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Glass House

Oakland, California, United States | SELF

Oakland, California, United States | SELF
Band Pop Singer/Songwriter

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Press


"Newspaper Review"

"Worm offering stunningly effective vocal simulations of a drum set." - Los Angeles Times


"CD Review"

"Very powerful" - Home & Studio Recording


"CD Review"

"Very impressive - these voices deserve to be heard and they will." - The Music Independent


"Newspaper Review"

"The groups songs mix matters of the heart while tackling divisive cultural issues such as racism, using music as a unifying force." - Critics Choice: East Bay Express


"Endorsement"

"Excellent. Listen up!" - Bobby McFerrin


Discography

CDs: Why Follow (1995), Questions (2001)
EP: Bring Me The Hammer (2008), tracks available on itunes, www.myspace.com/glasshouseoakland

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Bio

Based in Oakland, CA, Glass House originally formed as a songwriting/recording duo. We are currently in production on our third CD. Our songs combine elements of pop, rock, jazz, folk, and world music.

David Worm:
A native of Oakland California, David began his singing career in 1985 with the Bay Area groups Jazz Mouth and Vocal Front. In 1989 he became a founding member of Bobby McFerrin's Voicestra and has remained a regular performer with McFerrin, featured on recordings, videos, and touring internationally. David is also one of the founding members of the a cappella group, SoVoSo, an internationally acclaimed vocal ensemble which has released six CD's and tours worldwide. Other current performing projects include touring and teaching in the innovative improvisational trio WeBe3, where he teams up with dear friends and vocal powerhouses Rhiannon and Joey Blake, collaborating with spoken word artist PC Munoz and his band Left Hook, and singing and performing with the Bay Area's own Miribai Ensemble. David has over fifty recording credits as a session singer, vocal percussionist, and writer, and his original music has been recorded by groups both nationally and internationally.

David has worked extensively with the Bay Area dance community, having scored or co-written numerous full-length works for Robert Moses' Kin (one of these projects being a recipient of the Isadora Duncan Award), Oberlin Dance, Tandy Beal, Project Bandaloop (an Isadora Duncan Award nominee), Cherie Carson, June Watanabe, and Suzanne Gallo. David's music has also been used in scoring the film documentaries "StepUp" for Canadian director Tamas Wormser, and "Love Francesca" for producer Julie LaSalle.

David has taught improvisational singing and vocal percussion at the Omega Institute in New York, The Esalen Institute in Big Sur California, and regularly teaches vocal improvisation and vocal percussion throughout the U.S. and Europe.

Mark Vickness:
A composer by training, Mark has written, produced, and performed in a wide range of styles. his formal training includes a bachelors degree in music from Clark University where he graduated with high honors in music, as well as a Master Of FIne Arts degree from the California Institute of the Arts where he studied composition with Pulitzer Prize winner Mel Powell and sitar with Amiya Dasgupta, a disciple of Ravi Shankar. He has written several film scores and scored music for numerous dance pieces.

As a performing artist, Mark has played and studied rock, jazz, classical, and folk guitar. He currently focuses on acoustic, steel string guitars (6, 8 and 12 string) and harp guitar using original tunings, harmonics, percussive techniques and looping. He studies tabla with Tim Witter and Ty Burhoe.

Of his work with Glass house, Mark writes: "It's always been my dream as a musician to have a vehicle to combine a range of musical styles into a form of music that hopefully presents as an original organic, emotional experience. We strive for music that can move an audience a number of different ways. Whether someone is drawn to rich textures, colorful voicings, Dave's phenomenal singing, and vocal percussion, or relates to a highly personal lyric, the emotional connection with our audience is at the heart of what we do".