Acoustic Pop/Rock solo artist Alex Berne was born in the Dominican Republic. This singer/songwriter of Haitian descent started playing the guitar at 15. He came to New York and attended Manhattanville College, where he first began writing and composing music with his brother Jean-Marc.

Alex and Jean-Marc grew to form a songwriting team that has sparked the interest of both independent and major music labels. Their song “One Way Street,” won ‘The Punisher Video Game Contest”, earning the Berne Brothers a spot in “The Punisher” video game soundtrack in 2004.

2006 marked a major milestone in Alex’s songwriting career, as the song “Canta Por Ella,” co-written with his brother Jean-Marc, was published by Bad Boy Latino. The song is performed by puertorrican recording artist Christian Daniel.

During this time, Alex formed his own band, N/A (Not Applicable). As the lead singer and guitarist, Alex teamed up with bassist Dave Metcalfe and percussionist Matt Marcella. Alex took his music to the public, debuting at New York City’s Acme Underground on September 17, 2001.

Alex found his home in NYC, performing at such historical clubs as Downtime, CBGB’s, CB’s 313 Gallery, and the Continental. Alex has been featured in an online broadcast on MusicTV.com, as well as several webcasts on CBGB.com. Additionally, he has received airplay in Connecticut on WKSS 95.7, WHUS 91.7, in Maine on WRFR 93.3, in the Dominican Republic on VIVA 94.1, in the Philippines, as well as 1-800-CALLATT Internet Radio.
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Jessica Lee is a New York City-based singer/songwriter who grew up in Michigan. She began writing songs at an early age and began performing them soon after. She started training on the piano, and then moved through exploring other instruments such as the violin, the bassoon, the trumpet and the guitar. Her favorite instrument is the human voice! She moved to NYC to pursue music and acting, and currently performs acoustic and full band gigs around the city. Check her or her site for upcoming shows and visit iTunes to purchase her single, "Blue."

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Elle Winston is a Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter. She originates from Ft. Wayne, Indiana in the heart of the midwest, but spent most of her life growing up in southwest sun of Arizona. Her music draws it’s influences from American jazz, soul, funk, blues, r&b, alternative music and world music. Elle completed a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance at Arizona State University studying under Judy May. She went on two become deeply involved in the live music scene happening in Phoenix, Arizona. Singing with the funk group Hot Birds and the Chili Sauce and fronting the Latin group Bata Ire, Elle has sung an array of musical styles including rare-groove American funk and Afro-Cuban/Afro-Brazilian music. As a part of these two groups Elle has opened up for acts such as Gil-Scott Heron, Joan Jett, Groupo Fantasma, Orgone and many others. Elle has also had the opportunity to play Phoenix’s Gay Pride Festival and the McDowell Mountain Music Festival.

As of December 2011, Elle finished and released her first solo project entitled, Who Said It Was Simple?. Elle and co-writer Kevan Aaron , as well as players Rich Kniss, James Przewlocki, Steve Limpert and Mike Moyhihan, worked to produce a project that was organic in method, production and ultimately sound.

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Alex Berne with Jessica Lee, The Moonlighters, Elle Winston

Saturday, June 29 · 7:00 PM at Ella Lounge