Boy Wonder, Amelia Scalies
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
I've basically played guitar for as long as I can remember. I don't think of myself as being self taught as the influence of so many greats is what fueled my obsession with this instrument. From Jimi Hendrix to Django Reinhardt to Jason Becker; I learned from the best.
Since day one, I always found it easier and more intriguing to create songs rather than learn existing ones, so the compositional element of my music is somewhat deep rooted. I've released 3 albums of original material and performed all over the world in some radically different musical situations and environments. I love to adapt.
In the early days I was playing my own kind of weird amalgam of blues, rock and funk, later resorting to a solo acoustic format to facilitate the touring I wanted to do. In recent years I've toured predominantly with my own trio featuring drum and bass players I connected with in Nashville, TN.
My latest release is an EP called ToeJam and with this project I decided to simply write, produce and release 4 songs as a kind of taste of where I may go next. Rather than worry about the repercussions of the music I was creating, I simply followed my instincts and ensured that I was heavily involved in the production by writing as well as playing almost all the instruments.
For me the most absolute thrill is to share my music with an audience. The musical stratosphere has an incredibly rich and vast library of music, and my highest goal as an artist and performer is to make some kind of significant contribution to it.
Am a rocker? ...kind of I guess. Am I a jazzer? ...to some maybe. Am I a pop singer? um, not exactly... I just live for that moment when you stumble on some kind of musical germ that could infect its way onto a stage in some far flung corner of the world. And that's what I get to do for a job.
Not bad for an Australian bush kid.
In the four short years since that first gig Boy Wonder has become one of Philadelphia's most promising and interesting young artists delivering a high energy blend of Pop Music that blends Funk, Rock, Soul, Blues, Hip-Hop and Jazz.
Amelia Scalies, age 14, is an Indie/Pop Singer-Songwriter from Pennsylvania. This passionate, talented writer connects with and moves audiences well beyond her years. Amelia’s deep and powerful lyrics offer universal insight into the human experience. Her debut single “More Than Words” is currently #38 on the AC Top 40 Chart on Friday Morning Quarterback. In addition, Amelia’s music receives substantial radio airplay around the globe. Her debut Album "I Should've Known" offers 11 original tracks along with one cover, an homage to My Chemical Romance - "Welcome to the Black Parade". Her diverse album content ranges from Contemporary Country to Alternative Rock. Audiences of all ages have embraced this talented artist's music at her live acoustic performances in New York City, Philadelphia, Wilmington, Washington DC, and Baltimore. Amelia’s eclectic music reflects upon the depths and emotional dimensions of the human experience.
All advanced tickets purchased will automatically receive a free song download, signed poster, and a meet and greet with Joe. All advanced ticket holders will also be entered to win a special prize package.
All sales are final. Ticket prices do not include processing fees. There are no refunds or exchanges. Cameras & recording devices are not permitted. Showtime and supporting acts are subject to change.
All Upstairs tickets are General Admission. Dining is available at World Cafe Live. Reservations are accepted for Upstairs Live, our full service restaurant/
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