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Livestream: Loading Dock Concert Series: Nihco Gallo and the Bad-Year Boys


3S Artspace presents a LIVESTREAM of:
Loading Dock Concert Series - Nihco Gallo and the Bad Year Boys
Friday, June 18th
Show time: 8pm - 9:15
Location: YouTube Live
Suggested donation: $5

About Nihco Gallo and the Bad-Year Boys:

The vibraphonist Nihco Gallo has established for himself a unique place in the Southern Maine and New Hampshire music landscape, earning performance bona fides in concert halls, jazz clubs, dive bars, and on the street. Largely self-taught, Gallo incorporates a wide array of influences into his playing and composition, including jazz, country, minimalist music, and music from South America.

In response to the pandemic, Gallo incorporated the Bad-Year Boys (featuring tap dancer Ayan Imai-Hall, drummer Zak King, and bassist Scott Kiefner) and established a rigorous schedule of street performances throughout New England. Weekly all-weather busking has sharpened the Bad-Year Boys into a keen outfit interweaving rhythm and melody in a visceral performance experience that is unlikely to be forgotten.

Nihco Gallo: vibraphone & marimbaAyan Imai-Hall: tap danceZak King: drumsScott Kiefner: bass

New Hampshire native Ayan Imai-Hall started tap dancing when he was eight years old and since then, has performed across the nation with companies including Atlantic Steps, Tap Kids, Tapestry, and Subject:Matter. In 2012, Ayan was awarded a Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grant by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts with blues musician and educator, TJ Wheeler.

Zak King is a Boston and New York City based drummer. He earned his Bachelor of Music in Education at the University of New Hampshire and his Master’s of Music in Performance at the New England Conservatory of Music. Since graduating, Zachary has performed his craft in many off-broadway performances, jazz nights and festivals, metal concerts, and more. He got his start playing in schools and pit orchestras in southern NH, and at 16 booked his first gig in Boston performing as drummer and lead vocalist of thrash ensemble Epicenter. Since then he has gone on to work with a number of groups and artists, such as Dave Newsam, Matt Savage, Michael Beling, Kenny Cha, and Shane Dylan. He currently works and performs with Javier Rosario, JJ Jhnsn, Dzö-nga, Ice Giant, Purging Sin, and Vibrater.

Scott Kiefner is a versatile and in-demand bassist who has performed and/or recorded with Vinx, Delfeayo Marsalis, Bill McHenry, Matt Wilson, and many more. In addition to a busy freelance schedule, he performs regularly as a member of Sojoy, OURBIGBAND, and the Soggy Po Boys throughout New England and beyond.

CLICK HERE for the Loading Dock Concert Series lineup.


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The Loading Dock Concert Series is generously supported by: AC Hotel Portsmouth / The Envio, Barrio, Katzman Dental, Kennebunk Savings, Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel, and Portwalk Place.

Thank you to our year-round Lead Sponsors: Raka, PixelMedia, and The Stebbins Family.