Boston classic indie/rock band that keeps the audiences attention with their vocal precision and power, well-balanced musicality, and crowd loving songs all audiences connect with.
“Catching Arrows” band name signifies the accomplishment one feels when they achieve the impossible. Yes, it is hard to catch an arrow coming at you 50 mph, but continuing to try to grasp the arrow will bring new levels of accomplishment and success. This band’s drive and focus to catch the arrows is inspiring to all who see them perform. The band have been close friends for years, and have made a tight bond that translates into their music, which has been described as a blend of indie rock and pop with vocal power and impressive instrumental precision. They are dedicated, focused and are fully invested in growth and advancement. The spring through the fall of 2022 the band performed in dozens of shows at top venues and festivals.
Catching Arrows is a four-member co-ed indie/rock band, comprised of three boys and one girl ages 15-17, The band is a female- fronted band with Alexa Cabral as the lead vocalist.
Band members include:
Alexa Cabral, lead vocalists and keyboardist
Ian Sotis, lead guitarist
Cameron Fox, bass and back up vocalist
Nick Yee, drums
The band was developed in 2017 by the Young Performers Club for their summer showcase series, and based on the unique bond they formed and encore response they received to their music, the band formalized their commitment to continue performing together and started creating their own music. They released their debut single, "Lost in the stars", the summer of 2019, and their second single, "Locked in", on August 20, 2021. "Locked In" was written on Zoom during the pandemic at time they all felt the isolation of being separated from their classmates and friends. They realized the collective solitude brought them new challenges and opportunities, so they forged ahead taking on new projects they never had done before in a remote environment.The lyrics capture the uneasy and unfamiliar emotions of the months in quarantine.
Another day of mystery
All days are the same
We sit around with hope all day
Still feel insane
And I know the sunshine will cast our way-revised
Shadows follow all around
On August 20, 2021 "Locked In" was selected as the winning song on weekly John Lennon Songwriting Contest, winning a John Lennon prize package. They also performed the song on an Instagram Live with the organization. In the songs first months, it accumulated over 62,000 Spotify streams, was placed on 150+ curator playlists and had twelve industry reviews/blogs completed.
The band bloomed in the pandemic solitude, adding new covers, participating in many live stream events and creating a collaborative cover song project, which was all performed and engineered together remotely. There was a sense of motivation to continue developing new content at a time when most of the usual channels of musical expression were unavailable. Their virtual cover of Elle King's "Ex's and Oh's" is a great project to highlight as it required a cohesive structure to merge all the artists audio files into one production. and make it super tight through some serious engineering which all participated in and helped out on.
In August 2023 the band won the Yankee Homecoming Battle of the Bands competition in Newburyport, MA. As part of the winning prize they were invited to perform on a flatbed truck in the Yankee Homecoming Parade.
The band performs all over New England and had been a 2018 and 2019 participant in the All You Got Tour, adding over fifty shows to their resume with repeated performances at top area venues including, the Hard Rock Cafe, Hampton Beach Seashell, Loretta's Last Call, Cape Cod Music Room, Faneuil Hall, Lawn on D, Breakaway Tavern, Food Trucks of America Festivals and more. The summer of 2017 and 2018 they opened for Kidz Bop at the New Hampshire Bank Pavilion, and are also the opening band for the Young Performers Club showcase events which take place at the Boston Hard Rock Cafe. In September 2017 the band placed second in the Elevate Battle of the Bands, and in 2020 and 2022 placed at the Yankee Homecoming Battle of the Bands. December of 2017 the band traveled to Florida to perform at Celebration City in their "Now Snowing" event, and performed at the "Blink" show at Faneuil Hall on December 9, 2017 and 2018.
The band's two hour set list is packed with classic rock and top pop covers, which audiences of all ages enjoy. Some of their favorite covers are "Sweet child of mine", "House of the rising sun", Paranoid", "Home Sweet Home", "The Chain", "Back to black", "Don't stop believing", "Decode:" and "Ignorance". Bookings for family events, school, and charity events are frequent additions to the calendar.
All band members train hard at their respective music schools and focus on further development of their performance and technical skills. The band’s dynamic musicianship and vocal depth, enables them to create a powerful set list for all ages to enjoy.
Lead singer, Alexa Cabral, has three singles released a new pop/soul song, "Need to know", in early 2022. Alexa and band members also perform in the Performers on the Go session musician band, Synco, which headlines many of the season's top shows. In 2022 Alexa was a finalist in the 18 & Under Performers on the Go Showcase at the Boston Hard Rock Cafe, and won several awards; "Top singer songwriter", "Top Vocalist", "Greatest Stage Presence", "2nd Place Cover Song". She also participated in a five-month vocal contest at the Cape Cod Music Room, placing in the top ten out of hundreds of singers.
Ian Sotis, the band's lead guitarist, placed 1st in the 2022 New England Music Festival Guitar Championship.
Ian Started playing guitar 4.5 years ago through Let's Play Music, Derry NH,
"The band succeeded in accomplishing a lot through empowering each other to continue to advance and grow in positive directions, with enthusiasm, commitment and an open-minded vision of a music filled future."-Performers on the Go LLC, Management
The band is managed by Patty Duffey, a long-term industry executive who is founder of the Young Performers Club, founder Performer on the Go, and former partner of Artists on the Move and the All You Got Tour. Duffey has also been a member New England Music Awards Committee for the last four years. Under the guidance of Duffey, they plan to continue writing and releasing new music, and hope to tour to other states in near future.