On Friday, April 29th, 2016, The Elixir Media Group's 'Uptown Soul Lounge' monthly music showcase series returns to Gin Fizz Harlem. For the third installment, Uptown Soul Lounge alumnus Carla G joins Afrobeat musician, poet, and emceeAyoinmotion for hosting duties, with special live performances by southern belle Lea Anderson, uptown R&B hero Vin Keatin, and Bronx soul upstart Gaetano.
Serving as Harlem's exciting new platform for the best emerging talent in soul music, 'Uptown Soul Lounge' is a monthly music showcase happening the last Friday of every month. With the live soulful vibes from carefully curated talent, set to the intimate, speakeasy setting of Harlem's "best-kept secret," 'Uptown Soul Lounge' is, at once, the revival of Harlem's old jazz/soul ethos and the birth of a new musical frontier.
EVENT TIME: 8 PM.
RSVP for $5 admission here.
Tickets are $10 at the door without RSVP. Gin Fizz is located at 308 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10027.
MORE ABOUT LEA ANDERSON:
Born in Washington D.C. and raised in South Carolina, Lea Anderson radiates with a lively southern charm suggestive of her accomplished background in theater. A gifted singer/songwriter equipped with a flute, Lea is the spiritual offspring of legendary jazz singer/flutist Bobbi Humphrey.
As the former front woman of local souther hip-hop band, Many Stylez, Lea developed her poignant songwriting to craft original music for her debut EP Pronounced Lee, released March 30th of this year. Produced by Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling producer D-Moet, the project boasts songs about personal lessons from failed relationships caused by life on the road as a traveling artist.
With songs such as "NotThatTypeOfGuy" and "Real Love," Lea strives to be a hero for lovers. She has come a long way from her humble beginnings in South Carolina and is ready to take her place in the spotlight.
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MORE ABOUT VIN KEATIN:
For Vin Keatin, staying up late nights watching classic R&B Soul and Rock&Roll infomercials during his formative years manifested itself in remarkable ways. Today, Vin is an R&B crooner with the voice and star power meant for the spotlight.
Vin's extraordinary talent took him on tour for a year in Singapore, Beijing, and even landed him the opportunity to open for Syleena Johnson and Grammy award-winning artist Melanie Fiona during Verizon's Potential of Us initiative.
Vin signed with independent music label Monarchy Records (a division of Spectra Music Group) for the release of his debut album The Beginning of Forever (out now).
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MORE ABOUT GAETANO:
Gaetano is considered an emerging soul artist, but his impressive resume already boasts production/writing credits for Ryan Leslie, and opening performances for some of the biggest names in R&B music, including Musiq Soulchild, Carl Thomas, Eric Benet, and 112. Recording his first song, “O Paese Di O’Sole,” at the age of six, Gaetano has come a long way to becoming one of NYC’s premier rising talents in R&B/Soul.
Influenced by greats such as D’Angelo, Michael Jackson, Andrea Bocelli, Carlos Santana, Justin Timberlake, and more, Gaetano takes pride in his polished live performances, showcasing authenticity and raw passion in his soulful tone and gorgeous electric guitar solos.
Gaetano’s 2013 debut EP Fade Away features self-produced/written tracks, as well as production from Grammy Award winning producer/songwriter Kaleb “K Quick” Rollins. Gaetano’s quint-essential body of work is his acoustic sophomore EP, Acoustix.
With beautiful harmonies, gorgeous guitar solos, and honest lyrics, Gaetano’s music is from the soul and relatable to anyone who’s been on either side of love.