Where:The Charleston2460 Wilshire Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90403
Join us on Sunday February 3, 2013 for Koffeehouse Sunday Sessions at The Charleston featuring Adjoa Skinner (8PM), Alaina Blair (9PM) and Jen Armstrong (10PM)! Doors open at 6PM so get there early and reserve a table for the night (fantastic food and drinks!). Also, join us early for our signature JAM Session between 7:30PM and 8:00PM with performances by Nicole Lexi Davis and others!
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Vaudeville Singer-songwriter Adjoa Skinner was born & raised outside of Buffalo, NY. Classically & Jazz trained with over 20 years of professional experience in music, Skinner has performed on 3 different continents. A sought after performer, teacher, session vocalist and multi-instrumentalist based in Los Angeles. Adjoa is now Touring worldwide with the release of her new album “Songs For Tall Women & The Short Men Who Love Them” with guest Artists Tap Dancer Andrew Nemr, Sister group SHEL and Norwegian Tenor Torstein Sodal.Don't miss this artist who is captivating the hearts of critics and audiences alike.htttp://www.adjoaskinner.com
Nicole Lexi Davis is an acoustic folk/rock songwriter from Los Angeles, CA. She has toured across the eastern and southern United States from Boston, MA to St. Petersburg, Florida as well as in the southwest and the islands of Hawaii.
Her minimalist yet evocative melodies often capture the feel of 70's songwriter greats like Joni Mitchell and Carol King with subtle alt country undertones. Following in their footsteps, she offers a unique throwback vibe in her acoustic steel string and piano driven songs.
Today, Nicole regularly performs at many of LA's most popular bars and clubs and continues to record and engineer herself and other artists. Her self-produced premier album entitled "Picture Imperfect" was released digitally July 1st, 2012 and is available everywhere MP3's are sold.
Prior to the production of her full-length album, she cut several short EPs, "Terminal Butterfly EP" and "Five Song EP" are still available for download and hard copy purchase. In 2009, she also recorded a live performance album at West Hollywood music venue Genghis Cohen entitled "Live At Genghis."
This 20yr old singer/songwriter will surprise you with her bright, soulful vocals and in depth lyrics that belie her young age. Alaina's sounds are influenced with tinges of her favorite artists, Joss Stone, Grace Potter, and Miranda Lambert.
Alaina released her debut EP entitled “Gypsy Girl” Dec. 2012 and is currently finishing her second CD, due out in January 2013. Both are produced by songwriter/musician Billy Alexander (FEEL, John Waite) and was the result of initial writing sessions.
.“Gypsy Girl” is available in the form of CDs and on download from iTunes and bandcamp.com. For more updates, videos, and pictures check Alaina Blair Music on Facebook or alainablair.com.
Mix together Cyndi Lauper's effortless cool, Adele's raw talent and Gavin Degraw's vocals and musicianship, you'll create an artist like Jen Armstrong.
She has developed a unique pop/rock style with catchy melodies and lyrics, accompanied by breath-taking vocals. She has toured the UK, traveled to LA, Vancouver, Florida, Texas, Sweden and Finland to write, record and perform with other songwriters, producers and artists, and supported Billy Ocean, The Vaccines, Jools Holland and more at festivals in the UK. She won Rock The House 2012, a competition run by The House of Commons, and was nominated for a Hollywood in Music and Media Award. Jen is now endorsed by Nord keyboards and has over 300,000 hits on YouTube. Another recent achievement was having cuts on a Scandinavian platinum-selling album which went straight to number 1.
Aside from the artistry and songwriting, Jen is also a session vocalist and has worked on hundreds of projects throughout her career. She holds a Masters Degree in Music Performance and grade 8 in classical piano and violin, using both frequently in her work