The rock-fusion instrumental trio The Aristocrats(comprising Guthrie Govan, Bryan Beller and Marco Minnemann) are pleased to announce The Aristocamp! A three-day music camp for guitarists, bassists, drummers and fans which will take place from June 18th to 21st 2019 in upstate New York. The Aristocampwill also feature the world premiere of new material currently being recorded by The Aristocrats.
This is the first music camp to be hosted by The Aristocrats and is guaranteed to be packed full of activities to educate, inspire and entertain. Musicians and music fans of all ages, abilities and musical tastes are welcome at The Aristocamp. Attendees will be able to fully immerse themselves in the world of music, learning from the band, special guests and each other at a wide variety of workshops, jams, Q&As and instrument specific breakout sessions. There will also be opportunities to experience The Aristocrats on stage in an intimate setting, demonstrating their near-telepathic ability to improvise and have more fun than a fusion band has any right to have!
The event will be organized by Music Masters Camps, who are known for facilitating a highly interactive experience between artists and audience. The camp will be held at Full Moon Resort, located a half hour west of Woodstock, NY. Full Moon Resort is a year-round mountain resort in the heart of the idyllic Catskill Forest Preserve. Superb dining, comfortable country inn accommodations, camping and commuter options are available.
The band are very excited to provide this unique experience, commenting:
“We’ve each been involved in music camps in the past and the highlight has always been interacting with the passionate musicians and music fans in attendance. Between us we have a lifetime of performing, touring and recording experience to pass on and this is the perfect environment to do that. Also, this time we’ll have the additional luxury of being able to zoom in on how we create our own music, and what happens when we interact as a band and play it live. We might even say it’s ok to break the rules now and then.”
The Aristocrats will be joined by some special guest musicians, to be announced soon.
Tickets will be available to purchase from Thursday February 28th at 12:00pm EST (an early bird discount is available for registrations received before March 12th): HERE
Full details can be found at: www.aristocamp.com
The Aristocrats –
The word “supergroup” is tossed around a lot in instrumental music circles, the result of a seemingly endless supply of efforts to package together individual virtuoso players and make a band out of them. But every once in a while, the group part of that shopworn term becomes authentic and real. Such is the case with The Aristocrats – guitarist Guthrie Govan (Steven Wilson, Asia/GPS, Hans Zimmer), bassist Bryan Beller (Joe Satriani, Dethklok, Steve Vai), and drummer Marco Minnemann (Steven Wilson, Joe Satriani, Steve Hackett) – who defiantly and joyously blow the supergroup stereotype to bits, thrilling audiences and fans around the world in the process with a preternatural band chemistry that equals exponentially more than the sum of its parts. Perhaps Guthrie Govan said it best when he called The Aristocrats “a rowdy democracy of musicianship.” Over the last eight yearsThe Aristocrats have toured the world andbeen greeted with wild enthusiasm and sold out shows. As one reviewer wrote: “it was very apparent that I was witnessing three artists at the top of their game…Most acts could not even begin to emulate the sense of authenticity that came from the stage”.The Aristocrats are due to record their fourth studio album in Spring 2019.