Profile: Atlas Booking
By Alex Bradley
Joining the chain of Grandaire Booking from Hammonton, NJ, along with Emerson Booking from May’s Landing, NJ, Atlas Booking is South Jersey’s newest news in local shows! This up and coming booking company consists of Tom Hale, Andrew Worrell, and Kevin Dunne and resides in Cinnaminson, NJ. They began booking shows in hopes to add more diversity to the South Jersey music scene as well as giving many new local bands opportunity to get their name out. Overall, they want to help broaden the music scene in this area of New Jersey.
Atlas Booking hosted their company’s debut show at Coffee Works Too in Voorhees, NJ on March 30th, 2016. This showcase featured a variety of acoustic performances from popular local artists and some never before heard in South Jersey! These artists consisted of Aaron Redden, Space Cadets, Bike Routes, Aleko, Andrew Kavanagh of Brock Landers, and Ben Greenblatt. For their first show, Atlas Booking packed in the coffee shop and made the event an all around great experience for all those who attended.
But the Coffee Works Too acoustic showcase wasn’t all that Atlas Booking has in store for the local music scene. They have prepared their next show to be held at Red Dwarf Studios located in Sewell, NJ, on Saturday, April 16th, at 5:30pm. This show has been made a benefit for Anthony Turner. There will be a 50/50 raffle throughout the night where the winner will receive half of the proceeds made at the door, while the other half will be donated to Anthony. (To read Anthony’s story: https://www.gofundme.com/zcwqd8bw.) Saturday’s lineup consists of Uncanny Strangers, solo artist Izzy Gunn, Ashley Bulboff, also a solo artist Petal Aggression, Burned Out Still Glowing, and lastly, Stonehaven.
Atlas Booking has also teamed up with Grandaire Booking to bring together Atlas Booking’s first ever music festival! The festival is set to happen Saturday, June 4th, at 12pm at Grace Church in Haddonfeild, NJ. The door fee for this will be $6 before the first band and $10 after the first band. This 10 band, mixed genre lineup includes Birthday Boy, Surrender the Night, Inhail, Lynds Mika, Burned Out Still Glowing, Parkwood, Crash Landing, Clearview, Brooks, and Old City Revival. This bill features all different kinds of music that is sure to appeal to everyone!
About the Writer
Alex Bradley is a student at Camden County College. For years she has been attending local shows and much larger concerts. At only 18 years old, with a passion for music and all things included, she has been consistently booking performances under Grandaire Booking, both around Hammonton, NJ and also at Coffee Works Too. With years of experience under her belt already of being involved in the local music scene, Alex is beginning to book her own shows independently as well as writing about her experiences and adding music journalism to her repertoire.