Rorie Kelly & Nicola Vazquez

June 5th, 2023 8pm   Stage 1


The Ladybeast Collective presents…

Rorie Kelly

Rorie Kelly is an award-winning singer/songwriter/ladybeast from Long Island. Her mission in life is to spread healing through art, and to remind you to love yourself with the fierceness of a kitten that doesn’t know it is tiny. Her music has been featured in film and TV shows, received radio airplay around the world, and led her to perform at the Obama White House in 2016.

Her most recent album Shadow Work is about shining a light in the darkness and healing wounds. The production is big and dark, and performed largely by just two people – Rorie herself, and her father/production partner, Kevin Kelly. “It was exciting to us to see just how much power we could pack into these songs as two humans in a studio with a vision,” says Rorie. The songwriting looks deeply into topics like self worth, growth and letting go, and how our culture treats people who don’t fit the mainstream “default.” The opening song, “Full Moon Charm Bracelet,” was featured in the 2021 film Hearts and Vines, which won a Telly Award for Use of Music.

Nicola Vazquez

”…Adroit new presence…unadulterated pop/rock mastery…”Billboard Magazine

Some voices you hear…others you feel…few artists, let alone singer-songwriters, possess the ability to seductively draw in a listener and then knock them out with a one-two punch…Enter Nicola Vazquez. Her sultry blend of folk, rock, pop & soul is of the strong female caliber; like Bonnie Raitt and K.T. Tunstall…but make no mistake…Nicola is Nicola. Former Broadway performer turned Indie-Musician, her sizzling vocals, rhythmic guitar chops and soulful songs have been featured in Billboard, MTV, VH1, EMI/Songcircle Music, NBC, ABC, Oxygen’s “Bad Girls Club”, Songwriters Hall of Fame, Madison Square Garden and Yankee Stadium to name a few. She has opened for Eve 6, Edwin McCain, recorded for TOTR, and has shared the stage with Ricky Martin, Shanice, Muzz Skillings of “Living Color”. Nicola is composer/lyricist for the original Broadway-bound musical “For Real”, and is endorsed by Martin Guitars Artist Program, Lampifier Microphones and Dovetail Strings. With 5 independent CD Releases selling over 100,000 units in the past few years, Nicola currently performs, records, composes and teaches.