Two local alt rock groups will spread the pleasure. Manny Martinez and The Birth of Happiness headline. Andromeda Sun opens. 8 pm no cover 21+
The origins of Birth of Happiness start with Manny Martinez. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Martinez began studying music at the age of 8 and began playing the guitar at age 13. By age 17, Martinez moved to Boston, MA to study at the prestigious Berklee College of Music where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2006, and studied with Bruce Bartlett, the legendary Charlie Banacos, and many other world class musicians. Even though the focus was on Jazz and theory, Martinez became more and more interested in Alternative rock and began to focus on incorporating vocals and writing conceptual songs. As time has went on, Birth of Happiness has become more and more of an obsession for Martinez, to the point where now, Birth of Happiness is life. After releasing his first EP where he performed all the instruments, and which was co produced by Grammy nominated record producer Shawn Campbell, Martinez has relocated to Portland, OR, where he plans to begin the push to make Birth of Happiness a national success. Now in Oregon, Martinez has linked up with Foo Phelgming (Bass) and young drum phenom, Derek Jones to round out the line up. Birth of Happiness is more than just the music, states Martinez. This is the soundtrack of the Truth seeker, and the Truth speaker. Those who follow Birth of Happiness will reveal themselves as enemies of the Establishment, and enemies of the horrendous Pop Culture that has deteriorated the minds and spirits of a human race destined for so much more. Birth of Happiness is more than just a band…..its a movement…..and BoH invites you to join them.