January 28th, 2020 9pm Stage 2
Oak & Ash
Oak & Ash is an American alternative pop/ rock band originating from New York. The group consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Rich Tuorto, lead guitarist Chris Tuorto, bass player Paul Gramigna, and drummer Bryan Garbe. The band formed in late 2014 and set out to change the landscape of the Pop/ Rock scene with a variety of soulfully written and performed original records. Their dancy beats, soaring guitar solos, and soulful vocals have been compared to a mix between Kings of Leon, The 1975, and Maroon 5. In 2016 they were recognized as "Long Islands Best Band" after winning Newsday's Battle of the Bands contest and in 2017 they were chosen to be a part of the 2018 Rock Boat lineup. Three years after their formation, the group has booked renowned venues such as The Gramercy Theatre, Irving Plaza, Webster Hall, The Paramount Theatre, and most recently Madison Square Garden where they had the opportunity to open for Bon Jovi. "For You", the bands newest single, Is the perfect mixture of catchy pop hooks and rock and roll. A very simplistic black and white music video was the perfect way to complement the bands classic vibe and to showcase what could be their breakout song. But its not just their recordings that keep fans coming back from more. Its their infectious and energetic performances that are taking this group to new heights.