Vienna Teng

Vienna Teng

The Bollands

Tue, April 21, 2015

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Arts at the Armory

Somerville, MA

$26 advance / $30 day of show (includes $1 facility fee)

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This event is all ages

This is a partially seated show and seats are general admission first come, first serve. Tickets available at TICKETMASTER.COM, or by phone at 800-745-3000. No service charge on tickets purchased at The Sinclair Box office Tuesdays-Saturdays 12-7PM. Please note: box office is cash only.

Vienna Teng
Vienna Teng
Singer/pianist Vienna Teng and percussionist Alex Wong have crafted a sound that the Associated Press calls “ambitious yet always tuneful…gorgeous and haunting.” Each has garnered attention in their own right: Vienna has appeared on Letterman, NPR and the CBS Early Show, and toured with artists such as Shawn Colvin, India.Arie, Duncan Sheik and the Indigo Girls. Alex has produced records for celebrated singer/songwriters Ari Hest and Amber Rubarth, as well as his own project The Paper Raincoat (recently a featured artist on iTunes), and won Best Original Score in the L.A. Weekly Theater Awards for his work on Everyman For Himself. Vienna and Alex’s first studio collaboration, Inland Territory, was released in April 2009 to glowing reviews: “a brilliant, introspective diary of an album” (American Songwriter), “sheer effervescent beauty…demands repeated exploration” (Blurt Online). In live performance, using an array of instruments along with looping pedals and effects—but no pre-recorded tracks of any kind—the duo veers from intimate to epic and back again, showcasing their love for an ever-widening range of genres: folk, pop, classical, jazz, country, even atonal modern music.
The Bollands
The Bollands
Always on the road, this folk duo have been foot-stomping their way through the world. From Taiwanese pizza rooftops, through the dirty streets of India to international music festivals, The Bollands are on a mission to play everywhere for everyone.

Joyce (piano & percussion) and Christian (guitar) come from pretty different backgrounds. Joyce hails from Malaysia and moved to New Zealand when she was a wee lass. She was bombarded with music, studying the classics and sitting numerous exams. Christian, however, spent his early years in a house truck travelling New Zealand with a bunch of dirty singing hippies. It is this mash of backgrounds which makes The Bollands sound.

They play hearty folk songs about the twists and turns of life. Their aim in life is to get everyone stomping and singing.

Since moving to Hong Kong, The Bollands have been super busy releasing their new album, playing at music festivals, jamming live on numerous radio and television shows, playing gigs with amazing musicians and generally making a nuisance of themselves.
Venue Information:
Arts at the Armory
191 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA, 02143
http://www.artsatthearmory.org/