Serenade hosted by Christina LaRocca
Single Girl, Married Girl, Gary Robbins, Mawd, Brad Byrd, Sophie Strauss, Justin Paul Sanders, Gene Micofsky, Richmond District
450 Main Street
Los Angeles, CA, 90013
This event is 21 and over
Soulful singer and songwriter from Los Angeles, CA. Her story is one of independence, strength and artistry. Her songs are the road. The road is her home.
Single Girl, Married Girl
Single Girl/Married Girl is a pop/folk/americana outfit currently based in New York City and Los Angeles, comprised of Chelsey Coy on vocals and banjo, Charlie Rauh on guitar, Oskar Haggdahl on drums, Shannon Soderlund on backing vocals, and John Gray on upright bass.
Originating in Los Angeles, the band featured various line-ups before founding member Coy relocated to the East Coast in late 2013 to start anew. Prior to her move, the group recorded an EP’s worth of songs with Pierre de Reeder of Rilo Kiley (the collection,Cut-Offs, saw release in February of 2014). After the release of their full-length, Spark, in May 2017, Coy moved back to Los Angeles, where she's writing the next album. The group hopes their new material will attract fans of luminaries like Lucinda Williams, as well as indie artists like Lucius and Jenny Lewis.
Hear what the press have to say about Spark:
"Single Girl, Married Girl makes beachy folk-pop that asks you to sway to the rhythm" - Impose Magazine
"An unstoppable frontwoman" - Pancakes & Whiskey
"Bolstered by lead singer Chelsey Coy's breathy and ethereal vocals, "Starlight" builds slowly, exploring the complicated reality of making art" - The Boot
MAWD is the moniker of California musician Madeleine Mathews. Citing contemporary acts such as The Head and the Heart, The Staves, First Aid Kit, and the Alabama Shakes as influences, MAWD’s sound gravitates towards an eclectic mix of genres including indie folk, folk rock, retro rock, cosmic Americana, with a touch of pure rock n’ roll. The soulful, textured timbre of MAWD is diverse and ranges anywhere from a breathy and sultry folk/blues vibe to a powerful Janis Joplin-esque/Karen O. belt. Her vocals perfectly imprint upon the sonic foundation laid by quivering electric guitar, haunting harmonies, classic acoustic folk rhythms, southwestern inspired americana bass lines, and full percussion. While her strong suits lie in singing, songwriting, and lyricism, Madeleine plays piano, guitar, ukulele, bass, accordion, and some banjo, as well.
Born and bred in Northern California, Madeleine made her mark around her hometown of Placerville by playing her original songs at weekly local open mic nights. Recently graduated with a BA in Music (focusing in music industry), Madeleine found a community in her college’s (California State University, Chico) music department and blossoming local scene while fronting and writing for numerous bands. Winning local singer/songwriter competitions and playing at all of Chico’s top venues, including two sold out shows at the renowned Laxson Auditorium (capacity 1,200) (for an Abbey Road Tribute Show) which has pulled artists and speakers ranging from Brian Wilson, Mavis Staples, Gloria Steinem, and many more, Madeleine is no stranger to performing and putting on an amazing show.
Now recording under the pseudonym MAWD, Madeleine is working with Roger Gisborne of Los Angeles based record label Sound x 3 and The Cave Studio owner/producer/songwriter Josiah Mezzaschi (Deap Vally, Built to Spill, Rilo Kiley, Kate Nash, The Jesus and the Mary Chain) to refine her sound. She has recently released her debut self-titled EP (listen here on Spotify) on May 12,2017 which was mastered by Brian Lucey (The Black Keys, The Shins, The Kills, Beck). With less than a year under her belt promoting herself as MAWD, Madeleine has already toured all over Sweden for the “Across the Pond Tour”, played countless shows across California including a sold out show at The Hotel Cafe with Larkin Poe, The Hi Hat, Sofar Sounds, Gibson Center (opening for Robby Krieger of The Doors), Youbloom Festival, Springboard Festival and has many more big shows booked in LA over the next couple months before heading to SXSW this Spring. She has been interviewed by various newspapers, blogs, and radio station, been featured on KCSN 88.5 LA Buzzbands Hour multiple times, KCSC, and KZFR Radio as well as in multiple indie blogs, Instagram music blogs, and featured twice on the indie Spotify playlist blog Indie Happy Hour. BuzzbandsLA recently named her one of the top bands to look out for in 2018. She has recently moved to Los Angeles, CA and in that short time already started making a name for herself with interest from established songwriters, bookers, producers, and more. MAWD has a new EP in the works due for early Summer 2018.
Brad Byrd is an Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter whose music is firmly planted in both indie-rock and alt-country. With three full albums and thousands of touring miles to date, Byrd has developed a loyal indie fan base all over the US. He's shared the stage with artists such as Mike Doughty, Jay Farrar, Lee DeWyze, and They Might Be Giants, and his music has been featured in dozens of film and television shows, notably in ABC, FOX, and MTV original series.
Justin Paul Sanders
Justin Paul Sanders is a Los Angeles based singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist living a life focused on music production, performance, and collaboration. He is available for hire specializing in private parties/weddings/and concerts in Southern California vicinity.
Earnest songwriting steeped in vintage rock, folk, blues, and the kitchen sink.
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