BSKi

C'mon Everybody presents:

BSKi

AC Lincoln, Silent Knight

Wed · August 16, 2017

8:00 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

BSKi
BSKi
BSKi (pronounced "bee-skee"), a first generation “Nuyorican” grew up in Haverstraw, NY listening to his father play guitar and sing classic boleros by the likes of Rafael Hernandez and Trío Vegabajeño. His family singing group, Élan, was signed to Columbia Records before evolving into what became the soul-pop indie collective, Live Society who released three studio albums together, including their 2014
swan-song, Only a Disaster.

2014 brought an air of upheaval as the dissolution of Live Society occurred simultaneously as a vocal injury threatened to permanently end BSKi’s singing career. Opting to undergo a risky procedure to remove what’s known as a sulcus from one of his vocal cords, BSKi wasn’t able to sing for four months and had to face the unanswerable question: “who am I if I can’t sing?” Fortunately, he had a full recovery and emerged from that period with a new focus, sound and record.

The music on Keep It Light evokes a 70s Stevie Wonder meets 90s New Jack Swing vibe while Collazo adds his own, at times, sarcastic, tongue-in-cheek lyrical approach for a uniquely personal record. The song “Let Your Hair Down” manages to simultaneously pay homage and poke fun at the “sexy lover man” persona so prevalent in R&B, matching an infectious groove with lyrics like “if I had game, I wouldn’t need to sing.” BSKi explains,“Both musically and lyrically, these songs sound and feel more like me than anything I’ve ever done.“
AC Lincoln
AC Lincoln
Born on the Island of St. Croix, in the middle of his parents' tour of the US Virgin Islands, Mr. Lincoln was exposed immediately to life as an artist.

Raised in NYC, by the age of five his Jazz Acclaimed parents Marion Cowings and Kim Kalesti noticed an inherent musicality in Mr. Lincoln. Specifically his affinity for moving his feet rhythmically. This lead to his folks gifting AC his very first pair of Tap Shoes. This young impresario quickly became popular on the NYC tap scene sharing the stage with the original "hoofers" of the time, Tap legends such as Peg Leg Bates, Jimmy Slyde, Savion Glover, Buster Brown and Henry Latang. By the age of 16, AC Lincoln was already a bit seasoned. Having had the opportunity to perform internationally with his family including grammy nominated sister Emily King, AC began composing music and songwriting. Known for sultry and smooth vocals, groove-driven rhythms and an electric, dynamic stage presence, AC Lincoln has and continues to perform and record his original music in NYC and abroad.

“Multi-talented” – New York Times

“Explosive… crooning… furious bursts of tap dancing” - Notes from the Underground, T Magazine
Silent Knight
Venue Information:
C'mon Everybody
325 Franklin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11238
http://www.cmoneverybody.com/