LOUNGE: Erisa Rei, Brock Zeman, Charlie Millikin

LOUNGE: Erisa Rei, Brock Zeman, Charlie Millikin

Sat · October 21, 2017

8:00 pm

$5.00

This event is 21 and over

Erisa Rei
Erisa Rei
It is rare to find a music artist so unique that you have to come up with a new phrase to classify their sound. Such is the case for Erisa Rei, a professional vocalist and songwriter firmly established in the Americana genre but possessing a sound that can be described only as “homegrown soul”. Whether she is performing at the legendary Blue Bird Café in Nashville or entertaining fans while touring Europe, Erisa’s down-to-earth personality and lyrical storytelling have helped audiences discover a genuine and authentic connection with her.
Brock Zeman
Brock Zeman
Over the course of 11 albums, Ottawa area singer songwriter Brock Zeman has built a reputation as a writer of great depth and passion, through his thoughtful, often personal songs.
Charlie Millikin
Charlie Millikin
BORN INTO A FAMILY OF MUSICIANS, SINGERS AND SONGWRITERS, CHARLIE'S UNQUENCHABLE PASSION FOR GREAT MUSIC AND MELODIES SEEMED ONLY NATURAL. HE GREW UP LISTENING TO EARTH WIND AND FIRE, STEVIE WONDER, AND THE DOOBIE BROTHERS AMONG OTHER GREATS, SO IT’S NO SURPRISE THAT BY THE AGE OF 6 HE WAS SINGING AND PERFORMING WITH HIS SIBLINGS FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS. IT WASN'T UNTIL HIGH SCHOOL THOUGH THAT HE REALLY GOT THE BUG, AND FLOURISHED. AT 18 HE PICKED UP THE GUITAR AND HASN'T LOOKED BACK, PLAYING SOLO GIGS WHILE WORKING AND ATTENDING SCHOOL.

RECENT ARTIST INFLUENCES SUCH AS GAVIN DEGRAW, ED SHEERAN, ANDY GRAMMER AND JOHN MAYER INSPIRED CHARLIE TO CONCENTRATE ON SONGWRITING, AND ULTIMATELY HIS FIRST EP. HIS FATHER, BILL, A PRODUCER, WRITER AND MUSICIAN WHO REACHED THE BILLBOARD CHARTS IN THE 80’S, PRODUCED CHARLIE’S 4 SONG SELF-TITLED DEBUT. THE SOUNDS OF THE EP ARE A PUNCHY COMBINATION OF 2016 POP AND SOUL, HIP HOP, GOSPEL, EDM, AND CLASSIC SINGER/SONGWRITER.

IN 2013, 2014 AND 2016 CHARLIE WAS CONTACTED BY THE PRODUCERS OF THE TV SHOW “THE VOICE” AND INVITED TO AUDITION IN CHICAGO, DALLAS AND NASHVILLE. HE ALSO RECENTLY WON “BEST ORIGINAL POP SONG” AND “BEST ORIGINAL SINGER/SONGWRITER SONG” IN THE 2016 OHIO MUSIC AWARDS AND THE OVERALL GRAND PRIZE IN THE SONGDOOR 2016 INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION WITH HIS SONG “CHANGE ME”
Venue Information:
The Elbo Room
2871 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL, 60657
http://www.elboroomlive.com/