743 Haywood Road
West Asheville, NC, 28806
In tribute to Bob Moog’s 80th birthday, maestro synthesist Erik Norlander and his band The Galactic Collective will perform a benefit concert for the Bob Moog Foundation at Isis Music Hall on May 8, 2014 at 8pm.
Opening for the band will be Drew Heller, the guitarist for Toubab Krewe, joined by his father, Grammy award winning producer/composer Steven Heller. Tickets are $18, with proceeds benefitting Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool, the Foundation’s hallmark educational project.
The Galactic Collective is a re-imagining of Norlander’s favorite instrumental songs written for his band Rocket Scientists, his chanteuse spouse Lana Lane and his many solo albums including Threshold, Into the Sunset, Music Machine and Seas of Orion.
He is an accomplished keyboardist and composer who has produced over 30 albums. He has toured and recorded as the keyboardist and co-writer for the Asia spinoff, Asia Featuring John Payne since 2007 and has also toured extensively with Big Noize, a hard rock supergroup featuring Joe Lynn Turner, Vinny Appice and other rock luminarie.
Norlander has been an enthusiastic supporter of the Bob Moog Foundation since 2007, including performing the benefit Moogus Operandi at the Orange Peel in 2011.
Steven Heller was a longtime friend and colleague of Bob Moog. He has won two Grammy Awards, as well as a number of national awards for his music and recordings. He was production music supervisor for the 1995 Miramax film, “The Journey of August King.” and wrote and produced the theme music for “Conversations” and “Evening Rounds,” listener call-in programs on the public radio station WCQS.
Drew Heller tours nationally with Afro fusion band Toubab Krewe as its guitarist. Toubab Krewe’s first album, Toubab Krewe was released in 2005, around the time that Moog was critically ill. The band’s exceptional musicianship left him sonically inspired. Moog’s 80th birthday is May 23rd.
Isis Music Hall, located at 743 Haywood Road in West Asheville, prides itself on a high quality audio experience. Isis is renowned for its dinner service, which begins at 5pm. Diners may come any time before the show begins. This show will be both standing and seated. Tickets are available at http://isisasheville.com.