We will be playing at the Lumberyard on June 15th at 8! Free admission! Please come and enjoy some good music and delicious food!https://www.facebook.com/events/470511479692697/
 
 
Ridgefield Bandjam videos are now up!
 
 
We have just entered a contest where if we win, we get to play at the music festival Gathering of the Vibes! Every vote counts! Please follow the link here
You can find the facebook event for it here
 
 
The Basement rocks area audiences

by Rob Adams 

Reporter 

The house lights have gone dark. The crowd, now surging towards the stage and settling into their seats, is going crazy. The band starts playing their first song. By the end of the show, the packed house has lit their cell phones for an encore (lighters are so passé) as the music rocks the arena.

Carter Vail likes the sound of that.

Carter is the lead singer and guitarist of The Basement, a Wilton-based quartet that competed in the recently completed Ridgefield BandJam at the Ridgefield Playhouse.

The winners of the BandJam came from two categories, high school and middle school. The winners, selected by a panel of judges, won a $500 gift certificate to Guitar Center, a year’s supply of Unreal Candy, a song-writing workshop from Enchanted Garden Studios, and more.

Though they did not win the coveted title, the band finished as one of the four finalists in the high school division and are looking forward to competing again next year.

The seeds for The Basement were planted when lead guitarist Ethan Michael and drummer Luke Rizzo started playing together in middle school. Carter and bass player Tyler Mirabile joined after that.

“We started in 2010 as The Basement, named after our 

See Rocks on page 17A 


 
 
 
 
We will be playing on 4/20 at Trackside teen center along with some special guests to be announced. Details to follow. Can't wait to see you there!
 
 
We just found out that we will be moving on to the semifinals for the Ridgefield Band Jam! Wish us luck!
 
 
We will be playing the Lumberyard in Wilton CT! We go on at 8:30, and should be playing for about two and a half hours! Hope to see you there!
 
 
We have five brand new live recordings here from our show at the Space! Listen and download them for free now!
 
 
All right people, two new shows going down, BACK TO BACK

The first is on January 18th at the Space, check out the facebook event page here
You can buy tickets from us in person or over Facebook!
We will be offering rides (about 9) over there if you need one!

The second is on January 19th at Trackside Battle of the bands. Check out that event page here!
Buy tickets to the Trackside show right ---> here

We would love to see you all come out! 
Thanks, The Basement!
 

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