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Rudeyna, Sarah Golley, Elsie and The Vibe at Cafe Nine
May 25, 2017 @ 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Elsie and The Vibe
Thursday May 25
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm $6
From Beirut, Lebanon to New Haven, CT, the music is inspired by international and local influences, and the project is brought to life by Rudeyna (Herbie Hancock, B.Balusubarhmaniyan, the Stepkids), Bill Readey (Pencilgrass, M.T. Bearington), Kenny Owens (St. Bernadette, Pocket Hotties), Adrian Vandegraaff (Titles, The Way Down, Trey Anastasio, Snake Oil), and Scott Packham (Oh, Cassius!). Like Freddy Mercury co-writing with Thelonious Monk, Nina Simone starring in Ziggy Stardust, or T. M. Thiagarajan composing for Charlie Chaplin.
Sarah Golley’s music is that of emotional dissonance with harmonically pleasing resolutions. With powerhouse vocals, a keyboard, and live-loops, she weaves elements of theater,pop,folk, jazz, classical, choral, electronic, and progressive genres with raw lyricism that inspires introspection, and a sensitivity that draws the listener in.
Elsie and The Vibe
Elsie is a Melbourne-raised Brooklyn-based artist whose music resides at the intersection of soul, Motown, R&B and pop. Her explosive tracks sit somewhere on the spectrum of Amy Winehouse, Joss Stone and Alicia Keys and have been touted as “some of the most exciting new music to come out of Melbourne’s booming soul scene”.
2017 will see the long awaited release of Elsie’s debut EP, Elsie and The Vibe. The independent EP was produced by Robert Upward (emaar, Shelly Segal) and Jonathan Dreyfus (Gretta Ray, Lama), and features a number of talented and accomplished musicians as The Vibe. Lined with modern references to vintage sounds, the 5-track EP is refreshing yet uniquely familiar, strong on horn and string lines but rooted in an inescapable groove. Elsie’s smooth and smoky vocals command each note with a deep, raw emotional vulnerability, and her honest lyrics connect directly with the listener to create a cell-tingling, two-way exchange.
Elsie is passionate about social change, empowerment, the expansion of thought and that an inherent positivity exists in all people. These beliefs serve as the foundation for her music as well as her online blog, Higher Vibration, which focuses on people who are expanding our collective social conscience (i.e. anybody and everybody!). She believes that art is a platform to promote social good and hopes to be a part of the change through her work.
Elsie and The Vibe is a collection of 60s throwbacks, gospel inspired refrains and soulful ballads and will be available on November 22 2016. Get ready for some serious vibe.