Silver Rush Artists

 

The Silver Rush roster is comprised of talented artists from a variety of genres and musical disciplines.

 

Elena Bonomo is a drummer, percussionist, band leader and music educator based in the greater NYC area. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, she holds a Bachelors Degree in Performance, Summa Cum Laude. Elena is an avid music lover whose style spans a number of genres from jazz to musical theater, to rock. Her versatility and finesse are what make her unique and suitable for a variety of work.

Most recently, Elena worked as a Band Leader on Holland America Cruise Lines, where she toured through Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific, the Caribbean Islands and the Mediterranean. Elena has worked as a production manager and performer for Windish Music and Productions, leading groups and performing daily at Hershey Park, Canobie Lake Park and around the East Coast. Additionally, she has held the drum set chair in Berklee’s Musical Theater Orchestra for productions of Godspell, Footloose, and Legally Blonde: The Musical. She has worked as a freelance drummer and percussionist with various artists in the greater Boston and NYC areas, including The Novel Ideas, Ethan Thompson (American Idol), Cara Smith, Megan Talay and Ali McGuirk.

 

Hailing from the defunct factory town of Binghamton, NY, pop-folk singer/songwriter and producer Emily Angell is redefining a woman’s role in the music business, grassroots style. She can be seen all over New York singing, strumming and wailing on the harmonica. Fans describe her as “Jewel, but edgier” and AllMusic.com notes that her songs “combine the conversational innocence of Taylor Swift with the slow-burn defiance of Alanis Morissette.”

Her debut self-released EP The Upset (2011) received aplomb for its daring, acoustic approach, landing her heralding reviews from Women of Substance Radio and AllMusic.com. Emily’s sophomore EP Let Go (2015) exhibited her progressive folk-pop/rock style and secured her spots opening for well-known names in Alternative Radio like American Authors and Dreamers.

2016 has been an exciting year for Emily, as she engineered a re-release of her debut single “Revolution.” The re-release combines an Edie Brickell-inspired guitar groove with an old school hip hop beat. At a time of social upheaval and excited political discourse, “Revolution” has been extremely well received by millennials in particular, garnering her airplay on local radio in Westchester County, NY, where she currently resides. This summer, Emily embarked on her first international tour as a backup vocalist for emerging country star Jessica Lynn, who’s earned international attention with two PBS Television concert specials. Emily Angell sets the bar for independent artists, popular music and female producers. By being connected emotionally, morally and socially, Emily believes the empathy that music fosters will change the world.

 

Drew Bordeaux is a Singer/Songwriter and Producer based in Westchester, NY. A member of the Hudson Valley music scene, Drew plays compelling solo acoustic shows as well as full electric with his band The Cavalry. 

In the last year he's performed over 150 shows, opened for Daughtry and Boz Scaggs, has shared the bill with KT Tunstall and Guster at The Pleasantville Music Festival, and in addition to three residencies, is now a regular performer at the member's only room at The Paramount in Huntington, NY.

His solo sets are rooted in percussive acoustic guitar and earthy/soulful vocals, laced with live loops and violin solos.  Drew meshes together core influences from blues to popular radio and the resulting sound harkens to the lineage of Bill Withers and Richie Havens, with the energy and spirit of 80s New Wave like The Police and Talking Heads, and the contemporary sonic stamp of Ed Sheeran, Ben Harper and David Gray.

Born in Mt. Kisco, NY, Drew grew up a member of any and everything musical - from orchestras and jazz bands to the local Fife & Drum troop and school musicals (both on stage and in the pit). Drew attended Harvard University where he was a member of the famed Hasty Pudding Theatricals. While studying Social Psychology, he refined his skills as a songwriter and sound as a street performer in Harvard Square, in spots previously frequented by Howie Day and Tracy Chapman. 

His incendiary bass, violin, and guitar skills have been featured in over a dozen rock bands, including The Geoff Hartwell Band and Andrea and the Armenian Rug Riders, and he was a founding member of The Track and The Fred Savages. Drew's violin playing can be heard on recent recordings from the brilliant songwriters Marc Von Em and Steve Chizmadia.