Tue Nov 13 2012

8:00 PM (Doors 6:00 PM)

Highline Ballroom

431 W. 16th Street New York, NY 10011

$19.50 - $23.00

All Ages

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Highline Ballroom
Rumer
Hannah Winkler

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  • Rumer

    Rumer

    Jazz

    Heavily influenced by Burt Bacharach and blessed with effortless velvet-smooth vocals, Anglo-Pakistani singer/songwriter Rumer harks back to the early-'70s easy listening sounds of Karen Carpenter and Carole King. Born in 1979 to British parents living in Islamabad, Rumer, real name Sarah Joyce, is the youngest of seven children, and spent her early years living in an expat community. Encouraged to make their own entertainment, she began writing songs with her brothers and sisters, and after moving to the U.K., developed a huge passion for musicals and, in particular, Judy Garland.

    After a stint at art college, she formed the short-lived folk-indie band La Honda in 2000, but after the band split, was forced to take on several odd jobs including fixing iPods, teaching, and selling advertising space. Having moved to London to pursue her dreams of a solo career, she adopted a stage name inspired by the author Rumer Godden, and began performing in various clubs. At an open-mike night, she caught the eye of TV music composer Steve Brown, the house bandleader in Alan Partridge's Knowing Me, Knowing You, and the pair began work on her debut album. In 2010, she signed to Atlantic Records, supported Joshua Radin on his U.K. tour, and was personally invited by Burt Bacharach to sing for him at his California home. Her first single, "Slow," became one of the most requested tracks on Radio 2, and reached number 16 in the U.K. charts. The full-length album Seasons of My Soul gained release in November of that same year.

    During 2011, she was nominated for several Brit Awards, and won a U.K. Asian Music Award for Best Alternative Act. She also recorded a song for the soundtrack to the film Johnny English Reborn. In 2012, Rumer released her sophomore effort, the covers album Boys Don't Cry. Much like the '60s soft rock vibe of Seasons of My Soul, Boys Don't Cry features Rumer's unique take on tunes by such artists as Isaac Hayes, Clifford T. Ward, Todd Rundgren, Townes Van Zandt, and others.

  • Hannah Winkler

    Hannah Winkler

    Singer-Songwriter

    A message from Hannah Winkler:

    Hello Friends! I’m Hannah. As far back as I can remember, music has been with me. When I was young, in Bethesda, Maryland, I took classical piano lessons, wrote poetry, sang in all the choirs I could enter, performed in musical theater, and composed songs about fireflies and aliens with my best friends. You’d probably have found me sprawled on the floor with my ear pressed against a boom box l

    istening to Rent, Joni, Beach Boys, Nickel Creek, or the Beatles—soaking in anything with lush vocal harmonies. I lived happily in the suburbs, but I adored the time I spent on my family’s farm and always kept it with me when I returned (it’s there in the music too, if you listen closely). I started writing my solo material after picking up the guitar at age 14, but it’s blossomed since I came to live in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a town bursting with artistic creativity.

    I’m moved by unexpected chord changes and those take-your-breath-away moments in a song—the ones where a melody surprises you with a clever twist and all you can do is grab the hand of the person sitting next to you. I’m still searching, but I do know one of the ways to be the best me is to understand a bit of what it means to be you. So I sing about my own personal experiences with love and life and I write about the experiences of others. I hope you’ll find some of you in my music. I’m so thankful to share these songs with you. I hope you enjoy listening.

Highline Ballroom

Rumer
Hannah Winkler

Tue Nov 13 2012 8:00 PM

(Doors 6:00 PM)

Highline Ballroom New York NY
Rumer, Hannah Winkler
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$19.50 - $23.00 All Ages

On sale Friday, October 19th at noon.

Special offer for American Express® Cardmembers to select Highline Ballroom events. Get your ticket before the general public!