Spend your holidays with the soul-pop band ARMIES accompanied by the MAINE YOUTH ROCK ORCHESTRA!
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MYRO is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides orchestral string students educational opportunities to work along side professional bands and artists in an alternative setting. At this time in our development we are entirely supported by private donations. MYRO has been featured on NPR First Watch, DownEast Magazine, Consequence of Sound and OldPort Magazine.
These 25 middle and high school students have performed with Gregory Alan Isakov, The Ballroom Thieves, Darlingside, Tall Heights, Kishi Bashi, Spose and more. This summer they performed at Mountain Jam main stage. MYRO was the first youth orchestra in history to tour with a national artist.
Led by vocalists Dave Gutter and Anna Lombard, Armies meld electro pop with duet style anthems inspired by French pop duets of the sixties. Drawing on themes based around temptation and fidelity, Armies is the darker, seedier underbelly of love put to the soundtrack of a nite club bathroom.
Armies began in Venice Beach, CA as a commercial project conceived by Portland, Maine based singer-songwriter Dave Gutter. For the purpose of TV and film placement only, Gutter was commissioned to write folk style duets for male and female vocals. After auditioning vocalists, producers and musicans in Los Angeles, Gutter returned to Portland and finished the record with long time friends Anna Lombard, DJ Elsworth, Jon Roods and Tony McNaboe. August 2015 marked the release of Armies’ self-titled debut.