ART HOUSE GALLERY & CULTURAL CENTER IS AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE PARTIES & EVENTS Call 510-472-3170 For Rates and Booking.
On Saturday December 5th ARIEL with George Petersen and JJ Jenkins will be playing at the Art House Gallery & Cultural Center 2905 Shattuck Ave in Berkeley. Doors 7:00PM Show 7:30PM (510) 472-3170 Please tell your friends and help spread the word about this special show. Poster coming soon Donations $10-$20
All About ARIEL — well, sorta…
Playing acoustic duets or as a full rock ensemble, ARIEL spotlights the original music of award-winning singer/songwriters JJ Jenkins and George Petersen. The duo deliver on their reputation as exciting, formidable (and sometimes humorous) live performers, in venues varying from intimate clubs to large festivals, having shared the stage with luminaries such as Santana, Starship, John Lee Hooker, Metallica and countless local acts. ARIEL twice received East Bay Express’ “Best of the East Bay” awards for “Most Rousing Band” and “Best Old School Musical Act” for its original blend that draws on Warren Zevon, Steely Dan and The Beatles as its many influences.
ARIEL first made a name with its single, “In Mendocino,” a reggaeish paean to the specialty agricultural industry. Its debut Greetings from Ariel! CD featured Jenkins & Petersen performing with some music notables, including Jeff “Skunk” Baxter and the late, great Ronnie Montrose. The next album, International World and its title track (a rock anthem for world peace recorded in multiple languages) has been heard in various forms in nearly every country in the world. In 2004, ARIEL gained national attention with the “Wartime President Song,” an anti-war novelty tune that racked up more than 1.5-million downloads. This was followed up by another rock album (Sure Thing, You Bet), and the dynamic duo is back in the studio finishing up its Noh Big Deal CD, planned for January 2016 release.
Jenkins is also a noted musicologist, author and teacher. Petersen is a recognized expert on audio technology and is known for his 30 years of editing MIX and currently runs FRONT of HOUSE, a magazine for the live sound and touring industry. The two founded the Bay Area’s first digital recording studio in 1982, based on a homebrew digital 8-track they devised, and produce records for other artists, such as Chelle and Friends! and Juke Joint — two current projects. They also created the unique Tuneswapping™ method that allows anyone to instantly perform any of the original songs in their Crazy Campsongs book of warped singalongs that was illustrated by Jack Davis of MAD magazine.
Bonus Offer: All attendees at the show will receive a hardcover copy of Crazy Campsongs (a $10 value) as our holiday gift to you. So come on by this rare appearance and bring your friends — a splendid time is guaranteed for all!