March 16th, 2022 9:30pm Stage 2
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Whatever We Are
Members Gabrielle Ross and Ian Biggs—had spent the majority of their careers as solo arts, but the chemistry when they wrote and recorded together was undeniable, so they embraced the new direction and uprooted their lives to move into a shared house on Long Island where they could make music in their living room-turned-studio-space full time. As a result, these songs represent not only a clean start artistically, but also a fresh new outlook on life. Whatever We Are's music blurs the boundaries of genre as it melds two distinct voices into a singular whole. Their mission is to carry this theme of breaking boundaries much farther than music, and inspire others to be undeniably true to who they are. With this, they wear white to symbolize unity and a blank canvas as white reflects ALL colors and a fresh slate. Both members contributing equally to their songs, starting from a blank canvas each time and the creative process forever a new formula. The foundation based on a judgment free zone, no limitations, just open mindedness and passion. Fall of 2019 they went on a National 32 city tour opening for Witt Lowry and they are thrilled to be back on stage summer 2021.
Chance Emerson is a 22-year-old Taiwanese-American singer-songwriter from Hong Kong and now based in Providence, RI. In 2017, Emerson posted his self-produced EP, recorded in his high school music building’s attic, to his Facebook and Instagram. The word spread, local radio got on board and the EP ascended the iTunes charts. Four years and one album later, he has racked up over three million streams on Spotify.
Chance’s debut album, The Raspberry Men, was released in early 2020. Emerson played almost everything you hear on The Raspberry Men, mostly recorded in a wooden shed in Maine. The album premiered on NPR-partner station WICN and received praise from American Songwriter, The Providence Journal, Spotify’s Indie Shuffle playlist, The South China Morning Post, Atwood Magazine, Ditty TV, The Deli and was selected as a Top 20 Indie/Alternative Album of 2020 by Earmilk.