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Brother Spellbinder

Brother Spellbinde is an inter-generational group that lays a genre bending style of indie-fol with elements of classical, gypsy jazz, and Americana. hey like to call it Cabaret Folk-Pop. t is the vision of Alzara Getz, hose day job as a social worker and deep interest in how people heal is a source of inspiration for songwriting. After years of singing with a variety of bay area bands, she decided it was time to lead her own. She formed Brother Spellbinder with guitarist Jamie Wilson. Wilson was an early graduate from San Francisco’s School of the Arts High School and counters Alzara's dulcet voice with a dollop of gristle in his vocals and woody uitar that resonates with an earthy om. Two rotating cellists round out the lower registers with rich velvet tones: Rice masters graduate Gabriel Beistline, a regular with The Santa Rosa Symphony, Merced Symphony and many others, and Helena Tietze, daughter of a choir director and organist, an accomplished pianist/keyboardist, and a singer/songwriter herself. The higher registers are shared by lead guitarist Sean Griffin with soulful and sensual riffs and violinist Zoe Atlas with playful and plaintive melodies. Drummer Steve La Porta steers the songs with creative marches, world beats and joyful vibrations. The group has performed at local festivals such as SF Free Folk Fest, Edwardian Ball, Chocolate & Art in addition to bay area venues, art galleries, radio stations and wineries.

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Earlier Event: July 28
No Scrubs
Later Event: July 30
Starlight Salon