Pier Entertainment Spring Music Fest & Industry Aftershow

Angela Everwood

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Angela Everwood is a rising star in the country music scene. Her album I'll Be Thinking Of You was recorded with some of the best talent in Nashville, including chart-topping producer Tom Paden (George Strait, Faith Hill) and Academy of Country Music Award winner Judy Rodman. Angela recently debuted music from the project at Suquehanna Bank Center, where she performed for the 92.5 XTU Anniversary Show, one of the largest country music festivals in the nation, alongside multi-platinum acts like Miranda Lambert.

Zeek 'The Experience'

With a voice you won't forget, Zeek, also known as "The Experience," dramatically draws listeners in with his truly one-of-a-kind, soul-stirring voice. He melodically weaves tales of life and love over lush arrangements and classic lyrical depth. As a vocalist, arranger and songwriter, Zeek infuses the best elements of Pop, Soul, Jazz, and Gospel music into a mélange that tugs your heart with honesty and prowess. At just 22, Zeek has written and referenced songs for major label artsts and roused audiences with performances throughout the country, including opening for major acts like Ryan Leslie, and Dru Hill.

Jeremy Isaac

Young singing sensation Jeremy Isaac has graced the stage and/or performed with a number of heavy hitters including The Philadelphia Boys Choir, R&B/Soul songstress Angie Stone, the legendary Charlie Wilson, music and Broadway star Stephanie Mills and international superstar Celine Dion. His talents also propelled him to the semi-final round on the nationally televised show "Star Search". The multi-talented performer made his acting debut touring with the hit stage play "Baby Mama Drama" alongside acting greats Clifton Powell and Kym E. Whitley, as well as hit artists Dave Hollister and Monifah.

Modern Colour

Although they first presented themselves as Philadelphia’s answer to the deconstructed blues-rock sounds pioneered by Jack White and The Black Keys, Modern Colour expanded their sound by listening to hip-hop, neo-soul, Americana, and funk. They embraced these genres by working and performing with artists representative of each one. By the time they recorded their debut EP ‘Rally at the Summit’ in the Spring of 2012 they had already established themselves as a powerhouse band in the Philadelphia music scene. They did this by becoming one of the house bands for the Legendary Dobbs open jam sessions, as wells as opening for national touring acts. Their constant collaboration with other artists has led to a live sound that is full of sonic experimentation and the melding of genres.

Tanikka Charraé

Tanikka Charraé has worked with and recorded with superstars like Lauryn Hill and J. Cole. With her trademark dynamic vocals and sassy lyrics, she describes her sound as "edgy R&B"-the kind that's full of passion and pulls no punches-all to a hard-hitting beat. The young diva is also the star of her own fully produced Made-for-YouTube reality series "The Climb," documenting her rise in the music industry.

Selina Carrera

Selina Carrera is a prolific, stylistic vocalist, formerly signed to Columbia Records as a recording artist. Carrera's distinctive sound is a blend of Latin jazz and hip-hop, vocally. A futuristic lyricist too complex to be classified as a rapper, she fits under the title of MC, and is also a spoken-word poet. Like most great vocalists, Carrera began singing in her church choir at the age of eight, and has been professionally trained since the age of ten. Carrera's main musical influences are samba, salsa, jazz, funk, and hip-hop. A Philadelphia native, Carrera was both a student at the Girard Academic Music Program and a vocal major at the Creative and Performing Arts High School. A gifted scholar, she started writing and performing poetry at the age of thirteen in the tri-state area. After graduating in 2004, Carrera continued her studies at Penn State University, majoring in communications. Finding that West Chester University was a better fit for her, Carrera transferred there after two years at PSU, where she currently majors in creative writing and music. Recently, her hard work has been recognized not only locally, but also around the country. Carrera has been humbled by having the privilege of being managed by Chris Schwartz, co-founder of the renowned independent label, RuffHouse Records. RuffHouse was responsible for fostering such acts as Kriss Kross and The Fugees. Carrera is now hard at work producing her debut album. Growing up in the nineties, a time when music, predominantly hip-hop, was in its prime, Carrera has always been surrounded by artistry of various sorts. She was constantly on the underground scene amongst B-Boys, B-Girls, graffiti artists, musicians—young and old—DJs, and of course sneakers (she is an avid sneaker collector). Along with her musical career, Carrera is a strong believer in the legacy she wants to leave behind as a success story for the youth in her Philadelphia community. She recently created and co-founded an after school program called "The Lyrical Playground," designed to teach high school students the history of, as well as the various techniques and styles of spoken-word poetry. In the future, Carrera plans to open up three community art centers in her home town. Selina Carrera is blessed beyond words and feels completely satisfied with the way life is taking her. As a real musician she is definitely an artist on the rise and will be truly legendary.

NeJcion

Philadelphia native NeJcion has performed on several national platforms such as BET's 106 & Park, American Idol and Sunday Best. He began singing professionally at the age of 13 as part of boy group T.Y.M. (Talented Young Men) and hasn't stopped since. The Twenty Two Recordings/Fontana/Universal recording artist has amassed hit single and video releases such as "Lost In You" and "Countdown". With a debut release entitled "My Turn", the sky is the limit for this heartthrob.

$15-$30

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Join us for this very special event! Spring may have taken long to come this year but we are back to heat things up with "5 Genres / 1 Night"! It will be another unforgettable evening of ROCK, SOUL, R&B, POP and COUNTRY unlike anything else in the city! "The showcase brings together the top emerging talent across five genres for an eclectic night of music and spirited performances… You’re sure to be blown away by the range of talent at this exclusive night of great music." -Philly360.com Enhance your experience with special VIP Passes, which include exclusive seating, catering, red carpet photos with the artists, press access/networking, as well as an exclusive sponsor Swag Bag. HOSTED BY Sonny The Host MUSIC BY DJ Philly Will INDUSTRY AFTERPARTY SPECIAL SURPRISE GUESTS!

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Pier Entertainment Spring Music Fest & Industry Aftershow

Saturday, June 1 · Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM at The Blockley