The Unity Collective is a peace movement started from our tiny apartment in Brooklyn, New York. Our mission is to cultivate a more accepting world based around unity and radical inclusivity for all people.
Which is why my husband Nathaniel and I spend 365 days during 2016 touring to all 50 states performing 200 shows, and inviting all to sign their message of unity on The Unity Car.
At the conclusion of each show we invited all of our fans to sign The Unity Car with their message of unity. Our goal is to to build a community of radical inclusivity for all persons in America regardless of race, religion, gender, socioeconomic status, or sexual orientation.
In October of 2016 we concluded the 50 state Unity Collective USA tour and are going to auction The Unity Car off early spring and donate 100% of the proceeds to Memorial Children's Hospitals Music Therapy Department.
Memorial Children's Hospital is located in our hometown of South Bend, Indiana. This hospital is near and dear to our hearts because we have gotten the chance to perform music for these beautiful children. If you could see the smiles on their faces as the music moved through them you would want to jump for joy. Right now in South Bend they are building a new 100,00 square-foot state of the art children's hospital.
The new hospital will allow the doctors to deliver more efficient care to the community. Once we found out that they were building a new hospital we felt called to contribute and thus The Unity Car was born. Our dream is to be able to help facilitate bringing on a full time music therapist at Memorial Hospital.
On January 2nd, 2016 we launched The Unity Collective USA from NYC and set out in our 2002 Volvo with 273,000 miles on it to tour all fifty-states of America as The Unity Collective USA. By the end of the tour "The Unity Car" will become a collective art piece and a symbol of hope.
Our goal with “The Unity Collective USA” is to perform uplifting music in every state inviting new and old fans to sign the outside of “The Unity Car” with their message of peace and unity. Join us on tour. Our official hashtag is #unity4all
CBS News Channel 2 - Band Performs In Every State 8:27 AM. EST January 18, 2016
NBC Washington - Driving For Unity 10:29 PM GMT on August 12, 2016
KTVA 11 News Alaska - Daybreak with The Bergamot, starts at 52:00 April 26, 2016
Anchorage Press - Brooklyn Based Musicians Pay A Visit to Alaska
Alaska Dispatch News - The Bergamot is coming to Williwaw for music, storytelling and car singing
NBC News Channel 16 - New music therapy program boosts spirits at Memorial Children’s Hospital EST October 06, 2016