1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Mutlu is a Philadelphia based singer songwriter. Mutlu has already built a substantial fan base in his hometown, while winning widespread praise for his prior releases. He's collaborated and toured extensively as a support act with legendary duo Daryl Hall & John Oates and holds the distinction of having made the most guest appearances on Daryl Hall's acclaimed, award winning TV/Internet show "Live From Daryl's House". He's also gained considerable attention for his work with noted singer songwriter Amos Lee, with whom he's toured extensively as a support act and backup vocalist. He was the support act on the North American leg of Joe Jackson's acclaimed "Rain" tour.
Born Mutlu Onaral, he grew up steeped in Philadelphia's deep R&B traditions, eagerly absorbing the fundamentals of old school soul music and incorporating it into his own musical persona. His local success led to a recording deal with Manhattan/EMI Records, which released his acclaimed 2008 debut album Livin' It, produced by the late, great TBoneWolk, and featuring guest appearances by Daryl Hall, Amos Lee, G. Love and Raheem DeVaughn. His latest release is the Caffeine & Whiskey EP which he coproduced with songwriter/producer Darius Amendolia.
Since moving to Philadelphia from Boston, Katie Barbato has been cultivating her unique style of heartfelt, socially aware folk rock and growing her audience. Katie’s distinctive, angelic voice and soulful songwriting garnered the attention of Grammy award winning producer Obie O’Brien. Along with engineer Matt Teacher, they teamed up to record her full-length album at Blackbird Studios and The Sound Emporium in Nashville with a cast of stellar players including Chad Cromwell (Neil Young), Rob Hajacos (Blake Shelton), and Kris Wilkinson (Patti Griffin). Her album “Times Have Changed” is set to be released in summer 2016. The album features nine original songs and one cover of an Irma Thomas classic.
Katie was a finalist in the 2015 International Songwriting Competition and also writes for television and film including the theme to the movie “Sugar” starring Shenae Grimes and Marshall Allman.