Time & Location
Apr 15, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Glenside, 1 S Easton Rd, Glenside, PA 19038, USA
About the event
The concept for Tabula Rasa was to form a band that could make people tap their feet and get up off their seat (not to quote a famous line), and that's exactly what they've achieved. This band hits all the right grooves with every song. From easy listening love ballads to high energy rock and reggae tunes, Tabula Rasa strikes a chord with everyone.
Tabula Rasa is the brainchild of lead guitarist and writer Erik Berta and bass player Mark Betterly. Meeting in a bar outside of Philadelphia, Erik and Mark shared their ideas of an original band that could make people dance. There they formed the roots of the band, combining Erik’s rocker voice and complex guitar progressions with Mark’s solid, funky groove to bring to life a treasure trove of raw lyrical and musical material. Drummer John Morgan joined shortly after, and the band took flight. "John is more than a drummer and rhythm player, his ability to create complex grooves and beats that work with the songs is an exceptional ability" which rounded out a strong backbone to the group.
In a recording session at 1311 Studios (https://www.studiothirteeneleven.com), Tabula Rasa happened across vocalist Rebecca Cooper and a new direction emerged. If you cross Aretha Franklin’s soul power with Sting’s precision, you get Rebecca. She crosses genres with ease and has that soulful instinct that knows just when to unleash third gear. Overdrive never sounded so good.
Getting things started behind the scenes, Erik Berta writes initial lyrics and chord structures, then tosses it out to the band to get things rolling. The team collaborates seamlessly adding lyrics, adjusting chord progressions, and tweaking rhythms until the groove is just right. With the meaningful lyrics, deep rhythm section, and soaring vocals, Tabula Rasa has all the right elements to get the house rocking. "We write from everyday experience, which is why people connect so deeply with the tunes. Couple that with a really good groove and solid vocals and our audience is on their feet from the first set. The house dances when we play, that's all I know!"
Individually, each member of the band has years of experience and countless hours recording, performing live gigs and developing new material. These guys are forging the new sound coming out of Philadelphia.
Check out the band members HERE
Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door (cash or card). Advanced tickets are recommended! Visit theroyalglenside.com/faq for more information.
Doors Open at 7:30pm | Show begins at 8pm
The Royal's Health & Safety protocols can be found at: theroyalglenside.com/healthandsafety
DRINK: Our neighbors at The Ways Restaurant and Brewery have a bar set-up in the back of the venue and will be selling their delicious beer. BYO-Wine is allowed with a $5 corkage fee per person. No Hard Liquor or outside beer permitted.
FOOD: We sell small snacks at each event, but we are not a restaurant and do not have table service. We strongly recommend having dinner at The Ways Restaurant and Brewery beforehand and we do allow outside food in the venue if you wish to bring it in.
PARKING: Guests of The Royal are permitted to park in the parking lot of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Enter the lot on Mt. Carmel Avenue, on the other side of Easton Road. Parking is available at the Glenside Train Station, but at your own risk as we are not associated or contracted with SEPTA. Street parking is also available.
Pre-Sale General Admission
+$0.38 service fee
This ticket price will only be available until 5pm the day of show.
+$0.38 service fee
Door General Admission
This ticket will only be available if the pre-sale does NOT sell out.