DoobiePalooza Student Performers 2018
We are super excited to have so many talented people from Denison performing at this years DoobiePalooza!
Simone X Telease
Simone Telease goes by the stage name Simone X Telease. Born and raised in Oakland, California, she is a graduating senior studying women and gender studies; but, eats, sleeps, and breathes music. Telease has been singing since she was 6 years old and writing songs since the age of 8. She says “Being a Black woman is my inspiration for music”. She is an R&B singer with a self described “jazzy flavor”.
Class of 2018
Shel got involved with music at the age of five as a drummer, but began to focus on his skills as a vocal artist at the end of high school. Primarily he raps, and he also has experience singing. Currently he has a few features on other artist’s songs, however original content is coming before graduation! He’s been inspired by Kendrick Lamar, Tyler the Creator, Kanye West, Young Thug, and even the Strokes, so expect to be entertained by a vast array of vocal styles during his performance. He’s super stoked about this year’s Doobiepalooza and is looking forward to hanging with y’all.
Feel free to listen to these tracks to get a feel for his sound!
JOSE x Shel – Butterfly Effect Remix
JOSE – Backwoods (Ft. SimoneXTelease, Shel)
Charlie Burg – Formula Ft. Pius
IDM Hip-hop crew was brought to Denison’s campus to create a space for various styles of dance that we, as dancers, felt were underrepresented on our campus. IDM stands for Inspire, Diversify, and Move which we embody through our unique blend of dancers, each with a different genre of expertise. Although our main focus is hip-hop, the blend of movements generated through our creative practices has brought every members individual movement styles into one collaborative product. IDM was founded by Ericia Bramwell and Vaval Victor. Along with them we have a crew manager, Natalia Duarte, and six crew members:
Ericia Bramwell(2020): Newark, New Jersey
Vaval Victor(2020): New Orleans, LA
Natalia Duarte(2020): Skokie, IL
Jirah A. Morales(2018): Chicago, IL
Fiona McNichols(2020): Chicago, IL
Isabelle Karlik(2020): Darien, CT
Alex Drumm(2020): Boston, MA
Mo Murray (2021): Detroit, MI
Julia Baggio(2021): Belo Horizonte, Brazil
The Moonberries are junior Steve S. Wright (bass), first year Andrew U. Burklow (drums, vocals), junior Daniel C. Timmermann (guitar), and freshman Alex C. Hughes (guitars, vocals). All four members hail from Pine Point, Ontario. The band was brought together by junior Michael Angelo in late 2017. The band is inspired by artists like Meatpile, Two Hands, PUP, Twin Peaks, Deathgasm, Outkast, Five Skin, Beastie Boys, Blink-182, Willy Nelson, Robosapien, Dixie Chicks, and Drake Bell. Steve’s favorite food is pastrami. Andrew has never pet a goat. Alex is always losing something. Dan is always playing Sonic on his PSP. Check out the Moonberries’ music @ whohitrne.bandcamp.com.
Jose, class of 2018, is a rapper, mixing engineer, and cinematographer from Worcester, MA with huge influence from the hip-hop genre. He grew up listening to Artist like Drake and J. Cole, and sees a lot of their styles in his own work. In February, Jose dropped his first project entitled DISTRACTED, available on all major streaming services and SoundCloud. You can also check out his YouTube channel with several music videos out for a few songs off DISTRACTED and some of his earlier work
Count Spacey is a garage rock/jam band formed in our very own Granville, OH. The band consists of Denison students Chase Whipple (guitar, vocals), Marcos Arnett (bass), and Zach Litchman (drums), as well Clay White (guitar, vocals) who joined the band shortly after the trio’s first jam session. The group got their start in September of 2016 when they met playing jazz together and immediately took to jamming at several locations on and off campus. Shortly after, they debuted at the Running of the Bears Festival and began performing around the Granville area and at various fraternity philanthropy events and university events, making an appearance at last year’s Doobie Palooza for a jam-packed set of fan-favorite covers like “Psycho Killer” and “Hey Joe”. Count Spacey is best known for their wild energy and loose improvisation, hard-stomping grooves, and distortion-heavy guitar solos. They recently played a boppin’ pajama show at Shep Basement, which debuted an original song, and the band has hinted that they’ll be back in the studio this spring. You can find their live and studio recordings on SoundCloud.
Fritz & SHEL
Christian Fritz-Klaus ‘18 of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, turns to music for guidance and tranquility. His musical career began as a percussionist at age 14, now his voice is his main instrument. At first he created music for fun with his friends, but over time it turned into something more meaningful. The young artist loves music because it brings together all types of people to celebrate life and express themselves. Rock, rap, folk, indie, bossa nova, and alternative pieces, are genres in which he has written and performed. He’s always searching for new ways to combine different genres to complement his musical taste. Fritz has performed with others and as a solo artist in Ohio, Wisconsin, and South Africa. He will release an
EP on May 19th. You can find him on Sound Cloud and YouTube @ctFRITZk. Shel got involved with music at the age of five as a drummer, but began to focus on his skills as a vocal artist at the end of high school. Primarily he raps, and he also has experience singing. Currently he has a few features on other artist’s songs, however original content is coming before graduation! Inspired by Kendrick Lamar, Tyler the Creator, Kanye West, Young Thug, and even the Strokes, so expect to be entertained by a vast array of vocal styles during his performance. We are incredibly excited to welcome this lively due to the stage at this year’s Palooza.
“Jamie Ver.m1llion” was written by Diego Rubey, directed by Maggie Chamberlain and Sophia Menconi. In summary, Jamie Ver.m1llion is an internet band performing on the night the world ends, it is A fast paced musical journey through time and space in which Luddites destroy textile machines during the industrial revolution, and humankind begins their great migration away from the uninhabitable earth to a new planet. Diego Rubey '19 is a theatre major, an officer for DITA (Denison Independent Theatre Association), and a DJ on WDUB 91.1. He lives at the Homestead, where he cooks tasty meals on Friday nights. Rubey is accompanied by a band consisting of Anna Mae Murphy '21, Aidan Iannarino '20, Camron Alten-Dunkle '21, Maren Clark '21, and an ensemble of Evan Joslyn '19, Maggie McCann '21, Maria Hollobaugh '18, Maddy Bellman '18, and Sarah Wilson '20.