CAROL RIDDICK & GERALD VEASLEY "I GOT LIFE: THE MUSIC OF NINA SIMONE" (T)
This sultry songstress-songwriter has graced stages from her hometown of Philadelphia and across the globe, winning fans and admirers with her extraordinary voice and presence. Highly regarded in the music community for her vocal dexterity, mesmerizing performances and genuinely warm personality, Carol is a unique entertainer whose evolution is ongoing.
Born and raised in South Philadelphia, music has been a part of her life since she was a teenager. It was in her early adulthood that the industry took notice of her vocal talent when she got her start touring with Will Smith and Jazzy Jeff.
Since then, Carol has blessed the tracks of many distinguished artists. She is featured on records by Anthony Hamilton, Jill Scott, Norman Brown, Kindred The Family Soul and a host of others. Most notably, her distinct vocal delivery can be heard on Musiq’s “Soulstar”, the title track on his multi-platinum album.
After partnering with Axis Music Group, a Philadelphia-based record company, Carol creatively spearheaded the creation of her debut CD. What some consider a huge undertaking for an artist came natural to Carol who co-produced and co-wrote the majority of the tunes on “Moments Like This”.
Carol has collaborated with GRAMMY award winning producers and songwriters including James Poyser (Erykah Badu, The Roots), Anthony Bell (Jill Scott, Jewel), and Carvin Haggins & Ivan Barias (Musiq, Faith Evans). Carol’s fondness for the Philly International and Motown recordings on which she grew up is reflected in her debut album, "Moments Like This", which carries on the tradition of music that moves people.
Her Sophomore project "Love Phases" which includes the soul stirring single "Love Like I've Never Been Hurt Before” is scheduled for release in January of 2015 and is a collection of songs expressing facets of the joy and hurt of love; whether it be romantic or self-love.
In addition to her solo efforts, Carol also lends her impressive background vocal ability to musically acclaimed R&B crooner and Prince of Sophisticated Soul, Will Downing’s live performances, appearing as one of his background vocalists. Her performance of the riveting duet “Nothing Has Ever Felt", originally recorded by Will Downing and the incomparable Rachelle Ferrell, is sure to take your breath away.
Her beautiful spirit, sensuous stage shows and passionate vocal delivery will surely soothe your ears and alter your spirit in the most alluring way.
With the support of Gerald Veasley and Band, Carol will perform a very special tribute to the high priestest herself, the legendary Nina Simone.
SHOWTIMES7:00pm & 9:00pm / $25
WHERE600 North Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19130
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