Mandala – Tickets – Space Ballroom – Hamden, CT – December 30th, 2021
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General Admission Standing Room Only
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5-piece indie-alt rock group, Mandala, evoke an atmosphere that is all their own in their records and live performances. Self-described as, “sad music you can dance to” they elevate their listeners with energetic tracks like “Washed Up” and “Heavy Sleeper” while simultaneously exploring such concepts as addiction, loneliness, and failed romance. Nearly five years ago founding members Abe Azab (Guitar) and Morgan Fasanelli (Vocals), and the first iteration of the band embarked on an idea that would endure challenge after challenge as well as multiple lineup changes. The pair eventually found a solid guitarist in Chris Desiderio. It was with him that Mandala produced their now coveted EP, Ruby. Before their collaboration on this project, however, the new lineup made their way around the Northeast with former drummer Jake Crosswait and former bassist Mike Plourde as a last gasp for air. Seemingly down and out after the tour, the now trio (Morgan, Chris, and Abe) invited the substitute bass player they hired, to fill in for Plourde for part of the tour, to join. The new bassist, Matt Rosano, in turn invited long time friend and drummer, Sean Connelly. This new lineup renewed the bands motivation and sense of self from their first rehearsal together. Finding their groove immediately, they took off running. Writing and recording their newest release Cash For Smiles in a year since forming. Mandala is currently gigging as much as possible and traveling as far as their cars will let them. Playing shows big and small like Northside Festival, Warped Tour, RAW Arts Fest, Oakdale Theatre, and all the clubs and DIY venues you can find. They’ve released an official music video for their song “Motel Lobby” as well as live video sessions from the rooftops of New Haven.
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295 Treadwell Street
Hamden, CT, 06514