Saturday, June 13, 2015 • 12:00p - 3:30p

New York, NY (June 10, 2015) - Gramercy based creative duo Sweet Chuck and Ravin Dave are ramping up to release their first studio single, “Someday” later this month. But not before they appear as special musical guests at the Better Booze Festival, this Saturday, June 13, 2015 at Webster Hall.

These two metro-sexual peas in a pod are a modern day Cheech & Chong, meet Jack Black, with old skool beats, nu-skool instrumentation and a fresh new underground sound. Infused with witty, humorous and slightly satirically lude lyrics, S.C.R.D. take us on a rockstar journey through heartbreak with a passionate love for life and the thirst for adventure!

In their first debut pre-release single performance, S.C.R.D. will be joined by DJ 187 Sound and the magnificent Marissa Mermaid, a talented and well-known violinist who’s part will be played by Marissa Licata. Similar to Sweet Chuck and Ravin Dave, Marissa Mermaid is a fictional character that is being created and brought to life not only through the music, but also social media, online content and live performance.

The Better Booze Festival is presented by U.S. Veg Corp and Webster Hall, and the event aims to showcase a variety of alcoholic products free of ingredients derived from animals and other unsavory items that aren’t necessary in making quality and delicious drinks.

“This festival is aimed to raise people’s awareness that not all alcohol is created equal. If the FDA required all ingredients to be listed on alcoholic beverages most people would be shocked and not in a good way”, proclaims co-organizer Nira Paliwoda.

Similar to the goals and objectives of the festival, S.C.R.D. are out to do the same, but through music. Meaning, Sweet Chuck and Ravin Dave have taken an organic approach to making music. “Someday” is the first single on their forthcoming album “The Adventures of. . .” due out this fall. The track features a well known bassist and violinist, both who help bring life to the record and depth to the overall sound.

S.C.R.D.’s approach to making music is the tried and true approach via collaboration. They are doing it in a 21st-century style writing, composing and recording of each concept, all which are based on true stories. “Someday” is not just a story about heartbreak and rebound, musically it’s a story about collaboration between a bunch of characters seeking to release and have fun.

For more information on the Better Booze Festival, go to: http://www.usvegcorp.com/2015-better-booze-festival/.


Admission is $45. Ages 21+. For tickets, go to: http://www.websterhall.com/BetterBoozeFest

Better Booze Festival

June 13, 2015



Webster Hall

125 E. 11th Street

New York, NY 10003


About U.S. Veg Corp is an event production and marketing brand focused on the growing vegetarian and green markets. Buoyed by its annual flagship event, the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival, U.S. Veg Corp provides offline and online opportunities throughout the year to target a passionate audience interested in a vegetarian and eco-friendly lifestyle.

About Marissa Licata is a 29 year old, Boston and New York based, Honduran American violinist, Marissa Licata, is a star powerhouse soloist. Her electrifying passion and vibrant presence have been featured on international and world-renowned stages. With over 15 years of classical violin training, and her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the New England Conservatory, Marissa proved her natural versatility on her very first audition for Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull – winning the lead violin spot on his 2006 US tour. She would go on to join Jethro Tull for 5 more international tours.

Marissa quickly became high in demand as both a featured soloist and recording artist. In the years from 2007 – 2011, Ms. Licata collaborated on projects and performed on national and international tours with Alicia Keys, Ben Harper, Ringo Starr, Dave Stewart of Eurythmics, Gloria Estefan, Pras of the Fugees, Jermaine Paul, Elle Varner, Gaby Wilson, and many more.



Photo(s) by Jonathan Ragle.

Press Contact:Better Booze Festival - Nira Paliwoda - Nira@usvegcorp.com

S.C.R.D. - Ravin.Dave@me.com

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