

    Famed for his performances at the world’s top Music and Guitar Industry Shows - including NAMM in Los Angeles and the Frankfurt MESSE - Andy is a top endorsee for Laney Amplification, EMG Pickups and ESP Guitars. The release of the ESP LTD AJ-1 Andy James Signature guitar in 2013 highlights how Andy’s star is rising amongst the industry.

    With several exciting new album releases and live tours also scheduled for 2014, Andy takes his legendary tutorials to a new level with the launch of the Andy James Guitar Academy…

     

Please correct the information below.

Select ticket quantity.

Complete the security check.

Select Ticket(s)

limit 8 per person
General Admission

$18.00

Delivery Method

Mail
UPS
Will Call
White Couch Productions presents:

The Guitar Collective 2017: Scale the Summit // Angel Vivaldi // Andy James

Sun Dec 3 2017 6:00 PM

(Doors 5:30 PM)

Wire Berwyn IL
The Guitar Collective 2017: Scale the Summit // Angel Vivaldi // Andy James

$18 adv // $20 dos All Ages

Please correct the information below.

Select ticket quantity.

Complete the security check.

Select Ticket(s)

All Ages
limit 8 per person
General Admission
$18.00

Delivery Method

Mail
UPS
Will Call