SF1's Halloween Bash
The Black Actors Guild, The Kandyman Himself, CRL CRRLL
3295 S Broadway
Englewood, CO, 80113
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 16 and over
Shane “SF1” Franklin, a drummer, music producer, dancer, actor and emcee who began
his career in performance. Born in Denver, Colorado SF1 started as a member of
the drama group and the children and youth choirs in church. A graduate of Denver
School of the Arts/Career Education Center, SF1 studied both music and audio
engineering. Upon completion of high school he continued his education at Berklee
College of Music and received his Bachelors Degree in Music Business Management
from the University of Colorado Denver. SF1 plans to continue to inspire and touch the
world with his music and performance ability as a whole.
When performing live, SF1 is backed by a skilled ensemble of performers, The Crew,
which includes SF1’s brother The KandyMan Himself as the other emcee, the talented
Julie Almeria on vocals, Bobby Ferguson on Drums, multi percussionist Aaron Templer
and featuring Ninaad Nariani from Mudra Dance Studio.
SF1 has received many accolades including Westword magazine’s “Best Male Hip Hop
MC 2014,” Westword Magazine’s “Best Hip Hop Group” 2015 with the Crew, Semi
finalist for Westword’s “Best of the West” battle of the bands, chosen as one of KUSA 9
News’ “5 Colorado Bands to Check Out” and named “Colorado’s Next Break Out Band”
by Next Big Sound. His singles “I Know,” “Permanent” and “Ride” have been played on
KTCL Channel 93.3 and 95.7 The Party and “Rhapsody” played on Radio 1190 and
other college stations around the world. SF1 has shared stages with a vast amount of
artist both local and national including KRS-One, Ozomatli, Air Dubai, Khleo Thomas,
Jake Miller, Jurassic 5, Afro Classics, Big Data, Robert DeLong, Chiddy Bang, Collective
Soul, Rayne Pryor, and Bad Rabbits just to name a few.
SF1 is sure to be considered one of today’s multidimensional talents that possess an array
of skills that is sure to captivate and electrify any stage. Not your typical rap/hip hop
artist of today but truly an artist in its true essence. Video footage, music videos,
performance dates, photos, and the opportunity to sign up to his mailing list can be found
at sf1music.com as well as facebook.com/sf1productions, twitter.com/sf1music and
The Black Actors Guild
The Black Actors Guild was founded in 2009 by 5 African-American students. Their goal was to provide intelligent entertainment and bring back the Harlem Renaissance. They started out as nothing more than a project for a Black History Month Show. After a successful show, The Guild felt they had a nitch for writing and performing shows, and ever since then have been performing left and right. The Black Actors Guild graduated from Denver School of the Arts and moved their theatre company into the professional world. They have been seen performing with The Shadow Theatre Company as well as The Crossroads Theater. What separates the Black Actors Guild from other theatre companies is that they write, produce, film, and create all original material. Everything is written from skits, to screenplays, to full-length plays, to one acts, as well as music. The B.A.G. loves to collaborate and expand on new ideas with other artists! (And no, you don’t have to be black to be in or work with The Black Actors Guild) Though The Black Actors Guild is fairly new to the theatre world, they encourage and invite you to take a look at, and become a part of the material. Intelligent entertainment is an art form that is rarely seen in this day in time and the B.A.G. hopes that they can one day restore the world of entertainment back to what it once was. Some would say The Black Actors Guild is a theatre company, others would say it’s a lifestyle. We hope you show us some love and support in the social media and we’ll show it right back. GUILD TALK!
The Kandyman Himself
Marvin Sims Jr, "The Kandyman Himself" began his love for music from the second he was born. Around the age of 12 is when he really began to play with the art of free styling with friends and family. As time went on he grew more interested in the art of Hip Hop. By the time he was 19, people took notice to his skill and talent not only in the ability to write music but also having an ear for it. At the age of 21, he took the opinions of friends and the influence of his younger brother Shane Franklin (SF1) and began writing non stop, picking up the name The KandyMan Himself, which was a nick name dated back to middle school, he started hooking up with other local artist and performing at various venues such as Herman's Hideaway, Iliff Park Saloon, Juneteenth Celebrations, Krush Tha Mic and PT's Club Inferno just to name a few. This up and coming artist is definitely on his way to unstoppable fortune, success and fame. Look out Denver because The Kandyman Himself is going to take us to the promise land!!!
CRL CRRL is like nothing Colorado has ever seen. Any one aspect of his style is enough to impress, but he’s a multifaceted performer with more flavor in his stubble than most have in their whole career. He’s a name many in the industry have been working with or at least hearing for years, but he busted the door in this summer, and nonchalantly grabbed the spotlight for himself. Whether it’s his production, his unforgettable live shows, his pitch perfect voice, or his impossibly charming smile...something is going to win you over. Quite simply, he’s the best Colorado has to offer.