Inner-Soul #6 **LIVE SOUL MUSIC** [WEDNESDAY – 23.04.2014]
PERFORMERS ON THE NIGHT //
Innersoul LIVE is proud to present on Wednesday April 23rd, for the sixth installment of the series, a very special guest; Atlanta, Georgia-based singer Chantae Cann!
Soul music lovers will recognise Chantae’s distinctive dulcet tones from her work with the GRAMMY Award nominated The Foreign Exchange as well as her feature on recent GRAMMY Award winners, Snarky Puppy’s latest album, Family Dinner Vol.1.
Chantae is in Australia touring for Byron Bay Bluesfest and it’s sideshows with GRAMMY nominated soul artist, India.Arie. Chantae will be blessing the Innersoul LIVE stage with an intimate acoustic set as well as participating in a Q&A segment.
Supporting Chantae on the evening will be The Voice season 1 contestant, Michael Duchesne. With a timbre in his voice that effortlessly draws listeners in, there is little doubt that Michael’s set of original music will be the perfect appetiser to Chante Cann’s set of soulful delights.
Chantae Cann’s voice is the perfect combination of a warm Spring day, the fragrance just before it rains, and a sunset so breathtaking you can’t seem to capture it just right on camera. Her vocal delivery is soothing, sultry and more than just soulful, it’s soul fulfilling.
Whether you find yourself listening to her live at a show or turning her up in your headphones, chances are you will have peace in your mind and a smile on your face. Chantae’s music blends the exploratory sounds of JAZZ with the feel good vibes of SOUL which makes for a mixture that is quite delicious. It is her heart’s desire to simply inspire, uplift and encourage the lives of others through music.
A Chicago native, Chantae is not a novice to the music world. She has been blessed to travel the world as a background vocalist for the likes of Leon Timbo, Darlene McCoy, P.J. Morton, Gramps Morgan, and Grammy Award winning artist India Arie. She’s had the tremendous honor of collaborating with artists/bands such as, Jaspects, The Foreign Exchange, Zo!, Mike Hicks, Sho Baraka, Khari Cabral Simmons and most recently Snarky Puppy. Now residing in Atlanta, GA the time has come for Chantae to share her own unique sound.
From Sydney, Australia – Michael Duchesne is a singer, multi-instrumentalist & a fine song-writer.
A promising artist & performer who has honed his craft to a fine edge, performing at some of Sydney’s top live venues alongside some of Australia’s finest musicians and artists. Duchesne (pronounced ‘Du-Shane’) frequents venues along Australia’s east coast & now works closely with American musician extraordinaire, Lionel Cole.
After opening for American artist Eric Benét on his Australian tour in 2011, Michael landed a spot on the debut season of ‘The Voice Australia’, where under the mentorship of ‘Coach Seal’, he made Seal’s top 6. His final performance – The Beatles’ classic ‘Got To Get You Into My Life’ was broadcast Live to over two million people on the first night alone.
Michael has sung & played at premier festivals & venues throughout Australia, including sharing the headline slot with Lionel Cole at the Manly Jazz Festival. Other such venues include the iconic music venue ‘The Basement’, Lizottes Dee-Why & Newcastle, & Beryl Segers’: ‘A night with the stars’ alongside South African music royalty Camillo Lombaard.
Besides his regular work as a well sought after cover artist, Michael has a keen ear for songwriting and production. Over the past 12 months Michael has collaborated with a handful of Sydney’s most promising young writers, some of which is under the guise of Lionel Cole.
Boasting a catalogue of over 100 original pieces, Michael’s debut record is set to release in early 2014. With a hint of… well, think Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway, Quincy Jones & Earth Wind & Fire. ‘Take Me’ is set for release mid-2014.
Date: Wednesday 23rd April 2014
Where: PLAY BAR, 72 Campbell St, Surry Hills NSW
Who: Chantae Cann and Michael Duchesne for Innersoul LIVE
$5 DRINKS* TILL 8PM
*House beer & wine.
WHAT IS INNERSOUL LIVE @ PLAY BAR ALL ABOUT?
Innersoul Live is an exclusively secured event space for people in the Entertainment Industry to come in, enjoy, relax, and most of all appreciate good music.
Our entertainer’s are carefully selected to cater for the strict genres of music we are going to be performing. Only giving gratitude and thanks to the origins and classics of our times, with everything from Aretha Franklin to Jodeci, Jill Scott to Marvin Gaye and J Dilla to John Legend, without forgetting such classics as Bob Marley to RUN DMC.
Our aim is to take you way back to the sweet sound of soul, incorporating that with the funky sound of reggae and transitioning to the best beats of Rhythm and Blues, at a venue that is engulfed with the atmosphere and culture that urban music today, in Australia, has been aching for.
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE…
Unlike our competition in the industry, our unique purpose will not only be to support a newly flourishing culture, but to also play a key role in it’s development and evolution.
We wish to provide the urban music community, here in Sydney, with a venue and event that will provide a platform for all members of this culture to meet, greet and showcase the love they have for the art.
From Live performances on a bi-weekly basis from Sydney’s raw unseen talent, collaboration events, bringing the arts, such as photography & street art (Graffiti) together as well as Web designers, publicists, managers, musicians, producers and all industry heads, bringing forth our own family of dynamic individuals into the one space simply for the unconditional love we all have for our Roots and what we see is possible for our future.
So come down and lets celebrate for the past, for the present and for all that’s to come in our future’s.