Belleisle, DAJA

Belleisle

DAJA

Fri · July 20 2018

9:00 pm

Free!

This event is 21 and over

Belleisle
Belleisle
Belleisle is the off-kilter indie pop brainchild of Brett Bakshis, who can never seem to settle on a lineup for his band. Strings one week, brass the next, sometimes there are two drummers, sometimes there are none. The music draws on influences as varied as Cat Stevens and Lou Reed, Apples in Stereo and Nick Cave, Burt Bacharach and whatever the opposite of Burt Bacharach is. Basically, Belleisle plays a particularly ponderous pop repertoire. Curious? Come inside...
DAJA
DAJA
Daniela Sloan (a.k.a. DAJA) is a Chicago native with Colombian roots performing original acoustic soul throughout Chicago. Backed by her guitar and upright bassist Scott Bakshis, she is a powerful and sensual performer singing with the classic sound of Nina Simone blended with the poetry and cadence of Jill Scott and Lauryn Hill. Her original songs move between hip-hop, blues, and Latin, often surprising audiences by integrating Flamenco footwork and spoken word into performances. Daniela is an up and coming Chicago artist, often featured in Chicago’s popular Paper Machete show at the Green Mill Jazz Club. She has been interviewed on NPR and has recorded and performed with European artists Fink and WAEK. She is set to release her second album under the new moniker DAJA in the fall of 2019.
Venue Information:
The Hungry Brain
2319 W. Belmont
Chicago, IL, 60618
http://www.hungrybrainchicago.com/