$8 in advance/$10 at the door
10:30pm doors/11pm showtime
Hosted by Chadwick 'Niles' Phillips
Vie Boheme was born in Motown, developed in Pittsburgh and refined in Minneapolis. She describes her sound as a fusion of fusions. Live instrumentation with real instruments and her voice are the playground for an eclectic sound with elements of soul and electronica fused in.
She is a former dance artist with TU Dance in St. Paul, Minnesota, a founding member of The August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble and a soul, funk, jazz vocalist and choreographer of her own dance work that makes it's way to every stage she touches.
Color Me Kindly:
Color Me Kindly is a collective..presenting R&B..Soul..Funk..Jazz..and everything in between. Featuring original songs, and stunning arrangements of some of the best music ever released. They are:
Ian Young: Bass
Haylee Donnelson: Vocals
Javier Santiago: Keys
Danny Solano: Guitar
Theo "Spiffy" Harris: Drums
Ian Young is a freelance bassist from the Twin Cities. The son of internationally renowned bassist Jay Young, he grew up among some of the best in the business and found a love for music at a young age. He started playing at age 8, and by 12 he was subbing for his dad on corporate gigs, in the pit at various theaters, and anywhere else he could play. Since then he's been on stage locally, and nationally with Just.Live, Hustle Rose, Ashley Gold, The New Congress, The Devine Collection, 1017, MPLS, Jay Young and The Lyric Factory, Desdamona, Mark Joesph, and more; and has shared concert billings with Wyclef Jean, Solange Knowles, Mint Condition, The Sugarhill Gang and Brett Michaels, among many others. Ian attended McNally College of Music, studying Music Performance.
Haylee Donnelson is the vocalist for Saint Paul soul and blues super-group Steve Sullivan and The Factory, the alt-country duo Bumblebee Whiskey, and the new Color Me Kindly. She's shared the stage with other groups in town such as Jay Young and the Lyric Factory, Solomon Sessions, Rock with You, and is an alumni of the Contemporary Vocal Ensemble directed by Jennifer Parker. After touring Europe with Minnesota’s Ambassadors of Music Choir, Haylee abandoned the Iron Range to pursue music full time in the Twin Cities and has been welcomed with open arms. Collaborating with a variety of musicians has given her a versatile approach to her artistry. Aside from performing and writing, she is currently the Vice President of Twin Cities Catalyst Music, a nonprofit and performance venue that creates opportunities for music and young people. When she isn’t recording and touring, she enjoys working at Varsity Theatre, Minneapolis’ favorite venue for live music, events, and a whole lot more. To keep in touch, follow her on Instagram and Twitter @hayleedeemusic!
Chadwick 'Niles' Phillips:
Chadwick "Niles" Phillips was born and raised in Lansing, MI. He is the CEO/Founder of The Avant Garde, LLC. He is also a renaissance man within the world of the arts. He is a hip-hop artist, director, producer, actor, host, motivational speaker and teacher of his own curriculum entitled "Hip-Hop, History and The Arts". He graduated from Michigan State University in 2006 with a Bachelors in Communications. After graduation he moved to New York City to pursue a career in music, film and education. He is the son of the legendary jazz/symphony orchestra bassist Sam Gill.
Upon moving to NYC he accomplished the following: He won the "Who's Next"/HOT 97 Talent Search in 2006 which enabled him to release a single on Major Label/Koch Records, won the Harlem Rapathon contest, performed in HOT 97 Summer Jam (07', 08'), opened up for artists like Talib Kweli, KRS One, DJ Premiere vs. DJ Scratch (Summer set 08'), Raekwon (Wu-Tang) and many more, He worked in film for BET News (transcriber/Production Assistant), CBS (Broadcast Associate), MTV (Production Assistant/"The Real World Brooklyn"), a production assistant for major movies ("Julie and Julia", "Sorcerer's Apprentice") and NYC Fashion week (Camera Assistant/Fashion Television Canada).
Upon moving to the Twin Cities he hosted the legendary "Poet's Groove" open mic in Minneapolis for 2 and a half years along with many high profile events throughout the Twin Cities. He founded his curriculum "Hip-Hop, History and The Arts" and started teaching it at schools all around the Twin Cities. His curriculum has released 2 youth music recording projects ("The Next Move" album with the "High School for Recording Arts" and the "My Generation" EP with FAIR School Downtown). With The Avant Garde he's presented successful events at the Bedlam Lowertown, Como Dockside, The Dakota Jazz Club and The State Theater. Niles recently hosted and performed in a show by Jay Electronica. He will be releasing his debut album entitled "To Remain" in 2016.
Sarah White has performed internationally, sharing stages and Collaborating with Talented artists including Yasin Bey, K-OS, Macy Gray, King Britt, J'Davey, and Manifest. Sarah offers versatility with a multitude of experience including live band performances & DJ sets to vocal soundscapes & acoustic candlelit harmonies. Sarah has independently released 2 solo albums, her voice is featured on record label releases from the midwest to Tokyo and she won Scion's best electronic vocalist competition while living in NYC. Recent projects include traveling to Cuba and recording in Havana, neon-soul band Shiro Dame, and the new EP, "Laughing at Ghosts.
The live band: Blayr Alexander-drums, Tash Baron-Keys, Ry Dill-Bass, Sarah White-Vocals & Lyrics.