What an evening it was with Gus Dapperton in Denver, CO on October 11, 2023. He played a show at Ogden Theatre, and supporting him was Abby Sage.
At an early age, the Canadian would head to venues to watch her Dad perform and that was one of the factors that sparked her own love for all things related music. The singer-songwriter spent her teen years learning her craft and one key moment that persuaded her to continue down the path was when she accidentally made a song live on SoundCloud which gained interest very quickly.
Fast forward several years and Sage has steadily been building a respected career. She’s not only supported the likes of Suki Waterhouse but has also gained support from a slew of tastemakers and released two stellar EPs so far. Her latest musical project is called The Florist and it showcases the songwriter’s gift for penning alt-pop tunes that have real depth, thanks to Abby Sage’s ability to bring characters and stories to life with her interesting lyricism. The LA-based artist who also spends time in London, recently took part in Spotify’s Fresh Finds show and we can’t wait to see what she does next.
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Brendan Patrick Rice, better known by his stage name Gus Dapperton, is an American singer & songwriter from Warwick, New York.
Dapperton first became interested in music production while in eight grade when he won a song contest after using GarageBand in his school’s new computer lab. He was inspired to pursue music seriously while recovering from an ACL tear and subsequent surgery. He lists Odd Future, King Krule, David Bowie, MF Doom, The Beatles, and Britney Spears as his early influences. Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” is one of his favorite songs.
Dapperton attended Drexel University studying music technology, but took a semester off to go on tour in support of his 2018 EP You Think You’re a Comic!. After 2 years at Drexel he chose not to return, citing a competitive environment as one contributing factor. Following his 2018 tour, Dapperton lived with his parents in Long Branch, New Jersey before moving to New York City.
Dapperton often works by himself, not enlisting help from producers or collaborators. He explained his beginnings as an artist started in computer production on GarageBand before he began creating his own vocals and instrumentation. Also, he simply prefers to mix and master alone due to the desire to materialize his ideas very quickly. He also frequently said he had no dream collaborator, finding it difficult to imagine working with someone he has never met. However, for his second album Orca, Dapperton enlisted the help of other musicians. He said added depth and vulnerability to the music as well as growth and positivity to his creative process.
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