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Introducing the harmonious enchantment of "August," a soulful pop duo that weaves a captivating tapestry of melodies. Hailing from the vibrant city of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Olivia Vargas and Marissa Peak are the musical architects behind the duo's signature sound, renowned for their mesmerizing harmonies.

Olivia Vargas, pianist, vocalist, and songwriter, skillfully blends her soulful piano arrangements with a voice that reaches deep into the hearts of listeners. Marissa Peak, guitarist and vocalists, complements Olivia's melodies with expressive guitar work and harmonies that add layers of depth to their music.

At the core of August's identity is their ability to craft harmonies that resonate with emotion. Olivia and Marissa's voices intertwine seamlessly, creating a sonic synergy that defines the duo's unique style. Their harmonies evoke a sense of intimacy and connection, inviting audiences to immerse themselves in the emotional depth of their music.

Known for their soulful storytelling, August explores themes of love, resilience, and self-discovery through lyrics that are elevated by the power of their harmonies. The result is a musical experience that transcends genres, leaving a lasting impact on those who have the privilege of listening.

August's live performances are a testament to the duo's exceptional chemistry. Olivia's piano and vocals, harmonizing effortlessly with Marissa's guitar and vocals, create an immersive and unforgettable journey for their audience. The harmonious connection between the two musicians elevates each song, turning every performance into a shared moment of musical magic.

As August continues to enchant audiences with their harmonious blend of soul and pop, Olivia Vargas and Marissa Peak invite you to join them on a melodic exploration where harmonies take center stage with the help of collaboration with talented West Michigan musicians from time to time. With each note, August leaves an indelible mark on the soul/pop landscape, proving that their harmonious partnership is the heart and soul of their musical journey.


Olivia Vargas- Keys and Vocals

Marissa Peak- Guitar and Vocals


"What’s remarkable and gives August something exceptional is the relationship that these five people have. They each prefer different styles of music, from classical to indie to metal. Yet, they come together and create their own unique and amazing sound. You need to check them out. " -Lowell Arts, Featured Artist of the Month, July 2022

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"The debut solo-ish project from Olivia Vargas feels like anything but a new endeavor from the Conrad Shock + the Noise keys player. Rounded out by a full backing band, Vargas and her crew present themselves as a pro band that’s been at it forever (and sound like it, too)." -Local Spins, Ricky Olmos

"Grand Rapids’ August leans on Aquinas training for impressive soul-pop debut"- Local Spins, John Sinkevics

"Vargas and her soul-pop band August have a similar knack for freely roaming over various musical landscapes, uninhibited by genre, setting their own pace, and knowing when to rev the throttle and when to ease up." -Local Spinds, Ricky Olmos


Featured In Revue Magazine's "Best of the West" Issue- "Making Changes: Local soul-pop band August tours on new LP, Bloom"- Revue Magazine, Abi Safago 

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