SHP Showcase

SHP Showcase

Melanie Taylor. (8:50 PM)

Alone Together (9:40 PM)

Dough The Freshkid (11:20 PM)

Watrcup (12:10 AM)

Torrio Jetson (10:30 PM)

Sat, May 27, 2017

8:15 pm

$15.00

This event is all ages

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Melanie Taylor. - (Set time: 8:50 PM)
Melanie Taylor.
Melanie Taylor decided she was going to be a music business success story when she was a little girl dancing to Michael Jackson songs in her home, and she is presently in the process of willing it to be. Awards1, chart debuts2, high-profile collaborations3, accolades and the like are all part of a grand design that she created by sheer force of will.



Strong female role models in the music business are peeking out from behind what has held them back all these years. This is happening just in time for Melanie’s rise in the world of pop music. The singer has prepared for her platform through her involvement in organizations such as the P.A.I.N Foundation, 18 for 18 Project Rescue, the Gracie Awards - programs designed to empower women.



It all started with her mother – a single woman who decided she was going to have a child… no boyfriend, no set details of her plan. She spoke her truth into the universe and willed Melanie into being. Later, she built a business empire with Melanie’s step-father through her fortitude. These things taught the budding entertainer some important lessons.



For much of her life, Melanie was the only child of a single mother who was, by all accounts, a wanderer. She found theater provided her with an extension of her family. Melanie says, "I always considered my audiences like my brothers and sisters, since being an only child and moving a lot as a kid, the stage was really my only consistent home."



Melanie’s first album's primarily straight pop/dance style is now morphing slightly into her sophomore album's "rock-based vibe.” What has stayed the same, is her “feel-good soulful roots as a vocalist," she explains. She has written most of her upcoming album with producer Troy “R8DIO” Johnson, (Jesse McCartney, JLo, Chris Brown, Will Smith, Solange, 2Pac) and plans to release it later this year.



Melanie wanted to create a fun, yet empowered, collection of songs, a la that of one of her idols, Alanis Morissette. “I knew all her songs by heart as a kid,” she adds. That kind of forthright, spirited style of songwriting stuck with Melanie and shows up all over her work, worn like a badge of honor.
Alone Together - (Set time: 9:40 PM)
Alone Together
Dough The Freshkid - (Set time: 11:20 PM)
Dough The Freshkid
James L. Tyler better known by his stage name Dough the Freshkid (DTFK) was born in Gary Indiana but raised in South Central Los Angeles. While most rappers start their career by looking for a record deal, DTFK decided to start his independent label Every Penny Counts (EPC). In 2009, DTFK began building EPC Music Group from the ground up. Later that year he would PUSH his way on the scene with his mix-tape Million Dollar Dreams (MDD). In 2012 DTFK followed up MDD with "No More Dreams" (NMD) which has more than 50,000 downloads on the official DatPiff website. DTFK also released 4 unofficial mix-tapes without hitting the mainstream circuits.

DTFK has shared the stage with many mainstream artists including but not limited to DJ Quik, PacDiv, The Kool Kids, Dom Kennedy, Outkast, Wyclef, E40, Wu-Tang Clan, Twista, Too Short, Snoop Dogg, Mack 10, The Dogg Pound, Juvenile, Glasses Malone, The Alkaholiks and Chingy. All in all DTFK is on a meteoric rise. His viral numbers are steadily increasing with huge amounts of followers and subscribers from YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, etc. His music videos are acknowledged by several websites and blogs including, Hip Hop Lead, All Hip Hop.com, Thisis50, WorldStar Hip Hop, and VladTV.

Currently, DTFK is in the studio working on a new mix-tape project which is set to be released Spring Break 2013. DTFK is clearly focused on power moves where he continues to market and promote his brand THE PUSH throughout the colleges, viral, and live performances.
Watrcup - (Set time: 12:10 AM)
Torrio Jetson - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

All lineups and times subject to change