Mikey B, Amira B, Cherubim, Bria the Artist, Conundrum

Mikey B

Amira B


Bria the Artist


Tue - August 21, 2018

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Pianos - Showroom


This event is 21 and over

Mikey B - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Amira B - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Amira B
Cherubim - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Darling project of the NYC indie scene, Cherubim has been conjuring up
a dreamy, improvisational blend of electro soul, folk, and jazz since
December 2015. Led through lush landscapes of old soul melodies by
vocalist/instrumentalist Alisha Roney and inflected with the experimental
underpinnings of Joey Ziegler on drums and synth, Cherubim’s performance
leaves crowds breathless, entranced, and exultant.
Based in Brooklyn, the project has quickly found it’s footing in premier
music venues across the city (Le Poisson Rouge, Gramercy Theatre,
Mercury Lounge). They have been steadily garnering attention in cultural
publications and forums (Gothamist, Artsy Magazine, The Deli Magazine,
Portland Radio Project 99.1 FM, Mashable “Women Who Rock”), and are
a regularly-featured act in the Sofar Sounds circuit both locally and internationally.
Hailing from Seattle, WA, Alisha Roney was nominated for "Outstanding
Vocalist" by the Inside/Out Jazz Awards in 2011 before she relocated to
NYC where she wrote and recorded the project “Beauty For Ashes” with
Zubin Hensler and Mason Jar Music. Shortly before the release of this
8-song EP, she began writing and performing with Atlanta, GA born Joey
Ziegler under the previous moniker FEATHERS+EYES, and the band has
maintained a full schedule of shows and music festivals in the U.S. and
Europe ever since. They are included in Converse Rubber Tracks studio
rooster and are featured artists in Treble FM’s social discovery platform
for musicians collaborating with Taylor Bennet.
Having just released their debut EP, Roney and Ziegler hope to invoke
the disorienting, darkly beautiful mythology of their band’s namesake:
the singing, four-faced creatures described in Ezekiel who were known
to cover their eyes with their wings when beauty becomes too unbearable
to behold.
Bria the Artist - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Having always been a creative soul, Bria began singing [loudly] around the house almost as quickly as she was able to talk. It wasn't long before she realized singing was among her many hobbies and talents including (but not limited to) drawing, painting, writing songs, poetry, making beats, and playing her keyboard. Bria was 16 years old when she first [publicly] lent her vocal talents to the choir of Mount Olivet Baptist Church in Peekskill, NY. It was then when her own family realized her potential. She went on to attend Lincoln University in Pennsylvania where she sang and played her keyboard in multiple showcases and talent shows, occasionally reciting poetry.

After four years at LU, she came back home to Peekskill where she performed at local venues including (but not limited to) The Bean Runner Cafe and The Hudson Room along side her mother, Valerie Not Val. Her voice was eventually heard and she was henceforth asked to join the band, Eclectic Paradise.

Bria (now Bria The Artist) creates musical styles reminiscent of some artists of the 90s. She is heavily influenced by Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, and Andre 3000- although her all-time favorite bands include Earth Wind & Fire and Mint Condition. Bria The Artist enjoys Funk music, jazz, old school hip hop and R&B, neo-soul, reggae, and the list goes on. She has so far written over eight songs including six songs for her soon-to-come EP entitled "Alien Amnesiac". Bria has worked closely with local artists including jazz musician Richie Goods. The multi-talented artist is currently writing music alongside jazz vocalist Nicole Henry and internationally acclaimed producer/songwriter DJ Gomi.

Her title, Bria The Artist, implies she is just that. Whether showcasing her talents through painting or singing, her artistry is felt because her true essence is bound to each of her works. Bria embraces her spirituality and African roots and hopes to capture that through her music and art while uplifting her own people.
Conundrum’s sound is rooted in the stylistic traditions of instrumental Hip-Hop, R&B, and Funk music. With up to seven instrumentalists performing at a time, the combination of individual improvisation, and musical form, creates a cohesive jam-band system that charms listeners live. It was Miles Davis’, Bitches Brew (1970), that forged the band’s focus of the individual in context to performing as a unit. Emerging from Bayonne, New Jersey, Conundrum’s horn section are Germain Brito (Trumpet), and Cole Stone-Frisina (Tenor Sax).

The rhythm section is Isaac Sanchez (Guitar), Kyosuke Nonoyama (Bass), Mike Sheelar (Keyboard), and Charles Tyler (Drums). Latin Percussionist, Eduardo Sinay, has also made live appearances with the band and has attributed his talent to our first recorded album titled, Social Music. The fans, and listeners enjoy partaking in this Conundrum experience. The musicians on stage are great friends so solid chemistry, and attentiveness to the music, is what enthralls the audience.
Venue Information:
Pianos - Showroom
158 Ludlow Street
New York, NY, 10002