Ladies First: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief for Puerto Rico

Ladies First: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief for Puerto Rico

Danielle and Jennifer, Mixed People, Prima Donna, Roxy Rollz, Sylvia Platypus

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs

$10 + Fees

Danielle and Jennifer
A dynamic and diverse sister duo whose music can be described as soul pop and is driven by strong sisterly harmonies backed with piano, guitar and ukulele. The duo writes music with a purpose that many can connect with.
Mixed People
“Mixed People” is a funky, soul fusion band with hints of rock and world music...or as we like to call it - new age funk. Versatile musicianship, raw lyrics, and full vocal harmonies create a genuine, mixed musical experience. The name Mixed People derived from colors that bloomed out the whole funk and nothing but the funk. It embraces the love of self and others regardless of our differences and celebrates the beauty in us all. Mixed People is a Philadelphia-based band, founded by guitarist, Paulette Branson, in August 2012. Other band members include: Bird Williams (keytar and vocals), Pierre Nix (percussion and vocals),Terrence Jones (bass), Sunny Dee (drums), Kayla Brewer (saxophone), and Jakeya Sanders (vocals). Any given night, you'll also find a collaborative of other distinguished musicians joining them on stage. Since August 2012, the band has stamped its sound in Philadelphia performing at various music venues, from World Cafe Live and The Ardmore Music Hall to Hard Rock Cafe and The Trocadero.

In April 2014, Mixed People released their EP Album, Shark Attack. Shark Attack is a fun, refreshing, guitar-driven masterpiece that has left fans craving for more. The music is progressive, and the energy and emotion behind this band will get you dancing on your feet and singing along.

Fans have compared Mixed People to P Funk meets N.E.R.D. or Jimi Hendrix meets Prince.
Prima Donna
From Philadelphia Prima Donna is a female oriented alternative rock/pop band with a groove. The band features the songwriting/guitar playing of twin sister’s Gina and Tina. Bryan Feddish on bass, Sunny Dee on drums, Tawana Simons percussion and Meg Elizabeth lead vocals.
Gina and Tina formed the band and have performed and recorded with various incarnations. In 2017 the band is releasing a brand new four song EP “Fired Up.”

While working with another artist from the Philadelphia area in 2014 the twins met drummer Sunny Dee and percussionist Tawana Simons. The four recognized they had an immediate chemistry together. So, in early 2015 Sunny and Tawana joined the band. They met Meg shortly after and the band took on a whole new energy and vibe. In early 2016 Bryan who had played in an earlier version of the band rejoined. With this exciting new sound, Prima Donna headed into Studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA with Grammy award winning producer/engineer Phil Nicolo. The result is a four song EP “Fired Up” released in early 2017.

The band’s first full length CD, "Not Having Fun” has received rave reviews and has been played by over 200 college radio stations across the country charting in the top 10 on many including, WIIT, (Chicago, IL), and KAOS, (Olympia, WA). It also received internet radio airplay and commercial radio airplay on WSTW in Delaware. “This authoritative trio made up of young women has their act together. You will hear a CD chock full of great guitar licks with hooks galore filling in every track” Keith “Muzikman” Hannaleck, musicdish.com. “Restored” was the second release from the band in 2011 which also received rave reviews: “Reminiscent of some of the greatest rocker chicks out there, Prima Donna stands strong on their own with sensational sound and a genuine mix of playful/heartfelt lyrics.”- MusicPerk Team, MusicPerk.com. “A moving an elegiac artistic statement from start to finish.”- Michael Rand, Rocknrollview.com. “Prima Donna will restore your faith in music again. Their latest CD “Restored” delivers a highly passionate 10 track catalog via top flight musicianship, amazing songwriting and music that covers all the bases.”-Michael Keith, IndependentMusicPromotions.com.

Prima Donna continues to develop a reputation as an outstanding live act. Playing many notable venues including: The World Cafe Live, Puck, the Tin Angel, Bottle & Cork and many others. The band has also performed at the International Pop Overthrow Festivals in Philadelphia and New York and the Dewey Beach Music Festival in Delaware.
Roxy Rollz
Formed in 2012 by singer/keyboardist Kym Staloff, Roxy Rollz blends powerful hard rock with quixotic synth pop and everything in between. Hailing from self-proclaimed “Jerseydelphia,” the group also features Jenna Harrison on guitar, Brian Sharp on bass, and Mikey Carbone on drums. Roxy Rollz has been arduously building its profile as a figurehead in the Philly live rock scene with frequent shows up and down the East Coast from Manhattan to Atlantic City. The band released its self-titled EP in the summer of 2017 featuring singles “Busking Betty (Come On),” “I Want,” and “My Addiction.”
Sylvia Platypus
If Edith Piaf partied with the Yardbirds on a windswept moor, the result might sound something like Sylvia Platypus. Sylvia Platypus is Philadelphia's (and possibly the world's) only psycho-celtic glam-blues band. Take the distinctive vocals and unusual poetic sensibility of Janet Bressler, add the soul-searing lead guitar work of Bill Barone (formerly of the 1970's era German progressive rock band Wallenstein), the magic of Mike Romano's hammered dulcimer, the solid rhythmic foundation of Ruchama Bilenky (bass) and Quirky Tom Theurer (drums) and throw in some wailing highland and uilleann piping from Charlie Rutan ("the Eddie Van Halen of bagpipes"*) and you have an original sonic signature that rattles the cage of "genre".
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/