SKYVILLE LIVE TO PRESENT ANOTHER ALL-STAR EVENING OF MUSIC FEATURING ANDRA DAY, PATTI AUSTIN & SPECIAL GUEST MIESA
The Emmy nominated music series to stream live on go90™ and AOL.com
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Nashville, TN (February 15, 2016) – SKYVILLE LIVE is on a mission – not just to provide the most engaging live performance programming in any medium, but also to prove that genre barriers are made to be broken.
The next edition of the Emmy-nominated webcast promises to be an epic night of music featuring American soul sensation Andra Day and iconic vocal stylist Patti Austin, along with rising R&B/pop star Miesa as a special guest. The show will stream live exclusively via go90, a free mobile video platform available across all wireless carriers, and on AOL.com.
With a vintage flair and voice for the ages, Andra Day has perfected the American soul sound and has already earned a Grammy nomination for her debut album, Cheers To The Fall (Buskin/Warner Bros. Records). Her song “Rise Up” was hand-selected by the team at Beats By Dre to appear in a campaign around tennis superstar Serena Williams’ run during the U.S. Open and was also nominated for a Grammy (Best R&B Performance). Day has performed at Sundance, Cannes, the BET Awards, the Essence Music Festival, the 2015 Special Olympics and on many other high-profile TV shows including LIVE with Jimmy Kimmel, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Live with Kelly & Michael, as well as the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. For more information, visit AndraDay.com or follow on Facebook or @AndraDayMusic
The legendary Patti Austin has been a bonafide entertainer since she stepped onto the stage of the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem when she was just four years old at the urging of music legend Dinah Washington. Austin rocketed to the top of the New York session scene in the ’70s, adding her distinctive voice to recordings by Paul Simon, Diana Ross, James Brown, Bette Midler, Michael Jackson, Ray Charles and many others. Later, she signed with Quincy Jones’ Quest label and achieved mainstream success with her Grammy-nominated hit “Baby Come To Me” and Oscar nominated “How Do You Keep the Music Playing.” In 2007, she won a Grammy for her solo album, Avant Gershwin, which introduced her to jazz lovers internationally. Showing no signs of slowing down after six decades in show business, fans can look forward to Austin’s new radio show SiriusXM this spring, and her soon to be released Duke Ellington big band tribute. She is continuing her philanthropic with “The Over My Shoulder Foundation,” which she created to encourage mentoring in all walks of life, and will also be touring worldwide throughout 2016. For more information visit, PattiAustin.com or follow on Facebook and @PattiAustin
24-year-old Miesa is a female R&B/pop star on the rise. Born to a Haitian mother and a Filipino father, she showed her talent early on guitar, piano and clarinet. After hearing Miesa’s vocals on a demo ear-marked for Kelly Rowland, Chauncy Jackson of Siri Music Group signed her. Her first single, “Antidote,” drew more than 20,000 listeners on Twittmusic within a week of its release leading to performances opening for Tamar Braxton, hand-picked for Musician’s on Call concert with Kelly Clarkson and honoring Dionne Warwick. Drawing from influences Nina Simone, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston and Amy Winehouse, the gifted young singer is currently wrapping her debut album, which will release early this summer via Siri Music Group (Capitol/Caroline) and features her latest single, “Too Bad For You.” Miesa was also recently featured as a TIDAL Rising Artist alongside several of today’s biggest names. For more information, visit MiesaMusic.com or follow on Facebook and @MiesaMusic
Artists of this caliber are the heart and soul of SKYVILLE LIVE, but just as important is the attention paid by producer Wally Wilson to presenting them in a comfortable, intimate setting. Backed by The SVL ALLSTARS, an incredible band that features some of the world’s most talented and legendary musicians, every artist comes away from SKYVILLE LIVE with memories of an experience unlike any other. In this relaxed atmosphere, unexpected and inspired musical pairings can and do happen – Gladys Knight with Martina McBride, Cyndi Lauper with Kelsea Ballerini or Ingrid Michaelson, Kris Kristofferson with Jason Isbell or Lady Antebellum, Chris Stapleton with Gregg Allman. It’s not so much a concert as a gathering of friends who love music and those who love to make it.
Since debuting in January, SKYVILLE LIVE has featured some of the world’s greatest artists in music spanning generations and musical genres, including Cyndi Lauper, Estelle, Gladys Knight, Ingrid Michaelson, Kelsea Ballerini, Kris Kristofferson, Jason Isbell, Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, Little Big Town, Raul Malo, Taj Mahal, and more.
Filmed in full HD video in front of a live studio audience from Nashville, Tennessee, the Emmy-nominated series is live-streamed around the world, providing a high-quality experience on any device viewers may be using. For more information, visit SkyvilleLive.com.
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