"SUMMER STARS" - SONGWRITERS WHO ROCK! FEAT. KARA HESSE & MORE

Onstage Entertainment Group LLC Presents

"SUMMER STARS" - SONGWRITERS WHO ROCK! FEAT. KARA HESSE & MORE

LEE PERREIRA, JAMES COWDEN, JC & THE TOUR GUIDES

Thu, July 24, 2014

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$8 - $12

This event is 21 and over

KARA HESSE
Kara Hesse is a singer-songwriter, who is inspired by simple truths and conscientious themes. Rooted in blues, classic rock and folk, Hesse's midwestern upbringing later collided with her love for pop, soul, and jazz. Her recently self-released debut EP “Better By Morning” reveals that very arsenal of influences.

“Kara Hesse swept the room with her knock-out voice (think Mariah meets Tori on a Carole King classic), emotive singing style and flawless piano work. Her impressive range, trills, and melodic embellishments were among the highlights of the evening.” - Charleston City Paper

This is a first visit to Arizona for both of these California-based artists.

Joining Hesse is locally-based JC and The Tour Guides with Joe Costello on drums, Todd Johnson on bass and Barrett “B” RehmGerdes on guitar, each incredibly talented & notable in their own right.
LEE PERREIRA
LEE PERREIRA
Singer-Songwriter-Guitarist Lee Perreira combines classic blues riffs with a soulful textured vocal style leaving his audience instantly captured.

The music of Lee Perreira finds its life in the continuous and passionate pursuit of musical excellence, breathing that passion into the soul of his audience. Tracing his roots back to Long Beach, California Lee began playing guitar at the age of 12. A regularly performing musician regionally as well as in the Arizona music scene, Lee has been blessed to of shared the night with other amazing artists such as Foo Fighters, Train, The Fray, American Idol winner Lee DeWyze, Gary Clark Jr, Matt Nathanson, Jimmy Gnecco, INXS, Scott Stapp from the band Creed, Keaton Simons, and many more!

Lee's musical influences include Aloe Blacc, Citizen Cope, Chris Stapleton, and The Black Keys seasoned with the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughn, Led Zeppelin, Tedeschi Trucks, John Newman, and Jimi Hendrix.

The debut release “Melodies for Marie”, by Lee Perreira, was recorded with Grammy award winning Producer and Engineer, Joshua “Igloo” Monroy.

Lee looks forward to meeting you at his next performance!
JAMES COWDEN
JAMES COWDEN
Circuitous routes are part of artistic life and James Cowden's journey has been no less...

After a series of life altering events, the gravitational pull of music was too strong and he made the leap of faith. "I can honestly say music literally saved my life..."

As a solo performer he has strong credentials having played in such well known venues as EDDIE'S ATTIC in Atlanta, LESTAT'S in San Diego as well a many European venues.

The nomadic upbringing has served him well. Calling New Orleans his "spiritual home", the years living there had a tremendous formative effect.

There is a sense of experience in his voice seldom encountered that draws the listener in to each song's deeper levels. A change of rhythm, a tweak of key, bring a freshness to the music.

As former lead vocalist for the well-known GROOVE MERCHANTS, James has a strong vocal presence not to be missed.
Venue Information:
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85014
http://www.rhythmroom.com/