The Inspired Word series presents our monthly All-Star Showcase @ Bareburger East Village.
Our super-hot lineup features singer/songwriters Sara Nelms and Phoebe Novak, comedian/singer Max Kross, Hip Hop MC Wally Wells, and spoken word poet Saroya Marsh.
Hosted by comedian Mike Brown.
When: Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013
Where: Bareburger (East Village) 2nd Floor 85 Second Avenue (@ 5th Street), Manhattan, New York
By subway, take the F train to Second Avenue and exit the 2nd Avenue side or the 6 train to Bleecker Street or Astor Place.
Doors open @7pm Show starts @ 7:30pm Cover charge: $10 for general admission, $12 for 2nd/3rd row reserved, $15 for front row reserved
Singer/Songwriter Phoebe Novak was born in Wiesbadden, Germany, and grew up all over Europe and the US landing in NYC to reach her musical maturity. She paints her influential picture with how honest and integral the music is, instead of whether underground or mainstream, classic or modern. "There is no category of music to me," she says, "except good or bad. Sincere or not sincere." A few prominent influences are Bach, Nirvana, Elliot Smith, Radiohead, Diane Cluck and PJ Harvey. Ten years ago, growing up in NYC, she played alongside the likes of Diane Cluck and Regina Spektor (to whom her style has been assimilated with, having the same dripping nightingale melodies). But what makes Phoebe Novak singularly unique is her frequent interruption of melodies with vocal acrobatics, haunted grit, and screams having a tendency to pierce through the skin. She has performed in countless venues all over New York and DC, including the Velvet Lounge (DC), Bar Matchless (Brooklyn), and Sidewalk Café (East Village). Phoebe has live recordings mixed by Brian Speaker, as well as live videos made by fans, friends, and film photographers. For more info, please visit http://www.reverbnation.com/phoebenovak.
Wally Wells is an Eskimo Emcee from Arctic Alaska. His hometown Kotzebue, Alaska is located 30 miles above the Arctic Circle where there are no roads in or out. He is the son of Michael and Lydia Scott. He left the village for NYC for one thing...Hip Hop. He has been featured on Coast2Coast Mixtapes, has appeared on MTV, and only sparingly eats whale blubber, but enjoys Arctic Circle Wild Salmon. Smooth.
Born and raised in the Bronx but currently living in Westchester. Saroya Marsh works as a preschool teacher and youth mentor, but has always had a passion for writing. As a spoken word poet, influencd by Maya Angelou and Gil Scott-Heron, Saroya brings a heartfelt intensity and deep beliefs to the stage, brandishing a saber of light that will penetrate those dark pockets of prejudice, injustice, and hurt, that lay buried deep within each of us. "I pray my words open a heart and mind of giving and spread awareness on all fronts," she says. She's won over 60 poetry slams.
Max Kross got his start in musical theater at age 13 when he took on the role of Friedrich in an award winning production of The Sound of Music that toured Israel for 3 years. He started dancing at 16 and graduated from The Royal Ballet School, dancing professionally for American Ballet Theater and San Francisco Ballet. He has studied improvisational comedy with Keith Johnstone, voice and Shakespeare with Kristin Linklater at Colombia University, and taught himself piano, songwriting and standup comedy. His one man show 'How To Pull' ran at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival for 2 consecutive years. Max's current show, 'All Is Fair In Love And War,' has played The Duplex, The Magnet Theater, The People's Improv Theater, Gotham Comedy Club and is a part of The United Solo Festival of one man shows. Max presents the lighter side of social climbing, narcissism and the hunger for fame as well as drawing on his experience as a dating coach in a plight to help the audience.
As a kid growing up in Florida, singer/songwriter Sara Nelms was mesmerized by the likes of Barbra Streisand, Martina McBride, Dolly Parton, Alanis Morissette, and countless other. She studied classical voice at Florida State University before moving to Nashville, where she fell in love with the art of songwriting and learned how to play the guitar. Her sound combines the control and melodic power of her classical training, the melancholy of lost loves, the southern stylings from a lifetime love affair with country music, and the grit and truth found in her current home in New York City. When she is not writing and working on music, Sara is usually exploring, travelling, spending time with family, doing yoga, hiking, and enjoying chocolate, coffee, wines, and health foods. Her album, Lover, No Longer, was released in May and is available on iTunes. For more info, please visit her site @ http://www.saranelms.com/.
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