Doug MacDonald Band

TurnStyle Music Group Presents

Doug MacDonald Band

Mike Tedesco, Khalil Madyun

Sat, October 27, 2012

7:00 pm

Ella Lounge

New York, NY


This event is 21 and over

Doug MacDonald Band - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Doug MacDonald Band
Doug MacDonald, songwriter, singer and guitarist has music in his blood. In 2005, Doug started out on his own, performing solo acoustic shows around Boston and New York city . In 2008 he started the Doug MacDonald Band with drummer, Patty Short. They recorded there first CD Highway in 2009 and was voted top 10 album of the year by Boston Noise magazine. In 2011 Doug and Patty released their second CD that received outstanding reviews. They are currently working on their third CD.
Mike Tedesco - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
Mike Tedesco
Khalil Madyun - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Khalil Madyun
With a soulful blend of R&B and Pop, New York based Singer/Songwriter Khalil Madyun delivers music that has a smooth warm sound, with the integrity of old school R&B and the freshness of today. Performing on piano and guitar Khalil weaves you into his world with emotional vulnerability paired with vocal confidence, catchy lyrics, and melodies that stay in your head.

At age 15, Khalil asked for a keyboard for his birthday. The day he received it, he stayed up all night writing his first song. From that point, music became the focal point of his life. He studied voice at the Boston Conservatory Musical Theater Youth Program. In 2000 and 2001, Khalil attended the Berklee 5-week summer program and the Berklee City music program during the school year in a quest to enhance his technical skills and hone his craft. During his time in those programs he developed a strong foundation of theoretical and practical knowledge which compliments his natural born talent. Through his participation in these programs, he received a full tuition scholarship to Berklee College of Music.

While attending Berklee he studied voice with Armstead Christian (writer and background vocalist for Will Downing, Najee), Jeff Ramsey (background vocalist for Maxwell, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Al Jarreau), and vocal ensemble instruction with Walter Beasley. Khalil also performed as a background singer at Berklee’s 20th Anniverary Annual Singer’s Showcase. Among the artists he sung for was Susan Tedeschi.

Before graduating, he taught piano lab and voice lessons to city music high school students. He also tutored music theory to his fellow college classmates. In 2004, Khalil graduated from Berklee College of Music with a a bachelor’s degree in professional music concentrating in voice and songwriting.

His songwriting awards began while he was in high school, and continued throughout his college years. In November 2004, Khalil performed in the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s 52nd New Writers Showcase. His song “How Many Ways” is featured on the 2005 Compilation CD “The Best of the Songwriters Hall of Fame New Writers Showcase, Vol. 3”.

In New York Khalil has performed at the Triad Theater, the Cutting Room, the CBGB’s Downstairs lounge, Rockwood Music Hall, the 169 Bar, and the Cornelia St. Cafe. Khalil is currently writing and producing material for his upcoming full-length CD.
Venue Information:
Ella Lounge
9 Avenue A
New York, NY, 10009