Mestis feat. Javier Reyes of Animals As Leaders

Mestis feat. Javier Reyes of Animals As Leaders


Sat · May 12, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$16 in advance / $18 at the door

This event is all ages

World renowned guitarist, Javier Reyes (Animals As Leaders, T.R.A.M.), has a new solo project Mestís, which is an all instrumental effort. The debut EP, Basal Ganglia, is a five track offering showcasing Reyes' vast musical diversity and features an intriguing variety of instrumentation performed by highly acclaimed musicians. The EP is set for a Nov 27th release.

Mestís features Javier Reyes on guitar, bass, production and mixing duties. Matt Garstka (Animals As Leaders) handling drum programming, Hector Barez (Calle 13, Bio Ritmo) on percussion and David Stout (Marvin Gaye, Juan Gabriel, Smokey Robinson) on the trombone.

Reyes states: "...I’ve always wanted to create a style of music that focused on being emotionally exploitive and technically sound, yet simple enough for the average music listener to appreciate. Another influence was using the eight string guitar in a form that is unconventional to the 'trends' or independent of characteristics that are found in music styles/genres that have popularized it. Another and important reason was to create a true form of my own independent voice as an artist. To create music that expressed my personality, upbringing, emotions and musical taste."
Venue Information:
2367 Shattuck Ave (Enter On Durant)
Berkeley, CA, 94704