Natasha Hoffmann, Guordan Banks, Calista, DiPaolo's New Dew
Los Angeles, CA
Doors at 7pm
- Natasha Hoffmann - 7:45
- Guordan Banks - 8:30
- Calista - 9:20
- Devon DiPaolo's 'New Dew' Power Rhythm Section - 10:10
GUORDAN (Pronounced Jour-dan) BANKS is a singer-songwriter born and raised in North Philadelphia. Growing up, he was surrounded by a loving family — one of eight children. At a young age, Guordanstruggled with a severe speech impediment, so his mother encouraged him to usesinging as a form of everyday communication with the family. Singing became away of life for Guordan and soon after he began exploring songwriting.
From his breakout track “Keep You In Mind,” to his successes working with the likes of John Legend and Chris Brown,to his comeback hit “Can’t KeepRunnin’,” Guordan has become the first solely independent artist to have anumber one song on the Billboard Adult R&B chart, even winning a songwriting Grammy for “Mirror”.
Evolving yetagain, Guordan launched his own independent label, studio, and distributioncompany under the banner of Bank On It Records, pushing boundaries and bringinginnovation to the music industry. Guordan released two full-length albums,”Unpopular” and “Blood On The Vinyl”, receiving regular praise courtesy of Rolling Stone, Billboard, and more. Climbing up the charts, Banks’s new single “IJust Do” has tapped in to a fresh message of unconditional love.
Calista is 22 years old in community college. Recently performed at Sea World San Diego this past summer and also performs for weddings and country clubs on the weekends with her band. Heavily influenced by Amy Winehouse, Sade, and current pop music. New to songwriting and hopes to create her very first EP in the near future.
Devon DiPaolo's 'New Dew' Power Rhythm Section
New music from the eclectic and remarkable Devon DiPaolo. With tones of acid jazz, heavy R&B grooves, and a key-bass, Devon DiPaolo's Power Rhythm Section leaves quite an imprint on LA listeners. Originally from Portland OR, Devon, with a 3-piece rhythm section, takes elements of hip hop, some jazz, and DJs with glitch and breakbeat-inspired instrumentals that make an entire room nod with enjoyment. Devon has shared the stage with soul singers, Emcees, jazz greats, and new age recording artists pulling no punches. Be ready for a unique instrumental performance seldom seen or heard in the LA area. "It's been a long time coming, but this one especially should be quite a performance," says Devon. "Returning to the live music scene is a significant step in the right direction. I've planned a special one for all of you!"
To hear our most recent releases find our 'Self Titled Album' here
Guordan Banks / Natasha Hoffmann / calista / Devon DiPaolo's 'New Dew' Power Rhythm Section