LPR Presents at C'mon Everybody:
Wed January 31st, 2018
Minimum Age: 21+
Doors Open: 8:00PM
Show Time: 8:30PM
Event Ticket: $10
Day of Show: $13
Madison McFerrin is a born and bred Soul artist who combines the story telling once revered in the past with the sound of the 21st century. Currently based in Brooklyn, New York, she has spent her life cultivating her style through studying and playing. As the co-founder of the funk/soul group Cosmodrome, she spent her college years touring the Eastern US playing venues large and small, from legendary NYC club The Blue Note, to Bonaroo, opening up for Emily King and Hiatus Kaiyote, all of which helped land the attention of notable artists such as Chick Corea and Questlove of The Roots. She then joined the SpiritYouAll band led by her father, jazz vocalist Bobby McFerrin, as a background and featured vocalist from 2013-15 for his global tours. She has since sung with greats such as Aretha Franklin, George Clinton and the PFunk All-Stars, as well as for hip hop legends De La Soul backed by The Roots. With the hope of bringing old soul into the popular music of today, Madison has gone about curating her own individual sound while honoring the many influences that came before her. Using these elements, she independently released her debut EP, and first installment of her fully a cappella series entitled Finding Foundations December 2016.
Melanie Charles is a Brooklyn based singer-songwriter actress and flutist of Haitian heritage. A 2016 graduate of The New School for jazz and Contemporary Music, she has toured the US and abroad with various projects including Atlantic Recording artist Laura Izibor, Italian Guitarist/producer Nicola Conte, and Brooklyn based band People’s Champs. After releasing a strong collaborative sophomore album under the name ‘Rat Habitat’ with guitarist Jordan Peters (Lauryn Hill), Melanie aka D’flower now emerges with a solo experience using a Roland SP 202 to create a Chaka Khan meets Badu-esque “sonic collage” fusing RnB, jazz, and Haitian folk songs.
Throughout his short time on earth Jonathan has been given opportunities to perform and record with Grammy award artists and producers such as Regina Bell, Tracy Pierce, Richard Smallwood, and many more. His opportunities have mostly come through his background work with gospel artist Rashad McPherson & DivinePURPOSE, his father-Stellar nominated, Ronald Hoard, and alma mater, Berklee College of Music. Moreover, his gift has allowed him to travel to Europe, Canada, and, most recently Puerto Rico. Most importantly, his skills as background member has cultivated his leadership skills as visionary of J. Hoard & The Greenhouse People, a band that formed to popularize a movement into soul pleasing, awakening music whom has now opened for artists such as Dwele. In conclusion, Jonathan Hoard is a background singer, songwriter, vocal arranger, and teacher who is crazy about music and head over heels for life.