Holocene Portland & Dead Nation Presents
I Am Because I Dance EP Release Show
with Yoswayy, Courtney Noe, Hannah DiMo
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 6:30 PM
$10 ADV/$12 DOS
Doors 6 PM PM
Hannah 6:30 PM
Courtney 7:15 PM
Kingsley X Yoswayy 8 PM
Kingsley’s unique and unforgettable voice will warm you up and melt you down. Her presence is captivating and overwhelming, she sings only on her personal experiences of life, love, and her journey of becoming Kingsley. Kingsley doesn’t just stick with one genre, her vocal can do anything - her song are influenced by pop to R&B and anything in between! Kingsley has been making strong headway with opening up for acts like Elise Trouw and SG Lewis! Kingsley newest EP, I Am Because I Am, released in June of 2018! The point of this project was to create an EP with various genres - I did this because I was told by quite a few producers prior to starting this project, that I need to “stick with R&B” or “I had a soulful voice, why aren’t I doing neo-soul?” Naturally, I did the complete opposite of that and released my first single as a pop track (a real fuck-the-man pop AF track, called GHOST). From there the concept of doing things outside of the box started, I reached out to any and every person that would produce my music the way I wanted it produced. I worked with singers, musicians, and producers of specific genres, such as Talk Modern, Volldrauf and Brenboy to create that authentic genre sound. The EP features folk, pop, dark pop, EDM, chill vibe sub-genre, r&B/hip-hop, and singer/songwriter - basically something for everyone! Kingsley is back in the studio, excited to bring new music summer of 2019!!
Yoswayy is the pop production and performance arm of Josh Collopy’s musical armada. Collopy is behind other acts such as Indigoe (solo indietronica), Talk Modern (pop r&b) and various indie pop outfits out of California. Yoswayy is the culmination of many years of production and live performance experience. The sound is a genre-bending blend of hip hop, pop, dance, r&b dazzled with 80’s and 90’s nostalgia dust. Think The 1975 partying with Drake at a Whitney Houston concert.
Maybe it’s her powerhouse vocals, unapologetically edgy lyrics, dangerous curves, or the Best New Artist 2020 scrawled in red lipstick on her bathroom mirror, but one thing is clear: Courtney Noe doesn’t believe in thinking small. “I literally envision myself rising out of the stage in Madison Square Garden every night before I go to sleep,” says the pop diva who describes herself as a hybrid of Wednesday Addams and April Ludgate. Her debut EP, Invisible Crown, was released in August 2016 and her single, "Invisible Crown” was played during halftime of Round 1, Game 4 of NBA Finals- Portland Trail Blazers vs. L.A. Clippers in 2016. She boasts a pop sound with soulful the influences of Motown and vocals that have earned her comparisons to Christina Aguilera and Lady Gaga. She is currently working on new music with funk master Tony Ozier, set to release spring 2019.
Right in the heart of NE Portland, Oregon, 26 year old Hannah DiMo is turning the heads of the towns major movers and shakers with her enthusiastic style. With monthly gigs everywhere from backyards to large clubs, Hannah and her band have been steadily on the rise as one of Portland newest musical acts that should not be ignored.
Originally from the small oil town, Bakersfield, California, Hannah DiMo decided to make the leap to Oregon at the end of 2017 in search of a new scene to grow her music. Describing her music as mainly pop/blues/rock but also "whatever you'd like to call it" and a wink, Hannah writes melodic songs about love, social justice and heartbreak paired with savory guitar licks and beautiful vocals. Hannah is described by those who have worked with her as not only a well-studied musician but also a genuine person who wants to see everyone succeed and have a blast while they're at it
Hannah has been actively gigging and recording since relocating here and her new music has already been featured on Salem radio station KMUZ's Local Roots NW show and Portland State University's college radio, KPSU. Hannahhas plans to release an EP by the middle of 2019 featuring her full rock band which will be available right here on her website. Join her mailing list on her website (www.hannahdimo.com) and follow her on Facebook (facebook.com/hannahdimosmusic) and Instagram @hannahdimo!"
Holocene Portland & Dead Nation Presents