CROSS-POLLINATION CXLVII - TUES JUN 19TH - 7:30-10 PM
CHRIS ABAD
SVOY

NYC native Chris Abad has been cutting his teeth on the Northeastern music scene for the last several years, as a singer, songwriter, and guitarist. After spending several years fronting the alterna-pop band, Dough, Chris has recently branched out into the realm of solo and acoustic performance, taking with him his mixed bag of pop, new-wave and punk-inspired songs. In June 2006, Chris released his acoustic solo debut CD entitled ‘The Starting Point.’ Drawing on influences such as Elvis Costello, Squeeze, and Elliott Smith, Chris aims to pen music that is honest, clever, self-effacing and melodic.

SVOY’s Eclectric is, as music critic Bryan Baker put it, “the world seen through the eyes of a lovelorn automaton who speaks in three minute electro-pop songs.”

New York based Svoy was born in a small port city in the Russian Far East and has let music lead him on an incredible journey, from the late night piano musings of his next door neighbor, to the Russian Academy of Music to study with the legendary and beloved Russian bebop pianist Igor Bril. Music had a larger plan for Svoy, however, and he was offered a scholarship to Boston’s Berklee College of Music and it was there that Svoy found his true musical calling.

Fascinated with many different styles of music, including electronica, R&B and rock, and influenced by artists ranging from Boards of Canada and Prefuse 73 to Me’Shell NdegeOcello and Maxwell, he embraced each influence when writing and producing his new songs.


Frank Cody: “SVOY is a one-of-a-kind singer/songwriter who uses the palette of electronica to create a vivid, colorful landscape. The melodies are wrapped in complex harmonies and rhythms. The lyrics are often unexpected. We’re fortunate to have him in the Rendezvous family,” Cody states.

LISTEN TO CHRIS ABAD LISTEN TO SVOY
CROSS-POLLINATION CXLVII ::: Tuesday, JUN 19TH
7:30 - Doors Open
8:00 - CHRIS ABAD | www.cjabad.com | myspace.com/chrisabadmusic
8:45 - SVOY | myspace.com/svoy
9:30 - Cross-Pollination set ft CHRIS ABAD & SVOY!!
10:00 - Guitar Hero