BenOaks & Friends THANK YOU party MUSIC * ART * COMEDY @ SOCA in Lanc, PA

BenOaks & Friends – a circus of talented musicians, artists, dancers & performers are bringing their last show of 2018 to Station One Center for the Arts in downtown Lancaster, PA on Friday, November 16th at 8pm.

BenOaks & Friends THANK YOU party at Station One Center for the Arts in Lancaster will feature local & area talent & members of the Upright Citizens Brigade from NYC!

  • Girl Science – Phoenixville’s favorite heart-breaking duo. You can find them singing melancholy goth/folk music and drinking wine. Inspired by all unknown local original music and aspiring to start their first tour.
  • Comedy performances by Tim Carr – IG: www.instagram.com/nottimcarr
    • Tim Carr is a writer/actor/director working on the East and West coasts. Tim has been seen in many national commercials (Sprite, Wendy’s and Publix to name a few) feature films and television (Rocky Balboa, Safe, All My Children) and wrote and directed last year’s critically acclaimed ‘The Other Ripken’. He’ll be seen next in the television pilot ‘Franklin Street Station’ and in New York and comedy stages with sketch comedy at Upright Citizens Brigade. In pre production on his next films “Bartender’s Song” and “World Class Fad”.

  • Soapless Opera – renaissance rock- combining influences ranging from easy listening to heavy metal, jazz & Celtic with insightful and contemplative lyrics, Soapless Opera leads you on adventures of thought and emotion! heightening our awareness of how closely we are all tied together. Soapless Opera began more than 10 years ago in Tacoma, WA until Robert relocated to Lancaster in 2006.

 

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there will be NARCAN training @ 9pm by Christine of Christine Peace Photography & Not One More
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why called a ‘THANK YOU’ party?

for the Thanksgiving spirit & coming up on my year alcohol free & taking care of my mental health… i want to thank every one. for making life interesting. for being them. for caring. for being complicated. for the smiles. for the push. for being open to new experiences. for being open to love & kindness. & helping one another. i want to thank my new home of Lancaster. the people i’ve met here are inspiring. you have all welcomed me & been a huge part of my growth & current healthy mind the incredible art & music scene in LANC has really pushed me to step up my game! i want to thank my friends for being a part of my complicated & challenging yet very rewarding life. i want to thank my family for loving me. i haven’t always been so easy to love. i used to make it quite difficult. i am glad i am now taking care of myself. so i can handle my responsibilities & take care of my family. thank you. new or soon to be friends. thank you for being a part of this web of life. thank you for the rant. I promise fri nov 16th is gonna be a CELEBRATION & FUN :)” – b. oaks

Click here for the BenOaks & Friends with special guests NappiMusic, Brian S Cotter, Greyyy & Girl Science at the Station One Center for the Arts in Lancaster, PA Facebook event!

BenOaks & Friends THANK YOU party MUSIC * ART * COMEDY @ Station One Center for the Arts in Lancaster, PA

BenOaks & his circus of talented musicians, artists, dancers & performers are bringing their last show of 2018 to Station One Center for the Arts in downtown Lancaster, PA on Friday, November 16th at 8pm.

The final line-up is still to be determined but Benjamin Oaks would like to bring a representation of as many kinds of art & music & dance & comedy as possible.

BenOaks & Friends THANK YOU party at Station One Center for the Arts in Lancaster will feature local as well as area talent. So far confirmed are:

 

 

why is is called a THANK YOU party?

“for the Thanksgiving spirit & coming up on my year alcohol free & taking care of my mental health…

i want to thank every one. for making life interesting. for being them. for caring. for being complicated. for the smiles. for the push. for being open to new experiences. for being open to love & kindness. & helping one another. i want to thank my new home of Lancaster. the people i’ve met here are inspiring. you have all welcomed me & been a huge part of my growth & current healthy mind the incredible art & music scene in LANC has really pushed me to step up my game! i want to thank my friends for being a part of my complicated & challenging yet very rewarding life. i want to thank my family for loving me. i haven’t always been so easy to love. i used to make it quite difficult. i am glad i am now taking care of myself. so i can handle my responsibilities & take care of my family.
thank you. new or soon to be friends. thank you for being a part of this web of life. thank you for the rant. I promise fri nov 16th is gonna be a CELEBRATION & FUN :)” – b. oaks

Click here for the BenOaks & Friends with special guests NappiMusic, Brian S Cotter, Greyyy & Girl Science at the Station One Center for the Arts in Lancaster, PA Facebook event!

 

 

BenOaks & Friends release hiphop gem ‘SAMSARA’

 

BenOaks released his 1st hiphop album – SAMSARA – suddenly on June 28. He re-acquired some of his masters from an abandoned Bones Culture compilation album. The concept was to try & create a track with hiphop artists from every major US city.

Even after making hundreds of hiphop songs with dozens of talented emcees, SAMSARA is Benjamin Oaks first ALL hiphop album. Most of his twelve or so albums are a blend of various electronica – from dubstep to downtempo triphop & alternative hiphop – a blend of electro, electronic rock & funk. 

BenOaks & Friends SAMSARA is a mostly soul style based boombap hiphop album. Guitar & organs over head-noddin funk beat. There are a few crunk/trap/chillwave modern style tracks on BenOaks & Friends SAMSARA. There is also a reggae song, a downtempo triphop banger, a dubstep beast, 3 electronica tracks & a downtempo electronica instrumental.

With lyrical artists from St. Louis, Detroit, DC, Des Moines, Wilmington & Chicago – SAMSARAfeatures hiphop legends like: