This fall, X Factor Italy stars, CLUSTER, will be returning to the U.S. for a 2nd tour. One year ago, CLUSTER amazed discerning American audiences at Strathmorein North Bethesda, MD, with inventive vocal jazz and complex harmonic textures combined with a polished, exciting stage show. Headlining the VoCALnation a cappella festival, the show brought a European legend to their U.S. fans live for the first time, and the show left fans begging for more.
Cluster is an all-vocal group founded in Genoa in 2004 by five young students of the Paganini Conservatory. Since then, they have performed concerts in Italy and throughout Europe showcasing their unique style, which combines elements of pop and jazz fusion. Their first album, Cement (2007), is the first disc in Italian history to be awarded 3 CARA nominations (Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards) and it reached the number one spot on iTunes Italia in April 2008. In 2008, they released an EP of tracks performed on the TV show X-Factor. In 2009 they released ''Steps'', a natural evolution from ''Cement'', which demonstrated their artistic growth. Later in 2009, they released ''Christmas Present'', an ambitious, popular, and innovative project that received several CARAs in 2010, including the award for Best Christmas Album.
Featuring SATELLITE LANE:
Made up of seven teachers, Contemporary A Cappella League group Satellite Lane specializes in spreading a cappella education to music programs and performing spontaneous original compositions. In March 2013, Satellite Lane competed in the New York Regional Harmony Sweepstakes, where they won “Audience Favorite,” “Best Arrangement,” and a special “Honorable Mention” for originality.
Doors will open at 7 pm.