NYAC presents: Akie Bermiss, Kaylyn Marie and Ali Carter
185 Orchard St.
New York, NY, 10002
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 6:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Akie Bermiss is a pianist, composer, and singer living and working in Brooklyn, NY. He is a graduate of Bard College with degree in music composition. While there he also studied American Music (read: tin pan alley, broadway musicals, and jazz) and writing (read: wrote some bad poetry and called it good). To his friends, he is considered a musical snob of the highest order; to his enemies — a musical charlatan of the basest variety. Among other things he is also the author of a children’s book (“I Hate to Be Sick” — out on Scholastic), a lover of science fiction and fantasy novels, a huge fan of cigars, and he takes his bourbon: neat. Since graduating from Bard College in 2005, he has moved back to New York City and made a name for himself with his signature sound – a voice that blends R&B, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Funk effortlessly. Akie has unique skills in composing and songwriting, and, not least, great ability to work with and enhance the sounds of other musicians and singers.
He is currently playing with the Brooklyn based FutureSoul band Aabaraki, the Screaming Headless Torsos, Miri Ben-Ari (the Hip Hop Violinist), Rap sensation Soul Khan, and also working with his own band, the Akie Bermiss Trio.
Sydney jazz/soul/folk singer and songwriter, Ali Carter weaves her stories through music that allows the magic and grace of both the pure joy, and the deep struggle to evolve, taking the listener through a musical kaleidoscope with passion and humility.
With grandparents treading the boards in the Australian vaudeville theatre, singing harmonies in the kitchen with her mother, and being exposed to an eclectic record collection at a young age, music was clearly in the blood, and the great love and feeling for it, ingrained early on.
Ali spent her formative years performing with various ensembles in a range of styles, including the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of W.A, lead singer for Sydney funk band, Blue Inc, and her own jazz group, The Alicats.
She was reunited with the humble ukulele – with which she sang songs as a young girl with her grandfather – and having penned poetry and lyrics for many years, the marriage of word and music began, and the stories and experiences began morphing into songs.
Ali considers herself a global citizen, and was fortunate to tour in Croatia and the United Kingdom before landing in New York in 2012. And as many before her can say, her heart was brazenly taken, and she now calls Brooklyn home.
Ali spent the better part of 2015 working on her debut album, Songs of Longing with New York based, English producer, Harvey Jones (Donna Lewis, Robbie Dupree, Chris Botti) The album was released in February 2016 and she is currently working on new material for an EP to be released in the spring of 2019.
Kaylyn Marie is a multi-genre music maker and performer. Her artistry as a singer/songwriter, bandleader, and actress has led to a range of opportunities that include becoming an alumna of Joe’s Pub’s Working Group, an Amish Witch on Lifetime TV, and a Hollywood week finalist on American Idol XV. Her new band project “The Wildlings” possess a vintage pop feel with bits of blues and snippets of swing while her solo work retains her acoustic folk origins. Currently, she is recording material for “The Wildlings" with an anticipated 2019 release.
GA Seated || Please note, there is a two drink minimum in the room.
Advance tickets are available online until 5:30PM, day of show. Any remaining tickets can be purchased at the door at showtime.