Honor Society

Outback Concerts Presents

Honor Society

Simple as Surgery, Una Jensen, Amanda Tarver

Fri, March 22, 2013

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm


Off Sale

This event is 18 and over

Honor Society
Honor Society
It's a few hours before doors open at Irving Plaza in New York City. A line wraps around the city block. A
site that draws the investigative eyes of even the most veteran New Yorkers. The marquee reads: HONOR
SOCIETY. The name seems familiar, yet enigmatic, and while both Rolling Stone and MTV have already
weighed-in to validate the rock outfit, the band is still not yet the household name they are destined to

Honor Society's highly anticipated new EP, Serendipity, only further points towards this inevitability.
Serendipity is clearly an evolutionary step forward, showcasing the band's most personal material to date
and cracked the Top 10 on the iTunes Rock charts as an independent release (Fair Isle/Go Entertainment)
in its first week. At the helm of the latest offering, is multi-Grammy award winning producer Mike
Mangini, who has lauded this effort as, "a mature rock sound... ready for the masses".

The first single "Serendipity" is set to head to radio this fall while the band resumes touring on the west
coast before heading home to NYC to celebrate the release of the EP.

Fueled by a mutual interest in the pop music of the 80's, Honor Society began when singer/guitarist
Michael Bruno reconnected with his high school friend, keyboardist/guitarist Jason Rosen, after
graduating NYU. The two immersed themselves into the project, placing a premium on song writing and
musicianship. The additions of bassist, Andrew Lee Schmidt, and drummer, Alexander Noyes, only
reinforced their vision and the band quickly garnered attention - landing them a deal with Hollywood

Their major label debut, Fashionably Late, exploded to #18 on the Billboard Top 200 and the music world
took note. Rolling Stone named them a breakout band. MTV Buzzworthy dubbed the band "One to
Watch". The buzz was palpable and Honor Society spent the remainder of that year and the next on tour
with the likes of Timbaland, Jonas Brothers, Jordin Sparks, The Fray and Neon Trees.

Now, the next chapter sits on the horizon and Honor Society holds all the cards: A new EP, with arena-
ready anthems, a charged live show to match, and a sharper focus on what made the band so special in the
first place - the music. "We feel like this music is a natural progression for us," says lead singer/guitarist
Michael Bruno, "it's a step in a new, more refined direction that both old and new fans can connect with."

The house lights start to dim at Irving Plaza and the anticipation begins to boil over. The crowd comes to
life, erupting into a deafening roar - Honor Society is about to take the stage. "This is what we live for,"
says Jason, "this rush of adrenaline and the personal experience of a concert... we won't stop until
everyone experiences it".

Honor Society is the music industry's best kept secret, but don't expect it to remain that way. The secret is
getting out.
Simple as Surgery
Simple as Surgery
We are a Pop-Rock band from Georgia. Our new record 'Under Control' is out now! You should pick it up! We love each and every one of you and could not thank you enough for supporting us in our musical endeavors! Be sure to talk to us, We love to hear from all of you!
Una Jensen
Una Jensen
At age 6, Christmas lists for adolescent youth primarily consist of Barbie Dolls and toys. Una Jensen had something else in mind - a guitar.

Having an excellent ear as a child, Una quickly learned the four basic chords and immediately started putting vocal melodies to rhythm structures. It was clear that she was turning out vocals and arrangements far beyond her years - and with virtually no training. With supportive parents on her side, it came as no surprise when the pre-teen began dominating local singing and talent competitions.

Una tracked her first demo at age 12, and it wasn't long before her raw talent caught the attention of producers Chris Kirkpatrick and Mike Bosch. Kirkpatrick, the multi-platinum selling, former 'N Sync member invited the songstress to Orlando to co-write and record two more songs. The collaboration was a clear eye-opener - with a generation glued to the TV watching American Idol, Una Jensen is creating her dreams.

When asked what inspired Una to become so heavily involved in writing music at such a young age, her humbling response was simple: "I write because it feels amazing to sit down and put together something that makes you, or someone else, feel a certain way." Una is without a doubt focused on the art and her mature talent has been dazzling everyone within reach. Every aspect of her songs are crafted on her own terms, right down to the foundation.

Now, at age 15, there's no argument that Una Jensen is destined for a bright future. When questioned about her goals and aspirations, instead of the stereotypical response of "becoming a star", she casually states: "I want to record more and learn more about the process of recording. I want to collaborate. I want to be experienced. I want to know more about music in general."
Venue Information:
40 Watt Club
285 West Washington St
Athens, GA, 30601