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BOOM Round 3, Week 2: Sara Elizabeth vs. Forever Green

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 17:23 -- webmaster

The polls have been closed for this pair of bands. Congratulations to Sara Elizabeth for collecting the most votes in this battle!

BOOM isn't just about picking favorites - it's also about promoting and supporting local music. Even though it's too late to vote, get to know the bands below, give them a listen, and if you hear something you like the best way to show support is to check them out in person when possible!

You can find more weekly battles in the BOOM Archives!

Sara Elizabeth

Forever Green

Band bio: Sara Elizabeth is a 22 year old indie singer/songwriter, musician, storyteller, and multi-instrumentalist based in Western New York. Sara picked up her first guitar on her ninth birthday, and has since added ukulele, piano, banjo, and mandolin to her repertoire to help support her rich alto vocals. Backed by a highly talented rhythm section, Sara takes the heart of folk music, the soul of the blues, the brain of classical, and the energy of modern indie rock and uses them to tell stories no one has ever heard before.

Band members: Sara Elizabeth - vocals, guitar, ukulele, etc. / Tom Varco - upright and electric bass

You might like us if: like Ingrid Michaelson, P!NK, Ani DiFranco, The Beatles, and The Avett Brothers.

Why you should win the Online Battle of Original Music: In a word, originality - not only in songwriting, but in creating a sound that stands out from everything else being heard on the Buffalo music scene. With the help of the fantastic musicians that play behind me, I aim to express originality lyrically, emotionally, harmonically, and in my energetic performances - and that is what BOOM is all about!


Band bio: Forever Green is Dan Manzellas and Joe Tells original music project. Local music veteran Joe Tell was initially introduced to Dan through his wife Maria and Dan’s wife Cheryl. Dan and Joe first got together in 2005 to play music for fun. Upon Joe’s insistence through his love for performing, Joe convinced Dan to perform live as a duo. Being extremely creative individuals Dan and Joe decided to take it a step further writing original songs and recording them, these songs are unique in sound and composition and feature some close friends lending their talents to the overall sound.

Band members: Dan Manzella - vocals, harmonica / Joe Tell - guitar / Tony Chimera - bongos, percussion / Tommy Leach - bass guitar

You might like us if: like bluesy, soulful, acoustic rock.

Why you should win the Online Battle of Original Music: Forever Green would love to win to continue our wondrous journey into the wonderful world of creating marvelous, musical, melodies.


What did you think about this week's contestants? Feel free to discuss below. Please keep comments friendly, and please remember a comment is not the same as a vote - if you'd like to vote, cast your ballot above!