Timeflies, Massachusetts’ sensational pop and electronic dance music artists are bringing their signature sounds to the Newport Music Hall!
The band was formed in Boston in 2010 by record producer Rob Resnick and vocalist Cal Shapiro. They’re originally from New York and New Jersey respectively and they met in 2007 while attending Tufts University. They were at a college party where Cal freestyled over Rob's beat boxing and Rob later invited Cal to be the singer of a funk band he was part of (The Ride). The band split up after some of its members graduated and they went on to work together as a duo. They started to make a name for themselves by posting original music and cover songs on YouTube and they got even more exposure when Cal’s roommate emailed one of their songs (Fade) to various music blogs. Rob cites Porter Robinson, Benny Blanco, Pretty Lights, and JR Rotem as his main influences while Cal takes inspiration from the work of Robert Johnson, Janis Joplin, Muddy Waters, and his favorite, Big L. They’ve had a stellar career with 3 studio albums, 2 extended plays, 1 mixtape, and 4 singles. They were also nominated for a Popdust award for Next Pop Superstar of 2013 and Vanity Fair magazine has dubbed them “musical masterminds”.
Don’t miss your chance to see the artists who skilfully straddle the line between pop and electronic dance music!