Future Stars Showcase – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA – August 6th, 2017

Future Stars Showcase

Elena Brokus Productions presents

Future Stars Showcase

Hosted by Valerie West: Miss York County Outstanding Teen

Sun · August 6, 2017

Doors: 1:30 pm / Show: 2:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia

$10 ADV - $12 DOS + Fees

Future Stars Showcase
Future Stars Showcase
Elena Brokus Productions presents Future Stars Showcase Featuring Sugar Rush Rocks.
NALANI & SARINA
Getting music fans to agree on anything is next to impossible. That’s why the quick rise of sisters Nalani & Sarina — from a small town in west-central New Jersey to national notoriety and recognition — is such an astounding story. These two audacious young artists have developed a distinctive blend of traditionalist soul-rock and modern pop, and their stylistic alchemy is likely to keep their faces in the spotlight for years to come. Legendary music critic and Sirius radio host Dave Marsh recently called their latest EP, Scattered World, the singing duo’s latest set, “some of the best music being made”, and fans, critics and taste-makers have echoed his praise. The pop marketplace can be fickle and fractious, but Nalani & Sarina have all the elements in place for success and stardom.

You might say that Nalani & Sarina were born in stereo: they’re identical mirror twins. Nalani plays her guitar right-handed; Sarina is a lefty. When they’re both singing and strumming, it feels like the song has come to greet the listener with arms wide open. Their captivating look is on display in the video for “Get Away”, a propulsive cut from Scattered World that recently won The Freshmen contest on mtvU, and remains in regular rotation on the channel. In the clip — and in their stage show, too — Nalani & Sarina present themselves with the swagger and confidence of established stars who know they’ve got something essential to share.

Of course, their good looks wouldn’t matter at all if they couldn’t back it up with musical accomplishments. The sisters have been writing and singing together since they were kids — they’ve had a lifetime to refine the act, and on Scattered World, their skills are apparent. Nalani & Sarina play several instruments, including guitar, piano, and ukulele, and their singing voices are simultaneously forthright and alluring. Songs like “We’ll Be Free” and “Runaway” demonstrate a deep understanding of the architecture of classic pop and soul, and the rapid-fire delivery of “Get Away” suggests mastery of contemporary sounds, as well. Their smart, kinetic live show has made the sisters favorites on the Northeastern club scene: they’ve graced stages at Philly’s World Cafe Live and Milkboy, the City Winery, Rockwood Music Hall, and the Bitter End in New York City, The Saint in Asbury Park, and at regional music festivals like Musikfest (Bethlehem, PA), Black Potatoe Festival (Clinton, NJ), and Ladybug Festival (Wilmington, DE).

They’ve got the support. Dave Marsh is hardly alone in his admiration for Nalani & Sarina. David Bianculli of NPR’s Fresh Air lauded their charisma, their musicianship, and their songwriting. The Philadelphia Daily News noted the pair’s musical flexibility and predicted great things for the act. And New Jersey’s notoriously discriminating music press has embraced Nalani & Sarina: The Aquarian, NJArts, and CentralJersey.com have all run glowing features, and the Star-Ledger / NJ.com recently named the sisters one of the top new acts in the state. They’ve earned the enthusiasm of industry insiders, too. Scattered World was produced by Julian Herzfeld and Greg Drew, long-time music business veterans. They helped assemble an experienced band to back Nalani & Sarina that includes Oscar Rodriguez of chart-toppers A Great Big World on guitar, Tommy Mandel (Bryan Adams) on keyboards, Jim Hines (Brian Wilson) on drums, and the legendary Will Lee of the David Letterman Band on bass.

They’ve got destiny working for them. Nalani & Sarina are young, but they’ve already displayed an impressive social conscience. “We’ll Be Free,” the standout cut from Scattered World, is a bold statement made on behalf of sexual equality, and it’s won the duo the applause of the LGBT community. “Scattered Girl” is a generational anthem that addresses the difficulties of young adulthood in frank, immediately identifiable language. In a pop landscape largely bereft of Asian-American voices, the twin sisters’ perspective is welcome. Their songs are catchy AND meaningful, their look is dazzling, their message is courageous, and the sky is the limit.
NIJAH
With Dancers: DJ Tori G
(Pop, R&B artist from Philadelphia)
The Soundcheck
Delco Let There Be Rock School in Folsom PA.
Maria Leonetti
Recently Maria won the title of Miss Global Queen 2017 with her hard work and dedication and humble Personality. Miss Global Philadelphia Pageant is a community group based in different cultures and nationalities. Six month program of training and pageant is full of entertainment and education for the youth. Founded in 2015 by Luis Alexis Rodriguez in the city of Philadelphia. Other than Pageantry, Maria is a singer/entertainer who sings in both English and Spanish and has been singing since the age of six years old, She enjoys sharing her passion with others and encourages others to follow their dreams as well. She hopes you will travel along with her in her journey!
Pariadin
(Original and 90's grunge cover band from DELCO and Richards Guitar Studio in Aston PA)
The Fridays
(Rock cover band from Richards Guitar Studio in Aston PA)
Hemispheres
(Rock cover band from Richards Guitar Studio in Aston PA)
Donnah Lisa Campbell
Cathryn Manning
17 year old singer/performer from Atco NJ (formerly from the band TrainWreck)
Casual Friday
Casual Friday is an award winning band that brings rock's biggest hits back into the spotlight through energetic and electrifying performances.
Marchi
17 year old singer/performer from Chester PA
Hosted by Valerie West: Miss York County Outstanding Teen
Valerie West is a 15 year old singer aspiring to someday have her music touch people around the world. Valerie started singing when she was 7 in a competition called Delco Idol Jr. Among Delco Idol she has competed in many other vocal competitions. Such as Sea Isle City’s got Talent, Yachstock Rising Stars, and My Three Roses in Medford, NJ. Winning overall in each of them. Valerie has performed at venues such as The Hard Rock Cafe, Ardmore Music Hall, World Cafe Live, The Apollo Theater, The Trump Plaza, the annual Yachtstock Riverjam fundraising event, and many other stages. She also enjoys singing for special need kids and elderly residents when given the opportunity. Recently she has started accompanying herself with her keyboard. Apart from singing and playing, she also dances and acts. In March of 2016, Valerie had the pleasure of training with the Kidz Bop Kids as their understudy for their national Life of the Party Tour, performing and rehearsing around the country. She was crowned Miss York County’s Outstanding Teen 2017 in January in the Miss America System. She enjoys advocating for her platform, “Turn the Beat Around: Keeping Music In Our Schools”, raising awareness for the importance of music education in our school systems today. Valerie went on to compete in the Miss Pennsylvania’s Outstanding Teen pageant this June, and placed top 5 in the state!
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/