tonight (March 2) will host the band “Beautiful Collision” for a night of live music in the main gallery.
Beautiful Collision (BeCo) is a two-piece original band that takes the rock world in it's own unique direction. The energy-filled acoustic rock is accented with hints of fusion and salsa.
Texas-raised, Chicago-based, Cuban-flavored, this band consists of brothers Adrian Perez (guitar, vocals) and Jason Perez (drums, background vocals), who started their musical careers while living in Mexico City back in 2002.
Their experience comes from playing in small venues in Mexico to all regions of the Chicago land area even branching out to neighboring states and festivals such as SXSW in Austin.
In 2008 they won the Emerging Artist Competition, a yearly event put on by Guzzardo's Music in Rockford IL. Their increasingly popular EP simply entitled "EP" was released in 2009 featuring fan favorites "Panic" and "Escape". Currently, BeCo is in the studio working on their highly anticipated first full-length album.
Beautiful Collision will be playing in the main gallery with Under the Willow.
"Musicians really enjoy playing in this space. It is a unique setting and the acoustics are great," said Jim Kirkhoff, director of development and PR for Water Street Studios. "Because of the great location, they don't mind playing for free, which allows us to make the event free to the public.”
During Friday gallery hours, Water Street Studios showcases emerging and established artists who wish to reach a local audience including our members and gallery visitors.
"We are becoming a serious musical venue," said Joi Cuartero, art director for Water Street Studios. "Through the support of the Kane County Riverboat Grant, we have been able to purchase a high quality PA. The end result is a wonderful experience for both the performers and the audience."