Shareef Keyes & The Groove, Jafe & The Royals, Pink Flamingo Rhythm Revue, Lauren Eylise, Lisa Ramey

Shareef Keyes & The Groove

Jafe & The Royals

Pink Flamingo Rhythm Revue

Lauren Eylise

Lisa Ramey

Thu - November 15, 2018

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

Pianos - Showroom

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Shareef Keyes & The Groove - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Shareef Keyes & The Groove
Jafe & The Royals - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Jafe & The Royals
Born Japhet Montas-Paulino on Halloween1989, life was immediately filled with culture and music from inception. Jafé was raised performing the afro-carribbean music and philosophies from the Dominican Republic. With exposure to Yoruba and its many spiritual sects, Rastafari, and the contradictions of modern society, he began experimenting with the fusion of these ancient sounds and electric blues rock guitar. What has manifested is a unique style of percussive lead/rhythm guitar, with the performance aspect of guitar demanding as much respect and attention as the technical, if not more.
As a founding member and lead singer of New York City's blues rock/reggae trio, VIVA MAYDAY, Jafé and co-founder Gian Stone created a unique and distinguishable sound from 2007-2013 while earning a buzz in the scene for their highly energetic live performances, opening up for legendary acts Living Colour, Dead Prez, Das EFX, Styles P, Dawn Penn, and The Burnt Sugar Arkestra Chamber. After a long hiatus intertwined with further soul searching, Jafé began working on a solo effort as a means to share his journey of spirit vs. ego in the modern world.
In 2016, JAFÉ is involved in a handful of projects, working with a multiple range of bands, artists, and MCs including international roots reggae star Taj Weekes & Adowa (VP/Jatta Records), Shareef Keyes & The Groove, JNTHN STEIN (Team Supreme), S'natra, & Adrian Lau (OFF RECORD Studios) as well as his own band The Royals; or can be found filling in on guitar at any of New York City's known & unknown venues.
Pink Flamingo Rhythm Revue - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Pink Flamingo Rhythm Revue
Pink Flamingo Rhythm Revue is a new project from Eric "Doc" Mendelsohn of Ghost Beach. With a funky, tongue-in-cheek vibe, the project explores themes of vice, ego and heartbreak through tragic characters who can't help but get in their own way.
Lauren Eylise - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Lauren Eylise
Lauren Eylise staked her spot in the music industry with the release of her EP Life/Death/Life in September 2017; however, music has always been a means of existence for the eclectic-soul singer-songwriter.
Since she could speak, Lauren Eylise has been singing. What revealed itself as a natural form of expression for Lauren became a method of coping with life, and then a way of dictating it. Though never formally educated in music, the development of Lauren’s craft was propelled by her passions for sound, exploring the depths of her soul and dealing with what she uncovered on her journeys. As life’s inevitable suppression of innocence lead her peers to desensitize their emotions, Lauren Eylise sowed deeper into music, discovering the crevices of her being and defending what she found. Her music career was formed in the throes of adversity.
When the racially hostile culture of her university’s campus left her feeling depressed and alone, music was her refuge and her community. When her dreams were seemingly crushed once she learned of the unplanned conception of her son just months after embarking on her career in New York City, it was her first single “Petals” that healed her despair and sparked her music career.
Lauren Eylise’s genre-defying music can only be accurately categorized as eclectic-soul, as an array of influences make up her sound. On stage with just her commanding vocals and her acoustic Fender guitar, Lauren Eylise exudes indie-folk with R&B overtones that can take a turn towards Pop depending on the mood. Armed with her full band and background singers, the soul singer’s sound fuses funkadelic rock and electric blues. The unrepentant, autonomous sexuality of legends like Jill Scott and Janet Jackson inspires her defiant, feminine demeanor. The medley of sounds she produces is always in alliance with a vulnerability that is purely Lauren Eylise.​
Life/Death/Life is a seven-song project that showcases the freshman artist’s maturity as a vocalist and a composer. Resembling the matter-of-factness of Lauren Hill and the savagery of SZA’s CTRL, the songstress’ message is founded on the belief that people have the right to live their best lives as defined by themselves. While everyone can benefit from the level of vulnerability and self-advocation found in her debut EP, Lauren’s intent for this work is to liberate women’s sexuality and empower them to live unapologetically as their soul dictates.
​Though Lauren Eylise just published her first official compilation, her resume reflects the six years of work under her belt. Before the release of Life/Death/Life, Lauren Eylise opened stages for the likes of Train, Matt Kearney and Raheem Devaughn. Since last Fall, the Suga Savage has earned opportunities to open for Linkin’ Bridge, Tank’s #SavageTour, Pretty Ricky, J. Holiday and Lloyd’s RnB Love Show, and Erykah Badu at the Cincinnati Funk Fest. Lauren Eylise’s emergent repertoire has drawn streams from her homeland in Cincinnati to New York and internationally in Germany, France and South Africa. In 2016, Ms. Eylise was named Women In Charg3’s Best RnB Artist of the Year.
​2018 is just the cusp of Lauren Eylise’s career. The future holds more healing, more soul and more Lauren Eylise than ever before.
Lisa Ramey - (Set time: 7:00 PM)
Lisa Ramey
Lisa Ramey is a singer and song writer in NYC. After fronting the wildly popular funk-soul band, SugarBad, for five years, she is getting ready to debut her solo project for which she is writing sexy feel good pop songs with a heavy 90s R&B influence.
Venue Information:
Pianos - Showroom
158 Ludlow Street
New York, NY, 10002
http://www.pianosnyc.com/