Kimie Miner, Tenelle, DJ Green B

Fri Dec 8 2017

9:00 PM

The New Parish

1743 San Pablo Avenue Oakland, CA 94612

$20 ADV / $25 DOS

Ages 18+

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Earshot Entertainment Presents
Kimie Miner, Tenelle
DJ Green B

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  • Kimie Miner

    Kimie Miner

    Music

    Singer-songwriter Kimié (pronounced Kim-mi-Yay) Miner manages to create an inimitable musical style that dresses the listener in a flowing mu’umu’u on a cool beach, easily mistaken for paradise. Growing up on an island surrounded by the ocean was a formative experience for Kimié, and an experience that can be distinctly heard through her work. Her melodies embody a loose, down-to-earth feel, and her lyrics create a universal imagery that transcends ethnicity, gender, age, and musical genre. 

    Kimié’s parents, who are of Hawaiian and Portuguese decent, noticed her affinity for music at a very young age, and at 14-years-old she taught herself to play guitar and began writing her own original songs. She found inspiration in a wide range of music from Hawaiian, Jazz and R&B-influenced individuals such as Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, India.Arie, Lauryn Hill, and Eva Cassidy. While an undergraduate at University of San Diego, Kimié embarked on her first west coast American tour at age 19 with reggae star Barrington Levy. Following the tour Miner resided in Clarendon, Jamaica for a few months to write and work with Levy in the studio.

    Kimié champions the idea that one should remain true to who they are and to approach their experiences with the pride of their heritage. Her songs regularly evoke the Hawaiian concept of the Piko: the “naval” or “center” which represents a home base to which one can always return. She notes that “As Hawaiians, we have our roots and our routes. We know who we are, and we take that knowledge with us when we navigate and explore the rest of the world.” 

    Kimié released her first EP, To The Sea in 2013 after a successful Kickstarter campaign. The seven track album included radio singles, "Is This Love", "Shame on You", "Rooted", and "Make Me Say" featuring Hawaiian musician and former schoolmate Imua Garza which had much radio success and reached #1 on KCCN-FM’s Top 40 Songs of 2013. In 2015, Kimié wrote and co-produced her full-length album, Kimié Miner. The album also includes collaborations with Caleb Keolanui from The Green and L.A. reggae band Detour Posse, and went on to win “Contemporary Album of the Year” at the Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards in 2016. Continuing to make a splash, she was featured on Brian Mcknight’s 2016 album, “Better” on track 08 entitled, "Goodbye". 

    Her new single “Bamboo” draws inspiration from her experience with love and creating healthy relationships. “I live on the North Shore of O’ahu so I do a lot of driving. Inspired by the beauty on the east side of O’ahu, I like to write new songs. One day while driving I started singing this hook ‘bam bam booooo’ and I couldnʻt get it out of my head.” After participating in the first Creative Lab Hawai’i Immersive Music Program she had the opportunity to work in Los Angeles with music supervisors and songwriters. During a co-write with Jesse Epstein and Isaac Moreno she shared her hook idea of ‘bam bam boo’ and a song was born. 

    Slated for a career-defining 2017, Kimié’s upcoming album Proud as the Sun will certainly mark a new chapter in her life and career. “I’m older now. I’m more comfortable in my skin as a woman. The theme of this album is the strength of women, the beauty found in femininity. Also there's the theme of air. A birds eye view perspective. Growth. Becoming more independent. My previous albums were themed around water (journeying, traveling) and land (reconnecting with my home). The white in all of my videos/ photos represent a new beginning, of wiping the slate clean. White is the blank canvas waiting to be written upon.”

    Outside of just her own music, Kimié contines to be a hardworking businesswoman with her own company, Haku Hawai’i. Haku is a full-service music, audio, and talent production group providing access to the creative output from Hawai‘i’s emerging and leading artists.

    “Hawai’i is very community based. Many of the recording artists, producers, and writers here commonly work together on our music projects as a lāhui or collective. Yet no one is really representing us, the new generation of Hawaiian music, to the world outside of Hawaiʻi. I wanted to create a company to provide greater opportunities for us. After participating in the Creative Immersive, I could see a clearer path and direction for our collective to work together. I was presented with a job opportunity as an artist, but instead saw it as an opportunity for our collective to benefit. So I started Haku Hawaiʻi, not just for us but for artists coming up after us. I’ve always had a heart for children. I’ve been a mentor for several non-profits for a few years before incorporating our own mentorship program into Haku. We mentor our talented youth and provide quality opportunities for them.” 

