THE SOUNDCHECK SERIES™ Presented by Pier Entertainment
THE SOUNDCHECK SERIES: Ebony Joi EP Release Concert
Alisa Joe, Lo, Scottie Kash, DJ Aktive
1527 Cecil B. Moore Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19121
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
“Unbelievable Talent and Voice. She can sing any genre of music and her range is limitless. Amazing work ethic and is ready to take the world by storm!!” Adam Blackstone (MD | Nikki Minaj, Jay Z, Maroon 5, and more)
“Expert musicianship.” - Red Bull Music
“Philly songstress…with a stellar performance” Okayplayer
Ebony Joi had her first solo at the age of two. Destined for this, Ebony Joi was raised by a single mom, also a singer/songwriter, working her way through college and raising her child. Hard work and dedication are nothing new to Joi, and that work ethic has led her to incomparable opportunities in her career.
Since the beginning, Joi has been dedicated to her craft. Eventually matriculating top performing arts programs in Philadelphia, like her alma mater, the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts. She went on to obtain her college degree in professional music from the esteemed Berklee College of Music.
Joi has performed in support of artists like The Legendary Roots Crew, Ed Sheeran, Pharrell, Sting, Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Eminem, Lauryn Hill and many more.
Taking a note from the extremely talented artists she has worked with, Joi’s live show stands out. Her powerful voice and sultry nuances make her a joy to watch. She has performed as a solo act in venues in and around the tri-state including local favorites like World Café Live, The Kimmel Center, Boot and Saddle, Virginia’s The Birchmere and New York’s SOB’s among others. Her talent has also taken her to center court as she has performed the National Anthem for the Philadelphia 76ers in both 2014 and 2015.
Joi released her debut EP, “Ace of Spades” in fall of 2013 to much critical acclaim. The project reached the top 100 on the iTunes R&B charts. From North Philadelphia to stages across the world, Ebony Joi is staking her claim as one of R&B’s new artists to watch.
Alisa began her professional singing career circa 2007, singing backgrounds for the likes of Jazmine Sullivan, Trey Songz, Beyoncé, Monica, and even The Legendary Roots Band to name a few. Although she is thankful for all of the experiences she's had in the background, it has been 11 years too long in the background. Finally she has decided to take her rightful place in the forefront.
Alisa, being a fanatic of live music, and a believer in the need for strong positive role models for the young women coming up behind her, started to toy with the idea of performing with an all female band. And so the band #GyrlProblems was created. One of their biggest accomplishments included being an opening act for RnB Iconic Girl Group SVW. Together they make music so potent, it's bound to gather attention and better yet change lives.
With today’s DJs achieving fame and celebrity status like the artists whose albums they spin, no one is at a higher level than Philly’s own DJ Aktive. Spinning professionally for the past 18 years, DJ Aktive has made serious moves in his career that have taken him literally around the world with some of hip-hop and R&B’s biggest names, including Janet Jackson, Kanye West, Miley Cyrus, Nas, Common, Jennifer Hudson, Estelle, John Legend, Marsha Ambrosius, The Roots, LL Cool J, Tyga and Queen Latifah, to name a few.
A master turntablist and “must-have” DJ of choice when it comes to big-name tours, VIP celebrity events, radio shows and TV appearances, DJ Aktive knows instinctively the power music has to make or break any event. Whether spinning at a backyard BBQ for family or a stadium packed with thousands of fans, DJ Aktive uses his uncanny ability to immediately tune into what people want to hear and create a party atmosphere. By honing his skills, blending, beat juggling and mixing songs, DJ Aktive has captured the attention of fans worldwide with his unique brand of popular, highly entertaining shows. It’s also what has earned him a reputation as the hardest working DJ in the biz with an impressive track record to back it up!
$10.00 - $25.00
THE SOUNDCHECK SERIES™ highlights eight dynamic artists over eight weeks, showcasing a multi-genre collection of young, buzzworthy acts in an unforgettable concert experience and one-of-a-kind industry event. Each exciting installment features prominent music professionals, ranging from label execs to songwriters and media personalities, all of whom have etched their marks on Philadelphia’s brilliant music legacy!