Student performers capture audience with classic and modern tunes

Gillian Feehan, Campus Life Editor

On Sept. 19, graduate student Tricia Collins and Tyler Bogaczyk ’15 displayed their musical talents in front of a live audience in Seventh Street Café as part of the Activities and Campus Events (ACE) Late Night Music Series.

Collins and Bogaczyk began performing together last fall as a part of the ’Ray Band, which was made up of three Residential Advisers—Collins, Bogacyzk, and Raffi Berberian ’14. The band lost their bass player when Berberian graduated, but Collins and Bogacyzk decided to continue performing together as “Tricia and Tyler.”

With Collins as vocals and Bogaczyk on guitar, the duo entertained the crowd with a variety of music ranging from the classic “Margaritaville” by Jimmy Buffett to today’s hit “Rather Be” by Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne. In between tunes, Collins and Bogaczyk amused the audience with jokes.

The performance was well attended, and while students could come and go, many stayed for the entire show. Students seemed to enjoy seeing student performers in a comfortable setting, and Collins and Bogacyzk appreciated the audience’s attentiveness and their time in the spotlight.

“My favorite part about performing in front of a live student audience is that it gives my friends and classmates an opportunity to see a different side of me that they may not have known about before. I love playing popular songs that everyone knows the lyrics to and having them sing along while I play my guitar. It’s always a lot of fun, and everyone seems to have a great time,” Bogaczyk said.

“Tricia and Tyler” is one of many groups that will be performing at ACE’s Late Night Music Series this semester. The next musician in the series, Lara Murray ’16, will be playing on Sept. 26.

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