James Tillman & Elysse Jan 30

    7:30 Doors $17.00 adv/ $20.00 door


    Elysse is a Brooklyn-based vocalist and composer who crafts cinematic, genre-bending songs. Elysse discovered her penchant for songwriting while pursuing an MA in Cultural Studies at NYU, taking cues from such artistic influences as Antonio Carlos Jobim, Stevie Wonder, and Joni Mitchell to cultivate a panoramic yet intimate style spanning a vast spectrum of idioms from psychedelic soul to chamber pop, all anchored in her passion for poetics and the written word. She released her debut single "Eve," to critical acclaim, and is poised to release her debut album project in 2020. 

    “Elysse herself most readily recalls Jill Scott, or better yet KING with slightly better chops, sipping at the waters of jazz and quiet storm soul, with a vulnerability that suits the lyrical arc of passion, lust, loss and regret.” - SoulBounce.
    Born and raised in Washington DC, singer-songwriter/producer James Tillman surfaced in early 2013. After spending some time in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tillman self-released his notable Shangri La EP in 2014. Garnering comparisons to Marvin Gaye and Nick Drake, Tillman's Shangri La received praise from music and media sources around the world Tillman continued to grow his fan base touring as an opener for Tune-Yards and performing throughout North America. Tillman then released his debut album Silk Noise Reflex in 2016. The album saw a sold out special-edition physical release  and headline show in Tokyo, Japan. Tillman's song "Casual Encounters" expanded his reach and fan base after appearing in the Netflix Series Dear White People. Tillman is based in Brooklyn, NY.