Boston synth-rockers, Gentlemen Hall are not slaves to the keyboard…all members are Berklee College of Music graduates, and play multiple instruments. In 2009 MTV awarded them the Video Music Award (VMA) for “Best Breakout Boston Artist.” In 2010 the Boston Phoenix named them “Best New Local Act.” Gentlemen Hall has shared the stage with the likes of Black Eyed Peas, Nicki Minaj, One Republic, Britney Spears, Lil’ Wayne, Rihanna, Swizz […]
By Eileen Tilson
To kick off our D.C. interview series “5GB,” we decided to choose a D.C. artist. Olivia Mancini is a D.C. native (very rare these days!) and cut her teeth playing bass for the Washington Social Club, until they disbanded in 2007. Having just released her first Vinyl, Olivia sat down with TA Live to chat before her show at The Black Cat on August 12.
Hi Olivia! Do you know you are our very first interview here on TA Live?
Really? Wow, thank you! I will try not to disappoint!
We are starting to do a series called “5GB,” a quick five questions about gigs, and you are our very first artist, so without further delay:
First gig you ever went to?
My dad took me to see Eric Clapton when I was around 10. It was right around the time “Tears in Heaven” came out, so everyone was crying! I remember my dad (who does not play guitar) told me that the reason that Eric Clapton was such an amazing guitar player was because he bends the guitar strings down when he plays, and everyone else bends them up. I remember thinking how cool that was, even though it really doesn’t make any sense! Read more about 5 GB With Olivia Mancini; Playing The Black Cat, August 12 …