Alli Battaglia & The Musical Brewing Co.
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Alli Battaglia & The Musical Brewing Co.

Chico, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2004 | SELF

Chico, California, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2004
Band Rock


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"Hap Hathaway"

My name is Hap Hathaway. I am a founding member of Family Business Music, a stage sound production/artist develop company based out of northern california. I am also music director for Wild Mountain Productions, Inc. We organize and promote music events as a fundraising mechanism for a unique scholarship program and many other crucial local charities. I am writing this letter as a personal reference and as testimony to the integrity of the artistry and business practices of Alli Battaglia & The Musical Brewing Co.

I have worked with Alli for many years in many scenarios and arenas. I have worked for her as an artist, at events she organized and promoted with the help of her family and team which has been crucial to our local scene. She has always handled business impressively and respectfully to all involved and, as an artist, I cherish my invitations to her events. I have worked with Alli and her team as a promoter having them on our events and, as always, they never fail to impress or inspire me musically, as well as with their professionalism. Alli and her family have worked very hard for many years to refine their art/business movement and I am personally delighted to be involved in either, anytime. The MBC has performed at many of our events and will continue to in the future as long as I have a say in the matter.

In terms of professionalism, her team is always on time, her crew is on and off stage quicky and smoothly with diligence and respect to the other artists, and that means everything to me as a stage manager/promoter.Ttheir crew is highly knowledgeable about their own equipment and needs and it is always very easy to get them in the zone making incredible music and, as an organizer, thats my job. They make it easy and fun and I would recommend a showcase featuring them to anyone trying to keep bringing real music from real artists to the public. Please feel free to contact me anytime if you have any questions or concerns regarding this crew.They are solid, you will be happy. Peace. - Owner/Audio Engineer Family Business Music

"Dale Price"

Alli Battaglia & The Musical Brewing Company are a band I have had the honor or working with as a live sound and recording engineer the past seven years. Alli's heartfelt songwriting performed in her passionate, smooth yet powerful vocal style is inspiring and refreshing.

The band is comprised of seasoned players backing Battaglia (pronounced Ba-tal-lee-ah) with genuine passion for her tunes. The songs range from funky to folky with pop and jam band aesthetics rolled into one. A Musical Brewing Company performance takes listeners on a journey through life's celebrations, struggles, hopes and dreams—musically depicted by this Northern California rock ensemble.

The band is straightforward from a technical standpoint, easy to work with, professional and responsible—on time that is. MBC travels with management, but not an engineer. They are friendly and helpful—not a bit overbearing—when it comes to interfacing with venue PA system, engineers and personnel.

I have watched the band grow their fan-base by consistently delivering passionate, solid shows that inspire audiences turning them into friends and fans for life. I recommend Alli Battaglia & The Musical Brewing Company for any venue and event that enjoys solid rocking with a Gaia (Goddess) flare. - Owner/Audio Engineer ProSound Audio

"Rick Anderson"

This letter is to introduce and recommend Alli Battaglia and the Musical Brewing Co.

KZFR is a community radio station in Chico, California and we have come to know and love Alli over the years. We have a commitment to live music and Alli and her band have performed on KZFR too many times to mention. One of her first performances was in 2008 as a solo artist. Alli has a wonderful voice, great songwriting ability and she’s a warm, charismatic person. Her band kicks some serious butt too. The chemistry between all members is very natural. To say they have a following in Northern California is an understatement. They are LOVED.

I’ve been in radio for over 30 years and I’ve worked with a lot of bands and seen a lot of great shows, but I can unequivocally say that Alli and the MBC have what I like to call “presence.” There is a very positive vibe at their shows and you can feel it. They are like a rolling, gentle wave that flows over you on a warm, sunny beach.

Any questions do not hesitate to call. My cell: 530-966-0140. Office is 530-895-0788 ext 102. - General Manager KZFR 90.1FM


"Alli Battaglia & The Musical Brewing Co. have been around the block. Six pieces strong, Alli and the gang invoke a wide variety of pop-rock influences to bolster their infectious stylings... A damn fine show." - Scene Report

"Sacramento News & Review"

"Battaglia's new EP, Water Drop Flame, dropped in March and hold true to her jam-rock fusion styling. The Chico native - who performs with a rollicking six-piece and sounds kinda like Dave Matthews Band - is a NorCal staple of fusion rock done right. Which ain't easy, because any time the term "fusion" enters the equation, you're bound to fail. Alli fails not." - Best Bet

"Mike White"

"Could not wander past those fantastic vocals without stopping in for a listen. What a stunning set of tracks. Just love that cool, relaxed funk of "Original Innocence". These guys are TIGHT!!" - Mike White Presents

"Jake Thomas"

