Artist Sign up at 8pm
Open Mic with Soul Daddy & His Band
1215 20th Street
Denver, CO, 80202
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
“Lyrical as hell…”
-Wendy Day of the Rap Coalition
(describing Soul Daddy)
Soul Daddy was raised in the city of Atlanta, where he refined his skills in emcee battles and live shows. His childhood was inspired and influenced by hip-hop, classic jazz, soul and funk. He learned to incorporate these influences into his own music, and found that his new musical direction resonated with listeners in a fresh and exciting way. Eventually enticed by the allure of the West, Soul Daddy moved to Denver a few years ago.
After a year of hosting The Speakeasy in Denver, a jazz & poetry open mic at Dazzle, Soul Daddy has continued to perform regularly with his band Blackfyre, making monthly appearances at Herb's Hideout and India's Pearl, as well as shows at other venues around the city and in Boulder, including The Meadowlark, Cervantes, the Laughing Goat and more.
An avid fan of both comic books and campy humor, Soul Daddy has a mental catalog of Steven Wright jokes that slip into his live performances from time to time, often to the chagrin of his band.
Soul Daddy’s CD, A Safe Place, is a soothing fusion of hip-hop with musical elements ranging from neo-soul to jazz, blues and folk (masterfully mixed and recorded by Micah Ortega, formerly of Five Iron Frenzy).
Guest appearances on the new CD include:
• Rappers Jean Grae and Elzhi (Slum Village)
• Denver musicians Jessica Sonner and Justin Croft (Hearts of Palm) and more
Favorite tracks include: Perfect Sunday (a reflective musical homage to folk legends Simon & Garfunkel), No Drank (Jean Grae & Soul Daddy’s parody of Top 40 club anthems), and Move! (a soulful call to positive, forward movement).
Soul Daddy premiered his CD with a live band at Dazzle Restaurant and Lounge on December 11, 2008; a show which quickly SOLD OUT. (According to the management at Dazzle, at least 40 concertgoers were turned away as the club was filled to its 100-person capacity.)