Killiam Shakespeare is a critically acclaimed music collective based in Philadelphia. Led by Steve McKie and Corey Bernhard – both seasoned musicians and producers whose status as artists are matched only by the caliber of performers they've collaborated with, including Bilal, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and John Legend. Versatility is synonymous with Killiam Shakespeare, who seamlessly blend jazz, funk, hip-hop, R&B and soul. The band prides themselves on their creative process and collaborations, which in turn translates into their progressive genre blending sound, as also noted “...breeds an eclectic palette that comes more from musical experience and community than outside sources." - Huffington Post
-Check them out @ https://soundcloud.com/killiamshakespeare-
Reesa Renee has notably earned her position as an entertainer. While performing in front of audiences nationwide and internationally, she has headlined: Live Nation's historical Fillmore venue, The House of Blues, Howard Theater and The Gladstone in Toronto to name a few. After launching her solo career in January 2011 and winning the prestigious Amateur Night at The Apollo, with her original song "Got Me Loose", Reesa went on to release her debut album "Reelease" which charted in the Top 20 for R&B/ Soul on iTunes and landed her first tour entitled "The Wonderland Cool Tour". Reesa Renee released her EP "Lover's Rock" and it was later highlighted as one of the top local albums of 2015 by The Washington City Paper.
Reesa offers a very unique sound and energy that resonates with her fans and everyone she comes in contact with. With an undeniable energy both on and off stage she is destined to take this industry by storm! "Think, Jill Scott, meets Andre 3000, just to turn back around and meet Lauren Hill. That's Reesa Renee all wrapped up into one. When Reesa Renee sings, I feel her heartfelt vocals deep down in my soul. Her voice is effortlessly beautiful, and powerful enough to make you stop what you're doing, listen and take notice..." - www.SalootMagazine.com
If you are a new arrival to Charlotte, then you might be unaware of the lack of intimate venue space within the city. So when, we came across this gem in Fall of 2016, we had to get involved. Hattie's Tap & Tavern, is not just a dive bar, it's actually a small music venue. Fitting around 150 people inside, the atmosphere is just right to celebrate with family and meet new friends.
"Fans of craft beer, giant Jenga, and golden retrievers, alike, call this dive a stand-out favorite. The expansive covered patio is neon graffiti-clad and dog friendly, offering side-walk chalk, corn hole, and various other lawn games for those not steady-handed enough for Jenga. Each of these affairs is best enjoyed with one of Hattie's 24 rotating beers on tap (most of which are North Carolina brews), or a mixed drink from the fully-stocked bar (try the Moscow mule, made with beet kombucha). With weekly events ranging from bingo and karaoke nights to live musical performances, both you and your dog will have little reason to drink elsewhere." www.thrillist.com