BSKi, The Bright Silence
196 Allen St.
New York, NY, 10002
Doors 8:45 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
“Meet new school old school crooner BSKi, (pronounced “bee-skee”) with a touch Jamiroquai and neo-soul, it’s the pure poetry he’s writing that takes his sound to another level…” -Elevtrtrax.com
Brian Collazo, also known as BSKi is a singer and songwriter based in New York City. The first generation “Nuyorican” grew up in Haverstraw, NY listening to his father play guitar and sing classic boleros by the likes of Rafael Hernandez and Trío Vegabajeño.
His own music blends R&B, Funk & Hip-Hop with latin rhythms in a style he half-jokingly refers to as “Sancocho Funk” (sancocho=stew or gumbo), adding a tongue-in-cheek lyrical approach for a uniquely personal sound.
BSKi’s new single “You’re a Dream (to Wake Up to) is a modern spin on a particular brand of mid-tempo bouncy R&B, remniscent of Anita Baker or Al B. Sure. Equal parts love song and ode to morning sex ("You're a dream to wake up to. I can never trust my eyes; I have to touch you"), the track features soulful vocals and lush, layered harmonies inspired by Jam & Lewis's work with Janet Jackson & New Edition.
The Bright Silence
Colorado born singer Kevin Johnston founded Bright Silence (which MTV's John Norris calls "Rousing, anthemic and remarkably intimate") in Brooklyn in 2010. Emerging from NYC's open-mic-singer/songwriter scene, Johnston has performed original songs on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and with guitar player Kirk Schoenherr (Chet Faker) has worked with Kjartan Sveinsson (Sigur Ros) at NYC's New Museum singing a 2-month long piece of music. Between frequent European tours, long-term stays in Germany and the recording their upcoming sophomore album with bass player Tim Lappin (Chet Faker, Companion) and drummer Zach Jones (Sting, Secret Someones, A Great Big World) Bright Silence are excited to continue playing shows in the states and tour Germany in the summer of 2016.
PLEASE NOTE: There is a ONE DRINK MINIMUM for standing and bar stools, and TWO DRINK MINIMUM at tables.
Limited seating is available on a first come first served basis.
Advance tickets are available online until 5:30PM, day of show. Any remaining tickets can be purchased at the door at showtime.