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VINYL ARTIFACTS with Olivia Swenson

Monday, December 23
Show | 8pm // Doors | 7pm
$10 ADV / $15 DOS

Vinyl Artifacts

The Vinyl Artifacts started as a group of guys getting together to play an open mic. We started as a trio with me (Elliott Mazur) on guitar and vocals, Andrew Reynolds on bass, and Luke Wagner on drums. Through the next year or so we had played at many other open mics in the area and a show at La Verona. After performing as a trio for a a year we realized we needed a lead singer. Luckily I knew someone who would be perfect for the spot. I asked Zach Powell if he wanted to do our second La Verona show with us to give him a test run to see how it would go. The show was outstanding and I realized that Zach was the perfect lead singer for the band.

As we move through the next couple years we continue to play as a four piece but had thoughts about bringing in a keys player. Up at school I happened to be really good friends with someone who played keys. I invited him to play a show with us to see how he would like it. Well, needless to say, adding keys brought out a whole new side of the band. Right after that show Michael DiPuppo became the new keyboardist for the Vinyl Artifacts.

We have been together for about five years now and have enjoyed every second of it! Every show, every rehearsal, or every time Luke throws something at someone, it’s always enjoyable!

 

Olivia Swenson

Olivia Swenson is a nineteen-year-old singer-songwriter from Elverson, Pennsylvania. She started off her music career by performing at open mics and writing songs when she was fourteen years old. Since then, Olivia has recorded and put out her first single “Emma” at Chaplin’s Live with Chris Cachuela, as well as dropping her first EP called “Cold” with Thomas Jay at Rotation Records. Olivia grew up listening to Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows and considers them her biggest inspiration in her writing. Her style is something that she likes to say is her own: alternative/pop with hints of a country sound layered into her songs. Olivia finds that the best way to express her jumbled-up thoughts is through music. She loves to bring meaning into her songs and writes in a way that anyone can hear her music and relate to her songs with their own personal experiences. Olivia plans to continue writing and putting out her own music. She hopes for people to continue to connect with her raw and genuine sound.