The Alecia Chakour Band will be headlining a show tonight at Union Pool in Brooklyn that is bringing together musicians representing many of music collectives and bands in New York. “What makes this night extra exciting is that the bands feature representatives from many of the “Gangs of New York”: Royal Family Records, Daptone Records, The Royal Potato Family, folks from David Byrne’s band, TV On the Radio, Yellowbirds, and many more,” Chakour explains.
Dubbed a “breakout young artist” by the New York Times, soul/blues singer Alecia Chakour is returning to New York for her first solo show in months. The show will be at Rockwood Music Hall on July 29th and is $10.
Alecia Chakour notes that she is inspired by storytellers — and that rings through her own sultry, captivating voice, which tells a story of its own. Coming from musical family roots, Alecia’s voice draws from a variety of influences — a background in the rhythm and blues scene, jazz greats like Alice Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, and Oscar Peterson, and memories of powerful musical experiences with the singers and artists in her own family. Currently working on her own record, Alecia continues to pursue the unique, authentic sound that she has developed from her experiences — musical, familial, and otherwise — in New York City.
Sitting down with veteran musician and vocalist Nigel Hall opens up the doors for a no-holds-barred, blow-by-blow analysis of the music industry among his many other insights. He isn’t afraid to tell anyone what he thinks and in turn live up to his own expectations. From his days drumming in awe of Questlove to the minute he bought a Rhodes and sang the blues, Hall opens up to us about his inspirations, aspirations, and expectations.
Soulive’s third annual Brooklyn Bowl Residency, aptly entitled Bowlive, will kick off tonight 2/28 featuring Soulive with special guests John Scofield and Luther Dickinson. The line-up includes an exciting blend of new and established artists that are sure to complement the Soulive textures. Read on for the full schedule!
Erimaj, Alecia Chakour & The Osrah. and DJ Waajeed are coming out to Brooklyn for a surprise collaborative night at Littlefield next Thursday. The concert will start at 9pm and tickets are $12. Erimaj recently released his single “Conflict of a Man” and has been receiving rave reviews for it. Meanwhile Alecia Chakour has been out on the circuit continuing to spread her talent and name through performing with the likes of Soulive, Nigel Hall and more. She will be playing a set with her own band The Osrah.
Soulive returns to Brooklyn for their 2nd Annual 2-Week music bonzana Bowlive. This year’s event is packed with incredible talent each and every night. The residency takes place Tuesday – Saturday, from March 1 – 5 and March 8 – 12. The lineup includes Robert Randolph, John Scofield,Matisyahu, Alecia Chakour,Bernie Worell, Karl Denson, Oteil & Kofi Burbridge, Ivan Neville, Corey Glover and many more surprise and last minute guests. Who knows, maybe Prince will show up?
Alecia Chakour is a soul siren. Armed with a bellowing voice, she wraps her vocal chords around weighty issues of love, heartbreak and struggle with the timelessness of an old soul reincarnate. Using soul great arrangement styles of yesteryear as fodder, Alecia coalesces punchy horns, gospel harmonies and an ardent R&B sound to make remarkably honest music.