UWSP alumni return to area with band to perform concert
Stevens Point native and University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) alumnus Jesse Daniels will bring his Minneapolis-based band, Jesse Daniels & The Pleasure Programme, to Portage County to perform a concert this month.
Franklin Gappa, who also is a UWSP alumnus, plays bass in the band and will serve as the opening act playing his own songs.
The concert will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21, in the taproom at Central Waters Brewing Company, 351 Allen St., Amherst. The event is free and open to the public.
This will be Daniels’ first Wisconsin performance in five years.
As a student at UWSP, Daniels, who is a singer/songwriter, fronted the folk band Frog Crossing and played frequently in the Stevens Point area between 2009 and 2011. Since then, Daniels has been a part of several bands in the Twin Cities.
Daniels’ current band, The Pleasure Programme, has been gaining attention from fans in Minnesota and is currently working on its debut album. Free download cards will be available at the Central Waters show featuring a few studio recordings from the band.
Concertgoers can expect a variety of music throughout the night, mostly original songs written by Daniels spanning folk, pop, country and rock.
Along with singing lead vocals, Daniels plays violin and guitar. Matthew Ogden is featured on lead guitar, and Michael Carina plays keyboards.
Twin Cities drummer David Smith holds down the rhythm, with Gappa on bass. For the opening act, Gappa will perform with Smith on drums and Daniels on bass.
For more information, go to thepleasureprogramme.bandcamp.com or centralwaters.com.