San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
They don't have a CD. They've been a band for only a few short months. They are four college undergraduates who, despite their passion for music, are studying History, Cognitive Science, Engineering, and Dance. They are not yet known far away from UCLA. Still, perhaps the best way to describe them? “The best band you’ve not yet heard of, but should someday.”
Meanwhile, THE STREET HEARTS have already been discovered by LA-based luminaries and won more awards in their few short months than most bands win in a lifetime. One critic, when first hearing them, exclaimed, "What the folk!” In other words: easy to listen to, and even easier to love. Paula Abdul joined a panel of celebrity judges who selected The Street Hearts as BEST BAND at UCLA's 2013 Spring Sing, where they performed before 8,000 fans. These same 8,000 fans voted The Street Hearts as winners of the prestigious Bruin Audience Choice Award. Around the same time, The Street Hearts also won UCLA's JazzReggae 2013 Battle of the Bands and opened LA's JazzReggae Festival, despite their music being anything but jazz or reggae.
The Roxy is proud to sponsor The Street Hearts' first LA gig outside UCLA. The band's members consist of Nicholai Hansen, from Brookline, MA, on bass/guitar/drum/vocals, and three native Californians: Andrew Giurgius on guitar/lead vocals, Nick Valentini on keyboards/vocals and Sarah Summers on banjo/guitar/vocals.
Take a chance on a new sound by an infectious new band you've never heard before, first by previewing them on Soundcloud and YouTube (search “Street Hearts UCLA”), read about them on Facebook (The Street Hearts) and then, as the band members themselves say, "Be there, or be not there."