The Clock Reads
The Clock Reads, hailing from Pittsburgh, PA, is a Jazz-Rock outfit that draws on a diverse range of musical tastes to form their unique sound. Formed in 2013 and fully fledged by 2014, the band is comprised of graduates from the University of Pittsburgh. With roots in jazz, funk, latin, and classic rock, each member of The Clock Reads brings a unique background of influences and tastes, creating a collaboration of avant grooves and improvisational melodies.
The Clock crafts their sound from the music that is constantly surrounding their lives. Their arsenal of original tunes is as varied as their musical tastes. The backbone of their sound is formed by tight communication, often allowing the band to transcend the “known” and “recognizable” into uncharted territory. This energy creates an exciting environment for both the band and the audience.
The Clock Reads has quickly made a name for themselves in the local music scene, playing major venues throughout Pittsburgh and continuing to make their rounds in the region’s festival circuit.
Chalk Dinosaur (Solo)
Music doesn’t have to be blunt to make a point. Sometimes the meaning of art is in the eye – or ears – of the beholder. John O'Hallaron from Pittsburgh band Chalk Dinosaur says, "I used to write every song with words. It was based on lyrics and words, but at a certain point, I started to be drawn to instrumental music because the lack of words allows you to create your own mental dialogue and thoughts." – WYEP, “The Local 913”
John, along with his brother Nick and their friends Andrew Belcastro and Jon Henderson come together to form the Chalk Dinosaur live band. They released their latest album, “Sprout”, earlier this year.