This summer the City has teamed up with 95.5 WBRU to bring some of the nation’s best rising talent to the Waterplace stage. The series will feature emerging alternative rock bands paired with regional rising stars. Six dynamic acts will entertain residents and visitors in one of the city’s most breathtaking parks.
Philadelphia electronic pop duo Marian Hill takes the stage. Comprised of Jeremy Lloyd (production/songwriting) and Samantha Gongol (vocals/songwriting), the pair’s roots can be traced back as far as a middle school talent show during which Lloyd - the son of a conductor and an opera singer - heard Gongol sing for the first time. Many moons later, after Lloyd studied music composition and Gongol cut her teeth in New York as a songwriter, the pair reunited in the former’s bedroom studio. Citing influences ranging from Cole Porter and Ella Fitzgerald, to Kanye and Drake, Marian Hill fuses disparate sources into a compound sound. The band is joined live by bassist and saxophonist Steve Davit. Call Security will open the show.