Meiko w/ Marissa Lauren & Kathryn Dean

Meiko w/ Marissa Lauren & Kathryn Dean

Marissa Lauren, Kathryn Dean

Sun, January 14, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Saint Rocke

Hermosa Beach, CA

$13.50 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

Meiko
Meiko
Buzzworthy singer-songwriter MEIKO, who is one-quarter Japanese on her maternal grandmother’s side, was born and raised in rural Georgia. She got her start in 2007 at the venerable Los Angeles venue The Hotel Café (where she also worked as a bartender). Since then she’s released three critically-acclaimed albums and numerous EPs through MySpace/DGC, Concord Records and Universal Japan. Meiko has built a massive tour following in the U.S. performing as a headliner and also as support for artists including Jewel, KT Tunstall, Eric Hutchinson, Mat Kearney and others, and she’s also toured Europe and Asia multiple times. Live performances on late night TV shows including Conan, Jay Leno and Carson Daly further fanned the flames, and her hit song “Stuck On You” was played on radio across the U.S. and even reached #1 on the radio charts in Japan.
Marissa Lauren
Marissa Lauren
Marissa Lauren is a singer/songwriter from Redondo Beach, CA. She writes piano driven Pop music with heavy Indie Pop and Folk influences, plus the occasional sprinkling of R&B, giving her a truly unique sound. She has been compared to artists like Regina Specktor, Sara Bareilles, Kate Nash, and Adele. Marissa recently caught the attention of singer Ingrid Michaelson who called her voice 'beautiful' & 'haunting'. Since then, she has opened for comedian, Lena Dunham, on her unconventional book tour 'Not That Kind of Tour', and began working on her Debut EP 'Now & Forever'.

Marissa was awarded Best Vocals, Most Original, and Song of The Year at UC Irvine's Antstock music festival; a campus-wide competition for songwriters. Her cover of Nicki Minaj's, 'Starships' gained much attention when Nicki Minaj herself tweeted Marissa's video to her 17 million followers. 97.1 AMP Radio also named Marissa's acoustic/acapella version of 'Starships' one of "the best covers of the year's hottest tracks!".

Her cover projects have also inspired her to explore music production. Today, she arranges, records, and produces music projects from her home studio. When she isn't writing, or collaborating with other artists and producers, you can find her playing solo sets (and whenever possible, with a full band) all over Southern California.
Kathryn Dean
Kathryn Dean
Armed with her unique perspective, musical integrity and soul-bearing vocals, Kathryn Dean's distinct sound has immense depth and intelligence both lyrically and musically. She delivers an honest performance that tells her unique stories in a way that inspires and impacts the human spirit like a true artist does. "The message of my songs is that it isn't about being perfect. It is about recognizing that every up and down has an equally valuable life lesson. Take a potentially powerless situation and turn defeat into victory", Kathryn says.

It's been an incredible time for Kathryn Dean who has been working hard writing, recording and rehearsing in preparation for her debut release out this year. To bring her creative vision to life Kathryn has teamed up with writers and producers who have worked with Christina Aguilera, Bruce Springsteen, The Mars Volta, and Counting Crows. Her debut EP shipped nationally and dropped to radio September 8th 2014, with the first single - "I'll Show You Crazy".

The exciting music video for the single was directed by Paul Boyd whose many credits include - Goo Goo Dolls, Seal, Celine Dion and Sting.

Beyond writing for her own music releases, Kathryn's songwriting catalogue has been used in films, television and compilations. Her originals have been featured on NBC's coverage of the nationally televised Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular in 2013 and various shows on CBS and MTV. She has been twice selected as a semi-finalist in Reverbnation's Unsigned Only American Song Writing Contest and is an International Acoustic Music Award recipient.

In August 2014 her songs "So Undeniable" and "Told You So" were heard by a television viewing audience that averages about 42 million an episode in Brazil on the night time drama MALHACAO.

When asked about her songwriting Kathryn says, "My songs are a reflection of my own experiences and those around me. Songwriting is very cathartic for me and I hope that my songs are as therapeutic for my listeners."

Upon completion and release of her full length album early 2015, tour dates will commence.
Venue Information:
Saint Rocke
142 Pacific Coast Highway
Hermosa Beach, CA, 90254
http://www.saintrocke.com