Thank you to Calcutta Rescue for inspiring me! Especially today, when the world can look so bleak, I am reminded of the perseverance and generosity of people. Calcutta Rescue managed to raise over $10,000 towards their cause - money that will be well spent providing much needed medical care to the impoverished living in Calcutta, India. I was honored to share my voice for this worthy cause with Wesley Amorim, who provided beautiful guitar accompaniment for the event. I'm really happy about this. It's so easy to feel powerless in the face of so much violence and insanity. I'm moved to see a group of caring people come together to offer a solution! (Special thank you to Jonathan Reisman for inviting me to be a part of the event.)
Brooklyn-based singer and songwriter, Erel trained as an actress before finding her way to music. She comes from an artistic family – her father plays keyboard and her mother paints and makes ceramics. Erel composes sweet indie-pop music with a lyrical charm. Influenced by Fiona Apple and Billie Holiday, her songs are lyrically based, personal portrayals of relationships, but just as often, her work explores themes like conformity and individuality in modern society. Feminist Wednesday describes her sound as “ethereal, upbeat, and poppy with a hint of folk,” and she has been likened to songstresses like Regina Spektor and PJ Harvey.
Erel performs regularly in music venues across New York City, both as a solo performer as well as with the indie groups, Sky Diamonds and Analog Friends. Her song, Balloon, an upbeat, acoustic duet featuring indie folk artist, Vinnie Ferra, was a regional finalist in the 2014 New Song Music Contest, won 2nd place in RAD’s Song Contest (Recording Artist Development), and was awarded the New Century Music 2014 Song of the Year.
Erel is currently writing and recording new singles and is in production for music videos. She plans to tour locally with her music over the upcoming year. Sign up on her mailing list for the latest info, and receive a free download.
Featured Artist at Supercollider
I've been invited to be the featured artist at one of my fave local bars, Supercollider. Kelso runs an awesome open mic there on Tues nights (reminiscent of the Bar 4 scene). So bring a guitar - they have keys onsite for all you ivory tinklers. Sign-up is at 8PM and my set's at 10PM. Hope to see you there!
RAD Fall 2015 Singing Contest Awards
I'll be presenting a song or two at the RAD awards. This non-profit helped me develop and produce two songs and is a great asset to up and coming artists in furthering their work and songwriting process.
Winter Is On My Head: Record Release
Record release show for Winter Is On My Head Vol. 7 - I'm honored to have one of my songs on this wint'ry album that raises money for a good cause. Come join us for this special event. All of the proceeds from tickets will benefit Charity:Water
GoGirls Invade The Basement Bar
Crazy fun times with some of my fave grrrrls! Rorie Kelly Queen Esther Trumpet Grrrl
We rock the stage 9PM - midnight. More details to come.