Artist Vs Poet

Breakthru Presents:

Artist Vs Poet

This Century, More Amor, Madison Marie and Mackenzie Paige, Highway, Savannah Van Band, Dare to Dream

Fri, March 22, 2013

6:00 pm

The Glass House

Pomona, CA

$12.00 - $14.00

This event is all ages

Artist Vs Poet
Artist Vs Poet
Artist Vs Poet formed in 2008 as a Pop/Rock band based out of the Dallas-Ft Worth area. They are a three piece band consisting of Joe Kirkland (guitarist/singer), Dylan Stevens(lead guitarist/vocals), and Jason Dean (bassist). The band released their acoustic 8 song album "Remember This" on April 25th 2012. "Remember This" charted in the top 30 on the iTunes alternative charts. Soon after Joe Kirkland tried out for season 3 of The Voice in hopes to help Artist Vs Poet gain more exposure. He was picked up by judge Adam Levine and went on to give several acclaimed performances by all three judges. After finishing up The Voice Artist Vs Poet immediately went into the studio to co-record and produce their full band 8 song album "Keep Your Secrets" alongside singer/songwriter Mat Musto (Justin Bieber, Mike Posner, etc...). Artist Vs Poet currently resides in Los Angeles, California. Make sure to follow the band on their Twitter( and Facebook ( to stay updated on touring information, merchandise, and media.
Winner of Santa Barbara's Youth Battle of the Bands
Savannah Van Band
Savannah Van Band is an American pop-rock band formed in Los Angeles, CA These multi-talented artists are not only musicians but are writers of their own brilliantly-crafted original works.
Matt Kwa – Bass
Matt is of Indonesian/Chinese decent. Matt wanted to play drums when he was very young but couldn't reach the peddles, and still can't today! As the years went by, he took his dad's guitar and loved playing it. By the age of 13, he picked up a bass guitar because the church he attended needed a bassist and he was the only one willing to play. He is a very talented lyricist, who is currently continuing his education at Pasadena City College.
Hobbies: skateboarding, running, biking, photography.
Nico Aranda - Guitar
Nico is of Argentinian decent, both parents were born there. At age 12, he was already performing tributes to the Beatles, AC/DC, and Heavy Metal Bands at iconic venues such as The Roxy, The Mint and Crash Mansion (some of the most popular rock clubs in Los Angeles). Nico's musical talents include guitar, bass, keyboards and drums.
Hobbies include: Skating, boogie boarding, long walks on a beach followed by even longer naps. He's also fully bilingual – English/Spanish
Savannah Van – Lead Vocals
Savannah has an exotic appeal 'Vietnamese/Chinese (father's side) Italian/Swedish/Austrian/Scottish (mother's side)'. Savannah also plays guitar and piano and writes many of the bands songs.
Her hobbies include: surfing, wake boarding, snowboarding, skateboarding, fishing, cliff diving. Other interests include: dance, choreography, video editing, fashion, shopping, reading, and marathon (sleeping).
Ronnie Manaog - Drums
Ronnie has been pounding the drums since the tender age of 3. Ronnie is of Filipino decent, both parents are from the Phillipines. Ronnie attended California State University at Northridge obtaining a Bachelor of Music Degree in Percussion Performance/ Studio Music; also attended Berklee College of Music and the Musician's Institute (Hollywood, CA).
Ronnie's hobbies include: Well, with his very busy work schedule, not much! He is a baseball fan, likes to read and go to the gym.
Alex Strahle – Guitar
Alex grew up in a musical family with a session guitarist for a father. While still in high school, he took a music theory class at Pasadena City College; and at 18, he went back to PCC and is currently studying music business, music recording, and piano.
Alex's Hobbies include: Tennis and Photography, he one day would like to be a professional photographer. Other Interests: Music Producing and Mixing.

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Venue Information:
The Glass House
200 W. Second St
Pomona, CA, 91766