    Kimié’s goal is simple and pure – to live her life passionately and inspire others in the process. “We have to know who we are and where we come from before we can fly. I’m ready to fly now.”

  • Tenelle

    Tenelle

    Soul

    Love is in the air as well as in digital format! Love is still the most popular subject for songs no matter what genre you're in to, so it's fairly easy to pick out a handful of tunes to put together into a special”For The Lovers” playlist. You may have said the three magical words 'I Love You' a thousand times before, but on this special day, you’ll want to say it again with the brand new track titled “For The Lovers” from the R&B, soul and reggae songstress Tenelle playing in the background.

    ...on this special day, you’ll want to say it again with the brand new track titled “For The Lovers”

    Tenelle is releasing the title track from her debut album today, however the new album is slated for release this March 3rd, 2017 and will feature guest appearances from producer and song writer Chazrox, and pioneer of the Pacific Island sound, Fiji.

    Tenelle isn't exactly sure of when her love for singing first started, but suggests that "growing up in Carson CA, with a big family, where talent shows are more competitive than the X-Factor itself." As a child, Tenelle recalls listening to artists such as Lauryn Hill, Betty Wright, and Joss Stone, while watching films such as the original Sparkle, dreaming of the big stage. Years later she would find herself on that stage performing her #1 hit singles "Flava" and "Get Some" in front of hundreds and thousands of people all over the world including Japan, New Zealand, Australia, the Pacific Islands, and the U.S.

  • DJ Green B

    DJ Green B

    Reggae

    Green B, Coo-Yah! Ladeez sound system hailing from San Francisco, California. Catch me hosting Dancehall Saturday Night on Sirius XM42 The Joint! 

    Green B, a California native, became obsessed with reggae while living in Boston in the 90's and scored her first pair of of Technics when she moved back to the Bay Area in 2001. Fast forward thirteen years and she is now one of the top reggae~dancehall djs in California. Known for her mixcd series: "Hot Gyal Promotion" each disc is a seamless mix of new reggae~dancehall music, keeping you up-to-di time on what's hot outta of Jamaica, the UK, and around the world. Her newest mixes have started to incorporate genres beyond reggae & dancehall, branching out into African, Bass Music, Twerk, & Hip Hop. Green B loves to travel and dj, in 2013 she DJd in Denver, Chicago, & New Orleans, as well as her 1st “Gyal A Bubble Tour” playing ten nights in the  Pacific Northwest hitting Vancouver, Seattle, & Portland. You can also catch Green B hosting “Dancehall Saturday Night” on The Joint- SiriusXM42, dropping an hour long segment of brand new dancehall, rotating with top selectas from around the globe. 

    Green B won her first Dj Battle in the Bay area, held at Sweet Fingers Jamaican Restaurant & Club in San Leandro. Taking home the trophy and $1000 cash prize, beating out some of the Bay area's best selectas.  She started the first daytime reggae party in SF, Early Sundaze at Church and teamed up with dj Daneekah in 2007, bringing the Bay area Coo-Yah! Wednesdays, and forming California's hottest female sound, the Coo-Yah Ladeez, known for playing all the "newest shit" when it comes to reggae/dancehall music. 

    Juggling weekly at Coo-Yah is just one of the many places you can find Green B pon the decks, she also guests at every reggae~dancehall party from San Diego to Humboldt County..as well as opening for artists like: Shaggy, Tarrus Riley, T.O.K., Beenie Man, Macka Diamond, Sister Nancy, Pressure, Richie Spice, Marcia Griffiths, Warrior King, Gyptian, J BOOG, Alborosie, Konshens, Kymani Marley, Turbulence, Mr Easy, Chukki Star, Sister Carol, Winstrong, & Soul Medic. Coo-Yah! Wednesdays  brought SF outstanding stage shows featuring Gappy Ranks, Delly Ranx, Romain Virgo, President Brown, Winstrong, Million Stylz, Versatile, &  Laza Morgan..plus hosted two Bay Area Dancehall Queen Competitions. 

Earshot Entertainment Presents

Kimie Miner, Tenelle
DJ Green B

Fri Dec 8 2017 9:00 PM

The New Parish Oakland CA
Kimie Miner, Tenelle, DJ Green B
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$20 ADV / $25 DOS Ages 18+

Under 21 must buy $5 drink ticket at the door.