HYPASPACE FORMED AROUND BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC IN LATE 2000. THEY HAVE SINCE Toured THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA, WHILE RELEASING FOUR STUDIO ALBUMS AND PERFORMING ORIGINAL INSTRUMENTAL ROCK THAT WILL KICK YOUR ASS!
Steve Marchena (Guitar) graduated Magna Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music in 2000, where he majored in guitar performance. Upon graduation, he was a founding member of the classical guitar chamber ensemble “The Back Bay Guitar Trio”, which featured two of his former teachers. Together, they released two studio albums, and toured as far as Europe. IN ADDITION TO Back Bay Guitar Trio performances, Steve also began touring with the instrumental rock group Hypaspace, with whom he released four studio albums in the space of a decade. In the year 2004, Steve won the first four rounds of Guitar Center’s famous competition, “Guitarmageddon”. He has since returned to Berklee as a featured artist, and also as an instructor during their popular summer program, “Guitar Week”. Steve went on to receive the "Outstanding Arts Instructor Award” from Bentley University in Waltham, MA, where he served for four years as Artist-in-residence. He has performed with The Boston Modern Orchestra Project and The Metropolitan Chorale, and has shared the stage with Al Di Meola, Nuno Bettencourt, Harvey Reid, J. Geils and many other famous guitarists. Steve is currently endorsed by Ortega Guitars. More information is available at WWW.STEVEMARCHENA.COM
PENNY LARSON (DRUMS), the daughter of a drummer, first picked up sticks at the age of three. Her teens included several years marching in Drum & Bugle Corps layered with concurrent drum set studies, culminating with a Drum Corps International Division 3 World Championship, and a finalist position in 1990's Boston's Best Drummer competition. She studied Traditional Composition at Berklee College of Music and received the prestigious Youth Concerts at Symphony Hall Award. Her ongoing education has included studies with Dave Weckl, Billy Cobham, Nancy Zeltsman, Vance Gordon, Skip Hadden, Ed Kaspik, and many others. Penny is a founding member of the progressive instrumental rock band Hypaspace, with whom she has recorded four studio releases and toured the United States and Canada. Penny is endorsed by Vater Percussion. More information is available at www.pennylarson.com
MATT HAIN (BASS) began playing bass at the age of 9, when his friends needed a bass player for their garage band. He instantly fell in love with the instrument. Matt began to study under the late Merik Kocandrle, former professor at Berklee College of Music. In high school he played upright bass in jazz band and orchestra. Matt attended the bass guitar summer program at Berklee College of Music for several years. He was the co-founder of the Worcester, MA based experimental funktastic rock band, Sandal Machine Foot, whom he toured with throughout the United States in the late 2000's and relesed three studio albums. Matt is currently the newest addition to the progressive instrumental rock band Hypaspace.