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UPCOMING SHOWS

Date City Venue
12/21/18 Austin, TX The Barn
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 6218 Brodie Lane. Venue phone: 512-694-1664. All Skate at The Barn in South Austin. 8-10pm More information

PAST SHOWS

Date City Venue
11/16/18 Austin, TX The Barn
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 6218 Brodie Lane. Venue phone: 512-694-1664. All Skate at The Barn in South Austin. 8-10pm More information

All Skate is an original pop and soul groupbased in Austin, Texas. Catch us at a club near you!

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In 70s roller-rink slang, "All Skate" means, "Everyone, do your thing." And, in a town filled with original music, the band called All Skate is definitely a little iconoclastic. Funky, melodic, hypnotic, booming, and sometimes understated and ethereal, these musicians channel some influences that are clearly out of the ordinary for Austin, Texas. But the band's powerful harmonies, grooves and songs together make a very joyful noise that gives everyone the chance to move, and to feel.

Mixing reggae, samba and northeastern Brazilian rhythms with American soul and funk, the All Skate rhythm section generates a fat groove for central Texas' clubs, halls, and festivals. Sometimes, they'll also dive into quiet ambience: for a moment, or for a song, or even for an entire show when the night calls for it. And other times, they'll fill the room with saturated intensity. This drums, bass and electric guitar combo searches the outer reaches in their improv, but will always land you back in the song.

The band is fronted by two gifted and powerful vocalists who work in tandem, pulling you into the heart of the melody one moment, and launching you into the stratosphere the next. The rest of the band blends in often, contributing more voices to fill in with lush color or help complete a dramatic punch.

All Skate's style, Brazilian-influenced pop, lends itself to innovative arrangements. But, just as melody and words are the foundation of pop music, the band's catalog of catchy, thoughtful original songs provide emotional context for everyone attending the show. A few cover songs added to the set are mostly ones you will recognize, but some you won't.

"Everyone, do your thing." Look for All Skate at venues in the Austin area, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

The Players

Sharon Burley – Lead Vocalist
Sharon Burley has been singing all her life, primally in musical theatre and choir. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Vocal Performance, where she studied classical music and was a part of various choirs and opera programs, including roles in Les Miserables, Dogfight, Spring Awakening, Old Maid and the Thief, and The Mystery of Edwin Drood. In addition to joining All Skate in 2016, she has also participated in various cabaret shows and revues in Austin. She recently became certified as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and has plans to open her own practice, working with people to improve their health with real food.

Amanda Adrian – Lead Vocalist
Amanda Adrian is a vocalist with over 20 years of performing experience. Having grown up in both Southern California and Hawaii, she has been influenced by a wide range of styles. She has studied classical voice as well as Bulgarian Folk, Javanese, and North Indian music. In 2011 she graduated from California Institute of the Arts with a BFA in Musical Arts. Since her time there she has performed throughout Southern California, Honolulu and now in Austin. Amanda performs as a solo artist in many venues around town.

Sergio Yazbek – Guitarist, Vocalist
Hailing from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sergio has been a professional musician since the mid 80s, playing with many top Brazilian artists, including Gilberto Gil, Martinho da Vila, Cidade Negra, Obina Shok, Alcione, Banda Black Rio , Ed Motta and many more. With Cidade Negra, he recorded 8 CDs and 4 DVDs, and many achieved gold and platinum status. He has toured Europe, Japan, US, Africa, plus South America and Brazil countless times. He played twice at the Montreux Jazz Festival (2003 and 2012) and at the 2011 Rock in Rio Festival, among many other festivals. Sergio has earned two Grammy® nominations. He relocated to Austin in 2016, where he has performed with many local bands across a wide variety of musical styles.

Hamilton Nabors – Bassist, Vocalist
Originally  from Houston, Texas, Hamilton applies 20+ years of experience to cultivate a deep pocket that provides the foundation that All Skate rolls on. An articulate bassist inspired by an eclectic brew of jazz, R&B, rock and funk, he combines these styles with Brazilian rhythms to inspire people to move and shake. Also a talented vocalist, he adds color and subtle depth to All Skate's harmonic palette. Hamilton relocated to Austin in 1996 and established himself on the local scene as a first-call bassist, playing with many original projects, working bands and ACL showcases across multiple genres, including: El Tule, Alex Henley Band, Val Paradise, Lift, Austin Party Band, Dysfunkshun Junkshun and The Blues Crawlers.

Bruce Popky – Drummer, Vocalist, Composer
Bruce lived the first 25+ years of his life in the Philadelphia area, where he played drums in many bands, performing in regional venues, starting in his mid-teens: from reggae in north Philly to weekly funk gigs on the Jersey shore to original music showcases in New York City to deadhead festivals in Baltimore, and more. Relocating to Austin in the mid 90s, he kept working at songwriting while drumming in many local bands and clubs, including several years co-leading the experimental American/Brazilian pop band, "Espiritu." He founded "The Flying Club" in 2004, performing Brazilian-influenced pop featuring his original compositions. The Flying Club released the album Far and Away in 2006, which Bruce co-produced with Mark Hallman in Austin, and Eugenio Dale in Rio de Janeiro. The album included contributions by top musicians from both cities, and received both national reviews and international airplay. He founded All Skate in 2016, starting out as a casual Brazilian-pop cover group, but the band later shifted its focus to performing new arrangements of his original compositions.

Video

All Skate at SOSAFest III, Whip In, Austin

May 12, 2018

"France"

All Skate at SOSAFest III, Whip In, Austin

May 12, 2018

"I'd Still Know You"

All Skate at SOSAFest III, Whip In, Austin

May 12, 2018

"Ain't No Sunshine"

All Skate at The Barn, Austin

November 11, 2017

"Here We Go"

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Instrument Flight Productions
P.O. Box 42950
Austin TX 78704-0050

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