Diverge | Tim Moon | Steve Wright

CODA Presents

Diverge | Tim Moon | Steve Wright

Fri · September 1, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$5.00 - $8.00

"Raise your glass up high, for this time you are right." - Diverge

Diverge is a group formed in early 2013 by Eric Potapenko (guitarist for Gravity, L.E.D). The singer/guitarist told interviewers "this journey was long awaited and finally needed to be taken." Potapenko talked about how the band was formed out of "timing and opportunity". A well-to-do guitarist in his own right, Potapenko won two national guitar contests with world-famed guitar phenomena's, Steve Vai in 2010, and Joe Satriani in 2012. With much momentum, Potapenko was gigging with various groups as a session guitarist in Cleveland's top bands.
"I just felt that I reached as far as I could with connecting with people on a musical level. Coincidentally, I was going through some onside battles at the same time." These onside battles eventually lead Potapenko to start writing lyrics on a small notepad during his school days. By the end of his college days, Potapenko locked himself in his basement studio and began writing songs, which would eventually become the foundation of Diverge. "I was drifting away from all the music that I had been playing for almost ten years, and so I felt like this new music inside of me was a time bomb.
Catching the attention of Cleveland producer, Ben Crespo (L.E.D, Superheroes), Potapenko was asked to record his EP with Crespo helping produce and engineer it. "Eric has such a unique tone and sound that I just wanted to help establish it with him. Mixing his unique voice with his virtuosic guitar playing, I knew we had created a monster." Potapenko and Crespo began working on the EP in late September of 2013 and are currently finishing mixing and mastering processes. Stay tuned for further updates on the EP and upcoming shows, for which you will not want to miss out on one of the most highly anticipated bands to come out in 2013 – Diverge.
Venue Information:
CODA - Cleveland
2247 Professor Ave
Cleveland, OH, 44113