New York Artists Collective Presents: Talay, Elizabeth Wyld, Julia Weldon

New York Artists Collective

Founded by singer-songwriters Stephanie Manns, Angela Elia, and Siobahn Hotaling, the New York Artists Collective curates artist performances “in the round” Cwhile building creative community in New York City. Modeled after the writers’ rounds of Nashville, TN, #NYAC events bring musicians, poets, and performers together to share their original work while also sharing the stories and journeys that made them the artists they are.

For the audience, these events are a unique and intimate experience. While enjoying the variety of three different artists, these live shows also give a special look “behind the scenes” of the creative process. For performers, #NYAC rounds provide a special opportunity to connect vulnerably with fellow artists while also reaching brand new fans: with four times the promotion power (three artists plus the #NYAC community) these rounds put you in front of an audience of new fans and followers.

Having grown up in Westchester County, just North of NYC, Talay has been playing iconic New York venues like The Bitter End and The Knitting Factory since she was 16. In 2014 she graduated from The University of Miami’s Frost School of Music where she studied Songwriting and Guitar.

Since returning to New York, Talay has become a sought-after session musician, lending her skills on guitar, bass, and backing vocals to various NY-based acts including the all-female Guns N’ Roses tribute, Guns N’ Hoses. Making use of this session work to enhance her own project, Talay plays regularly throughout NYC at venues such as The Studio at Webster Hall and Rockwood Music Hall –as well as cities all along the East Coast from Philly to Miami. She fronts a simple but formidable power trio and wins consistent praise for her clever lyrics, exciting guitar work, and infectious onstage personality.

Brooklyn indie artist Julia Weldon was beginning work on her second full-length album when complications from gender- af rming top surgery put her in a coma,
almost taking her life. After a year of recovery, contemplation, and proli c experimentation, Julia had written Comatose Hope and recorded it with Drew Morgan, producer of Perfume Genius’s Put Your Back N 2 It.

Elizabeth Wyld

Elizabeth Wyld is New York City-based singer and songwriter from rural Northern Virginia. A year and a half ago, she found herself completely unable to speak for several months, finally being diagnosed with unilateral vocal fold paralysis. She was told she may never sing again. Many of her intimate, indie-folk tunes originated out of that period of silence, dealing with themes of power, loss, love, and frustration. Struggling to make ends meet as her livelihood was taken away, she found solace in the melodies that would eventually guide her into the music scene. "I grew up doing theatre, so I was always playing a role. Songwriting has allowed me to begin to discover who I am. I think i've been neglecting to figure that out for years. When I write music I feel like i'm finding home," said Wyld.

Fortunately, Wyld was able to recover after a minor surgery and months of recovery. She has since played her music for audiences around New York City at venues such as Mercury Lounge, Pete's Candy Store, Rockwood Music Hall, and others. Her very first single “Strange Love,” produced by Oscar Rodriguez and Zach Jones of A Great Big World, will be released on Bandcamp at the end of March.



GA Seated || Please note, there is a two drink minimum in the room.

Advance tickets are available online until 5:30PM, day of show. Any remaining tickets can be purchased at the door at showtime. 

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Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3