The Grand Par
The Grand Par is a 3 piece original rock band from New Haven, CT formed in February 2017. Scott Daly (vocals, guitar) from the successful international solo project of Arms and Legs, was looking to start a band after living and touring in China and performing session work in LA and NYC. Scott settled in CT to be closer to family and that’s where he met up with local CT musician Jake Nest (bass, vocals). Jake played in many different successful CT hardcore and punk bands. Scott and Jake were on the hunt for a drummer when a mutual friend reached out to Wes Cross, (drums, percussion) former and original drummer of Hot Rod Circuit. After the first practice, all 3 knew this was going to be something special. The Grand Par’s music can be best described as big driving rock songs with catchy hooks and melodies drawing influences ranging from The Beatles, Cheap Trick, and The Replacements. A home studio 3 song demo recorded by Jay Russell (Hot Rod Circuit) is currently available.
Lauren Michaud is a Connecticut born singer-songwriter who recently moved back from Arizona. After returning to her childhood stomping grounds, she's crept her way into the CT music scene doing open mics, self-recording some side-projects, and mingling with local musicians-most recently at KMA fest in New York, where she was offered this gig! She met Austin Rivera (From the NH band Strawberry Cheesesteak) early this year and since then the two have, quite literally, hit it off musically. Today, they bring you versions of Lauren's original acoustic work (indie-folk), a couple of new songs they wrote together, and some jazzy covers thrown in for good measure.