Perfect HARMONY: The Ty Mares Trio consists of Ty Mares, Tommy Allen Jr. and Matt Hillblom, a few talented musicians and excellent close friends. (Photograph by Monique M. Demopoulos)
Even though 2020 has proved to be the yr exactly where artists and musicians redefined on their own and had been forced to adapt to stay utilized, it also has come to be the year of innovative duos and trios. 1 of dozens of community trios birthed in the period of coronavirus, and 1 not to be skipped, will make its debut on Saturday, Nov. 14, at Kubel’s Far too in Extended Beach Township from 5 to 8 p.m.
The Ty Mares Trio, certain to shake points up, consists of local musicians Ty Mares, Tommy Allen Jr. and Matt Hillblom.
Initially from Colorado but now residing in Minor Egg Harbor, Mares will act as the trio’s frontman. Outside of the Ty Mares Band, Mares has been acknowledged for his perform with the Jimmy Brogan Band and plenty of other duos and trios all about the Jersey Shore. He is known for his intuitive and intricate solos on direct guitar, as effectively as his distinct, extensive-ranging vocals.
New Gretna native Tommy Allen Jr. is following the legacy of his father, Tommy Allen, who fronted the Tommy Allen Band for quite a few many years before handing the title off to his son. Allen Jr. launched the 2nd technology iteration of the Tommy Allen Band, a modest trio for which he is a peculiar frontman … singing from atop his cajon with the accompaniment of a guitarist and bassist.
The delicate-spoken Allen Jr. generally surprises his viewers with booming vocals and loaded harmonies, which tends to make him a best
THREE’S Company: The Ty Mares Trio is a artistic collaboration of mates, born out of the COVID-19 pandemic. They will make their debut at K-2 this Saturday. (Photograph by Monique M. Demopoulos)
complement to Mares. The two have collaborated in various fashions, and their harmonies are almost nothing short of fascinating, especially when layered over the funky fusion created by Allen Jr.’s easy percussion and Mares’ versatility on the guitar.
Matt Hillblom, a Southern Regional High Faculty graduate now residing in Little Egg Harbor, is the finishing aspect to the ensemble, laying down the foundation on bass. Hillblom is a experienced seem engineer who, right up until the pandemic struck, produced his dwelling perfecting the audio quality of performances for respected venues in Atlantic City. As the entire world awaits the option to reopen much larger venues, Hillblom bides his time collaborating musically with mates.
Working towards for over 17 many years, the inimitable bassist transcends the stereotypical, around-simplified slapping model too normally associated with bass. He has an intuitive ear and not only lays the groundwork, but also riffs off his counterparts, building advanced, jazzy melodies to fill the damaging place.
Because the improvisational but fortuitous formation of the trio, the musicians have put in downtime collaborating in the studio, each bringing his possess perform and skill sets to the table and helping each individual other to obtain their unique works.
K-2 patrons can count on to listen to exclusive handles ranging from folks to funk, to pop, to blues, to jam … and every little thing in involving. Mares is also identified to toss his authentic operate into the combine, and Allen Jr. could even have some of his possess in the arsenal. The only way to locate out is to capture the trio on Saturday night!
— Monique M. Demopoulos