Date and Time
Friday, January 25th, 2013 at 8:00pm
NICOLE BERKE & CHANCE HAYDEN DUAL RELEASE SHOW
After spending well over a year conceiving, writing, co-producing and funding their respective albums with the help of generous Kickstarter endorsements, NICOLE BERKE and CHANCE HAYDEN are ready to release their new recordings! These distinctive artists give much credit to their Portland-based community as their new projects culminate together on Friday, January 25th at Jimmy Mak’s. Opening the show is the incredibly soulful and talented keyboardist/vocalist Jarrod Lawson, who will set the vibe for what will undoubtedly be an exciting and celebratory night.
NICOLE BERKE's full-length album "THIS BRIGHT BEFORE" is the long awaited follow-up to her acclaimed debut EP "Frondescence," which was released in 2008. The new record chronicles the last five years of her life with genuine power and soul. Recorded by Portland favorites Dave Friedlander, Steve Watkins and Tanner Cundy, the album also features a talented slew of local musicians: Josh Lava (who also co-produced the record), Nathaniel Daniel, Arcellus Sykes, Bill Marsh, Jarrod Lawson, Max Ribner, Mary-Sue Tobin, and many more. Hailing influence from artists such as Fiona Apple, Erykah Badu and Stevie Wonder, Berke's music is a fresh and well-crafted take on what soul-pop-jazz can be.
CHANCE HAYDEN's debut record, "THE FAMILY TREE" is rich with vintage keyboards, horns and backup vocals while maintaining a desirable organic feel. Artists such as Lenny Kravitz and Rapheal Saddiq provide Hayden with the inspiration to create music with classic R & B stylings and modern sensibilities.