Katelyn Tarver

Katelyn Tarver (10:30 PM)

Jake Scott (9:30 PM)

Echo Kellum (8:45 PM)

The Tenth (8:00 PM)

DJ Vicious Lee

Fri, August 23, 2019

7:30 pm

$15.00

This event is all ages

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Katelyn Tarver - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Katelyn Tarver
Katelyn Tarver, the Georgia-born, LA-based, singer-songwriter and actress has been determinedly finding her way towards you from all corners of the music industry since the age of 12.

Having initially been propelled into the nation’s consciousness as part of Spice Girl-impressario Simon Fuller’s 'American Juniors', Tarver went on to release a debut album at the age of 15, followed by a tour supporting then up-and-coming, Jonas Brothers. She ended up signing with their management, which resulted in a move to LA and a side-step into acting. Recurring roles in Nickelodeon’s 'Big Time Rush' and ABC’s 'No Ordinary Family' followed, but music - the desire to both write and perform it - always remained at her core.

After parting ways with management Tarver released a new, independently-created EP in 2011, the tellingly-titled 'A Little More Free'. “By that point I'd gotten more of grip on who I was,” she says. “I realised I had to push myself and figure out what I wanted to say. I was completely on my own and I had this fire under me of like 'I'm going to put my music out'.”

The decision to focus fully back on music was soon rewarded when, during a session with pop goliath Wayne Wilkins (Beyoncé, Leona Lewis), Tarver co-wrote 'Crazy Stupid Love', a song that would give pop darling Cheryl Cole her fourth UK #1 single. Keen to keep momentum moving on her own project, Tarver went into the studio with Childish Gambino collaborator Ludwig Göransson. Fuelled by the intoxicating lure of the LA lifestyle, the pair came up with the immaculate 'Weekend Millionaires' (“all the young fools, we're starving in Bel Air”), a pulsating deconstruction of the American dream. “I wrote it from experience of observing friends and LA culture, and how it makes you crazy,” she says.

Self-releasing the song initially just on Soundcloud, blog praise and remixes from the likes of Young Bombs, Skizzy Mars and Samurai followed, helping inspire Tarver to complete what became 2017’s ‘Tired Eyes EP’ - so-named because of its exquisite mix of being both cynical and hopeful. Lead by the day-glo 'Weekend Millionaires' - its five tracks were the perfect introduction to an observational songwriter who can turn the ups and downs of the human condition into hugely melodic pop gold. The BURNS-produced 'Hate To Tell You’ (an ode to dealing with idiot men in LA bars) seemed evidently clairvoyant of what would become the national conversation only a few months later. It was the Nashville-penned ballad 'You Don't Know’ however that truly stuck a chord with the pop masses upon release. “The song came about through wanting to be left alone and not have anyone try to cheer you up,” she says of the EP's centerpiece. “I really wanted to tap into that feeling of not being okay and letting that emotion sit there.” Katelyn’s tender live take of the song – now with over 30 Million YouTube views – displays thousands of comments from fans from all over the world who clearly found solace in such a sentiment.

Following a run of live shows throughout 2017/18, Tarver made a venture back into acting the world appearing alongside Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson in HBO’s “Ballers" in mid 2018 and dropped a brand new collection of songs in the 6 track ‘Kool Aid EP’, which featured productions/collaborations with Sir Sly and Wrabel and RAC.

With an appearance on NBC’s Songland this August 2019, Tarver begins a new chapter of releases – the first of which ‘Sinking In’ will be released August 21st 2019.
Jake Scott - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Jake Scott
Jake Scott has been releasing a new single every month since January 2018 and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.

Scott combines the timelessness of storytelling with infectious melodic instincts. The singer/songwriter/producer released his first EP Of Life and Love and Longing in the fall of 2013. The EP charted in the Billboard Heatseeker charts and quickly caught the attention of industry professionals. Shortly after, he left his hometown in Arkansas to pursue a career in Los Angeles. He spent several years writing and producing songs alongside Grammy award winning songwriter/producer, David Hodges, for the likes of Jason Mraz, Aloe Blacc, Carrie Underwood and more. In 2015 he released his first full-length album, Silhouettes & Sand, which also peaked at number 2 on the iTunes Charts.
Echo Kellum - (Set time: 8:45 PM)
Echo Kellum
Echo Kellum is a Chicago-born musician/producer who originally cut his teeth on the stage and screen as an actor. His brother was in the infamous Chicago-based gangsta rap group L.E.P. who was signed to Sony Records in the mid-2000s but was taken too soon. Having a lifelong passion for music, Echo departed his role on the CW’s Arrow in 2019 to pursue that dream. Influenced by hip hop, electronica and R&B, Echo is ready to make his mark on the music industry while at the same time carry on his brother’s musical legacy.
The Tenth - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
The Tenth
the tenth, a bubble gum punk band based in Los Angeles.
DJ Vicious Lee
DJ Vicious Lee
Shannon Lee Brown (D.J. Vicious Lee), a turntable veteran of 25 years was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. The talented DJ has traveled the globe touring with Tone’ Loc and with Hidden Beach Records “Unwrapped All Stars”. He is the only DJ to appear on a Tupac Shakur recording and has worked with Hollywood heavy weights Marta Kauffman, musical icon Will I AM of the Black Eyed Peas and sports legend Magic Johnson. He also was featured on The Arsenio Hall show as a guest DJ with The Posse
( Vicious Lee On Arsenio Hall Show) and the lead in DJ for the Celebration of the Life of Prince giving by Mayor Eric Garcetti & City Of Los Angeles. (Celebration of the life of Prince).
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

All lineups and times subject to change