I know what you’re thinking. A flutist at a Pop/Rock show? Well, that’s because this was no ordinary pop/rock show, in that, most of the performers weren’t pop/rock at all.
Robert Reid Gillies performing with the Pop/Rock Live! Band
Not that I’m complaining, because the performers did share something in common – their undeniable talent as singer-songwriters studying at Berklee. In fact, I don’t think I’ve seen a concert at Berklee that represented so many styles from funk, to Japanese folk, to country, and sometimes, even, pop and rock. Continue reading →
After the success of the first Callback Auditions Concert in the Fall, Berklee again opened up the final round of auditions for the Spring Singers Showcase to the public vote with a live concert at the Berklee Performance Center, which also streamed live on the web. To up the ante from the first Callback Auditions Concert, Berklee invited American Idol vocal coach and arranger Debra Byrd to join the panel of Berklee faculty in helping the audience cast their vote for the top 8 out of 15 vocalists to sing in the Showcase.
Contestants Silvina Moreno, Gabriel De Rose, and Melanie Donnelly and the panel of judges