McLovins is a group of four fine and talented gentlemen based out of Hartford, Connecticut.
McLovins, Fronted by lead singer Jake “The Drummer” Huffman, the group is anchored by bassist (and tireless tour van driver), Jason Ott. Guitarist Justin Berger and keyboardist Atticus Kelly complete the ensemble with their boundless instrumental mastery. The boys have played with a diverse group of artists, including 90’s rock luminaries The Gin Blossoms, Buddy Guy and funk legend George Porter Jr. of The Meters.
McLovins draw upon contemporary pop styles and traditional rock to create "get up and dance" music that gets their audience truly engaged. Their live show is a party atmosphere that showcases the band's songwriting with a healthy dose of group improvisation led by heartthrob guitarist Justin Berger.
Guided by their overly qualified producer Bill Sherman (of Hamilton and Sesame Street fame), McLovins continue to raise the bar for themselves with each album release. Following 2015's self-titled “McLovins,” the group is aiming for a 2017 release slated for the holiday season.
Once described as their field’s youngest seasoned veterans, the boys spend half of the year in a van touring around the country (and someday, the world).
The Clock Reads, hailing from Pittsburgh, PA, draw on a diverse range of musical tastes to form their unique sound. Formed in 2013 and fully fledged by 2014, the band is comprised of recent graduates of the University of Pittsburgh. With roots in traditional rock, jam, and jazz styles, the band’s repertoire has spanned the genres of space-jazz, to classic funk and traditional jam.
The Clock crafts their sound from the music that is constantly surrounding their lives. Their arsenal of original tunes is as varied as their musical tastes. The backbone of their sound is formed by tight communication, often allowing the band to transcend the “known” and “recognizable” into uncharted territory. This energy creates an exciting environment for both the band and the audience.
The Clock Reads has quickly made a name for themselves in the local music scene, playing major venues throughout Pittsburgh, and several festivals in the surrounding areas. They have received critical acclaim for being "one of Pittsburgh's best up and coming bands of 2016" by CBS Pittsburgh.