with Emily Drew & Mango Melody
with Emily Drew & Mango Melody
|Age:||Ages 21+ Only|
Ticket Price: $9 advanced / $11 day of show / $16 reserved seating
$1 of every ticket sold will go to the Sean O'Shea Foundation: To empower youth through yoga, nutrition, and optimistic teachings that help to develop life skills that can: enable youth to take responsibility for their life, develop respect for themselves and others, and have confidence in their own potential.
With the people behind them, this rootsy alternative band is known for a both uplifting and moving live show. Through compelling vocals, a driving, dynamic rhythm section, rootsy yet gritty guitar stylings, and thought-provoking lyrics, Sister Speak has connected deeply with a diverse crowd of fans from around the globe.
Hailing out of British Columbia and recently based in San Diego, CA, Sister Speak performs over 100 concerts a year in Canada and the USA. Led by Canadian singer/songwriter and guitarist Sherri-Anne, Sister Speak’s diverse musical pallet has afforded them opening slots for Xavier Rudd, Air Supply and Chris Isaac. Their ‘Rise Up For Love’ album has been in rotation on radio throughout the USA, Canada and Europe, including CBC radio in Canada, BBC in Europe, and commercial radio throughout southern California and British Columbia.
In their first deep and rhythmic song cycle, Rise Up For Love, Sister Speak authentically convey the raw vulnerability of universal principles and the transformative power of love through their pensive blend of acoustic, blues and world pop. Prior to recording an injury brought Sherri Anne back to her Canadian homeland where she rest in recovery for two months – it was at that trying time, in moments of extreme vulnerability, that most of the songs from Sister Speak’s debut ‘Rise Up For Love’ album came through. The record was tracked in top of the line analog capability with Grammy Award winning engineer Alan Sanderson(Fiona Apple, Fleetwood Mac) at the helm. Sanderson worked intimately with the band, keeping the emotional content intact while showcasing the bands unique musical ‘vortex’. Mastering engineer Brian Lucey(Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys) added a magical finishing touch to this genuinely crafted album.
Sister Speak has played notable venues such as Humphrey’s on the Bay opening for Chris Isaak and Air Supply, The Coach House supporting Xavier Rudd, House of Blues San Diego, The Belly Up opening for Henry Kapono, The Namm Show, Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, Mayne Stage Chicago, Railway Club Vancouver, Juno-Fest and CMW showcases in Toronto, Sunpeak’s summer concert series with the Arkell’s, festivals throughout the USA and Canada, and is currently gearing up for international touring in 2017. Keep your eyes out for Sister Speak's new folk-electronic inspired EP due out in 2017!
Emily Drew is a captivating performer and recording artist. Her knack for capturing a feeling or moment within a song is unprecedented. Emily has performed on highly celebrated stages such as the famous House of Blues as well as other San Diego stages that have seen the likes of Jason Mraz and Tristan Prettyman. She is a national act who has performed in front of thousands of fans and has been featured on major radio stations such as 94.9. She recently appeared on Tonight in San Diego, San Diego's own late show which features local up and coming musicians. Her carefully crafted style has been compared to well-respected artists such as Sara Bareilles, Ingrid Michaelson, and Colbie Callait.
Her debut EP The Finer Things was released in 2013. It was a culmination of her years of developing her own unique style and voice, and received rave reviews in Reader Magazine and the San Diego Troubadour. Emily continues to perform locally and is currently working on her first full length album.
When Emily is not captivating audiences on stage, you are most likely find her practicing or teaching yoga in Carlsbad, California. She often infuses her music with the knowledge and deep self-awareness she has cultivated in her yoga practice. Emily often serenades her students as yet another way of touching the lives of others with her music.
Sitting down and listening to Mango Melody’s debut release Fruit of Happiness from start to finish is like sitting down to lunch mid-week with an old friend and catching up on several life stories for a quick 45 minutes before slogging back to the daily grind. The tone on this record is casual but memorable and genuinely intimate, as it should be between good friends. Topics range from songs about love, heartbreak, and feelings of isolation, to anthems about courage, resolve, as well as tunes showcasing meditative and introspective feelings.Musically, the album stays fresh by juxtaposing tightly written song structures with memorable melodies set to varying musical sensibilities in rock, pop, jazz, blues, funk, and soul. For reference, it could be said that the sounds on this work are suggestive of artists like No Doubt, Ben Folds, Coldplay, Jack Johnson, Audioslave, and JimmyEat World combined with a nostalgic throwback to artists such as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Stevie Wonder, and Otis Redding. Nevertheless, the album maintains a decidedly original quality, effectively drawing upon past influence without attempting to simply mimic the source. The band itself is the brainchild of Swiss-American brother and sister duo Mike and Tracey Stockalper, who hail from Encinitas in North County San Diego, California. Although the duo has played music together for many years, it was not until 2012 that they began performing in and around the San Diego area and began writing original music together. In late 2013, the duo released Fruit of Happiness. The albumalso features long-time San Diego musician Chris Prescott (Pinback, No Knife, Jade Shader) on the drums, who adds a wonderfully sophisticated and robust rhythmic underpinning that adeptly supports the songwriting. Outside his involvement with the band, Mike is an accomplished jazz pianist, guitarist, songwriter and composer. He has studied with jazz greats such as Kamau Kenyatta, Anthony Davis, David Borgo, and Mark Dresser, and has played and/or performed with artists such as Aakaash Israni of Dawn of Midi, Daniel De La Cruz of Slightly Stoopid, and the Mattson 2.Tracey, who performs all of the lead and backing vocals on the record, honed her sensual and fluid vocal style from years of listening to artists such as Fiona Apple and Nora Jones, while spending countless hours finding her own sound within the realm of such influence. As a songwriter, she draws from an eclectic palate of influences such as Patrick Watson, Stevie Nicks, Sheryl Crow, and countless other songsmiths and word mavens. In addition to her career in music, Tracey is also a well established and highly sought after yoga teacher and yoga teacher trainer in Southern California.