Over the years, three unique musicians actively performed with several music groups all over the world in almost every genre of music from classical to rock. Their experiences evolved and their paths crossed and they eventually birthed the new instrumental group, Clocks & Clouds. This group is a culmination of their passions and desires to perform music that not only entertains, but also inspires their listeners. C&C successfully combines their classical training as well as their enthusiasm for rock ‘n roll to write pieces that display the power and passion of music.
The group consists of violinist Stephanie Shogren, cellist Lucas Shogren, and drummer Derek Powers. By adding pick-ups and guitar effects to the acoustic instruments, using a full drum kit, and playing original rock music written for string instruments, a sound is created that is instantly appealing to audiences everywhere.
Based out of Minneapolis, Clocks & Clouds has performed at top music venues across the Midwest. They have garnered much success as performers, while at the same time trying to reach the youth through educational seminars, masterclasses, and performances. In the summer of 2011, C&C released their first EP entitled “Life Beyond Reason.” The EP consists of 5 tracks that best exemplify what Clocks & Clouds is about, producing epic music that is appealing to all demographics.