WCL House Concerts presented by Meridian Bank at WCL YouTube Page
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While we're still unable to welcome you into our house, we're excited to present another series of WCL House Concerts with a nod to the centuries-old tradition! We've invited some of your favorite artists from the Philly area, many of whom have played our stages countless times over the years, to share their music virtually. These intimate livestream concerts will premiere on our YouTube channel, directly from the artists' homes to yours.
WCL House Concerts will be FREE to watch, but we hope you'll consider making a donation to support independent live music. Click "Add to Cart" to RSVP for a reminder email with the stream link, where you can also make an optional donation of any amount. All donations will be split between the artist and World Cafe Live. World Cafe Live is a nonprofit and all donations are tax-deductible.
Sophie Coran’s sonic world is crafted with firm intentionality, effortless poignancy, and imagistic seduc-tion. The genre she feels the most at home in, her signature Noir & B style, is a blend of R&B, jazz, and classical composition, tied together with a ribbon of hyper-sentimentality. Her forthcoming release, S P A C E, details the struggle of unrequited love, and learning to balance the imperative nature of self-worth with desire. Inspired by high-profile artists like Fiona Apple, Nick Hakim, and Amy Winehouse, she pulls contemporary swells from pop music and overlays them with intimate string and piano arrange-ments. Pair that with her affinity for classic films, vintage landscapes, and the romanticism of Europe, and you have a uniquely visceral experience that only she can so masterfully deliver.
She is joined by longtime producer and engineer Michael Cumming of Treacle Mine Recording in Philadelphia, PA, and is backed by her band, Logan Roth (keys), Arjun Dube (drums), and Mike Mor-rongiello (bass). Tipped as one of 10 Artists You Should Know from Philadelphia on NPR music, “Singer-songwriter Sophie Coran fancies her aesthetic Noir & B, which is a clever way of packaging an artist who boasts both a faux-fur coat vintage Hollywood look, and a smoky-voiced after-hours lounge sound. Below the surface, though, Coran's songs are complex studies of human connection — between lovers, between parents and their children, between strangers
“Sophie Coran truly deserves a lane of her own” - Ones To Watch
“Coran's songs are complex studies of human connection…and they’re surprisingly contemporary, too” — NPR Music
“Coran explores the landscape of modern nostalgia that has been difficult to capture in present music” — The Alternative
“‘Permission’ feels like a tune from a bygone era, sepia-toned and laden with sparse, yet impactful instrumentation – silken strings, haunting piano, and yearning vocals. Coran's delivery is delicate yet powerful, the subject matter deeply personal.” — EARMILK