Hosted by the Cinema Arts Centre’s Youth Advisory Board
The Youth Advisory Board is the Cinema’s new group of volunteers aged 16-22 with a mission to increase the Cinema’s visibility towards Long Island’s young population. The group votes on which film to present every quarter, and they raise hundreds of dollars to bring the screening to fruition.
Funds from the Battle of the Bands will be used to sponsor the upcoming screening of Easy A on April 21st, which is based on Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter. On April 23rd, the Cinema Arts Centre will have a screening of The Scarlet Letter as part of its Anything But Silent series.
About the bands:
Alex Kraljic – Drums
Brian Van Duyne – Guitar
Jon Hunt – Bass
Hailing from Sayville, New York, The Sweaters take inspiration from the likes of The Black Keys, Hacienda, Neil Young, and Dylan, striving to project Rock N’ Roll the way it was meant to be played: through screaming tube amps and roaring drum kits. As their name implies, the band is a major advocate for the recent resurgence of sweaters in mainstream fashion. In their spare time they collect vintage sweaters, and are particularly interested in those worn by Bill Cosby.
From Syosset, NY
Shaina Tabak – Lead vocals
Ben Locke – Electric guitar, acoustic guitar
Chris Haas – Bass, keyboards, backing vocals
Luke Sedge – Drums, backing vocals
Influences: Arctic Monkeys, Radiohead, Black Keys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, MGMT, 5′Nizza, Jack White, Pearl Jam, Amy Winehouse, Muse, Soundgarden, Frank Ocean, Led Zeppelin…
The Space Cadets
From Greenlawn, NY
Sam Vodopia - Piano, Vocals, Violin
Carley Ridini - Guitar, Vocals
Derek Lankeaux - Bass
Joni Geller - Drums
The Space Cadets came together officially in early 2013 to perform Sam’s concept record “The Elephant Album”. Since then, the band has begun to work on various original songs, fusing hints of jazz, and rock into one sound. All four members are current students at Harborfields High School and will be pursuing music in some way in their future careers/endeavors.
From East Northport, NY
Justin Heller – Vocals
Dan Wines – Guitar
Brian Reynolds – Drums
Tom Kessler – Bass
Playing different types of music from classic rock to alternative, this group is currently working on writing new material which will be released soon.