On JUNE 15th our adult bands rock the Alimentation Generale and the PSRS Paris team pays tribute to David Bowie and Prince. A few days later, on JUNE 19th, our student bands take the stage at La Bellevilloise for epic afternoon of rock. We'll see you at both of them!
Phew. It's been a busy start to our fall semesters in both Brooklyn and Paris and we're just getting around to sharing with you some fun PSRS press...
In PARIS, one of our veteran bands, Shark Bath, played an outdoor gig for a fancy fashion party hosted by L'Officiel Magazine. They played 5 songs, including their originals, and the crowd loved it. They also got the chance to be photographed by the infamous Mathieu Cesar...quelle rock stars!
In BROOKLYN we were recently featured in a piece by DNA Info about kid rock band covers that sound "almost" as good as the original. Check out "Born To Be Wild"
We have lots of fun things in the works for 2015, one of which being the launch of our PSRS "Artist Series." PSRS will be hosting a series of workshops and master classes, inviting well known artists to share their experience and inspire our students (and families). We started the year with a bang when Christian Mazzalai from PHOENIX hosted a master class for one of our advanced groups. The band has been learning "1901" by Phoenix and Christian stopped by to show them a few tricks and talk about his band's songwriting process. Our students then had the opportunity to perform their original song for Christian and he gave them some great feedback. A huge thanks to Christian for giving our students a very special experience...it's the first of many!
We’re still smiling from an awesome final concert in Paris two weeks ago. 7 bands took the stage and wowed a crowd of 300+ eager friends and family. We can’t wait for the next one!
Check out our boys The Metal Dragons performing their original song “Cash Money!”
Our Brooklyn bands cramming for their “final” on the last day of classes, one day before the show.
Now that we have two PSRS programs rocking in two countries, the potential for cross-cultural collaborations are awesome. We even love to dream big about a band exchange program in the future. We had a taste of that experience last week when Max, one of our PSRS Brooklyn students, visited Paris and sat in on one of our classes. Our Paris students loved working with him and the class was amazing. When Max sat down and started playing fresh ideas on one of the band’s original songs, one of our students commented “It’s amazing how people can hear the same song in different ways.” What a fun way to learn such an important lesson.
Can you spot the Brooklynite?
Yet another semester is underway in Brooklyn and Paris and we couldn’t be more excited! Stay tuned for some awesome covers, amazing original songs and some inspiring projects connecting our two programs across the ocean! Lots of fun things in the works over the next few months….
Julian and Max seem keen to be back. A dangerous rhythm section…don’t let the smiles fool you!
Sabrina Kentis, one of our esteemed PSRS Brooklyn alumni, shot and edited this video of our Songwriting Camp this summer. It really captures the fun we had during that week and it features two of the original songs written by the students. Enjoy!