Nomad vs. Settler performs at Next Stage
Nomad vs. Settler will be at Next Stage on March 25.

Nomad vs. Settler performs at Next Stage

PUTNEY — Next Stage Arts Project presents the young band Nomad vs. Settler at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, on Saturday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be $10 at the door.

Nomad vs. Settler came together in the summer of 2014 when Putney School freshman Archer Parks (lead guitar) and Brattleboro Area Middle School eighth-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 (seventh grade, Hilltop Montessori) and, most recently, drummer Milou Rigollaud (a junior at Four Rivers Charter School).

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 completed the recording of their debut CD, a compilation of five original songs that highlight the range and complexity of NVS's repertoire.

Nomad vs. Settler has performed at a variety of venues around the region, displaying a “vast musical range and jaw-dropping maturity” with their original compositions and creative arrangements, according to a news release.

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