So who was a crowd favorite at Budweiser’s Opening Act Competition? There were many contenders but only one walked away with the crown…Miss Tess Henley. “Tess Henley has been described as an emotional voice that you can feel”, well Dallas definitely felt her on Thursday August 18, 2011 at the South Side Music Hall. Tess Henley is an Independent Artist who hails from Seattle,Washington. She will be the opening act for the Budweiser Superfest, Jill Scott’s Summer Block Party, this Saturday August 26, 2011 at 7pm at the Gexa Energy Pavilion. Tess blew Dallas away…The crowd was amazed by Miss Henley’s rendition of “Sweet Thing” the Rufus and Chaka Khan classic and her original song “Boy In The Window”. Miss Henley will not only have the opportunity to share the stage with Ms Jill Scott, Anthony Hamilton, and Mint Condition, but she also was awarded $5,000 and is in the running for the grand prize of $25,000. Teena Marie reincarnated??? Let’s see what’s next for the Independent Movement’s next Vanilla Child… Peace~N~BlessingsRead More
Hidden Beach Recordings in conjunction with Centric TV Network are sponsoring a contest to promote The Have A Lovely Day Campaign, which was inspired by Jill Scotts cover of the Bill Wither’s classic “Lovely Day” from Hidden Beach’s soon to be released CD, The Original Jill Scott… which is scheduled to hit stores on Tuesday August 30, 2011. The contest encourages fans to submit a short video showing random acts of kindness and volunteering. Videos, are due by Monday, August 29th, and must be at least 60 seconds to 4 minutes in length. The first prize for the top-full-length music video is $500, which will be donated to the non-profit organization of the winner’s choice. The winning video will be featured on Centric and at www.centrictv.com. Other prizes include the deluxe edition of The Original Jill Scott from the vault vol. 1, Hidden Beach catalog prize packs and future releases from the label that includes Naturally 7, Glen Scott and Jeff Bradshaw please visit http://www.havealovelyday.org/release for more informationRead More
The man behind the wheels of steel who takes you back to the essence of Live Funk, Neo-Soul, Jazz, and Hip Hop. The Brass King exhibits a unique blend of beats, melodies and rhythms. He digs deep into the record crates to find that groove and possesses the skill of predicting the newest artists and upcoming singles months before they go mainstream.
When questioned on the whereabouts of his material, He responds with a sly smile, “Can’t tell you that, just listen to the mix”. Like a martial arts master He treats each musical selection like an ancient Chinese secret, but instead you learn more when you listen rather than watch.
Compromise his blend of Funk/Jazz/Neo-Soul/Hip Hop? NEVER. But you won’t have to make a request. He keeps you satisfied and coming back for more. And when his DJ night spots are not enough, he’ll sell you his dose of Aboveground music therapy for any ailment, with his mixes, like the unique blend of instrumentals on “An Mcee’s Wet Dream” or the slow and beat heavy “Top Brass Jazz Essentials”. It’s no secret, his music is Above Ground!!!
BK has been blasting his sound for the past 18 years at some of the hottest spots in the country and around the world. His range of music includes a wide variety of Old Soul, Salsa, House, Hip-Hop, Acid Jazz, Funk, R&B, Reggae and Rare Grooves. You are guaranteed to hear him touch a little of everything in one nights set. His music is for the Trendsetters who are chic before it hits mainstream, they beat to their own drum and start the styles that become duplicated!!!
Having a diverse musical taste that ranges from Hip-Hop, Salsa, Jazz, Classical, House, Disco and Old Motown R&B, The Brass King will not only share his old vinyl and CDs but will collectively explore the many similarities of the Urban Latin and Urban African Americans. “We have many different names and descriptions for musical genera today, but it all stems from the same place – Africa!” – proclaims The Brass King, co-host and DJ.
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