Clearly Beloved, Seeing Blind, Andrea Desmond & The White Lights (Rock/Pop/Folk/9:00pm)
Sat, January 19, 2013
Doors: 8:00 PM / Show: 9:00 PM
This show is 21+, proper I.D. is required for admission
Debut EP "The City I Am Building is For You" available now on iTunes and Amazon. Consume!
How about a gathering? Or a delightful escape? Do you want to feel warm or joyful or migratory or salt-encrusted? We do...
Clearly Beloved is a gathering of five musicians, friends and storytellers. They write and orchestrate songs about fishermen; homesteaders; the feeling you get the moment before a shark attack; the flight of a carrier pigeon. Having at their disposal guitar, drums, bass,
violins, marimbas, vocals, hand bells, toy piano, viola and glockenspiel, they are not opposed to using anvil and hammer, when the song calls for it. Nor are they opposed to dancing a tango with large paper mache dolls when required. They have not written about heartbreak, but do have songs about baking bread.
Gathering in 2011, Clearly Beloved just finished recording their first EP in March, The City I am Building is for You, at the reputable Bear Creek Studios in Woodinville, WA. It is to be released later this year. Clearly Beloved was delighted to share the stage with renowned artists such as Faun Fables, Rachel Sage and Steve Fisk in Seattle, 2011.
Creative collective crafting cleverly courageous cacophonies. Clearly.
Seeing Blind is a fiery, dynamic blend of blues, rock and jazz. Their no-holds-barred musical stylings combined with an explosive stage show are a force to be reckoned with!
With a seasoned lineup that includes vocalist/songwriter/guitarist Melissa Levi, lead cellist Jessika Kitzman, bassist Brian Knopp and drummer Dylan Johnson, Seeing Blind's powerful blend of passion and grit has been wowing
audiences all over the region for over 10 years.
Since relocating to Seattle, WA in 2002, they’ve performed with such amazing artists as Brandi Carlile, Kathryn Calder (New Pornographers), The Blakes, Zepparella and more.
They have become one of the most sought after talents in Seattle, with performances at festivals such as The Puyallup Fair, Seattle Weekly's Artopia, Seattle Pridefest, The University Street Fair and more.
Seeing Blind has toured the West Coast/Northwest multiple times- 8 states and over 25 cities, including The Cat Club in L.A. and The Elbow Room in San Francisco.The band’s critically-acclaimed album, Greatly Entertained (Co-Produced by Jonathan Plum @ London Bridge Studios - Candlebox/Brandi Carlile), was self-released in July 2009. After a few recent position changes, they are currently in pre-production for their next amazing release.
Influences include: Jeff Buckley, PJ Harvey, Billy Joel, Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, Ellen McIlwaine, Joan Jett, Tori Amos, Yo-Yo Ma, Janis Joplin, The Toadies, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Tool, DMB, Jimi Hendrix, Fugazi, Buddy Rich, Chuck Berry, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, AC/DC and more
**Today Seeing Blind is excited to be in the studio recording their next full length album!
Seeing Blind takes center stage with their distinctive blend of in your face lyrics, explosive female vocals and heart shattering lead cello. Hailing from Seattle, WA, Seeing Blind is a sincere, electrifying experience.
Creating music that makes one feel something. Challenging the norm. Enjoying our time together as musicians. Sharing with others.
Andrea Desmond and The White Lights
Nominated for Best Adult Contemporary Artist at Artist in Music Awards, Hollywood; Winner of Eco Arts Award www.andreadesmond.com
Andrea, also known as Seattle's "indie pop sweetheart" (myseattlenightout.com), is a true musical free spirit! She is a singer-songwriter on piano who recently won first place for her song "Run" in the Eco Arts Awards: Songs of Freedom Competition. She's nominated for Best Adult Contemporary Artist at the Artist in Music Awards, for which she also performed at the ceremony in Hollywood. Now with h
er powerful backing band, the White Lights, they made it to the finals of the Seattle Jammin' Challenge, winning a show at the Hard Rock Cafe Seattle, music video, and full promo package with the local radio station. They're currently finishing up an EP at Toybox Studios with Justin Cronk of Vendetta Red. "After years of playing in others people’s bands, playing other people’s music, Andrea Desmond took the bold and courageous leap that all who aspire to follow their heart must do. She launched her solo career and fearlessly ran to her destiny" (examiner.com). Ever since that move in the summer of 2012, "her career is already off to a fast start, and we expect to see a lot more of this amazing young artist" (Seattle Wave Radio).
Her music is hard to put in a generalized genre, but she incorporates elements of indie, rock, jazz, folk, and pop. Desmond received training in songwriting under the guidance of Alan Menken, the Oscar-winning composer of such Disney classics as Beauty and the Beast and Alladin.
Andrea’s positive attitude along with her sultry sounds, conscious lyrics and high-energy stage presence radiate her pure soul! When one hears Andrea for the first time, it will take the listener from a culture of despair and deliver them to a culture of hope! Her music, along with her sweet and compassionate smile, combined with her angelic voice, will remind you of good times while taking you to another dimension of bliss & harmony.
Radio stations currently playing her music are: KGUP 106.5FM in Los Angeles, CA, Butterflies Indie Radio, Jango Airplay, OutboundMusic- Mix Radio, radiobuzzd.com, inDspotlight Radio 99.3 KCLA-FM Los Angeles, Indie 100.com Los Angeles, Sisters Talk Radio, Women of Substance Radio, and Seattle Wave Radio. Andrea has also been selected to be the Featured Artist of the Month for Tomasian Entertainment Music as well the Featured Artist of the Month for Skope Radio.
In past bands, Desmond has performed with Uh Huh Her, Chicago, Whitney Meyer, the Kyle Gass band, and Floater, from the Crocodile, Seattle to the Whiskey a Go Go, Hollywood, CA.
Check out: www.andreadesmond.com for more information on tour dates and music.