April 26, 2007

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Hometown favorite has versatile vocals
Readers picked her as runner-up in Hippo’s ‘best local band/performer, original’
By Erica Febre efebre@hippopress.com

Alli Beaudry, originally from the Manchester area and now a Boston resident, said there’s nothing better than performing for her hometown fans.

“I’ve been very busy in Boston, with both my original band and my cover band. So it’s always nice to come home and play for my friends and fans at a place that I love,” Beaudry said.

Beaudry’s rock cover band, Incadence, plays the Irish bar circuit in downtown Boston. Incadence will be in Manchester for the Rock 101 Sky Show in late May.

Her original band, now going by the name Alli Beadry & The Tall Boys, is where her true passion rests.

Beaudry takes lead vocals in her band, with Geoff Earley (of Geoffro Cause) on keyboard and guitar, Roston Kirk on bass, Tad Sutton (of Geoffro Cause) on drums, and Carrie Ivey supplying backup vocals. Beaudry also uses a vocal looper during performances, allowing her to do more with her voice.

Beaudry is a recent graduate of Berklee School of Music.

“Being around so many different influences at school, I really just adapted into a little bit of everything. I was heavy into the jazz standards, r&b and soul and they would challenge me to do something different, like rock or blues,” Beaudry said.

Entering Berklee, Beaudry said, she knew she wanted to concentrate on jazz and pop. Thanks to her professors’ encouraging her to experiment, Beaudry was able to walk away with much more.

“It really helped me to become a well-rounded musician. Now I have this funky pop style with a mix of jazz and reggae in it, a little R&B — just a little of everything really, but still mostly jazz and pop,” Beaudry said.

Beaudry is working on her first release, which will include six original songs. She hopes to have it released within a month and has not decided on a title. Beaudry will also be singing the national anthem at a Manchester Wolves games in late July.

See ‘em live
Who: Allie Beaudry & The Tall Boys, The Geoffro Cause, iL Papas
When: Friday, April 27, starting at 9 p.m.
Where: Milly’s Tavern, 500 Commercial St., Manchester
For more information: Alli Beaudry song samples, show dates and other information are available at allibeaudry.com or myspace.com/allibeaudry. For more information on Incadence, Beaudry’s cover band, go to myspace.com/incadencia


Geoffro Cause
The Geoffro Cause, based in Boston, has a style that is “a twisted mixture of funk-rock, hip-hop and reggae,” said Geoff Earley.

The original members of Geoffro Cause are Earley (of Beaudry’s Tall Boys) on vocals, guitar, keys and effects, such as looping, and Tad Sutton (also of Beaudry’s Tall Boys) on drums and aux percussion. Greg Toro on bass and A.J. Peters on guitar currently fill out the lineup for Geoffro Cause.

Earley and Sutton also currently fill the instrumental and vocal lineup of Alli Beadry’s Tall Boys.

Geoffro Cause will be celebrating the release of an all-original album, This Was, at Milly’s Tavern on Friday, April 27.

For more information on Geoffro Cause or to hear song samples, go to myspace.com/geoffro.

iL Papas
The iL Papas is a five-piece “unadulterated, psychedelic blues” band from Boston. Doug Smith takes percussion and lead vocals with Brian Cherchiglia on guitar and backing vocals, Thom Pope on guitar, Matt Boyle on bass and Dave Peters on drums.

Formed in 2005, iL Papas said they used their “deep love and appreciation for music as an art to create a sound never heard before: taking their deep love of the blues, mixing it with a progressive psychedelia infused with Tribal rhythm.”

iL Papas are currently performing off a new release, Involution, which features seven original tracks. Geoff Earley on keyboard, of Geoffro Cause, is also featured on the new release.

The iL Papas also play a number of covers, including “Loser” from Beck and Jimi Hendrix’s “Voodoo Child.”

For more information on iL Papas or to hear song samples, go to ilpapas.com or myspace.com/ilpapas.