“Writers in the Round” Hosted by John Swilley – Tickets – Rooftop @ Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA – July 13th, 2017

“Writers in the Round” Hosted by John Swilley

“Writers in the Round” Hosted by John Swilley

Michael Lesousky, Cortez Garza, Richard Chamberlain, Sarah Zuniga

Thu · July 13, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Rooftop @ Georgia Theatre

Free

This event is 18 and over

Come join us for an evening of 5 singer/songwriters performing in the round at the intimate Georgia Theatre rooftop.

John Swilley
John Swilley
John Swilley is a 24-year-old singer/songwriter from Athens, GA. Born in Decatur, GA, he began writing at the age of 14. A vocal performance major at The University of Georgia, he is completely self-taught on both guitar and piano, and his original sound is described by Athens’ Flagpole magazine as “a blend of Southern Rock, sultry R&B and Funk, with a twist of Delta Blues…”
Early on, John sang lead, and co-wrote with several Athens-based indie bands, but he has emerged as primarily a solo artist. He has performed in many locations across the Southeast, including the legendary FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL; the world-famous Bluebird Café in Nashville, TN; and in both of Athens’ iconic venues: The Georgia Theater and The 40-Watt Club. For the last two years, he held a spring “residency,” performing weekly in downtown Athens and he also appears regularly in multiple singer/songwriter showcases including The Sofa Sessions, hosted by Grammy-award winning songwriter Bruce Burch and The Best of Unknown Athens started by songwriter Liam Parke. In 2016, he was a featured artist in the Sounds of the South music festival in Milledgeville, GA.
His first EP, Broken Melodies, was released in 2015 and can be found on iTunes, CD Baby and Spotify.
Michael Lesousky
Michael Lesousky
A singer-songwriter raised in the southeastern United States. Inspired by real stories. Grounded by the roots of American culture. Moved by love.
Richard Chamberlain
Richard Chamberlain
Richard Chamberlain started his musical journey on the drum set at the age of 11 and continues to play them with Mama's Love and The Other Brothers Band (a Tribute to the Allman Brothers) both based in Athens. Richard has always carried a passion for writing ever since childhood and it began with short stories and poems. He began turning his writing into songs right away following his self teaching of the guitar in high school at the age of 15 and released his first album, Such a Bean Thing, before graduating (Bean is his life long nickname). He tracked out guitar, bass, drums, vocals and backing vocals on his own as well as engineering the album himself. Keeping his own thing going on the side of all band projects through the years he is reaching his best songwriting yet. Watch for videos, posts and album releases that you will be surely notified of.
Sarah Zuniga
Sarah Zuniga
Sarah Zúñiga is a New York born singer-songwriter and guitarist who has made Athens, Georgia her home. Sarah is fluent in Spanish having parents from Ecuador and Nicaragua; a different but beautiful combination.

Over the past 12 years, since the age of 11, she has been in the entertainment business as a catalogue model, actress, and singer. She has studied acting and music in New York with professionals from New York University Tisch School of the Arts, The Metropolitan Opera, and Broadway. Her performances range from non-profit fundraisers for cancer to well-known venues such as Hendershots Coffee Bar in Athens to The Vinyl/Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia and local pubs in Ireland and England.

Sarah has written and composed a great deal of songs both in Spanish and English in genres including folk, coffeehouse, and alternative. Some of these songs will be featured in her upcoming debut EP, Someday Soon. She has released her first single, People Do Crazy Things For Love, on Spotify, iTunes, GooglePlay, Apple Music, and Amazon! You may find her on Reverbnation, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube as SarahZunigaMusic.

On her off time, Sarah produces music videos for herself and other local artists. She has recently graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs, completing her senior year at the University of Oxford, England. She is a strong supporter of sustainability and eco-friendly practices in order to help maintain a healthy Earth.

Sarah’s ongoing mission is to reach out to a major audience and inspire hope and realism through her catchy melodies and honest lyrics. Her songs stand out from the rest because her lyrics display raw human emotions, whether of sadness, rage, joy, fear, or excitement, channeled into music you can get into.
Venue Information:
Rooftop @ Georgia Theatre
215 N. Lumpkin St
Athens, GA, 30601
http://www.georgiatheatre.com/