From Open Mics to Headliner!
Alexa Jenson EP Release! **Sold Out!**
Emerson Carter, George Banda
3227 N. Davidson St.
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM
Born in Concord, NC, Alexa Jenson began her love for performing in grade school talent shows, long car rides, and 30 minute showers. At a young age she was introduced to the magical powers of ABBA, and was inspired to make music her lifelong pursuit. After picking up her first guitar when she was twelve, she ventured in the world of songwriting, completing her first original song only a year later. Working hard to hone her skills and develop her own unique vibe, she began experimenting with tones and styles of anything from 50's pop to 90's indie rock. Jenson's lyrics, symbolic of her life experiences, continue to embody the soul of her influences such as Billy Joel, The Cranberries, and Alanis Morisette, while her vocals are reminiscent of Whitney Houston, Janis Joplin, and Doris Day.
Continuing to pursue her goal of becoming an accomplished performer, but dissatisfied with only playing amongst her fellow students, she started creating YouTube vides, and finally hitting the local open mic nights in 2015. As she found her place in the Charlotte music scene, she began booking gigs at various places around town, including Summit Coffee House, Camp Northend, Old Town Public House, and The Evening Muse (which she frequents currently), and sharing the bill with local artists such as Dane Page and George Banda. Eventually Jenson earned an interview in online magazine, Shutter 16, and a featured spot in Priceless Miscellaneous' music video series, Down Yonder vol. 1.
When she was playing shows, she spent her time writing and practicing songs in her bedroom, working her job at a pizzeria, and finishing high school. Now graduated, and constantly developing her art as a young musician in a booming city, Jenson continues to write songs and play out on the town whilst completing her first EP, due to be released at the end of 2018.
Emerson Carter is an 11 year old singer/songwriter with a love for music. Emerson has been playing in the Charlotte and Lake Norman area of North Carolina since the age of 7. She performs originals as well as many of her favorite covers.
Emerson has been featured on "All In With Cam Newton" on Nickelodeon and had the privilege of performing her original music with Grammy Award Winning group, The Band Perry. It was an amazing experience!
Emerson set out in 2017 to record an EP, so that she could share her music with everyone. Her EP is now released on iTunes and Spotify, and can be found here on this site.
George Banda was born in Arizona, where his father taught him to play guitar when he was just five years old. In the 25 years since, George has dedicated his time and resources to pursuing this passion. He attended Central Piedmont Community College and Queens University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with Honors and was awarded degrees in music theory and guitar performance. In addition to devoting time to his studies, George has also released his own music. He has produced two albums, one of which was an independent EP (2016) and the other a collaboration with local Charlotte artists (2017). While he considers The Evening Muse his musical home, he has played on multiples stages in Charlotte and the surrounding region. When not performing locally, George makes a priority to give back to the community. He has worked with multiple Charlotte organizations, including the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Dream Center, where he serves as the Creative Arts Director; and the School of Rock, where he teaches guitar, music theory, and provides any additional resources required for the musical education of the students the organization serves. In addition, he also provides private lessons. George enjoys expressing himself through both his writing and his musical compositions. His writing draws on themes of prior hardship and love, while his musical compositions have been performed by members of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and members of the Queens University Music Department. He hopes to exert a positive influence on the world through his passion for music and works every day to achieve this goal through his commitment to personal growth, community involvement, and artistic expression. In his spare time, George enjoys MMA training, boxing, and riding his yellow motorcycle named Pikachu. He also hates cucumbers. A lot.
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