East Coast Islands

TurnStyle Music Group Presents

East Coast Islands

Lamayah, Human Equivalent, Mind Over Time

Fri, March 1, 2013

7:00 pm

Ella Lounge

New York, NY

$5.00

This event is 21 and over

East Coast Islands - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
East Coast Islands
East Coast Islands is two brothers, Max and Dylan, accompanied by different friends. The more the merrier and the door to the basement, as well as the steps to the stage are, and will always remain, open.

We are from Bayside, Queens, just outside the greatest city in the world. Influenced by Petty to Marley, NWA to the Wu. Just know that WE jam to laugh inside while we see YOU smile. Enjoy the music! Come see us sometime so we can chill together.

Thank you and stay smiling.
Lamayah - (Set time: 7:00 PM)
Lamayah
Mimicking the moves of Michael Jackson, singing the melodic tunes of Stevie Wonder, and yelling at the top of her lungs in hopes of hitting the impeccable register of Mariah Carey is what a young Lamayah would do. "I've been singing since I was four years old and it has always been a dream of mines. I have many talents, but singing has always been my dream and is my whole heart!" she say's as she gropes her Yamaha guitar.

Born in Brookyln, New York to a native New Yorker mother and a father from Georgetown, Guyana, Lamayah say's music is in her genes. "My dad is a very talented and accomplished singer and musician. He used to be so big in Guyana. He played in this band where he sang and played Sax. But he also plays the guitar, piano, and flute. He passed it on to me I guess. I am so thankful." She plays the guitar, Flute, Violin, Harmonica, and a little piano. Though she has never been formally trained vocally or musically, she still possess the skill and magic of one who is.

"Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and Mariah Carey are my biggest inspirations and I just want to inspire others like they have inspired me. I just want to put hope and love in the hearts of everyone who hears my music, my words, and my voice. That's all. Soul..soul is where it all comes from. That's what I look for.. that's what I go to..truth."

She has the ability and potential to be the next big thing. Her drive and motivation is so strong and she shows no signs of slowing down. This is truly what she wants. "I feel this is my purpose in life. Music. Singing. It's what makes me feel alive. This is my calling, my dream, my fate. I'm here for you."
Human Equivalent - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Human Equivalent
With soul and fire from the Scottish moorlands, transported to the fast-paced streets of New York City, Human Equivalent is a NYC-based Rock-Jazz Quartet led by female saxophonist and composer, Leah Gough-Cooper.

Having toured Internationally and Nationally (in the UK), from London to Taiwan, and garnered esteemed reviews of her group's last album 'Future Pop', Human Equivalent NYC is the latest incarnation of Gough-Cooper's high-intensity fusion outfit.

With influences ranging from Led Zeppelin to NIN, blended with the fusion sensibilities of Weather Report to Frank Zappa, touched up with harmonic and groove-orientated sounds as diverse as John Adams and 80's pop music, Human Equivalent encompasses many areas of the musical spectrum in their virtuosic and lyrical sound. Never letting go of organic spontaneity and the excitement of improvisation, the quartet draws you in with rich lines and harmonies, yet recognizable styles and song-forms.

"...It's jazz-rock fusion given a vigorous make-over, a sub-genre of jazz in which a very high level of notes and musicianship is essential" - JazzWise UK Magazine

"...Gough-Cooper's quality doesn't lie in her talents as saxophonist only, it's as a songwriter that she really stands out!" - Altsound.com
Mind Over Time - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Mind Over Time
American Alternative/Indie Rock Band, Mind Over Time was conceived while on a road trip in Montreal to Toronto in 2009 by close friends Abslan Laverde, Wesley Estrella and Mohammed Chowdhury. The Trio formed the band in NYC late 2010 and went to work on writing music together. Quickly after a few months in 2011, Heather Costas joined on keyboards and back up vocals. Following the departure of Mohammed Chowdhury the band posted ad’s looking for the missing members. After a vast search, The band found musician Ben Moureau (lead guitar) in late 2012. The Band found last member Hyukjun Yoon (Drummer) in the summer of 2013 and is now going Full Steam Ahead!

Mind Over Time released Their Debut Album "A New Kind Of Romance" November of 2013.
Venue Information:
Ella Lounge
9 Avenue A
New York, NY, 10009
http://ellalounge.com/