“Lyrical as hell…” -Wendy Day of the Rap Coalition (describing Soul Daddy) Soul Daddy was raised in the city of Atlanta, where he refined his skills in emcee battles and live shows. His childhood was inspired and influenced by hip-hop, classic jazz, soul and funk. He learned to incorporate these influences into his own music, and found that his new musical direction resonated with listeners in a fresh and exciting way. Eventually enticed by the allure of the West, Soul Daddy moved to Denver a few years ago. After a year of hosting The Speakeasy in Denver, a jazz & poetry open mic at Dazzle, Soul Daddy has continued to perform regularly with his band Blackfyre, making monthly appearances at Herb's Hideout and India's Pearl, as well as shows at other venues around the city and in Boulder, including The Meadowlark, Cervantes, the Laughing Goat and more. An avid fan of both comic books and campy humor, Soul Daddy has a mental catalog of Steven Wright jokes that slip into his live performances from time to time, often to the chagrin of his band. Soul Daddy’s CD, A Safe Place, is a soothing fusion of hip-hop with musical elements ranging from neo-soul to jazz, blues and folk (masterfully mixed and recorded by Micah Ortega, formerly of Five Iron Frenzy). Guest appearances on the new CD include: • Rappers Jean Grae and Elzhi (Slum Village) • Denver musicians Jessica Sonner and Justin Croft (Hearts of Palm) and more Favorite tracks include: Perfect Sunday (a reflective musical homage to folk legends Simon & Garfunkel), No Drank (Jean Grae & Soul Daddy’s parody of Top 40 club anthems), and Move! (a soulful call to positive, forward movement). Soul Daddy premiered his CD with a live band at Dazzle Restaurant and Lounge on December 11, 2008; a show which quickly SOLD OUT. (According to the management at Dazzle, at least 40 concertgoers were turned away as the club was filled to its 100-person capacity.)
Every Monday night at Ophelia's. Drink specials. No Cover.
Born and raised in the City of Angels, soulful producer/vocalist/instrumentalist Shoffy champions electronic-based Pop/R&B fused with guitar and smooth vocals. By day, Shoffy, real name Alex Shofler, worked as a financial analyst until recently -- now, he's pursuing music full-time. Writing and producing since age 14, Shofler has jumped from different projects and bands, until embarking on his solo career. His first wide release under the Shoffy moniker came in November 2015 with single "Takes My Body Higher" ft. Lincoln Jesser off his EP conversations in the a.m. The single spread virally and reached 33 million plays (and growing) on Spotify and 13 Million video plays on YouTube. Achieving this organically without any promotion, "Take My Body Higher" also claimed a spot on the Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Charts for 12 weeks, peaking at #19. Following this success, Shofler released a new EP, somewhere between nostalgia and paradise, leading with "Home," a track he wrote and co-produced. All of the songs on the seven-track EP are written, and most produced or co-produced, by Shofler, and feature him playing various instruments throughout. Standout cuts include "Home" and "Movin On" -- a beautiful and simple testimony to a love lost, written originally with only his guitar and vocal. somewhere between nostalgia and paradise also features collaborations with fellow hype-worthy peers including Jack LNDN on "Better Off Here," TA?CHES on "Eat Your Friends," and RKCB as co-producer and co-writer on "Home."$12.00 - $17.00
John and Amy have been dueling together since 2012 and each have ten years of experience behind them. They have played for numerous weddings, corporate events, and dueling piano clubs across the nation. With their endless repertoire streaming from jazz standards, to classic rock, to top 40's pop, to hip-hop, they are able to entertain any audience! Their all-request show includes two pianos, sound gear, lighting, and most importantly, two fun musicians to play whatever you want to hear.
Trumpeter and vocalist, Jennifer Hartswick is one of the most exciting performers in music today. She exudes confidence and joy and brings her own refreshing spirit to the stage every time she performs. Jennifer’s music is honest, soulful and comes with a maturity far beyond her years. Hartswick is an original member of the Trey Anastasio Band and has recorded/shared the stage with Herbie Hancock, Phish, Christian McBride, Tom Petty, Aaron Neville, Carlos Santana, The Rolling Stones, Big Gigantic, Dave Matthews, Meghan Trainor and countless others. Jennifer’s live performances are renowned as spontaneous, joyful and contagious. Her natural charisma and sincerity shines through, and each performance is a celebration of musical collaboration. And whether she is wailing on the trumpet or singing an intimate vocal solo, her performance is all part of a single seamless instrument, one that is played not only with astounding technical proficiency, but also with sensitivity, conviction and heart. Nicholas Cassarino (Nth Power, Big Daddy Kane) "oozes more soul in one finger than most guitarists could create in a lifetime......with a voice that immediately wraps the room in sex appeal". Jennifer and Nicholas have been playing, writing, laughing, and storytelling for almost two decades. Born and raised in Vermont, their bond is ever present in this intimate acoustic duo. Hartswick and Cassarino have each made names for themselves, touring tirelessly. Their passion, dedication and sophistication are evident in their joyous, soulful performances, providing audiences with a truly special musical experience.$13.00 - $27.00
Ricky and Cherise, with their pool of rhythm sections, they are, Ricky Earl Band Featuring Cherise! So, Ricky Earl is a Louisiana Blues Man; the Piper of the Blues brings a new vibe of blues music to the scene. His Chicago Style Blues Music is a mix of Johnny Taylor, Chuck Berry and Sam Cooke, BB king all wrapped up in one. Ricky has worked with some of the greatest blues artist like, Little Milton, and Albert King. He has traveled throughout Europe, Japan, and the United States, making appearances in blues festivals, and venues all over the world. Ricky Earl is a true blues trend-setter. Cherise has made a name for herself in the soul and blues genre by working with the likes of Sam Mayfield, Solomon Burke and the present , Mr. Ricky Earl. She is a lightning rod on stag as she dances and sings her way into your heart.
SNAP! 90’s Dance Party at Ophelia's Electric Soapbox DJ A-L DJ Garthy Garth DJ Yohuck DJ Love DJ Gary Givant www.snap90sdenver.com$12.00 - $20.00
Brazilian Chill/Bossa Nova