The Future Heavies








The Future Heavies
Shawn Persigner - guitar, vocals (2015-2016)

The Future Heavies
By 1984, at the age of 13, guitarist Shawn Persinger was listening exclusively to punk (The Dead Kennedys, Minor Threat, Black Flag, etc.), 20th century classical music (Igor Stravinsky mostly), avant-jazz (Henry Threadgill et al.), and fingerstyle virtuoso Leo Kottke. Shawn had little or no interest in Top 40 pop music. Thus he was the perfect addition to The Future Heavies radio-friendly sound as their founding guitar player...for scraping off their smooth edges.

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Shawn began his career in 1991 after graduating from Musicians Institute in Los Angeles. As a composer and performer he has had his music performed innumerable times, in varying ensembles, on five continents, in 36 countries, and countless cities. He continues to tour and perform constantly around the world.

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Shawn has also been featured, reviewed, and/or interviewed in Guitar Player Magazine, Guitar Shop, Guitar World, and Premier Guitar. In 2004, Acoustic Guitar magazine named his solo recording The Art of Modern Primitive Guitar one of the best CDs of the year.

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As a music educator, Shawn has taught thousands of students and directed multifarious ensembles and group workshops. He has also written articles, features, and lessons for Guitar Player, Frets, and Taylor Guitars "Wood & Steel." He is a faculty member of Guitar Intensives in Bar Harbor, Maine; The Center for Creative Youth in Middletown, Connecticut; and has served on the faculty at the National Guitar Workshop.

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His books include The 50 Greatest Guitar Books, Bebop Jazz Guitar, "The Young Person's Guide to Free Improvisation and Experimental Music," and "The Uncommon Guitar Lesson."

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Thursday, August 31st, 2017 3:30 PM
Private Event at LEGO
LEGO Brick House
Enfield, CT
"The Future Heavies" will be playing a private party for LEGO employees to celebrate the company's 85th anniversary.

The Future Heavies are fun, professional, danceable, and very affordable. The band is available to provide live music for a wide variety of functions for audiences of all ages, including class reunions, private parties, birthdays, anniversaries, special occasions, colleges, corporate events, weddings, clubs, bars, festivals and outdoor events, fairs, and opening/sharing a show with touring artists. Please contact us via e-mail or phone (860-916-6448) to discuss booking a date for The Future Heavies to perform. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Saturday, October 14th, 2017 9:30 PM
Bleachers Sports Bar & Restaurant
300 Middle Street
Bristol, CT 06010
Price: $5
"The Future Heavies" return to Bleachers Sports Bar & Restaurant for the third time.

Located on the same road as ESPN, Bleachers has 22 beers on tap, the best burgers in town, wings, salads, sandwiches, and more. "The Future Heavies" will be playing three one hour sets of the best in new wave, pop, R&B, dance, and rock from the 1980s.
Friday, October 20th, 2017 9:00 PM
Maple Tree Cafe
781 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT 06070
(860) 651-1297
Price: $5
"The Future Heavies" return to perform for a second time at The Maple Tree Cafe, which has been a landmark in the beautiful town of Simsbury since 1895. The band will be playing three one hour sets of the best in new wave, pop, R&B, dance, and rock from the 1980s starting at 9pm.

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