BATTLE OF THE BANDS : the upside down
About the upside down
This duo met this past summer at ACE music academy at The Oakwood School. These kindred spirits share a love of song writing and playing music together. Their influences are from many genres, including rock, R&B and blues.
Akira has been singing since she was toddler and recorded her first song at the age of 5. Akira also plays piano and guitar. She has performed at the LA Marathon, Topanga Days, Make Music Pasadena and the Santa Monica Soulstice Festival.
Sam has been making music since he was a toddler. Starting formal music lessons at age 4, he plays guitar, piano, viola, upright bass, electric bass, drums and ukulele. He also enjoys singing. Sam performs with a number of bands as well as solo, most recently winning a flat picking guitar competition at the Topanga Banjo and Fiddlefest.
the upside down would like to thank PEF for this opportunity and for supporting music education!