Summer Mencher is a self proclaimed “progressive folk” artist with a message, and is on a mission to deliver it to the world. She uniquely mixes diverse sounds and influences to produce auditory pleasing music that is simultaneously unconventional, yet familiar. She describes her music as a mix of Incubus and Tori Amos, with her own twists. Mencher includes middle-eastern tones, unique harmonic twists and turns, with an occasional rock edge and hip-hop/spoken word throughout her work.
Mencher’s vocals are illuminating and upbeat, while her music flows with a certain intensity that relays her passion for music. Another aspect of Summer’s life that propels her enthusiasm for music is her job working with music therapy. She and fellow Berklee students traveled to Kenya where they used music as a means to help empower impoverished orphans. This was a powerful experience that solidified Mencher’s belief in the power of music, and has been a significant driving force in her musical life and career.
Mencher released her first CD at the young age of 18, entitled Bench People in 2003. She has since released a full band demo of four original songs in 2007 called Waves Demo. “Break the Mold”, a full length album, is scheduled for an April, 2009 release date. Mencher’s music has been featured on over 10 compilation CDs, radio stations across the US and Canada, and has recently expanded to Vietnam, where she will be performing in 2009. As the first place winner in the Evolve Singer/Songwriter Competition, 2008, Summer Mencher was featured at large events, including Rainbow Fest and AIDS walk . She will be performing at the Phoenix Pride Festival, April 18th, 2009.
What also sets Summer Mencher apart from other musicians is her willingness to stretch beyond musical boundaries, as is evident when hearing her music. She knows how to connect with people through her music, and uses it as a tool to better the community, as she has been, and continues to do presently. To her fans and audiences, Mencher says, “I am honored and blessed to get to share this gift of music with you. Thank you for being a part of it.”
Check out the inspirational and progressive sounds of Summer Mencher at www.myspace.com/summermencher
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