Presented by Pier Entertainment
LIVE 2 NITE: Budda Blaqq + Ebony Joi
1527 Cecil B. Moore Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19121
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
“Unbelievable Talent and Voice. She can sing any genre of music and her range is limitless. Amazing work ethic and is ready to take the world by storm!!” Adam Blackstone (MD | Nikki Minaj, Jay Z, Maroon 5, and more)
“Expert musicianship.” - Red Bull Music
“Philly songstress…with a stellar performance” Okayplayer
Ebony Joi had her first solo at the age of two. Destined for this, Ebony Joi was raised by a single mom, also a singer/songwriter, working her way through college and raising her child. Hard work and dedication are nothing new to Joi, and that work ethic has led her to incomparable opportunities in her career.
Since the beginning, Joi has been dedicated to her craft. Eventually matriculating top performing arts programs in Philadelphia, like her alma mater, the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts. She went on to obtain her college degree in professional music from the esteemed Berklee College of Music.
Joi has performed in support of artists like The Legendary Roots Crew, Ed Sheeran, Pharrell, Sting, Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Eminem, Lauryn Hill and many more.
Taking a note from the extremely talented artists she has worked with, Joi’s live show stands out. Her powerful voice and sultry nuances make her a joy to watch. She has performed as a solo act in venues in and around the tri-state including local favorites like World Café Live, The Kimmel Center, Boot and Saddle, Virginia’s The Birchmere and New York’s SOB’s among others. Her talent has also taken her to center court as she has performed the National Anthem for the Philadelphia 76ers in both 2014 and 2015.
Joi released her debut EP, “Ace of Spades” in fall of 2013 to much critical acclaim. The project reached the top 100 on the iTunes R&B charts. From North Philadelphia to stages across the world, Ebony Joi is staking her claim as one of R&B’s new artists to watch.
There is something very unassuming about music artist David Lyve as he starts each set with the saying up above. What is very noticeable and in-your-face is his talent and sheer brilliance when it comes to music. I say brilliance because this guy taught himself to play multiple instruments and now he’s paying it forward as a middle school music teacher in Philadelphia. IIf you haven’t heard of David Lyve, he is certainly someone you should know.
It's something about him that screamed early days of D’Angelo. You know, the D’Angelo that sold you sexy before he even hit the stage. But there was something very meek and mild about David and his stage presence and his ability to reach everyone in the room that night. .
The stage, according to David, is the place he was born to be. It’s a passion he developed growing up in Richmond, Virginia. He doesn’t come from a huge musical family. He will tell you that he basically surprised his family when he mentioned at the young tender age of six that he wanted to sing and learn to play music. His first instrument was the guitar and since then he has learned to play the piano and several other instruments. Every instrument he plays he mastered by going hard at practicing them. Those instruments have helped with writing and producing two successful albums. David Lyve loves the likes of Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Wonder. David writes a lot about love. He says it’s something he can relate to. He describes his music as being, There’s a lot to be said about Lyve and why he decided his first two albums would be centered on love. He has a strong and undying love for the art form and he will tell you himself that he wants his music to inspire and reach the masses.
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