Singer/Songwriter/Comedienne Celia has been described as “A cross between an Earthy Enya, Joan Baez, and Tina Fey.” She dishes up the most delicious concoction of the silly and sacred delighting audiences across the nation. In addition to having the kind of silky smooth voice often associated with classic Celtic Singers, such as “Celtic Woman”, Celia excels at comedy. She often transforms right on stage into one or more of her alter-egos-whose antics typically leave the audience howling with laughter. With powerful, heart-felt vocals and wacky comedic improvisations, the audience never knows what will happen with Celia on stage. Celia often uses sophisticated “looping” technology to perform duets, trios, and even larger ensembles with herself. Nothing is pre-recorded. She lays down a track then using the looping technology harmonizes with herself — all live and in real time. The result is an amazing listening experience for the audience. Celia has opened for notable authors: Neale Donald Walsch, Marianne Williamson & Dr. Masaru Emoto, provided live music for the Off-Broadway production of “Rum & Vodka, & has received a “Best Storytelling CD” nomination for “Irish Tales” by the International Just Plain Folks Awards (The Grassroots of Grammies). Her “Symbol” song has been named the “Anthem for the Veteran Pentacle Quest” in support of Religious tolerance & acceptance. Celia is from Wisconsin and calls Prescott, AZ home. She is currently touring with her 10th album, "Letting Go". Other releases include For The Asking, Red, Alabaster, and Blue, Breathe, Fire in the Head, Irish Tales, The Bard of Armagh: A Tribute to Tommy Makem, Naughty in Pink (The Trestle Foote Faerie) and Live at the Rock N Soul Café. No matter how many times you think you’ve seen Celia, you can never predict what she will do and how deeply she can reach into the soul of an audience. Celia’s range of styles and entertainment is far more than a concert. It is more like a full Cabaret. “Go out of your way to see her. You won’t be disappointed.” Rick’s Café Magazine “Celia’s music calls women to their glory and men to their hearts.” Marianne Williamson, Author “A Return to Love” “Celia is an ambrosia of vitality flowing from sweet to sass with the utmost of grace.” Gemma, “A Million Voice Choir” For more information about Celia, visit her Web site: www.celiaonline.com
Paola Bennet is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and semi-producer who hails from Boston. In December 2016 she released The Shoebox EP, the result of an Indiegogo campaign which raised more than its target goal. She has previously released two self-produced EPs: Something to Win in 2014 and Miles Further in 2013. She currently lives, writes, records, and performs in New York.
Take some good old fashioned folk, add a little indie and pop infusion, throw a little soul into the mix and you'll get Shana's unique style and sound. Born and raised in the middle of the Bible belt, Shana's roots go way down deep in Gospel music. You'll find yourself knee deep in her spiritually profound lyrics and melodic hooks. Shana is a worship leader, recording artist, speaker and author. She has opened for artists like Jason Crabb and 33 Miles, and performed at many festivals, churches, women's events and venues. Shana is on a mission to release honest and beautiful music to her fans and friends..
Beta Play was formed in early 2015 by Tom Cantillon on guitar and lead vocals, Michael Cantillon on keyboards and backing vocals, and Mike Dyer on bass and backing vocals. After three albums and two EPs between 2009 and 2013, Tommy & The High Pilots holed up together in a house for six weeks to create. What they created was something completely new. “We jammed as a band every day ‘Everybody turns up, get on your instrument and let’s see what happens,’” Tom remembers. “We just started bringing in new influences to what we were creating, to what would become the first EP.” Those new influences turned out to be more electronic, poppier, and more keyboard-based. “The older we got the more we got into the electronic devices that were at our fingertips and toying around with that really grew our sound exponentially.” And with that, Beta Play was off and running, armed with catchy dance-pop tunes that land them squarely in the conversation with contemporaries like The Chainsmokers, Twenty-One Pilots and Maroon 5. “We got a little more, I guess, “pop funk,” figures Tom Cantillon, trying to describe the turn in direction that birthed Beta Play, “kind of white boy pop-funk, a little quirky, a little snarky.
For 60 years, Club Passim in Harvard Square has been known as a premier listening room presenting new and established performers of genres ranging from folk and acoustic to jazz, and everything in between. The historic non-profit music venue presents over 400 shows per year to an audience of over 30,000.
Colette creates music that comes from a desire to refocus kindness. Remember your inner child? Sometimes eye-twinkles need re-charging. To help, Colette’s voice and lyrics craft magic, that her guitar weaves together. Influenced by guitarist like Chet Atkins, George Harrison, and Doc Watson, her guitar work somehow reflects all that. Cat Stevens, Carly Simon, Tori Amos, and Jewel are all influences that can be heard in her songs but what you hear is unique. Her performances are fun, funny, and though provoking. Colette has been touring/traveling and performing her music since 2012 and has become regularly featured on NPR, community radio and television from New England to Nebraska. Her second album "I Think I Am" was listed among the Best of 2016 by Folk Revival host Nick Noble on WICN, FM, Worcester.