Inner-Soul #8 **LIVE SOUL MUSIC** [TUESDAY – 20.05.2014]
Innersoul LIVE is a showcase of music artists in Sydney. Held fortnightly, Innersoul LIVE provides a platform for the next generation of artists in the Australian soul movement to have their music heard. Set in the inner city creative hub of Surry Hills, Innersoul Live at PLAY BAR sees two – four carefully selected artists present an acoustic set of their original music in an intimate setting.
With the Australian soul movement out in full force, thanks to the international success of artists like the GRAMMY nominated Hiatus Kaiyote, Innersoul LIVE is here to keep that momentum going locally and beyond. Defying genre boundaries and stereotypes to cover everything from nu-soul, raw and real hip hop and reggae to soulful Rhythm & Blues, Innersoul LIVE is your mid-week dose of soul that will have you transfixed by the talent on display.
Come down, kick back, and let yourself be moved by the musicality of our local artists at Innersoul LIVE.
MICHELLE MARTINEZ //
Strong, feminine, honest and a bit smart-assed; Michelle Martinez’s own brand of Vintage soul is making a name for itself in the Australian music industry. Honing her craft as one of the busiest vocalists in Sydney she’s played venues from The Basement and the Toff (Melbourne) to the Myer Music Bowl and Acer Arena with everyone from Smokey Robinson and Robbie Williams to Silverchair, Paul Mac and Jessica Mauboy. Her debut EP peaked at #1 on the Australian iTunes Soul/RnB Album chart and recent collaborations have earned her a top 5 spot on the UK Upfront Club Chart, a top 10 spot in the ARIA club chart and several appearances on American, Australian and UK Hed Kandi and MOS compilations. In an age of fast food, fast living and antisocial media, someone’s bringing the romance back – and it’s Michelle Martinez.
Michelle Martinez is a Vintage Soul/Jazz singer/songwriter. Her music is romantic, decadent and a little bit smart-assed; kind of like high tea with Amy Winehouse.
SKYE ELISABETH //
Skye is an original artist, songwriter and a mature singer with versatility and a passion for performing. Singing in gospel choirs her whole life, she has been influenced by an eclectic range of artists including, pop princesses Mariah Carey and Beyonce, Gospel singers such as Kim Burrell, Karen Clarke Sheard & Smokie Norful to classic neo-soul artists like Erykah Badu and Jill Scott.
Her voice and pick of melody are effortless and unique within the industry yet malleable enough to enable her to sing in many different styles. Skye shines as one the most powerful, soulful singers in Australia with a song writing voice that must be heard!
Date: Tuesday 20 May 2014
Time: Doors open 6pm
Where: PLAY BAR, 72 Campbell Street, Surry Hills NSW
Who: MICHELLE MARTINEZ & SKYE ELISABETH for Innersoul LIVE
$5 DRINKS* TILL 8PM
*House beer & wine.