Soul Clap Records Residency featuring Nona Hendryx, Pontchartrain, Social Lovers, Bamboozle

C'mon Everybody Presents:

Soul Clap Records Residency featuring Nona Hendryx, Pontchartrain, Social Lovers, Bamboozle

Fri · March 2, 2018

10:00 pm (event ends at 4:00 am)

$10.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

Soul Clap Records Winter Residency
Soul Clap Records Winter Residency
Soul Clap Records is blasting into 2018 with a three month winter residency at home in Brooklyn. Going down the first Friday of February, March and April at neighborhood establishment C’mon Everybody, the series is a chance for the Live side of the label to take center stage. Each month we shine a light on three artists from our musical family, celebrating new releases and lasting connections, while label boss Bamboozle aka Eli Soul Clap guides the turntables in different directions.

The residency kicks off February 2nd with New York disco phenomenon Midnight Magic, Funk Train connection Michael The Lion & Amy Douglas performing a special Live set and the fabulous stylings of The Illustrious Blacks.

March 2nd we celebrate the release of two new Soul Clap Records projects. A secret one we can’t announce until February and Detroit up and comer Pontchartrain will be launching his Citalmina EP. The icing on the cake is a rare live appearance by Modern Funk icons the Social Lovers.

April 6th goes out with a bang as we welcome eight piece Afro-Disco-Funk-Latin-Punk powerhouse Underground System to the label. Along with the first ever appearance of long time Soul Clap family FSQ’s new band, FSQ and The SQs featuring the one and only Dolette McDonald on vocals. To top it off we have longtime friend and collaborated Bosq joining Bamboozle on the wheels of steel.

2018 is a big year for Soul Clap Records with new EPs coming from Nona Hendryx, Ancient Deep, Pontchartrain and of course Soul Clap, albums lined up from Underground System and FSQ, the 5th edition of the Dancing On The Charles series a new compilation called Italo Funk and finally House On 45, a series of 45s of new house music from some of the guiding lights of Modern Funk and Electronic Music curated by Bamboozle. Come and join us on the mothership!
Nona Hendryx
Nona Hendryx
In the spirit of two fisted political singer songwriters such as, Nina Simone, and Joni Mitchell, Nona Hendryx tackles social issues, love and politics with a smoky vocal tessitura somewhere between funk and the end of the stratosphere. Hendryx’s legendary career spans six decades of sound and style evolution. Fans know her as a founding member of the girl group, Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles, (with Sarah Dash, Cindy Birdsong and Patti LaBelle,) known as “the Sweethearts of the Apollo Theatre” and inducted into the R&B Hall of Fame in 1999. In the 70s, the group morphed into the Rock & Funk Glam Diva's 'Labelle' with the #1 record, Lady Marmalade. Nona Hendryx emerged as the chief songwriter of the group’s socially conscious and illuminating message songs. If Labelle fans grieved the end of Labelle, Nona Hendryx fans welcomed a new one as the revolutionary art-rock, new-wave goddess embarked upon her own impressive Solo career, which spanned eight studio albums and engaged her with an impressive lineup of collaborators (Prince, Peter Gabriel, Talking Heads, Laurie Anderson, Bono and Cameo), resulting in top ten hits and a Grammy nomination (Rock This Houses with The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards on guitar).

Fast forwarding into the 20th and 21st without losing a note (or gaining a pound) Nona Hendryx remains the Queen of Transformation; writing music for theatre (the Roundabout’s BLUE, written and directed by Charles R. Wright and starring Phylicia Rashad), film (the Lee Daniels 2010 Oscar-nominated Precious), and producing and collaborating in the works of a new generation of artists as well as cowriting songs and appearing on the Terri Lyne Carrington Grammy Award winning, Mosaic Project with Esperanza Spalding, Cassandra Wilson, Diane Reeves and Sheila E.). An activist and vocal supporter for women’s rights, social, political and criminal justice. Helping to raise funds and awareness of HIV/AIDS from the outbreak of the epidemic and still involved today. Dreaming of being an educator because of her English Teacher and mentor Mrs. Lottie Dinkins, Nona worked with education organizations supporting women in prison, a school in Chicago founded by Monica Haslip, Little Black Pearl, taught Stage Craft at The Clive Davis Recording Academy and founded in 2016 her own Non Profit, SisterSMATR.org to bridge the gap in Science, Math, Art, Technology and Robotics for young women of color.

Nona added Ambassador for Artistry in Music at Berklee College of Music in Boston to her career. Working across three departments; Music Ensemble, Music Theater and Berklee’s Electronic Production and Design Department with the guidance of the EPD Chair Michael Bierylo. She recently collaborated with Berklee’s Dr. Richard Boulanger an Students and currently developing with Hank Shocklee (Public Enemy) a multi discipline performance with the merged schools, Berklee College and Boston Conservatory which will include BoCo’s Hip Hop Dance Teacher Duane Holland.

Hendryx presented multimedia performances at MoogFest and MASS MOCA. Having made yet another transformation into a multimedia ‘CyberDiva’, Hendryx still writes music across genres with politically and socially relevant lyrics wrapped in neo-funk grooves, other worldly and soulful vocals, and art-rock charged rhythms. Performing in and writing a song ‘Grace’ (Trust and Believe) for Carrie Mae Weems' Grace Notes marks the beginning of another artistic collaboration.

Not slowing down, 2018 will be an even busier year for Nona with the honor of being Joe’s Pub’s first Vanguard Residency Artist for and curating a series of shows over the twelve months being January 2018 along with a commission to create new multimedia work inspired by Carrie Mae Weems ‘Kitchen Table and Ulysses Dove’s ‘Urban Folk Dance’, Exploring another form of communication Nona has created a SiriusXM Radio show ‘The Nexus with Nona Hendryx’ discussing Music, Art and Technology, Nona’s three passions.
Pontchartrain
Pontchartrain
Detroit native and resident, Pontchartrain has been scouring record stores and DJing since 2005. During that time, in addition to crate-digging alongside some of Detroit's finest collectors, he has played many roles in the industry including promotion, remixing, producing and DJing under various monikers. The last decade of work, with the help of some notable Detroit mentors, have helped him cultivate a sound that represents the core of Detroit and Chicago house music, in equal parts with their disco and funk roots.

In his first year alone, his work has hit the top of the vinyl best-seller lists and been charted by some of the biggest names in the disco and house realm. His signing with one of the most established edits labels, Whiskey Disco, as well as helping to create a brand new label, Lovedancing, with his flagship EP selling out in record time, has marked him as one of the strongest introductions to the increasingly popular disco and funk revival.

Pontchartrain has releases planned for late 2015 and early 2106 on various labels including Whiskey Disco, Lovedancing, Kolour LTD, Editorial, Masterworks, and more. He has recently started internationally touring and is open for bookings worldwide.
Social Lovers
Social Lovers
amateur street funk w/ a splash of class
Venue Information:
C'mon Everybody
325 Franklin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11238
http://www.cmoneverybody.com/