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Waterloo Makes Music: Maura Rogers & The Bellows and Wave Magnetik

July 7, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Waterloo Makes Music is a free concert series on Waterloo as a gift to all the music lovers in the community, and a celebration of Cleveland’s amazing musical legacy.

MR&B is an Americana band rooted in rock, folk, and blues. Female fronted with powerful musicianship. Maura Roger’s passionate vocals and prolific songwriting are supported by lush harmonies, a dynamic rhythm section, and intricate arrangements that balance emotional accordion and guitar leads. Their long anticipated third album, Always —produced by Jim Wirt (Fiona Apple, Lake Street Dive, Incubus), proves to be the band’s best work to date and delivers a cohesive collection of brilliant musicianship. The musical history of founding band members, Maura Rogers and Meredith Pangrace, began with a life-saving kidney transplant in 2012, and the evolution of their musical collaboration is both compelling and inspiring. Selling out Cleveland’s top venues, they continue to captivate audiences with their powerful live performances. At the root of music is the capacity to move others, and the band achieves it with honesty and fervor. Adding Al Moses on lead guitar, Quinn Hyland on bass, and Jeff Babinkski on drums has brought a whole new energy, embracing influences from classic rock’s Fleetwood Mac to modern female powerhouses like Brandi Carlile and Sharon Van Etten. The new album is a huge stepping stone for this well-established Americana band. It defines a mature sound finessed by Wirt’s engineering skills and the band’s new sound.

Wave Magnetik (producer and trumpeter) and Rowanne Atallah (Lebanese performing artist) have joined musical forces creating melodic infectious dance music symbolizing unity in diversity. Combining Rowanne’s middle eastern roots and Wave’s jazz background, they have given birth to a new electronic dance music era called “Hayete.”

Special thanks to Cuyahoga Arts and Culture for their support of this program.


July 7, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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