Dear June - A Country Folk Duo from Boston, MA--Unique Harmonies for a Refreshing Sound
Dear June is a rock & roll band from Boston.
Founded as a duo with folk roots, the band has transformed into a 5 piece with a distinctly eclectic, Americana sound. Their blend of unique harmonies and compelling lyrics produces a well-rounded and soulful sound. Dear June pulls influence from a range of acts, from Tedeschi Trucks to Brazilian funk, showcasing the various talents and interests of each band member.
Liz Ziebarth (Vocals): Liz grew up on a farm in New Jersey where she got her creative streak from her father, an artist, and mother, a writer. She is classically trained and originally started undergrad on an opera/classical scholarship. She then transferred to pursue a career as a singer-songwriter at Berklee College of Music, where she met Justin Kelley.
Justin Kelley (Vocals, Acoustic Guitar): Justin hails from Byfield, Massachusetts, a small town just north of Boston. Justin started playing trumpet and singing at a young age and found music through high school band, before enrolling at Berklee to study the instrument further. While continuing his principal studies in trumpet, Justin always had an interest in singing and songwriting. He and Liz met by chance, when Liz was called into a recording session by a mutual friend to do backing vocals on one of Justin’s songs- the two immediately realized they had a unique sound together, and started writing, recording, and playing gigs as a duo.
Daniel Alvarez De Toledo (Vocals, Electric Guitar, Keys): Dan grew up one town over from Justin, in Newburyport, although they never crossed path’s until attending Berklee. An accomplished pianist who has opened for Bruce Hornsby, Alvarez De Toledo is also an extremely talented guitar player, bringing jammy solos and bluesy riffs into the band’s sound.
Pedro Calloni (Bass): Pedro grew up in Rio De Janeiro, the son of a Brazilian soap opera star, he was originally drawn to law before pursuing a career in music at Berklee. The drum major has come into his own as a bassist with Dear June, laying down funky bass lines and tying the whole sound together.
Harry Burr (Drums): Harry hails from Cambridge, England and found his love for music in the guitar. While at Berklee, the up and coming producer has come a long way as a percussionist. Harry’s crisp sound behind the drums and ear for musical engineering is showcased in Dear June.