"Listening to live music is always amazing, but when you have a group of people who seem to fit together with just the right amount of friction, then you know that you are in the presence of a unique band. That eerie magic that accompanies creative work was in the room from the second that Alli took to the stage. The room was a changed space, a better world under the spell of the Musical Brewing Company." - Jake J. Thomas Photography

"Holy Kiss"

"I want the public to know that these guys are 'groovy'. They really have that sound that makes people feel emotion; tears well up for no reason. It takes people down memory lane through their sound. There is a warmth, like coming home."
- Holy Kiss

"David Namerow"

"I love the way Alli cuts cleanly and crisply through the genre clutter with grooves that slice directly to the heart with honest power. Finally, music with teeth, heart and soul!" - The Namerow News

"Rick Frost"

"Brilliant musicianship and wonderfully written material. I feel as if I'm walking through a lyrical garden of exotic flowers. Alli's voice is powerful, gentle, haunting and memorable in a thousand ways. What an incredible band and a truly great repertoire of original tunes!!!!" - Frost Records

"Chico Enterprise Record"

".........Alli Battaglia, with a beautiful stage presence, had a strong voice similar to Natalie Merchant combined with beautiful songwriting......." - The Buzz


".........I have to say that Battaglia is one of the more impressive vocalists in the local rock scene; she has a beautiful voice that is both soulful and soothing........"

"........The funky-ass mandolin part and bassline of "Papa's Guitar" had my booty shakin' in it's seat........" - Scene Report

"Chico Enterprise Record"

".........."Organized by [Alli] Battaglia, a singer-songwriter, the musical fair [The Chillith Fair] was created in order to provide an opportunity for local female artists to share their skills as well as raise awareness of the abundance of local talent........" - The Buzz


".........Organized by local singer/songwriter Alli Battaglia, The Chillith Fair is Chico's incarnation of Sarah McLachlan's Lilith Fair. Battaglia, realizing that there was a large amount of talented female singer/songwriters in the Chico area, started the event to celebrate and promote this diversely talented bunch of artists......."

".........Alli Battaglia, with intriguing lyrics and a powerful voice, put on a passionate performance. Her melodic songs and upbeat rhythms kept the audience fully attentive, and her inspiring rendition of "Blueberry Cordial" rocked so hard that there wasn't a dry eye left in the building........"

(The Synthesis) - Feature Story

"Paradise Post"

"........When Battaglia strums her guitar the rythem is solid and the notes are clean....."

"........Her voice is smooth and the lyrics can at once be simple and introspective........" - Skyline


"......She stands there eyes closed as if in a trance. Swaying to the music, passion and flame flow from her very center. One wonders where Alli Battaglia goes during these times. As if something has taken over the riegns of this fair chariot., and it has begun. The drums beat like the horses' footsteps guiding; the bass, their very heartbeat. The cello glides like the wind around them, and they are one. This is The Musical Brewing Co." - Feature Story


".........Their refreshingly catchy tunes and Battaglia's very strong sense of melody have already built them a very loyal following......."

"..........Always one to wear her heart on her sleeve, Alli's convicted nature and all out sentiment draws you in, leaving you with a sense of inspired fullfilment......" - Feature Story


".......Her passion for diversity and harmony helps her craft a unique sound with a strong message." - Scene Report


2004 Chrysalis - LP

2006 Alli Battaglia - EP

2008 Our Time Will Come - LP

2011 Water Drop Flame - EP

2013 Lighthouse - EP



With an unmistakeable vocal tone and a songwriting palate of many colors, Alli Battaglia is an ardent and impassioned performer. Inspired to follow her dreams after surviving a near fatal auto accident, she decided to begin writing and performing. She has earned a Master's Certificate in Songwriting from Berklee College of Music, and is currently pursuing a Master's Certificate in Production & Engineering.

Ranging from funky to folky, with elements of jam and the blues, Alli Battaglia & The Musical Brewing Co. show tremendous diversity and maintain a genuine melodic quality. Live performances garner loyal fans and emit a passionate flare that is intimate and intoxicating, bound to whisk any willing traveler away.

Alli Battaglia - lead vocals, guitar

Brian "Gravy" Asher - lead guitar

Glenn Tucker - keyboards, back-up vocals

Jose Lopez - drums

Chris Henderson - bass


2012 Chico Area Music Award for "Best Funk/Jam Act"

2013 Chico Area Music Award for "Best Keyboardist" - Glenn Tucker

2011 Chico Area Music Award for "Best Guitarist" - Brian "Gravy" Asher

2010 Chico Area Music Award for "Best Bassist" - Chris Henderson

Finalists in Sarah McLachlan's Voices In The Park Music Video Contest for "Original Innocence"

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