femme. collective presents
Loosh, Marielle Kraft, Elissa Janelle Velveteen, femme. collective
951 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
"It's not often that a singer like Maria Neckam comes along. Blessed with a voice that she can set free as it flutters and streaks into stellar regions of music, Neckam is still able to keep it in control. She has a natural ability for heartbreaking emotion, in much the same way that Billie Holiday did." -AllAboutJazz
Lucia Stavros is a multi-genre harpist, vocalist, songwriter and front women of indie band Green and Glass. Lucia believes in music that is communicative, thought provoking and bold and seeks to push the actual and perceived limitations of her instruments.
A former Fulbright Scholar for music studies in Paris, Stavros practices "musical diplomacy," connecting communities through musical and artistic collaborations. She has performed internationally in distinguished venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Apollo Theater, Théâtre Montansier de Versailles, The Universität der Künste Berlin, University Hall Uppsala, Sweden and the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid.
Loosh's vocal/harp projects suggest musical catharsis' importance equals that of H2O.
Marielle Kraft is a 22 year old singer/songwriter originally from Rhode Island, and currently based outside of Washington D.C. in Maryland. Self-taught, she began playing guitar at 16 and writing songs soon after. Her songs take shape as honest stories through comfortable arrangements, following suit to artists like Shawn Mendes, Ben Rector, and Taylor Swift. Oftentimes these stories are ones that we all find a piece of ourselves in, yet are written in a way simply unique to Marielle's artistry.
Over the past few years, Marielle has released two original EPs on iTunes and Spotify, as well as a brand new single, and she regularly plays covers and originals at venues across the mid-atlantic. Her first EP, Today Tomorrow Someday (2014) navigates the search for new purpose, while still remembering your roots. Her second EP, The Gibraltar Sessions (2016), features a stripped down delivery of 5 new original songs that seamlessly match clever lyrics of love, longing, and identity with chord progressions that will ring in your head for days afterward.
Her latest release, a single called "How Far You Feel," seeks to understand physical vs. emotional distance in a relationship. All of her music is available everywhere now.
Elissa Janelle Velveteen
femme. collective is a group of feminist-minded artists based in Philadelphia, PA. Formed in the summer of 2015, their aim is to bring more art and artist collaborations to the city through networking and showcase opportunities. The people of femme. collective continue to empower each other, support the artistic endeavors of their peers, and provide a platform for feminist-driven artists to collaborate in sharing their passions.