MP3 Averi - Direction of Motion
"[Averi''s] sound is hook-heavy with tight
grooves; big crunching power chords coexist
with lush melodies and introspective lyrics.
Many of the songs have that irritating way of
burrowing straight inside your head and
refusing to budge." - Merrimack R
10 MP3 Songs
POP: Power Pop, ROCK: Modern Rock
In a city with more bands than parking meters,
the pop-rock group Averi has worked its way through the congestion to the top of the Boston music scene.
Since the release of the band''s debut CD
"Direction of Motion" (produced by Mike Denneen) in 2002, Averi has focused on one thing: developing their following the old-fashioned way, one person at a time. Without leaning on a record label, or massive media exposure,
the band has sold 12,000+ CD''s, selling out
dates up and down the east coast, including a string of sold-out showsat Boston''s beloved, 650 capacity, Paradise Rock Club.
The Boston Phoenix named the band "The Best Local Band in
Boston" for 2004 raising Averi''s status to the top
rung of a very competitive music scene. Their ability to sell over 1000 tickets in the Boston area market has made the band much in-demand and gets them on bills with some
of the top names in music, including: Sting, the
Barenaked Ladies, Matchbox Twenty, Guster and the Goo
2005 will be a big year for the band as Averi''s
sophomore release "Drawn To Revolving Doors" hits the market. Gauging from the attention the band has recently been receiving from radio, press and now, record labels, Averi''s appeal and popularity should propel the
band to become an undeniable breakout story.
"It''s not hard to see why the mobs of young fans at
Averi''s recent sold-out show at the Paradise Rock Club
were so excited. The band''s irresistible hooks, irrepressible energy, and sheer love of
the stage have turned them into one of this town''s top draws. With no shortage of radio-ready pop tunes and a swelling fan base, it''s only a matter of time before
Averi breaks out of the local scene and into the big leagues." - Joan Anderman, The Boston Globe
The Boston fivesome''s following is dedicated and
growing day-by-day with the band''s constant touring
and word of mouth buzz. Averi''s grassroots fan base has started with a strong high school and college
foundation which is spreading as the band gets in
front of more and more people. This year the band has appeared on stages as diverse as the 20,000 capacity Tweeter Center, 9000 Tsongas Arena, 36,000
capacity Fenway Park (for the world champion Boston
Red Sox) and at the Boston Music Awards as a spotlight
act for the ceremony.
Internet message boards are filling by loyal
supporters'' messages about their favorite band Averi. Several supporters have felt so strongly
about what Averi does that they are sporting Averi
tattoos and several fans have named their children
after the band...complete with the same spelling!
Averi is fronted by 23-year-old Chad Perrone on
vocals and guitar. Chad is the main songwriter and
has been writing songs since his elementary school
days. He is surrounded by an all-star cast including
Michael Currier (sax, vocals, keys), Matt Lydon (drums), Chris Tilden(bass), and Stuart Berk (guitar). Much of Averi''s new material (which is being produced by Scott Riebling who has produced acts such as Letters to Cleo
and American Hi-Fi) weaves in and out of the band''s
active touring performances, becoming the second
generation of contagious sing-a-longs for the Averi audience.
Averi''s resourceful, independent approach
has helped them move from milestone to milestone,
becoming the top unsigned band in a city
known for fostering nationally known and respected talent.