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Whatever We Are // Robbie Chemical // The Telle at BAR 9/26

  • BAR 254 Crown Street New Haven, CT, 06511 United States (map)



It started with four friends. Just three guys and a girl in a studio, each with wildly different personalities and dreams, but all united in their support of each other. Before they knew it, almost by accident, they were recording some of the most powerful material of their careers, moving into a house together, and launching one of the most exciting new names in music: Whatever We Are. 

The group's four members—Gabrielle Ross, Chris "Trippz" Michaud, Joey Castellani, and Ian Biggs—had spent the majority of their careers as solo artists, but the energy when they wrote and recorded together was undeniable, so they embraced the new direction and uprooted their lives to move into a shared house on Long Island where they could make music in their living room-turned-studio-space full time. As a result, these songs represent not only a clean start artistically, but also a fresh new outlook on life. At times calling to mind modern chart toppers like The Black Eyed Peas and Twenty One Pilots, Whatever We Are's music blurs the boundaries of genre as it melds four distinct voices into a singular whole. The group is a true democracy, with each artist contributing equally to the songs, and it's built upon a deep foundation of friendship and passionate belief fueled by the unique personalities and backgrounds of each band member.


Robbie Chemical is a Brooklyn based artist and producer. He has been performing professionally for over 15 years and has played alongside such nationally touring artists as Cage the Elephant, Neon Trees and Capital Cities.

Robbie released his debut album “Tanuki Suit” in 2016 and is currently working on his next full-length album which will be released in the fall of 2018.


The Telle is an synthpop duo comprised of Tim Walsh (The Stepkids) and Gabrielle Lakshmi. The two began producing music together in summer 2015 which led to the release of their first two singles in 2016, Someone I Know and Love Magnified. On February 14th, 2017 The Telle released their first music video Say, a colorful and dynamic pop song directed and edited by Masa Tsuyuki (American Zoetrope). Prior to their collaboration, they individually performed in various ensembles around the US and internationally. From that experience, they created a live show that engaged their audiences both visually and aurally. The music is accompanied by an interactive light show while Walsh and Lakshmi move between keyboards, bass, guitar and electronic drums. The performance is a mix of both vocal and instrumental delivery that captures the depth of Lakshmi’s vocal prowess and their collaborative, improvisational spirit.

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