Kruthi Singar, Shay, Michele Beneforti, Dig Infinity, Joaquina Mertz
6010 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, 90035
Doors 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
A talented singer with dynamic vocals, Kruthi Vasanth Singar is a singer-musician from Bangalore, India now based in Los Angeles, California. She is a versatile artist who is comfortable singing soul, pop, jazz, rock, R&B and fusion. Kruthi has gained experience both in entertaining live audiences and in the recording studio. She recently graduated from Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA with a degree in Music Performance and Music Business.
As a songwriter, she writes about the essence of self-discovery and the positive power of self-acceptance. Her music has a contemporary vibe, with a pop/soul fusion which formulates a compelling groove. Bridging two cultures, it is her intention to unite her Indian origins and adopted American influences to create new sounds and collaborations.
Now working with a roster of noted artists, songwriters and producers, she is recording her debut EP. In her debut effort, Kruthi experiments with different styles & genres giving each song have a unique sound. The EP currently untitled consists of 4 songs and is due to release in August.
Her first single ‘Crazy’ is a heart-wrenching take on the hardships of letting go and starting new.
Shay is an Indian-American singer/songwriter based out of Los Angeles. His signature smooth vocals and diverse musical influences lend touches of R&B, funk, rock, and pop to his music. Everything from the early stylings of Maroon 5, to Bill Withers and Marvin Gaye, have influenced the creation of a new sound that is quintessentially Shay.
In 2013, Shay started performing at open mic nights and local jam sessions while continuing his day job as a software engineer. After gaining experience and seeing his popularity grow, Shay quit his job in 2016 and moved to Los Angeles to further his musical career. There, he attended Musician’s Institute where he received a Certificate Degree in Vocal Performance. Studying under many seasoned vocalists and musicians,
Shay was able to hone his songwriting, vocals, and
performance abilities into what is his brand of old school mixed with the new.
Michele Beneforti, born in 1991, is a guitarist, singer, songwriter born in Tuscany, Italy and currently based in Los Angeles, USA. After a long experience of live shows in Italy and Europe, Pistoia Blues Festival and Metarock Festival (Italy), Tenerife Festival (Spain), Salem Jazz Festival (USA), Michele made it to the top 10, among 200 candidates at Umbria Jazz Clinics, winning a scholarship to attend Berklee College Of Music in Boston, from which he graduated in 2017.
Beneforti obtained a great appreciation in the American scene, playing with the original All-Female Band of Beyoncé and well-known artists among which, Phil Thompson, Phil Lassiter (Prince).
Active on the East Coast live scene, Michele performed with his band in Festivals and venues presenting a show composed of his original music. In April 2018 his first discographic work "Evolution" was released on all Digital Platforms.
Joaquina Mertz is a singer/songwriter from Mexico City. Growing up, she started her studies as a classical singer, and attended Interlochen Center of The Arts.
Joaquina realized that she was deeply in love with jazz, R&B, and soul and she decided to begin her career as a contemporary singer.
She attended and graduated from Berklee College of Music, where she got to expand her love for Latin American sounds, as well as discovering her love for traditional Mexican folk songs.
Joaquina recently sold out shows in Mexico, including the Festival Internacional Cervantino and her debut in Mexico, performing her EP Honey.
Honey is a three piece EP that ventures into styles like neo-soul and R&B.
- 8:15 - Shay
- 9:00 - Kruthi Singar
- 9:45 - Dig Infinity
- 10:35 - Michele Beneforti
- 11:45 - Joaquina Mertz
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