Thursday, Apr 04, 2013 8:00 PM PDT
Upstairs at Vitello's, Studio City, CA
Thursday April 4 / 8pm / $10
Bass Guitar : C.C Thomas Jr
Key board : Bryan Velasco
Keyboard : Daryl Diaz
Drums: Deon Hairston
Background Vocals: Alex Nester
Background Vocals : LaNeice McKay
C.c Thomas Jr ( Musical Director of Raffia’s Band)
Currently Musical Director for Diana Ross and bassist for Jeffrey Osborne.
Recorded and Live Performances
Diana Ross, Jeffrey Osborne, Babyface, TLC, Patti Austin, Norman Brown, Rick Braun, Dave Koz, Smokey Robinson, to name a few.
Nadine Raffia Ford is a New York born-Los Angeles based singer and songwriter.
Raised a short distance from New York City in the suburbs of Long Island, Raffia was
constantly surrounded by a rich culture of soulful music, dance, and meaningful art
which later served as a foundation for her own musical talents.
At the tender age of five, young Raffia discovered her passion for singing, and
further recognized her God given gift to perform. As a child, she was a standout
vocalist as a member of the Children’s Church Choir, during which time she made
her solo debut. At an early age, she chose to focus on developing her vocals skills
utilizing her involvement with the choir as a means of displaying her singing ability.
Years later, Raffia began writing compositions with musical inspiration from such
artists as Whitney Houston, Rachelle Ferrell, and Anita Baker to name a few. Her
voice could be best described as soulful, sultry, and passionate. From her ballads,
to the up-tempo dance tracks, Nadine possesses the musical rhythm and style that
has been compared to likes of Phyllis Hyman, Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, and Toni
Upstairs at Vitello’s rated as “LA’s best listening room” and supper club atmosphere. After show “HANGS” are held in the Vitellos’ downstairs Bar where you can meet up with the musicians between shows.