CEG & Nolafunk Present:
Fri November 15th, 2019
Minimum Age: 18+
Doors Open: 6:30PM
Show Time: 7:30PM
Event Ticket: $35 / $17
Day of Show: $20
Sammy Rae & the Friends
Singer/songwriter, bandleader, and human being Samantha Bowers was born in the small town of Derby, Connecticut. Sam first began writing songs at age 12 while taking piano lessons and listening to Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and Freddie Mercury playing on the family stereo. By 16, Sam developed a love of jazz and began to study the great female vocalists of the century (mainly Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James and Sarah Vaughn) as she started to perform original compositions in local Connecticut and New Jersey venues. She would go on to release the LP ‘Hopeless’ (2010, age 15) and EP ‘Celebrate My Heart’ (2012, age 18).
In 2013 at age 19, Sam packed up and moved to New York to pursue music and songwriting, enjoying a sixth-month residency at the prestigious Cotton Club jazz lounge in Harlem. After the release of the 2016 LP ‘Sugar’, The Friends were born from a collection of talented musicians and friends. Sammy Rae & The Friends would play shows around the NY Metro area as Sam kept composing and sharpening her craft, culminating in the July 2018 release of the self-produced EP ‘The Good Life’, premiered to a sold-out crowd at C’Mon Everybody in Brooklyn. The release marked a fresh start for the seasoned vocalist showcasing her skills as a composer, arranger, lyricist, and bandleader on her fourth release. The lyrics focus on themes of coming-of-age, defiance, and self-expression. Her genre blending performances are high-energy, honest and quirky, influenced by the great performances of her childhood classic rock heroes.
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Founded in the Spring of 2017, Melt has quickly risen in the New York City indie scene. This eight-piece collective mixes rock with elements of RnB and Funk, creating catchy, energetic, and new performances each time they’re together. In addition to their dynamic live shows, Melt’s distinctive songwriting style fuses killer hooks with rocking jam sections and landed the band a #5 spot on Spotify’s U.S. Viral 50 chart with their song, “Sour Candy.” Now, “Sour Candy” has over two million streams on Spotify. Melt has released two more singles since (“Inside” and “Oh Brother”) and played venues and festivals across the country, including Southwest Invasion (Austin, TX), Pleasantville Music Festival, the Rhode Island Music and Arts Festival, and sold-out shows around New York City.