Nomad vs Settler
Saturday March 25 – Tickets: $10 at the door
Nomad vs. Settler (NvS) came together in the summer of 2014 when Putney School freshman Archer Parks (lead guitar) and BAMS 7th-grader Rei Kimura (vocals, rhythm guitar) began collaborating to see what kind of music they could create. The duo soon added bassist/guitarist Owen James (6th grade, Hilltop Montessori) and most recently, drummer Milou Rigollaud (a sophomore at Four Rivers Charter School), creating undeniable youthful chemistry and magnetism.
In November, 2015, Nomad vs. Settler took the top prize in Brattleboro Youth Services’ bi-annual Battle of the Bands: 10 hours of studio recording time donated by David Snyder of Guilford Sound. The band has just completed the recording of their debut CD, a compilation of five original songs that highlight the range and complexity of NVS’s repertoire.
NVS has performed at a variety of venues around the region, including appearances at the Brattleboro Museum and Arts Center and The Strolling of the Heifers, as well as opening appearances with The Snaz at Headroom Stages, the Brattleboro Museum of Art, and The Rendezvous, and with the Fantastic Partnerz at The Stone Church.
Nomad vs. Settler’s music has vast range and jaw-dropping maturity. Their intricate rhythms are infused with Parks’s haunting guitar riffs, James’s soulful bass lines, and layered with Kimura’s uniquely warm and low vocal tones. NVS enthralls audiences with keenly original compositions, creative arrangements and superb craft from each member. This exciting young band can and should be seen by music lovers of all ages.