Writers Block NYC

January 23rd, 2020 8:30pm   Stage 3

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Jenny Kern

According to A&R Factory, with her first single, “the Canadian-born, New York-based singer-songwriter hasn’t failed to amass plenty of attention with the magnetic vocal style and emotively piercing lyricism contained within Slow Burn. And it really isn’t hard to hear the appeal. Written within the melancholy of the candid and poignant lyricism is a generous serving of catharsis which will ensure that long after this track has faded out, the haunting introspective will stay with you.”

Jenny performed around Montreal during University before moving to NYC in 2013 where she started as a Page at NBC and quickly worked her way up to producer in the film and television industry. In 2018 Jenny decided to take a leap of faith and pursue full time her passion for music and songwriting. Drawing on her own experiences, her songs unfold through a confessional-style delivery revealing the strength that can only come through vulnerability.

"It’s almost cathartic, sharing emotion. Being open is not an easy feat for anyone. I want people to know that these songs come from an honest place. We all struggle to find comfort in ourselves while being open to the unexpected.”

In the fall of 2018, she recorded her debut EP and began performing at notable venues around New York City including Rockwood Music Hall and The Bitter End. Jenny’s debut EP is an intimate collection of songs from years of self-reflection on her personal experience with self-doubt, regret and the search for comfort in painful seasons.

In January 2019 she released her debut single, which received wide acclaim and immediately found an international audience on streaming platforms.

“Jenny is expressive in her seriousness of her lyrics, she shows all the cards. Every ratchet of emotions, describes her struggles and valiant efforts to conquer. We are human, and Jenny understands. This experiment, called life, is hard. Jenny’s songs and storytelling makes things better.” - comeherefloyd

Shortly after she released her debut EP in April 2019, she was invited on her first international tour in Europe and was featured on MTV and ABC. “It’s been a whirlwind journey so far. One I would never have expected to happen so quickly. I hope to continue writing music that is new and different, resonating with people around the world.”

Jenny is currently writing and recording new music with producer Andy Seltzer (Maggie Rogers, Chelsea Cutler) set for release late 2019, early 2020.

LAWD ITO

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Born (December 29th, 1990) Miguel Angel Rivera Jr, ITO is a Puerto Rican singer/songwriter, producer, musician and artist raised in the projects of the Bronx, a product of his upbringing. While rooted in salsa, hip-hop and R&B, Rivera ventures into various genres of music: EDM, Latin Jazz, Funk, Trap/Hip-Hop and Contemporary Pop.

Some of his works include co-writing for “Trust” – Disco Killerz ft. The 9D’s (Armada Records), “Fool Me Twice” – Kastra ft, Zach Matari and DJ Dramos. (Xelon Entertainment) This Bronx native has also done extensive co-writing and co-production work on two singles, “Mirror” & “Dancando” – Zach Matari

“Dancando” has received significant notoriety by being placed on various Spotify playlists including, Global X, Arab X, and many more.

Between the years 2017-2018, he has participated in various producer and songwriting competitions including, winning 1st place for the MusicWorks NYC Producer Challenge (August ’17) and placed 2nd for the iStandard iWrite NYC Songwriter Competition (March ’18). ITO also made the top 12 in iStandards Power of the Pen 2 National songwriting competition in Atlanta, Georgia.

“Aguanile” featuring New York City native, Nitty Scott, is set to be released August 20th, 2019 and will be available on Spotify, YouTube and Apple Music. Lawd Ito will be releasing his debut EP “Different Perspective”and will feature artists BRBN and Jivinch; to be released in October ’19.

Girl Blue

Girl Blue is the moniker of singer-songwriter/producer Arielle O’Keefe. Compared often to the likes of Laura Marling, Bonnie Raitt, Carole King and Jeff Buckley, she is a powerhouse vocalist with the rare ability to write songs that both catch the ear and touch the heart. Girl Blue’s first single, “Fire Under Water” was released completely independently, and was immediately recognized by Spotify on their “New Music Friday” playlist. It has since been featured in Visit Las Vegas’ viral commercial “Now and Then”, and sits comfortably at over 2.5 million streams on Spotify alone. Spotify embraced Girl Blue once again with the release of her cover of Fleetwood Mac’s hit song “Dreams”, giving her another spot on “New Music Friday”. O’Keefe is a rare and genuine talent, most especially shining as a live performer, where she has the unique ability to silence a room with just her voice and a guitar. She continues to tour regularly and record her own music independently, planning a full length album for release.