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The Hacky Turtles

The Hacky Turtles

Trevor Sensor, The Belief Cycle

Sat · June 3, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm


Off Sale

This event is 18 and over

The Hacky Turtles
The Hacky Turtles
The Hacky Turtles is a band comprised of young musicians in
their early 20's, hailing from Traverse City, Michigan. Friends
since elementary school, the group performs with sizzling hot
chemistry, captivating audiences with their fresh renditions of your
favorite songs and soulful creations of their own. The unique
brand of Funk/Rock with strong folk roots has been heard in
Traverse City, Chicago, East Lansing, and Grand Rapids.The Hacky Turtles can perform acoustically for coffee houses, patios, and small gatherings, but also love to get the fun going with some grooving funkness, seducing your dancing feet, for events, bars, and parties.
Trevor Sensor
It's Trevor Sensor's voice you notice first. A deep bubbling black tar pit of a sound, it is a voice with a weight of history behind it and whose unique timbre resonates far beyond the constraints of the songwriting format. It is the sound of sap oozing from a tree trunk, plumes of smoke spiralling from a forge, broken glass crunching on gravel under a solitary street-light. It's a voice that demands the listener reaches for a new vocabulary.

The twenty-three year old's debut album Andy Warhol's Dream is part of a literate folk lineage that runs from Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan through Tom Waits and onto the likes of Bon Iver, Bright Eyes and Sufjan Stevens today. It stretches into the pioneers of jazz - Louis Armstrong and Dizzy Gillespie are cited as influences too. It's an unflinching honest album with a timeless quality, transcendent in its exploration of self and sonically a collision between the classic and the forward-thinking.
The Belief Cycle
Performing live as the world's first singing finger drummer, The Belief Cycle front-man/producer Drew Mantia delivers songs with an emotional blend of EDM drums and Pop vocal delivery over bandmate Ryan Marquez's Funky footpedal basslines and Soulful keys. Combining the fun and spontaneity of a jam band set with lyrical insights on overcoming life's struggles and spreading more love into the world, TBC is guaranteed to leave you feeling good and wanting more.

Drew Mantia's musical style is a feel good blend of Pop, Soul, EDM, Jazz and Rock, the culmination of various career incarnations. From University Jazz major, singer/songwriter, composer, to Chicago beat producer known for collaborations with the likes of ProbCause, The Palmer Squares, Psalm One, Chance the Rapper, Saba, Twista, Bruce Bayne, Stank Face Records and more. Drew's skills include professional grade audio recording and mixing, songwriting, and a "one-man-band" production style performing as a guitarist, bassist, keyboardist, singer and finger drummer. Drew currently leans towards producing and engineering Pop and R&B vocalists and is launching his solo songwriting project, The Belief Cycle, performing live as the world's first singing finger drummer.
Venue Information:
1st Ward at Chop Shop
2033 W. North Ave
Chicago, IL, 60647