Sydney Ranee, Patrick Lehman, Susan Lucas, Rachel Sorsa Band
6010 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, 90035
Doors 8:15 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Sydney Ranee' has always had a passion for music. Influenced heavily by artists such as Chaka Khan, Jamiroquai, Amy Winehouse and Prince. Sydney studied music at performing arts schools in Los Angeles and Seattle. She received her Bachelors Degree in Music from Cornish College of the Arts.Sydney is a powerhouse vocalist that brings a sassy presence to the stage and has rocked stages throughout the U.S., Singapore, and Italy.
Sydney Ranee's sound has been described as a unique blend of soul, jazz and funk music. Her voice and its originality has earned her the name "The Sultry Songstress”.Sydney Ranee' is also a songwriter and has been praised in music blogs such as Impose Magazine, Her Hip Hop, The Singers Room and The Spotlight. Sydney has performed with multiple bands throughout the world and has worked on the Holland America and Seabourn Cruise lines. She has proven herself to be a key player in the LA music scene playing throughout the city in a a variety of venues, such as Perch, The Boardroom and Sassafras Saloon.
In 2015 Sydney Ranee' debuted her first EP entitled "Born to Run." The EP was widely celebrated locally and internationally. After "Born to Run," Sydney Ranee' began producing her second EP. In this project, she expanded her songwriting and debuted her second EP in 2016 entitled " You Could." The Three song EP received radio airplay in the U.S and in the U.K. placing Sydney Ranee' as a top contender in the Soul and R&B community.
Patrick Lehman is a soul singer, producer and songwriter from Montreal. He released his last album “Butchy’s Son” in August 2016 across Canada with Pheromone/Universal. The album received critical acclaim and was nominated for a Juno award in 2016 for ‘Best Soul/R&B Recording of the Year’ category alongside the Weeknd and Alesia Cara. Traveling to Calgary to attend the awards, he was also a featured performer in Junofest 2016.
The first single “Games” from the album has been on the top 100 radio charts in Quebec for the past several months, and he has received rave reviews from Exclaim magazine, CBC Music, Stingray Music and CTV. The song reached the top 100 hot AC chart (BDS/Nielsen) across Quebec from May 2015-October 2015. It reached the top 40 songs played across the province on Hot AC radio. The follow up single “My Life Story” also saw a long life on FM radio in Quebec.
Trained in classical voice at Vanier college in Montreal and integrative jazz studies at Concordia University, he was asked, while still at school, to perform at the Montreal International Jazz Festival's 2006 Big Event, a Paul Simon Tribute, featuring Daniel Lanois, Sam Roberts, Bedouin Soundclash, Jim Cuddy, Colin James, Elvis Costello, Holly Cole, and others. The show, attended by 150,000 people in the streets of Montreal, was subsequently broadcast on Bravo, ArTV andCBC television. Signed to Bloc-Notes Publishing in 2009, Patrick has written and produced demos for artists abroad in Japan and Europe.
Acoustic Neo-Soul singer-songwriter Susan Lucas was born and raised in Ventura Country, California. She creates new heartfelt music inspired by classic soul, pop, blues and folk artists including Lauryn Hill, Etta James, Adele, Amy Winehouse, and Tracy Chapman. You can catch Lucas performing around Los Angeles, Malibu and Ventura County. She is currently working on her EP and plans to release new music in August. Follow her social media to stay up to date on shows and releases.
Rachel Sorsa Band
Rachel Sorsa Band consists of Serge Kasimoff on piano (a jazz pianist, arranger and composer with a
specialty in Latin music styles); Gus Duffy on drums (former drummer with Jefferson Airplane and world-
renowned architect); Andy Allen on bass (upright bass instructor at USC); Preston Gould on trumpet
(TaylorMade tour) and Rachel Sorsa, vocals/lyricist. They formed in 2008 and have worked steadily on
the jazz circuit with residencies at the world-renowned The Baked Potato, RG Club Venice, and Danny’s
Venice and are currently the go-to “house band” for the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s premiere events.
They released their debut album, SISU, in 2015 to stellar reviews and are currently in the top 10 of the
jazz charts. They are a stellar ensemble with top-notch musicianship delivering unique modern
arrangements of jazz, blues and soulful cross-genre originals. As an actress and singer, Rachel always
keeps the show lively and engaging and the fellas keep it interesting and studio-tight. We hope you all
enjoy the show!
- 8:30 - Patrick Lehman
- 9:15 - Susan Lucas
- 10:00- Sydney Ranee
- 11:05 - Rachel Sorsa Band