Be Heard Artist Showcase 2
Join Esperanza Community Housing Corporation for our second
Be Heard Artist Showcase
at the Clive Davis Theater at the GRAMMY Museum
Friday, Aug. 24th, 7:00-9:00pm
800 Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles CA
Tickets can be purchased and more information can be found at http://beheardshowcase2.eventbrite.com/
Mercado La Paloma, an economic development project of Esperanza Community Housing Corporation, in partnership with The GRAMMY Museum is producing a new series of music showcases highlighting the talent of local performing artists. The idea for the Be Heard Artist Showcase was born out of a growing need to provide space and support for local performing artists to grow their professional capacity. Coupling access to music industry resources (The GRAMMY Museum) with relationships with a cadre of up and coming artists (Mercado La Paloma) the program seeks to create a pathway for interested local artists to pursue a career in the performing arts. This is a natural extension of the mission of Esperanza Community Housing to create entrepreneurship opportunities for members of our community by identifying and cultivating their natural skills and abilities
Each quarter Mercado La Paloma will host three showcases that will feature musicians from diverse genres. Six winners, including two per showcase with one wild card, will be given the opportunity to perform at the GRAMMY Museum's Clive Davis Theater at L.A. LIVE in Downtown Los Angeles. Seven winners from the quarterly showcases will perform in a final performance where they will receive a professional video/audio recording of the live set and have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A panel session with a diverse group of seasoned music industry executives. The seven finalists of the Be Heard Artist Showcasewill also have the opportunity to record a three track demo of their work in a high quality studio with professional mixing capacity through a partnership with the Icon Collective.
We hope to see you there!
Let's meet the artists...
Cliff Beach :: Cliff is a talented, trained singer, songwriter, & keyboardist. He gives his all on the stage to fans. Known for his grit, soul and wild sense of humor, he leaves anyone who sees him in a better mood then when they came. Definite, must see! His facebook sums it all up in on sentence...
"Whatever he plays it’s got to be funky!"
Caroline Brooks :: A female version of OneRepublic. Her first self-titled EP was released on iTunes last year, and she will be releasing a new EP this fall. One of her new songs, "Parachute," has been featured in the movie trailer for Kate Hudson's film "A Little Bit of Heaven,” and she is already receiving offers for TV, film, and commercial placements her other new songs.
Marcela Carmona :: Marcela gives voice to every side of the story through her soulful acoustic rock. Her songs are personal tales of human flaws and how those flaws enrich life’s experiences. Marcela sees songwriting and performing as the best way to connect with her neighbors, lovers, and even strangers. So, next time you’re at a show, stop by and say hello.
Justin Wilcott :: Justin Wilcott is a singer, songwriter, designer, animator, and magical thinker based in Los Angeles. His dexterous guitar skills and soulful vocals propelled him from his hometown of Sheboygan, Wisconsin
to the big city, winning the hearts of fans across the country along the way. He believes in honesty, writing from the heart, and that the love you give will come back in full.
Foci :: The definition of an erudite emcee, FOCI, brings to music a unique perspective on the issues that concern us all. FOCI does not limit himself to the music scene, he is also active in the lives of our youth as a California state credentialed teacher in the city of Pasadena, California. Before being laid off in 2011, FOCI provided opportunities for his students to learn about arts, media, entertainment and music technology and also ran an afterschool recording and production studio. According to FOCI his first love is educating but he adores the fact that he will forever be able to relate to his pupils through the arts.
William Hawkins :: William Hawkins doesn't just write songs, his life is a song and the music he shares is an unfolding love story. Born into a musical family, it took William a while to find his own music. It wasn’t until in college that William found his way with words through poetry. In order to add some spark to his poems William decided to start playing guitar while reading his poetry. Those poems quickly turned into songs and he hasn't stopped writing since. A modern day virtuoso, William has the keen ability to captivate audiences through whatever medium he chooses.
C. Will :: C Will is an enigmatic poet and spoken word artist who draws inspiration from all aspects of life. His style is original and his delivery is full of passion. C Will expand your mind and fill your heart with words that will move your soul.