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Saturday, March 15 • 8:50pm - 9:20pm
Renee Sebastian

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The Bay Area has supplied the music industry with fresh innovators including The Grateful Dead, Keyshia Cole, Green Day, En Vogue, Goapele, Jennifer Johns, Toni Tony Tone? and Ledisi who have introduced us to the diverse musical pulse of Northern California, but now vocalist Renee Sebastian is determined to invigorate the R&B/Soul genre with distinctive elements of fluidity and eclectic harmonies on her debut album Mrs. Sebastian, featuring production from multi-talented instrumentalists whose repertoires include work with such prolific artists as 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Leela James, Christina Aguilera, Lauryn Hill, Joss Stone and Meshell N'degeocello. The R&B landscape is chockablock with female singers. Today's newcomers--the talented and the wannabes--must work that much harder to get their respective voices heard. On this, her debut, talented Bay Area artist Renee Sebastian shows that she is up for the task.? Billboard Magazine ?Ren?e Sebastian?s second release, Mrs. Sebastian, is jam-packed with creativity and idiosyncrasies. Sebastian?s competent singing weighs down the remaining five cuts which have compelling arrangements and compositions that could give Prince a run for his money. This is a refreshing offering for 2008.? Rolling Out Urbanstyle Weekly "Please Break My Heart" a cut from Renee Sebastian's debut album won Renee a place in the Top 5 vocalists featured in SingerUniverse Magazine whose Advisory Board includes highly respected and acclaimed music industry leaders Walter Afanasieff, Chaka Khan, Jay Landers, Lis Lewis, and Billy Mann.? Singeruniverse Magazine ?While she may be drop dead gorgeous, Sebastian prefers people to check out what?s inside. In many ways Sebastian?s music defies classification. Heavily influenced by pop melodies, it also recalls old school soul, rock and R&B.? The Los Angeles Independent Newspaper ?Once listeners have experienced the eclectic and harmonious vibe that Sebastian effortlessly transports with her honey-tongued vocals and melodic beats, one will quickly discern what all of the frenzy is about.? Garage Band ?She possess the fierce triple threat of talent, attractiveness and intelligence. Renee?s debut is nothing short of remarkable, a potent mixture of charming sentimentality, heroic feminism and the dawn of new beginnings, this collection of rhythmic poetry is all about transformation.? EUR Web Renee Sebastian official site: http://www.reneesebastian.com

Saturday March 15, 2008 8:50pm - 9:20pm
Victorian Room at The Driskill 604 Brazos St

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