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Thu 1/30 - Tondrae Kemp & Kate Faust at Nublu

TONDRAE KEMP in Concert with live band
feat. opening set by Kate Faust
Where: Nublu
62 Ave C.
Between 4th and 5th Streets
New York, NY, 10009
Date: Thursday, January 30, 2014
Time: 9pm
Tickets: $10 online / at door

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Tondrae Kemp

Transplanted from New Orleans into the metropolis of New York, Tondrae Kemp has been growing exponentially since his departure to the big city. Where he was once known as a soul singer, he is now expounding on that notion by adding the potential for any genre to find its way into the music. From Hip-Hop to Reggae, Rock, Electronic and always Soulful, TK could take you anywhere at any moment. Always with a fresh approach and always unhindered. Imagine Zappa influenced by Public Enemy and Stevie Wonder. Something different and sincere. As funny as it is musically fresh. Tondrae would say that he's "Just channeling whatever comes out. A true expression that I haven't attempted to gate or limit by description. An honest flow and expression."

Presently, Tondrae has teamed up with Kwality Records for the release of his new 10-track album Sun Money. You can find him playing venues and festivals between NYC and New Orleans in support of the release while continuing to record and collaborate. Through hard work and undeniable talent, Tondrae is fast becoming a well-respected, up-and-coming performer and recording artist.

Kate Faust

For years now, the chameleon that is Kate Faust has been lighting up the Philadelphia music scene with her incredible vocal presence. Finally, she has stepped out on her own with her debut EP, Crucial Companion. Her brand of electro-pop draws on the sounds of Bjork and Little Dragon. Faust makes good on these influences and expands on them, crafting a sound all her own as she meshes her stunning vocals with driving beats and beautiful harmonic textures. Her songs reach a level of intimacy that can't help but draw in the listener, as her tender and sensual voice entice the imagination.

Key tracks would be the incredibly endearing and catchy first track "Bring on the Healing," with the arresting and ethereal, "Crucial Companion" not far behind. To catch the surprising depth and soulfulness of Faust's voice, be sure to listen to "Heartbeat."

With this strong debut, as well as a new EP in the works, Faust is an artist to keep on your radar.

Kwality Records

Kwality Records is an musicians collective, artist development company and independent record label based in New York. Our goal is to record and release music that combines vintage and modern playing styles, production techniques and influences to create a new sound—what we would call "real, authentic music" rather than a pre-programmed sound. From Soul to Hip-Hop, Blues to Reggae, the diverse artists with whom we collaborate exemplify our eclectic tastes. We specialize in musicians for the stage & the studio, as well as assisting artists with music production, grass roots publicity and artist/band development and bookings. As a record label, our goal is quite simply to release great music!