Dear Friend,

Would you like to meet new, positive, like-minded people, while playing a core part in launching Salt Lake City's next national band? 

Every year one of Utah's most iconic venues, The Velour, hosts a Battle of the Bands. It's not just any battle, though – it's the event Imagine Dragons and Neon Trees, both past winners, credit with launching their multi-platinum careers.  

Spirit Machines has been accepted to compete in this year's battle on Thursday, June 20th.

Winners are decided by three factors: ticket sales, showmanship and musical ability. 

Because ticket sales are such an important part, we've put together a party van that will be leaving from Salt Lake City to the Velour on the 20th. Tickets for this party van cost $20 and include:
  •  Transportation to The Velour and back ($10 value)
  •  A Spirit Machines T-Shirt ($15 value)
  •  A ticket to the show ($8 Value)
The party van will be full of some of the most connected people in Salt Lake City's music scene, so it's a great way to meet new, like-minded friends. 

Spots on the van are very limited, so if you're interested, buy your ticket by clicking the button below now:
Your support means the world to us! Come be a part of this historic event and see some of the best music Utah has to offer. Better yet, because ticket sales are so crucial, you will personally play a role in launching Utah's next big act.

We promise you: we will never, ever forget your support.

💚 Spirit Machines
==>Saturday June 15th at Suite J
2285 S Main St
Tickets: $5

==>Thursday June 20th at The Velour
Tickets: $8
All ages

==>Friday June 21st at The Urban Arts Gallery (Acoustic)
The Gateway
All Ages

==>Monday June 24th at The Loading Dock
445 400 W
All ages

==>Saturday July 20th at The Yes Hell

==>Monday July 22nd at The Rad Shack
All ages

==>Friday July 26th at Purgatory
62 East 700 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

==>Saturday September 14th at Funk 'n' Dive
2550 Washington Blvd, Ogden UT
Tickets: $5
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Salt Lake City, UT – Spirit Machines has hit the valley like an atom bomb. 

One of Salt Lake’s newest and most exciting acts, Spirit Machines is the brainchild of MIT chemists, computer programmers, radio hosts and entrepreneurs. The ultimate creation of lifelong musicians who have spent over 10 years preparing for this. exact. moment. Preparing to rock you... and everyone else... into the next dimension. 

Spirit Machines is hard rock and features screaming guitar solos with melodic breakdowns over a furious rhythm section. Yet lead vocalist Pepper Rose’s voice makes it all easy on the ears. 

There is something irresistibly catchy about every word she sings. But it’s more than just a catchy song. There is cathartic, healing truth. And that’s when you realize:

Spirit Machines is about facing your deepest, darkest fears... and winning. 
Pepper Rose – Lead Vocals
Pepper Rose (@pepper.rose.slc) has music in her blood. The daughter of an elite bassist in the highly competitive Gospel circuit, everyone expected her to be a great musician.⁣
Even still, she didnt pick up a guitar until 2011, when she attended MIT for chemistry. After getting her masters, Rose returned to Salt Lake City, where she is bootstrapping a brand new chemistry lab at the U of U, with a focus on curing cancer.⁣
Naturally intuitive, she loves channeling the intensity of SM bandmates into narrative rock ballads that somehow are as relatable as they are out of this world.⁣ 

Instagram: @pepper.rose.slc
Veronica Wyatt – Rhythm Guitar
Chicago native Veronica moved to the Salt Lake City area in 2017 to pursue her dreams. Veronica is a Master of Science in Predictive Analytics from DePaul University and proud to work at an artificial intelligence tech startup. ⁣
⁣Veronica began playing music at the age of 7, first on piano, before moving to drums and eventually guitar. Her deep love for music and a strong desire to better the world around her drove her to join a rock band and become an icon for feminine power worldwide. ⁣

Instagram: @yogini_v
Sergio Marticorena – Bass
Sergio is the proud owner of a couple sassy cats and a ball python.

A lifelong musician, he joined his first rock band in the 8th grade, playing bass. He learned guitar after joining the skateboard scene and has been playing in rock, punk and ska bands ever since.

Master cocktail maker, Star Wars lover ("original, not the Disney crap"), facial hair enthusiast. When Sergio is not tearing a stage down or getting a new tattoo, he enjoys long moonlit walks on the beach. 
Michael Collins – Drums
In the past 10 years, Michael Collins has started companies in Austin, Texas, jammed with members of The Roots in Boulder, Colorado and managed cutthroat business in Shenzhen, China. 

⁣⁣Michael has won multiple awards in business and music, including a mention by the Percussive Arts Society of Utah. He was once singled out by one of Hollywood’s most famous directors for his unique “star aura”.⁣

Instagram: @mikethedrummer70
DAve Crespo – Lead Guitar
When rock n' roll divided a piece found its way into the hair of DAve Crespo.⁣

Instagram: @sporulesdude