Chase Public and Marisa Seremet present: The third of hopefully many installments of the Sunday Sober Song Series. This is a chance to disengage the enjoyment of live music from drinking culture. We hope that this can be an opportunity for sober, family-friendly fun and interaction with a music scene that is too often tipsy and exclusive. All ages encouraged! bring your children, bring your parents, bring your grandparents. Do not bring your beer or your booze. Bubbly Water? A-Okay.
This is a free concert, and nobody will be turned away! BUT- let’s consider this a challenge to prove to the world that we don’t need to rely on alcohol sales to support musicians. Make a donation, especially to support the incredible Joy Ike, who made the decision to intentionally eschew venues that are more likely to make financial guarantees in favor of a setting up a shows in more community focused spaces.
Joy Ike — Born to Nigerian immigrants, Joy Ike’s music, voice, and writing have drawn comparisons to female musicians such as Corinne Bailey Rae, Norah Jones, Laura Mvula, and Fiona Apple. But her percussive piano-playing and soaring vocals give homage to her African upbringing. Leaving her career as a publicist in 2008, Ike has since played thousands of shows across the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest. She has had the opportunity to share the stage and open for Cody Chestnutt, Allen Toussaint, Tyrone Wells, and Najee to name a few. A write-up on NPR's All Things Considered says «The depth of subjects she tackles in her poetic lyrics are perfectly complemented by a unique blend of neo-soul, with just the right dash of pop...a truly compelling act to watch in person, with the ability to create an intimate setting in locations big and small.»
Brianna Kelly — is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist living in Cincinnati, Ohio. Along with her solo music, she plays guitar and sings in various projects including indie dreamgaze band Soften and experimental pop ensemble A Delicate Motor.
“Her thick, echoing guitar wraps around her meditative voice like grass spreading across the roots of trees.” — Marc Masters, Bandcamp
In February 2018, Brianna released four new songs on a split cassette paired with Utah drone project Sympathy Pain on Cincinnati’s Whited Sepulchre Records.
See you *and your entire crew* on Sunday!
— Chase Public
2868 Colerain Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45225
Sunday, July 15
Free — Donations encouraged to support touring artists.
This is a dry event, and no alcohol will be permitted.