Then, on Sunday, June 16, we’ll be performing a show at One 2 One Bar that we’ll be recording for a live EP!
Zen Archer will kick off the show at 7:00, and then ACE will be playing a 90-minute set starting at 9:00. If you want a great overview of our career so far plus a few musical surprises, you’ll definitely want to check out this show.
ONE-2-ONE BAR 1509 S Lamar Blvd, Ste 600, Austin, Texas 78704 $10 at door, 21 and up
For those of you who live outside of Austin or can’t make the show in person, we’ll be live-streaming the event. All you have to do is like our Facebook page, and then shortly before 7:00 PM CST on June 16, you should see the live stream appear in your Facebook feed.
Today begins a brand-new chapter of The Aaron Clift Experiment. Tim Smith has decided to leave the band and pursue a new musical direction, and Christopher Aboujaoude has decided to follow his music career outside of Austin. We wish Tim and Christopher the best of luck with their musical pursuits and thank them for excellent drum and bass work that they’ve done with the band over the last few years.
Managing the change of two band members, let alone the entire rhythm section, isn’t easy, but we’re excited to announce that we found a bassist and a drummer who more than fill the big shoes left by Tim and Christopher. Please welcome Clif Warren (bass) and Chase Ozment (drums):
Hailing from the deserts of New Mexico, Clif Warren has been playing bass since 1986 in a myriad of styles – from rock, metal, funk, gospel, and even Broadway show tunes. But above all, Clif has had an abiding love for prog rock, most recently performing bass in the Austin-based progressive rock band, Proud Peasant. His primary influences include Geddy Lee, Geezer Butler, Chris Squire, and Steve Harris.
A senior jazz performance major at the University of Texas at Austin, Chase Ozment has been playing music since age 10, percussion since age 12, and drum set and jazz since age 13. He grew up in Temple, Texas and travelled to various State and National level competitions with the Temple High School Highlighters jazz band (including the UT jazz festival). Today, in addition to performing with The Aaron Clift Experiment, Chase plays drums with Big Wy’s Brass Band, Clusterfunk, and Cicadus.
Clif and Chase bring maturity, excellent chops, and lots of excitement to The Aaron Clift Experiment’s sound. We can’t wait for you to meet them as they make their official debut with the band at our April 16 show at Come and Take it Live. When you come out there, please be sure to welcome them to the ACE family!
It’s never easy to find a guitarist with the skill and background to play the diverse range of music in our catalog, but we’re very happy to announce that we’ve found the guy. Introducing our new guitarist, Mathew Aboujaoude:
Currently studying guitar and songwriting at Berklee College of Music Online, Mathew started playing keyboards at the age of 7 and picked up the guitar at age 9. For the past 4 years, he has toured extensively in Texas, Louisiana, and the Middle East with Brick Floyd, a Lebanese Pink Floyd tribute act. Mathew has done session work with various artists in the US and abroad and is currently recording an original solo progressive rock album to be released this year.
We’re looking forward to working with Mathew as we gear up for more live shows this fall and beyond. Mathew will be making his live debut with us at our September 27 show at One 2 One Bar in Austin, so please be sure to come out and welcome him to the ACE family!
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