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FREE Fan Appreciation Night with LONDON STREET
October 18, 2012
Thursday, Oct 18
- 8pm - FREE: advance reservations required. RSVP fees will apply
When it comes to the bass, Jenn Curiel has a style all her own. Smooth and rhythmic, she never skips a beat. Growing up in Los Angeles, she studied the baritone horn for several years before deciding to switch to the bass guitar. Her musical roots stem from bass legend Verdeen White and his groundbreaking group Earth, Wind and Fire. Similar to Verdeen, Jenn designs unique and distinctive bass lines that compliment the melody. Lesley Grant brings sweet and sultry vocals to this great ensemble. Growing up in Georgia, she was raised on contemporary gospel music. Singing in church functions with her family from age 6, her voice developed amongst a community of spirit-filled singers. She learned how the power of harmony, and the strength of melody can charm a listener. Her influences are embedded in soul music and unique lyricists, and range from the late, great Donny Hathaway to Ani DiFranco.
Forming in San Francisco eleven years ago, London Street has enjoyed many successes. They have performed in such highly esteemed San Francisco venues as the Great American Music Hall, Slim's, The Elbo Room, Rasselas Jazz Club, and many others. In addition, they have captivated large crowds at great festivals like The Haight Street Fair, Bay To Breakers, SF Pride Festival, and High Sierra Music Festival and the Slow Food Music Festival. They have toured the West Coast from Washington to San Diego, and internationally with renowned acts such as india.arie, Angie Stone, Eric Sardinas , Sistas in the Pit, and the Kofy Brown Band at the Blue Balls Festival in Lucern, Switzerland. Most recently, London Street took their soulful sounds to the island of Maui in Hawaii. Locally, they've opened for great acts such as John Legend and Ozomatli. London Street is also building their soulful reputation by playing the Poster Room Lounge inside the famous Fillmore Auditorium while major acts like Erykah Badu, Musiq Soulchild, Raphael Saadiq, and the Roots, take the main stage. London Street has received critical acclaim with the release of their debut album, "Life Through Lyric and Melody." The girls are currently in the studio working on their follow-up album, title, "TBA". London Street is taking it to the next level with this album. Sure to be a hit!
London Street is able to lift the spirits of any audience with their solid, energetic, and heartfelt live performances. Their fierce and inspiring original songs draw their influences from R&B, Soul, Funk, and Jazz. The power of music has joined the creative zeal of these players for an expressive look at life through lyric and melody.