ELYMIE, How Mean, Oriana Setz, Sharlette

ELYMIE

How Mean

Oriana Setz

Sharlette

Tuesday, April 16

Doors: 7:15 pm / Show: 7:45 pm

$8.00

This event is 21 and over

  • Oriana Setz - 7:45
  • How Mean - 8:30
  • ELYMIE - 9:15
  • Sharlette - 10:20

ELYMIE
ELYMIE
Los Angeles-based artist Elymie isn’t your average singer-songwriter. A classically-trained vocalist, Elymie blends a wide array of idioms that meld together to create her own unique sound. Her first single, “Golden” is the perfect example as she combines electronic vocal processing to complement the lush arrangement laid by her band. Originally from New Jersey, she moved to New York City where she attended The New School For Jazz and Contemporary Music. During her tenure in New York City Elymie appeared in prominent stages throughout the city including performances at the Jazz At Lincoln Center’s The Appel Room (formerly known as The Allen Room), Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, and the now defunct Sweet Basil Jazz Club. She also co-hosted The Miele Sister’s Variety Show, a variety show she ran with her sister, comedian Liz Miele. Her collaboration with her sister doesn’t stop there as she also wrote the theme song to her sibling’s animated web series Damaged. She was recently was featured on EARMILK upon the release of her first single “Golden.” Elymie is slated to release her debut EP in early 2020.
How Mean
How Mean
Lead singer/guitarist Nick Foy and drummer Sam Cook recently teamed up to form How Mean after a late night, half-baked idea came to fruition. Originally from Mass, Foy and Cook strive to offer audiences more of a show than a concert, packing a greater punch than anyone would expect from a two man act.
Drawing influence from bands like Led Zeppelin and Brand New, How Mean’s way of reimagining familiar classics makes every song sound new again, combined with an equal dose of clever, crowd-pleasing originals which, according to Cook, fall under the genre of “gentle pressure.” As they continue to play more local shows, they look forward to expanding their act across the Los Angeles music scene. “We’re not here to make a living,” Foy says. “We’re here to make a killing.”
Oriana Setz
Oriana Setz
Oriana Setz is an Ecuadorian singer-songwriter, born in Venezuela and currently based in Los Angeles, CA. The young artist defines her genre as Indie Pop/Rock with R&B and Latin American Folk influences. Many have described her innovative music as warm to the soul and refreshing to the ear. This is because of her unique and versatile voice, the use of creative and unconventional harmonies that transcend popular music and the progressive content of her lyrics, which have depth and a transparency that are almost organic. Her major musical influences are Natalia Lafourcade, Jorge Drexler and Florence + The Machine.

Through her voice and her compositions full of metaphors, personal anecdotes and stories, Oriana Setz touches in relevant topics like self-empowerment, self-reflection and social activism in a society of need. “My main purpose as an artist is to be honest first with myself and then with my listeners. I believe that there is nothing more healing than to listen to authentic music. To be able to write it, you need to know yourself and accept both your abilities and limitations, too. Music has healed me many times in the past so I feel an indescribable satisfaction for every time my music has illuminated someone else’s life. This is what makes it worth the time and all the hard work. It is so amazing to realize that there is a point in which being honest with your music and believing every word you sing and every note you play is what makes others accidentally fall in love with it. There is no strategy; you simply surrender yourself to Art. It is so easy to try to impress others to receive their approval, but it is so much better when you decide to be real and to embrace the fact that you don’t need to try to fit in a place you clearly don’t and that you will be happier when you choose to make space for yourself instead.”

Oriana Setz gained a full scholarship to study vocal performance and songwriting at Berklee College of Music, Boston MA, where she recently graduated from (December 2018) as Magna Cum Laude due to her outstanding academic performance. Oriana is currently working on her upcoming EP Metamorfosis which will be a recompilation of original songs in Spanish and English including her newly released single Pieza Perdida.
Sharlette
Sharlette
Sharlette is a contemporary soulful pop artist and songwriter from London, who has performed with the likes of LeAnn Rimes, Boy George and also can be found performing the opening song “Make Believe” in the hit ITV series Endeavour (see Series 4, Episode 2).
Most recently Sharlette has featured on producer Anthony Harm track “Should’ve Been Me” (so far received 160,000 streams on Spotify), where her excellent powerful voice with natural vibrato is so evident.
No stranger to international stages such as New York, Amsterdam and LA, Sharlette has already sold out 3 of her own headline shows in London and recently performed with High On Heels in Dubai on New Years Eve.
With such a natural radio ready soulful voice, which is complimented by her strong elegant stage presence, it comes as no surprise that Sharlette is constantly in demand to perform at festivals such as: Rye Jazz, Cornbury, Marylebone and world famous coffee festivals in London, Amsterdam and New York.
Currently collaborating with artists, producers and songwriters in New York and LA, do keep eye out for her latest releases, where her vocal influences which range from Etta James to Lauryn Hill can clearly be heard!
Venue Information:
The Mint
6010 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, 90035
http://www.themintla.com/