Opening up was Sonic. "A former contestant on The Voice Season 8, Sonic's soulfully versatile and dynamic sound secured her a spot on Christina Aguilera's team and ultimately catapulted her to a spot in the show's top 20. Inspired by artists past and present like Pharrell Williams, Billie Holiday, Chaka Khan and Sade, Sonic incorporates these influences into her abstract r&b soulful sound. She released her three track mixtape titled 'WAV' in the summer of 2015, and is set to release an original, more in depth project, later this summer." Sonic's music is alternative and sultry, the band backing her and her voice brought on such a mood. They were able to hype up the crowd and make people dance, with soft melodic tones reminiscent of Sade meets Nelly Furtado. A phenomenal kick-off to the performances this evening.
and of course, closing out the show was Tangina giving us a full set of her music old and new, including her latest single "Anxious" and her first ever recording "Reasons", and even a cover. This has been my third time seeing Tangina Stone live in the past month and I am always impressed. Her band never disappoints and it is always an experience. This evening I was the photographer, but that did not slow me down from having a good time. Her album will be releasing very soon and more info is available for upcoming shows on tanginastone.com/ . For now here are a few moments I captured of her set.