$8 at the door
9:30pm doors/10pm showtime
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!
Hip Hop duo Envy and Fancy, now known together as iLLism, define themselves as being rooted in the art of being so dope, so fly, so SICK (iLL) that those actively involved in the movement (ism) cannot possibly be stopped.
In October 2016 iLLism dropped " A Side" of their debut double-EP "Definition Of iLL." "We came together as a group because it just made sense" says Envy. "And now we have this dope project that really captures who are individually but also who we are together. You can hear it and feel it" adds Fancy. "Our music our rules." On January 29th, 2017 iLLism complteted the full release dropping the much anticipated "B Side" which included an almost sold out show at Minneapolis' historic venure 7th Street Entry.
It was no secret that when solo-artists Envy and Fancy began to collaborate in 2015 that each core-member of the duo brought extreme talent to the game. All of which included a spot on Billboard's hip hip chart and features on TV networks like E!, MTV, VH1, ABC, Starz & more – both Envy and Fancy have earned their stellar reputations for bringing true entertainment straight to the people.
Combining their skills, talent & experience into a sum-total even more spectacular than its individual parts – iLLism is ready to shake up the entire globe. "Yea I'm Charismatic but I'm also raw and gritty" says Envy when describing his own personal rap style. With a vibrant & smooth blend of dope lyrics, wired beats and flowing, harmonious vocalizations – they bring an all-new & dynamic sound to music through their own sensational styles with elements of 90's/00's-era Hip-Hop and modern R&B in the mix. "I'd like to describe myself as having depth and personality. It's pretty but imperfect" says Fancy.
The Definition of iLL documents the very beginning of iLLism – through 14 tracks full of raw depth and charismatic personality…the journey begins… and the adventure in sound is set to continue as support for the movement grows and the entire world gets iLL.