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June 2, 2017 @ 10:00 pm - June 3, 2017 @ 12:00 am

Apollo Music Cafe: 
Killiam Shakespeare and Nicholas Ryan Gant

Friday, June 2 at 10 PM

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Ticket Prices Start At Just $20

About The Show

Apollo Music Cafe: Killiam Shakespeare 

Curated by Soul Factory Presents

A constantly colorful and “changing pattern or sequence of objects or elements” defines the essence of a Kaleidoscope, which in comparison describes the dynamic and critically-acclaimed band, Killiam Shakespeare. Led by music duo Steve Mckie (drummer/producer) and Corey Bernhard (keys/producer), the band is comprised of a unique collective of diverse musicians (electric guitar Simon Martinez and Anthony Decarlo, and percussion Aaron Draper), that formed a creative element musically fused with the various genres they are influenced by, such as jazz, funk, hip-hop, R&B and soul. The name “Killiam Shakespeare” is derived from two perspectives: “Killiam” an inventive word coined by Mckie and Bernhard, as an expression or urban vernacular to forcefully impact the airwaves musically, by “slaying it”. The second perspective, “Shakespeare” is from their intellectual influence by the historic playwright, William Shakespeare from his famous quote from “Romeo & Juliet” Go wisely and slowly. Those who rush stumble and fall.

*The Apollo A-LIST advance price is $15 until midnight June 1.  Please note there is a $10 drink/food minimum. Sign up for the ALIST at apollotheater.org.

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About The Show

Apollo Music Cafe: Nicholas Ryan Gant

Curated by Soul Factory Presents

Nicholas Ryan Gant is a New York based singer/song writer/vocal composer from Phoenix, Arizona. His love for music was discovered in the church at an early age. Nicholas began cultivating his gift at age 13 through work with the world-renowned Phoenix Boys choir. Gant studied vocal performance and music composition at the Arizona school for the arts then went on to further his musical studies at Howard University in Washington, D.C. where he received a Bachelor of Music in Classical Voice Performance. He has sung support vocals for likes of Mariah Carey, Ledisi, Run the Jewels, Sy Smith, Miri Ben-Ari & Michael McDonald. Nicholas has been featured on projects all over the world including Germany, Poland, Belgium, Denmark, London and Japan. Nicholas released his first independent Project “Border Breaker” in 2009 and released his first full length album entitled “Promises” in 2011. His latest project "Maze EP" is a collaboration with producer Kriswontwo from Copenhagen, Denmark."

*The Apollo A-LIST advance price is $15 until midnight May 5.  Please note there is a $10 drink/food minimum. Sign up for the ALIST at apollotheater.org.

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Sponsored By:  time-warner-logo-white-medium

Generous support provided by the Ford Foundation Fund for Global Programs.

Apollo Music Cafe

Harlem's Best Kept Secret

The Apollo Music Café series is designed to bring independent, cutting-edge artists to a forward-thinking audience. Featuring diverse performances across a myriad of genres (R&B, hip hop, soul, jazz, pop, funk, and rock), this monthly series showcases artists drawn from the independent music scene who are destined to impact the way music is heard and experienced. Certain Music Café presentations will complement Apollo Music Mainstage events such as Africa Now! and the Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival.

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June 2, 2017 @ 10:00 pm
June 3, 2017 @ 12:00 am
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Apollo Soundstage
New York, 10027